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  • would firmata still be a good choice if i were using this block but my program on the edison was nodejs and i wanted to send complex data to the arduino? For example, if i wanted to control a strip of ws2812 leds and wanted the edison to send a control message to the arduino. the arduino would read the control message and perform the appropriate function.

  • The linked datasheet says the “input voltage” which I’m assuming is DIN, the control signal, can be -0.5~VDD+0.5. Does this mean I could control these lights with a 1.8v signal as long as I provide 5v for VCC?

  • Did you ever try stenciling this? I didn’t realize there were problems stenciling this part before I ordered my board and stencil. My stencil is 3mil thick but the mfg offers a 5mil thickness. I might try that next time.

  • it seems cool but I’m having a hard time getting excited about a $90 range finder that is only accurate to +/- .025m (about an inch)…

  • i’m not sure why i find this board so confusing, particularly controlling the LEDs. it would be great if sparkfun released a version that would work with the addressable LEDs so we could use the neopixel library.

  • I don’t see anything in the datasheet regarding a current limiting resistor. Do I need one? I think the SMD version has constant current control built in. Is it the same for these?

  • ooh, where can i find that led matrix in the video?

  • Very cool. I like the simplicity. Just curious, is the rate limit configurable if i were to install on my own server?

  • wow, very cool. Thanks for the link. I can’t wait to try them out. Board manufacturer (oshpark.com), check. Solder stencil manufacturer (oshstencils.com), check. Now all i need to do is build a solder oven.

    Would be really slick if oshpark.com and oshstencils.com teamed up so you could order your pcbs and stencils all from the same place as a single project.

  • I was also excited about the actobotics product line but then i couldn’t seem to find any stepper motor mounts. Did you ever find a mount of motor that works with actobotics?

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