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Member Since: January 10, 2011

Country: United States

  • Super cool. Would it be possible to see a picture or get a description of how the lights are arranged inside the lanterns? The light looks pretty even and it would be helpful to know how you achieved that. Also, how many lantern balls did you use in that setup?

  • Super cool, I use the stickers for greeting cards often. Would love to see more colors stocked!

  • 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!