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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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Weather Meter Hookup Guide

July 20, 2017

How to assemble your very own weather meter!

RFID Basics

February 23, 2017

An overview of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.

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 and Escudo Dos to control electroluminescence (EL) wire, panels, and strips.

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+

Getting Started with the Teensy

June 18, 2015

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

Teensy Arduino Shield Adapter Hookup Guide

June 18, 2015

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

Easy Driver Hook-up Guide

May 5, 2015

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

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. The board gives you the ability to put your project into hibernation until bumped or shaken awake using the ADXL362 accelerometer. This means you can design projects meant to stay inert for long periods of time, possibly even several years, depending on the battery type used to power the project.

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 with LiPo batteries.

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.

OBD II UART Hookup Guide

March 4, 2014

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

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.

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.
  • Resealing the instrument back together? When I originally got it, it was just sealed using electrical tape. Epoxy would probably work well, or hot glue.

    Edit: My guess though is that there’s probably an official material to use. I’m guessing a local instrument shop may be able to provide better guidance.

  • Sounds like you don’t have a proper power supply. Please review the “Hardware Hookup” section of the tutorial where it discusses powering your Easy Driver, and make sure the supply you choose falls within the following specs: |verify that whatever choice you go with is capable of providing up to 2A and falls in the range of 6V to 30V.

    If you’re still having troubles after that, please reach out to techsupport@sparkfun.com. They’ll be able to assist you further.

  • Sadly, she no longer works here at SparkFun. That being said, it looks like there may be a few model 668s for sale specifically for parting out - maybe one of those will work for you?

  • Some troubleshooting tips:

    1) Double check your board/port selections in Arduino

    2) Double check your USB cable/try a different cable

    3) Try a different FTDI board (assuming you are using one).

    4) Double check that your board enumerates when you plug it in

    5) Double check what particular driver you are using (looks like there’s potentially a conflict with OS Sierra native drivers and downloaded drivers from this Arduino forum post.)

    6) Email tech support with information about the specific board you are using (and where you purchased it), the version of Arduino, the info that you’re on Mac OS Sierra, and specific troubleshooting steps you’ve taken. The more detailed you can be, the more helpful they can be.

  • Hi - sorry to hear that! Please contact techsupport@sparkfun.com with your order number, and they will be able to assist you further with this.

  • All the data from learn.microview.io has been migrated to here.

  • Hey Rob - I’ve never tried to tune it myself, but from a quick search, it looks like you may need to file the reeds? Check out this link.

  • You got it! Best of luck hacking :)

  • Please take a look at the schematic for the CAN shield. You’re getting intermittent behavior because the CAN shield also uses pins 2 and 7. As far as power requirements, you should look at the current draw for your particular shield, and verify which pins it is pulling power from.

  • Thanks for the shout out - we really appreciate it!

Random Pick-up Line Generator

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Tilt-A-Whirl Hookup Wishlist

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SparkFun Live- Halloween Sweatshirt Hack

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Spectrum Shield Hook-Up Guide

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