Member Since: January 10, 2011

Country: United States

  • I miss the summary video, and the beard.

  • Great question! This is from the application note: The default 7-bit address of the VL6180X is 0x29. It can be changed by the user to any 7-bit addresses by writing to the I2C_SLAVE__DEVICE_ADDRESS {0x212} register.

  • Yes! Yes! So happy this MCU made it to Sparkfun, So much power and flexibility in a little package.

  • I am fully in support of this effort. I think everyone who is a part of the SparkFun community will agree that they get great joy out of creating and discovering through electronics. I remember when I was 10 and I made my first blinking LED with a 555 timer. My father was a ham operator and passed on his love for electronics to me. He introduced me to new electronic projects and helped me understand the basics. I became part of an exciting universe that allowed me to create and explore well beyond the rudimentary art and music classes at school.

    I think its easy to see that the need for new avenues in education is paramount. SparkFun could be starting something that becomes contagious throughout the world. I think its worth the whole community contributing a few dollars to help enable exciting new possibilities for our nation’s youth.

  • Up top ro-bro!

  • Actually what this outputs is a two bit form of gray code. Which is exactly what a traditional incremental encoder does (according to that wikipedia entry)

  • When I got this board I thought that it was ridiculous to think I could easily cut all these traces. 15 minutes with a voltmeter, sharpie and a hobby knife and I was in business. Very happy with this!

  • In zee morning I vill sail across zee seven Vee Sea-Sea’s!

  • Does this wire fit in most PCB vias? Thanks.

  • Seriously! I just ran into this issue as well. It would have been nice to have a little correction paper in the box at least.