PlanetaryGear

Member Since: March 9, 2006

Country: United States

  • Product CEL-10741 | about 4 months ago

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

  • Product CEL-10741 | about 4 months ago

    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.

  • News - Enginursday: For those of… | about 8 months ago

    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

  • Product DEV-10116 | about a year ago

    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!

  • Tutorial - Meet the Protosnap Minibot! | about 2 years ago

    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.

  • Product KIT-11365 | about 2 years ago

    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.

  • Product CAB-10270 | about 2 years ago

    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.

  • Product COM-00526 | about 3 years ago

    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.

  • Product DEV-09476 | about 3 years ago

    I noticed that Wiznet posted the configuration packet information for this board making it possible for me to do a Macintosh configuration utility. I haven’t tested all the fields and there seem to be some discrepancies in the documentation but i’ve used this successfully to locate and configure my boards to work with without having to resort to windows or wine. Enjoy: http://www.sentman.com/users/james/weblog/2c924/Wiznet_Configurator.html

  • Product DEV-09476 | about 4 years ago

    The description above notes “simple configuration over serial interface” but the only option for setup I can see is via their windows program over ethernet.
    Is there documentation for the serial setup? Is there no documentation of the protocol for talking to it over ethernet?

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