Member Since: October 16, 2010

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  • Awesome, thanks for the reply! I'll probably try it out.

  • Looks nice but I have a couple questions: Are these as sharp and cut as smoothly and cleanly as steel blades? I like the idea but don't want a sub-par cut. Also, are they prone to breaking from lateral force or can they flex a little? Thanks!

  • Agreed, FTDI has a pretty bad name in the tech community these days. I recently was looking on Sparkfun for a non-FTDI option to evaluate for a project, but there wasn't anything, so this is good to see. I ended up using this: http://prolificusa.com/portfolio/pl2303sa-usb-serial-bridge-controller/ as an awesome little 8-pin chip just for RX/TX. @Sparkfun: the PL2303SA with a tiny breakout could be a nice minimal non-FTDI option, too, and it can also go all the way down to 1.8V.

  • I just ported Shawn's Arduino library over to standard Linux today (I haven't updated the readme's and stuff yet) and it's working great! I'm using it on a custom A13 (ARM) board running Debian Jessie. Thanks Shawn for the great code! Very well documented and quite exhaustive -- that little chip's got a lot of registers! Here's the fork for Linux: https://github.com/elijahparker/SparkFun_APDS-9960_Sensor_Arduino_Library/tree/master/src

  • I followed the getting started guide for the arduino board and it work (skipped the arduino parts). You can power it from USB alone via the otg port, but external power is necessary for running as a USB host. 7-15 Vdc on J21 or a LiPo cell on J2 (iirc - check the schematic).

  • I don't think there's any connector, but you could solder wires to another connector or larger breadboard. They're a standard 0.1" grid

  • More helpful details: https://communities.intel.com/mobile/mobile-access.jspa#jive-content?inbox=false&content=%2Fapi%2Fcore%2Fv3%2Fcontents%2F275807&anchor=%2Fapi%2Fcore%2Fv3%2Fmessages%2F253180&mentionType=none&inboxId=2-252414&fromStream=true

  • Here are the schematics for this board: https://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-23323 -- Intel's hardware guide doesn't tell you enough

  • I got my preorder in! Do you sell the mating 70-pin connector by itself?

  • Nice! Just one thing: "the toolkit is currently only available on Linux and iOS" -- I think that should be OSX, not iOS.

No public wish lists :(