PlanetaryGear

Member Since: March 9, 2006

Country: United States

  • I just used it this evening under Mavericks to configure some cards for a friends setup and it still works just fine. Sorry, dont know why you were having trouble. But it’s good to have multiple tools available. Thats what happens when a company actually publishes their protocols, I wish more would do so.

  • I am having no luck getting this on the network here at all. I have the previous version of the cell breakout board that Sparkfun sold based on the ADH8066 module and that works great with the same SIM and the same antenna and the same power supply. But when those 3 things are moved to the new board I never get joined on the network. The signal strength is always 0,99 and I never get the +SIND:11 message that would indicate that I’ve joined. SBAND is set to 8 as indicated, but I’ve also set it to 7 since someone in the comments above suggested that and when that didn’t work I worked my way through them all from 0 to 10. Rebooting the board each time and never getting an SIND:11 message. The rest of the communication to the host works fine, all the SIM commands work fine, but I cannot actually join the network. Lastly I’ve now twice desoldered, cleaned and restripped the antenna cable and re-soldered it but that hasn’t made any difference either. Lastly I just sacrificed another spare pigtail and soldered it in place on the board but I still can’t get a SIND:11 or do anything on the network.

    Any suggestions for a next step? Are there init commands other than the SBAND that I’m somehow overlooking in the docs? I can’t set the COPS or anything until I actually join the network as far as I can tell.

  • ah, nevermind, I see the cellular category is not under wireless and there already is the “SM5100B” board. I will look at that.

  • Will there be a replacement for the ADH8066? Do we know anything about it yet? I see the wireless section here doesn’t even have a cellular category anymore.

  • I do all my development on a Mac as well. If you need to configure Wiznet cards from your Mac you can do that with http://www.planetarygear.org/2012/06/wiznet-configurator-for-mac-v2.html

  • question on the power supply capabilities of this board. Will the board provide enough current to power the “basic 16x2” LCD at 3.3v? Or should I get the 5v version and power it directly from the charger outputs. But then the next question is there going to be a problem between the 3volt logic pins on the processor and the 5v logic on the display if I do that? Thank you!

  • My only problem with this is that I missed any reference to the necessity to first install the pro-micro addon to the arduino IDE before I could download to it. I re-installed the ftdi drivers and updated my arduino and it wasn’t until I found that I couldn’t upload to the other pro-micro I had in the box that I knew it wasn’t me. In order to program this you’ll need to download and install their new hardware definition that you can get from the pro-mini page https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11098

    That should be step one in the tutorial people.

    Oops, sorry I take that back. It’s not a micro it’s a mini. Though it’s interesting that the micro download SAID it succeeded while the one meant for this fails. After following up on all the problems others had with getting this board to program I set it to an “UNO” and it is now accepting the programs just fine.

    My only other comment would be that the voltage regulator on the motor controller board gave me a blister after only running the thing for a couple of minutes. OUCH that gets hot. Is it supposed to get that hot? I’m going to epoxy a heat sink on it before giving this to the kids to program.

  • but then Kitt didn’t need PWM fading he was using real lightbulbs ;) And the cylons always looked like a mechanical actual moving light to me but still I have amused several kindergarden and first grade classes with robot pumpkin carving using these, they are awesome.

  • sad to see the prolific chip in here. There is an identical looking adaptor which has the FTDI chip in it. I prefer the FTDI in every way and have half a dozen of those adaptors that look otherwise like this in service 24/7 on my Mac server without difficulty. I wont waste time messing around with the prolific ones anymore.

  • And I too have now lost parts due to this pinout. Was getting really close to getting that xBee working too before I cooked it. The pinout on the one I got is correct as far as the datasheet is concerned and I had it working once. Then rebuilt the power supply on the breadboard from my memory of the 5v one which is totally different. PLEASE NOTE: this pinout is not the same as the millions of other regulators you’ve used.

No public wish lists :(