Member Since: July 26, 2011

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  • Got the nano and power supply from you on Saturday. Something is wrong though because it tends to just "lose power". It turns off and the power light is no longer illuminated. I thought I was overheating it but that is not the case.

    Seems to always happen in the middle of running the imagenet-console example.

    I'm going to order their suggested power supply and try that. If it still fails going to have to return this.

  • "...disrupt the satellite-launching industry. Traditionally dominated by large aerospace firms funded by equally large government contacts..."

    That's funny. SpaceX is currently competing against a company called Orbital to provide cargo to the ISS. Orbital is neither a huge company and many if not most of its contracts are commercial.

  • Sorry I am late to the party but I am going to chime in. If I need to write a device driver in Windows I use C (with maybe some assembly). Good luck doing it in anything else. If I want to do OpenCV on a Raspberry Pi to perform character recognition using KNN I would probably do it in Python because Numpy is easier to work with. If I was going to write the backend of a webserver accessing a DB I'd probably use PHP with MySQL.

    Sometimes you can choose your language... other times there is little choice. People get upset over languages because sometimes it really does make a world of difference. Other times they are just being douchebags. The trick is to know the difference.

  • If I am using the DMP example I get a drift of one degree about every 3.5 minutes. I thought it odd because the old 9DOF Razor's magnetometer compensated for the drifting. With a quick test I noticed that the magnetometer is not being used (putting a magnet nearby shows no change in the yaw).

    Is this by design? Looking at dmp.begin() arguments it appears there is no argument flag for using the magnetometer.

  • Ok it might be a day or so b4 I get to it. I have a lot of cooking to prep for tomorrow.

  • According to GIT SPI and Serial are implemented in the Arduino Core. Can you post the code so we can try it out ourselves?

  • You either did not install Python 2.7 (not Python 3) or you did but it is not set in your PATH variable. If you installed it you should set your system PATH variable to reflect the directory where it.

  • I also think this thing has power consumption 'features' like the ESP8266. It is why I need to reset the board on occasion.

    Also SSL doesn't appear implemented yet. Bummer.

  • I just received this and got it working fine. If you follow the instructions on Github (Sparkfun links to it) everything sets up fine for me. There were a couple of 'gotchas'

    1. First time I went to build there was a python error (it appears the build process uses python). The error was on the line "import serial" and it was because pyserial was not installed on my machine. If you run into this, try running the following on a command line: pip install pyserial

    2. Sparkfun didn't say this but one you compile and upload the program doesn't automatically run (at least for me). The blue led will be dim. Just hit reset and the code will then execute.

    Unlike the ESP8266 you do not need put it in bootloader mode at all. At least... that is how it worked for me :-)

    If I see any other gotchas I'll post them here.

  • Hi. Mine seems to be working and I am not having the same problem. After following the instructions (use the instructions on GIT release notes not on Sparkfun) I was able to compile and upload. What I noticed was the LED was 'dim' and so I hit reset. The code seems to execute fine after that.

    I took the blink program and changed the timing so it would be on for 3 seconds and off for 500 mills. Waited for upload to complete and then hit reset.

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