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Toni_K

Member Since: January 13, 2011

Country: United States

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Bio

My Twitter for all the gory details.

Role

Engineering Quality Assurance Pistol Whipper. Making sure broken stuff gets fixed and getting documentation updated and monitoring the products' GitHub repositories.

Spoken Languages

English, Italian

Universities

University of Colorado at Boulder - Applied Mathematics and Italian Colorado State University - Biomedical Engineering Penn State University - Applied Statistics

Interests

Biomechanics and medical applications of electronics. Traveling. Snowboarding. Fun blinky things. And of course, sparklers!

Join hundreds of makers and hackers around the world to learn about building robots with JavaScript.

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The open-source Ball Aerospace Interface System

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SparkFun is headed west to the Hackaday SuperConference

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A guest post from Bill Premerlani regarding the new firmware updates for the MatrixPilot Project and the UDB5.

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An update on your friendly neighborhood Open Source Hardware Association.

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Examining the inner workings of an electric chord organ.

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A quick overview of the neat stuff seen at the 2014 Open Hardware Summit.

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A summary of an awesome homemade robot built by SparkFun customers

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A quick hardware teardown on some key-chain games.

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How to interface the RedBot with MatLab and SimuLink

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Discussion of the OS tools we are using, and a GitHub update.

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Open-sourcing Laser Technology and the SparkFun visit the Optics Lab at the School of Mines

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We participated in the annual Costume Con in Denver recently, and taught an e-textiles workshop!

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Tech Support RoboJoust

The Sparkfun Tech Support team put on a robot joust. After months of preparing not only the arena, but also the competitors, they are here to bring you their tale of robot mayhem.

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OpenLog Hookup Guide

April 7, 2016

An introduction to working with the OpenLog data logger.

EL Sequencer/Escudo Dos Hookup Guide

December 3, 2015

A basic guide to getting started with the SparkFun EL Sequencer.

Getting Started with OBD-II

October 8, 2015

A general guide to the OBD-II protocols used for communication in automotive and industrial applications.

CAN-Bus Shield Hookup Guide

October 8, 2015

A basic introduction to working with the CAN-Bus shield.

Si4703 FM Radio Receiver Hookup Guide

August 13, 2015

Add some tunes to your project with the Si4703 FM Radio Receiver Breakout.

microSD Sniffer Hookup Guide

August 4, 2015

A basic introduction to working with the microSD Sniffer.

nRF24L01+ Transceiver Hookup Guide

July 30, 2015

A basic getting started guided to the SparkFun Transceiver Breakout - nRF24L01+

Teensy Arduino Shield Adapter Hookup Guide

June 18, 2015

A basic introduction and assembly guide for the SparkFun Teensy Arduino Shield Adapter.

Getting Started with the Teensy

June 18, 2015

Basic intro to the Teensy line of products, with soldering and programming suggestions.

Easy Driver Hook-up Guide

May 5, 2015

Get started using the SparkFun Easy Driver for those project that need a little motion.

BlackBerry Trackballer Breakout Hookup Guide

March 26, 2015

A basic hookup guide for getting started with the SparkFun BlackBerry Trackballer Breakout Board.

Spectrum Shield Hookup Guide

March 24, 2015

Want your project to react to music? Then the SparkFun Spectrum Shield is the product for you! Get going in no time with this Hookup Guide.

Wake-on-Shake Hookup Guide

March 13, 2015

A basic hookup guide for getting started with the SparkFun Wake-on-Shake.

Exploring XBees and XCTU

March 12, 2015

How to set up an XBee using your computer, the X-CTU software, and an XBee Explorer interface board.

Big Easy Driver Hookup Guide

February 13, 2015

How to get started with the SparkFun Big Easy Driver.

LilyPad Simple Power Hookup Guide

January 15, 2015

A basic guide for getting started using the LilyPad Simple Power.

Benchtop Power Board Kit Hookup Guide

November 3, 2014

Need more power? This Benchtop ATX Power Supply Kit should help give you the boost you need to power those energy hungry projects.

Hacking Your Maker Faire Badge

September 18, 2014

How to hook-up, program, and modify your Maker Faire Badge for electronic fun.

Logomatic Hookup Guide

May 29, 2014

Basic introduction and hook-up guide for the SparkFun Logomatic.

Programming FPGAs: Papilio Pro

March 28, 2014

Learn the basics for writing HDL and programming the Papillio Pro.

OBD II Uart Hookup Guide

March 4, 2014

How to start working with the OBD-II Uart board.

MPR121 Hookup Guide

December 18, 2013

How to get started using the MPR121 for capacitive touch sensing with your Arduino.

Copernicus II Hookup Guide

December 18, 2013

A guide for how to get started with the Copernicus II GPS module.

PCA9306 Level Translator Hookup Guide

October 31, 2013

A quick primer to get you going with the PCA9306 Logic Level Converter.

Tilt-a-Whirl Hookup Guide

October 2, 2013

A simple hook up guide to get started with the Tilt-a-Whirl sensor.

Accelerometer Basics

March 28, 2013

A quick introduction to accelerometers, how they work, and why they're used.

Heartbeat Straight Jacket

June 4, 2009

An EL project that displays one person's heartbeat on another person's costume.
  • It depends on the max voltage rating for your specific motor. You will need to verify if your motor can handle a higher voltage in the datasheet for your particular motor.

  • Hi there - please reach out to techsupport@sparkfun dot com and send them a copy of the errors you are seeing. They should be able to help you debug the issue, and will help us improve the documentation to make it clearer for users.

  • Please email techsupport@ sparkfun dot com for more in depth assistance. You can send them the errors you’re getting and they will be able to help you debug your system.

  • It sounds like you may not have the library files installed properly. Please review our tutorial on how to install Arduino libraries and make sure your files are nested properly. Otherwise, please email techsupport @ sparkfun with your specific error messages and they will be able to assist you further.

  • This is the switch that is onboard the Logomatic. You will want to solder jumper wires from your panel mount switch to the appropriate pins on the Logomatic (double check the Eagle files if you aren’t sure which ones you need to connect). Alternatively, you could leave the switch on the Logomatic on the “ON” position, and add the panel mount switch in-line with your power supply to the Logomatic.

  • Yup - this is the DIP package version. We separate out the SMD version to its own product page here.

  • It looks like the manufacturer may be having issues with their GitHub pages. You can check out the info they have available on their site here in the mean time.

  • If your vehicle requires a different protocol than CAN, you may need different hardware. The CAN-Bus shield is designed to work with the CAN protocol, or basic OBD-II. You may need to switch the jumpers on the shield, as well as verify the pinout of the cable you are using.

    Please check out our CAN-Bus tutorial here for information on how to use the shield itself. The OBD-II tutorial is a basic introduction to the concept and does not cover the shield functionality in-depth.

  • Very soon! Keep an eye on the new product feed - we have a revision coming out in the next couple of weeks.

  • They are manufactured by Atmel, yes.

Spectrum Shield Hook-Up Guide

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SparkFun Live- Halloween Sweatshirt Hack

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Tilt-A-Whirl Hookup Wishlist

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Random Pick-up Line Generator

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