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March 9, 2006
about 2 months ago
Is there a more recent Fritzing part payout for this? I believe the one that I’ve got in the most recent version of Fritzing labled as V. 4 is incorrect. It’s one pin spacing too small for these radios. As you can see here:
the far 4 pins are skipping the first hold that they should go into and the last one is going into the pad I actually created for an antenna output. Measured like this:
It falls short of the 40mm I measure from end to end with my calipers.
It’s possible my Fritzing doesn’t have the most recent libraries? It says v. 4 but when I just downloaded the latest things from your repository on github that radio wasn’t in it, though it’s listed as sparkfun in fritzing?
about 3 months ago
Why are there export restrictions when it was imported in the first place? I know… silly question, just ignore me. I love these, they are awesome.
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.
about a year ago
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.
about 2 years ago
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.
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about 2 years 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
about 3 years 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!
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about 3 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.
about 3 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.
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