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  • For the curious:
    Forum: Board index ‹ Technical Discussions ‹ SparkFun Product Questions :: Edison OLED block
    Firmware update instructions: Edison Getting Started Guide :: Updating the Firmware Image

  • Looks like you’re changing the Anzeige (Display) value - you’ll want to change the Wert (Value) value :)

  • Ah! Okay, so you are working with an existing part indeed. If you’re using the one from the tutorial, “FRAME-LETTER”, then these values are not set from the global attributes, but from the per-part attributes, as they have been set for the part directly.

    Type the command attribute, or click the icon that looks like a logic gate with “AT” written on it, then click on the frame in the schematic you’re working on. You should then get a dialog where you can modify the values :)

  • Seems to work as described for me in eagle 7.2.0 . You mention the use of a github lib, so I’m not sure if you’re modifying an existing design - perhaps some narrowing down of the problem would be of use.

    Start a new schematic. Add the text “>TEST” to the schematic (doesn’t matter which layer). Go to the global attributes dialog, add a new name “TEST” (note, not “>TEST”, but “TEST”) with value “This is a test”. When you click OK in the global attributes dialog, the text in the schematic should update to read “This is a test”.

  • For those wondering: the extra shipping cost is mentioned in the project’s description. The “Ships anywhere in the world” does not imply that shipping is included. Hopefully Quinn will make some updates that point this out, as he’s bound to have backers who missed that. The fault lays with Kickstarter - they’re still doing a terrible job of conveying shipping costs to backers, and project creators often have to do a kludge either in the description or in each pledge level’s text.

  • There are signed Windows 8 drivers available through Adafruit: https://learn.adafruit.com/usbtinyisp/drivers

    A recent review noted that there are no drivers for Windows 10 - which isn’t technically out yet; ye on the cutting edge of technology: it’s but one edge of a double-edged sword.

  • Gotta love seeing replies to ancient comments ;)

    For the record: There are breakout boards just for the ATmega2560 (that includes decoupling caps, some even have a crystal nice and close to the chip) and generic breakout boards for matching chip packages that do break out to PTH headers. Though at that point, you probably might as well either design your own board or go for an Arduino(-like) that has the chip.

  • Any work you did in the symbol or package design sections should still be there )(short of the program having crashed). The ‘Device’ section just changes the view to one where you can add packages and symbols together, but it doesn’t automatically add the last package and/or symbol you worked on. Have you pressed the symbol/package button (or menu: Library, Package / Symbol), and looked for your part(s) there?

  • Based on the Eagle file: 1.95" x 1" (49.53mm x 25.4mm). This includes the 0.2" antenna overhang.

  • But first, they’ll have to raise prices and keep saying “Internet Tax” a lot. Then they’ll have to raise prices some more because, really, people weren’t paying enough for the internet they were getting in the first place. Then, after a few rounds with the lawyers, they’ll exploit every little-and-not-so-little loophole to throttle content, discriminate between services (and by that I mean e.g. Netflix vs Amazon, not VOIP vs torrents), and raise prices for peering as well.

    But after that, they just might have to spend money on infrastructure.. provided the mobile companies don’t beat them to it.


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