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A walk-through of building what turned out to be a complicated prop.

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We all know that women are not only a minority in technical fields, but are often not encouraged to go into such fields. Here are a few ways to encourage and support the girls/women in our lives who are interested in technical fields.

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SD Cards and Writing Images

June 4, 2015

How to upload images to an SD card for Raspberry Pi, PCDuino, or your favorite SBC.

Installing an Arduino Bootloader

December 4, 2013

This tutorial will teach you what a bootloader is, why you would need to install/reinstall it, and go over the process of doing so.

How to Use a Breadboard

May 14, 2013

Welcome to the wonderful world of breadboards. Here we will learn what a breadboard is and how to use one to build your very first circuit.
  • You can tell the 32U4 to use the internal oscillator even if you don’t desolder it. This is done with fuse bits and an avr programmer. Whenever you upload the bootloader it automatically configures the fusebits (which it gets from the boards.txt file), but you can also set them yourself from a command line. Check out this calculator for figuring out what fuse bit you want to use. Also check out this quick run through about fuse bits in general. If you have any other questions feel free to email techsupport@sparkfun.com

  • Yes, this part does not have any export restrictions. If you have any other questions please email cservice@sparkfun.com

  • Mostly for better accuracy. All of our 8MHz boards actually have an oscillator for that reason (if not all then most).

  • Sorry, I believe Particle ran into an issue with one of the ICs slowing down production. I believe it is all taken care, and we should have these available around mid August.

  • Yes, this is the same display. It should be compatible with the libraries as well, just check to make sure you have the right pins hooked up.

  • Depends… Most importantly was there power on those pins? If not you should be fine. If so it is hard to say. Things will start to heat up, and most ICs tend to have some sort of protection, but you’ll just have to try it and see at that point. If you don’t hear anything pop, see magic blue smoke escaping, or see a melted component on the board you might be ok.

  • Basically what Member 81851 said. If you check the bottom of the page and click the Niwot, CO link it will take you to Google Maps. As for hours of operation, the building is open from 9-5, but we tend to encourage people to come between 10 and 4 to give us a bit of time to open and closet things. If you are unsure as to whether we are open you can also give us a call (303-284-0979) as well.

  • The experiment guide actually has a section that mentions what each pin goes to for this reason. You are correct thought, you can also take a look at the schematic for a quick reference as that should have all the information as well.

  • Not likely, I do it all the time. The board doesn’t care and most XBees don’t use that pin. Feel free to check the datasheet of your specific XBee to see if that pin is used for anything, but you should be fine.

  • Technically the connector on the bottom of the OLED block and the connector on the bottom of the Edison mate.

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