Eric Falsken

Member Since: October 30, 2011

Country: United States

  • Check out the Howler Arcade Controller. It’s open-source and programmable. It can handle all those buttons and more and LEDs. http://www.wolfwareeng.com/

  • For all who want a drop-in I2C replacement, Check out the DS3231 breakout from lovelectronics. Just got mine for a clock project that I’m working on. The new SparkFun DS3234 is good and all, but it is SPI.

  • I ended up doing that with 16 pieces of 3-pin, but it’s super-ugly.

  • The tube contains a mixture of Neon and Helium gases at low pressure. My guess is that air is getting into your tube and blocking the radiation or throwing your counts off. Sparkfun sells replacement tubes now. https://www.sparkfun.com/products/8875

  • The schematic shows that the red charging LED is connected directly to vSource, so it will come on as soon as you apply power.

  • For everyone who was looking for more information (and usage instructions) for this product, here’s a link to the designer’s website: http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/750

  • For everyone who wants more information about this product, I found the designer’s website here: http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/751

  • It is, indeed connected to pin D2. (the third digital pin if you count from zero)

  • I second this (or something like it). I’d like to use something like the Pushbutton Power Switch together with this shield to turn off my project’s power usage…. https://www.sparkfun.com/products/8904

  • I don’t think this shield is capable of fixing the problem even with “clever programming”. The best you can do is put the MAX17043 into sleep mode, which will save power….but won’t remove the load of the Arduino. You can also put the Arduino into sleep mode, and that will extend the life even further, but still won’t remove the load enough to give weeks or months of extended battery life. A typical full-size Arduino will still draw 5-10mA even when in sleep mode due to the voltage regulator and other bits.

No public wish lists :(