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about 5 years ago
I had a similar background. Got Ham License at 14, went to engineering school. Worked for Bell Labs for many years. I still like to build stuff.
If you are still in NJ, there are three makerspaces that can help you. IXR in Wall Township, Fubar Labs in New Brunswich and MakeBar in Hoboken. I am a member/host of IXR and get my electronics fix by attending meetings.
about 7 years ago
Has anyone had any success with this chip? I am having trouble communicating with the chip. I modified the code for older Arduino shield with the previous chip but I can't seem to talk to the chip over i2c. My first attempt failed because the level converter from 5 v to 3.3 v did not support i2c. I replaced it with an i2c compatible level converter but still no luck. Any hints would be useful.
about 7 years ago
I have purchased several of these to evaluate for a class on robotics I plan to teach at my local maker space. While I did manage to crack one of the boards when someone knocked it off my workbench, I successfully glued it back together with super glue. I had originally commented that the torque was not sufficient. After I replaced the motor control chip on a prototyping board with a motor shield, everything is working great. I will be using this platform in my class.
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