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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!

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.

Copernicus II Hookup Guide

December 18, 2013

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

MPR121 Hookup Guide

December 18, 2013

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

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.
  • Yup! You can find all of our parts generated from our boards here. Several are included by default in the Fritzing download as well.

  • If you have the older version of the shield without SJ4, then you will need to cut the traces and use jumper wires to attach the K-Line to the CAN-H line on the chip.

    Regarding the code, we don’t currently have any examples of that, but you could rewrite the library to match the K-Line protocol message structure in place of the CAN message structure. There’s a good basic summary here, and there’s also this Arduino thread which may be helpful for you as well.

  • You can find an example sketch for using this with an Arduino Ethernet shield here. That sketch is going to be a little overkill for what you’re talking about doing, but the function you want to focus in on is this:

    void geiger_CPM() {
    while (mySerial.available() > 0) { int inChar = mySerial.read(); if (inChar == ‘0’ || inChar == ‘1’) { count++; } }

  • You would need to both modify the library, as well as run jumper wires from the SPI pins to the ICSP header on the Leonardo. The library pin definitions would need to be updated to reflect the SPI pin ids on the Leonardo, as the SPI pins are not located in the same spot on the Leonardo as they are on the Uno.

  • It’s been submitted to our product suggestion team, so hopefully we’ll get one out in the future!

  • Both great ideas! There’s really a large number of variations on how you could put this together - but like every product/project, there’s always room for customization!

  • You need to have a power source connected to your board in order to run the board, as well as the 12V power source connected to the inverter. If you want to run the system off one power source, then you should go with the 3V inverter and run the whole system off of the board battery.

    The EL sequencer is preloaded with code to run the EL wire when you receive it.

  • Basic trouble shooting step would be to check one item at a time - I’d verify you don’t have any bad connections on your shield, and then verify there’s nothing weird reading on the cable and in the car connector. After that, the library would be the next step to check.

  • Glad to see you’re still around! :)

  • Check out the replacement here

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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Parts list to make the Random Pick-Up Line Generator from...