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TD Gonzales

Member Since: October 17, 2011

Country: United States



Student and tinkerer.


Still figuring that out. So jack of all trades master of nothing.

Programming Languages

  1. Is there anything else?


University of New Mexico


sensors and computers that use your environment as a UI.

  • I get something similar running the AdvancedExample from sparkfun. This is what I get Could not connect to MMA8452Q: 0x3B

    I could have sworn I had this board working a year ago.

  • Yeah I bought one last fall and hooked it up. It twitched out and didn’t work. I assumed that 12V wasn’t enough so I got a 32V 2.5A PSU. I plugged it in and smelled the smoke. Not sure if it was user error or just bad luck…

  • I have had the same problem with this stuff. I’m new to soldering and it feels weird to shove a board under a faucet and scrub it with a toothbrush. Although for finer more detailed stuff stick with rubbing alcohol.

  • This is so handy. There is nothing as rewarding as getting a gob of splattered solder all over your desk.

    I always worry that I’m going to smack a component and crack it.

  • I haven’t figured out the I2C yet either but I just started messing with that.

    I have a 5V board as well. Pick up a voltage regulator(Sparkfun sells em). You can talk to it on the 5v lines with the example code given.

    I have no clue why I2C has so many libraries for arduino but I guess they are all needed. It is kind of annoying but probably necessary.

  • Yeah Toni has been really helpful when I needed help.

  • Latex gloves?

  • This thing is awesome! It heats up fast(think watching it time) and works as advertised. I can solder stuff in ¼ the time that it took with my old cheapo from some shack store around town.