Member Since: November 9, 2011

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  • Product COM-00105 | about 7 months ago

    Just downloaded the LED library from the top link. I am running Eagle 6.3 on Ubuntu 64 bit machine and I get the following error:

    Loading /Shared/Engineering/eagle/lbr/SparkFun-LED.lbr …


    line 5, column 6: This is not an EAGLE file.


  • Product PRT-09917 | about 2 years ago

    I am running Ubuntu 10.04.. Seen that before.. I got through digikey.

  • Product PRT-09917 | about 2 years ago

    The JST Connector datasheet does not have dimensions. However, the Datasheet has the part number that you can get proper datasheet from Digikey. The 5pin connector is S5B-PH-KS (Digikey: 455-1722-ND)

  • Product WRL-09358 | about 2 years ago

    Solved - Able to communicate and configure initiated from bluetooth side. Basically it require enabling / disabling and it eventually work. There must be something in Windows (gave up on the minicom) that wasn’t enabling the serial port, even though the properties showed it was enabled… All is working… Speed btw is 115200 on the bluetooth side as well as the serial side.

  • Product WRL-09358 | about 2 years ago

    My saga continues..

    1) I am able to connect to the serial aspect of the device using the FTDI cable w/ 115200 8N1. (nice green solid LED)

    2) Able to connect to a remote laptop with bluetooth from this device and able to send characters back and forth. (using Tera Term VT)

    3) Able to configure the device through the serial port.

    What I can’t do is get into configuration mode from the other direction.. I am experimenting on baud rate and not sure what the right rate is, 2400, 9600 or 115200, none of them seem to do the trick.

    I set the configuration timer to 255 through the serial port, so it shouldn’t time out on configuration. (ST,255).


  • Product WRL-09358 | about 2 years ago

    Didn’t have any luck with MINICOM, not sure why. I downloaded the Tera Term, set the settings to 115200 8N1, No Flow Control and BAMN… it worked.

    Any thoughts on why?

  • Product WRL-09358 | about 2 years ago


    Just received my Gold Mate and trying to connect the unit using FTDI USB to Serial cable (TTL-232R-3V3-WE). I cannot connect via the serial interface.

    The unit powers on and can see it with BlueTooth and able to pair. However, the serial side is a different story.

    My cable is connected to the board the following way:

    From Mate Gold to FTDI:
    GND ….. Black (GND),

    CTS-1 …. Green (RTS#),

    VCC … Red (5V),

    TX-0 …. Yellow (RXD),

    RX-1 … Orange (TXD),


    I am using minicom and set the baud rate to 9600 8N1 and when I enter $$$, I get no response back. I have tried 115200 8N1 and get nothing as well. I have tried rebooting to get within the command window and no luck either.

    I am wondering what I am doing wrong here. This is pretty straight forward, but right now, its kicking my butt.

    Appreciate any feedback.


  • Product BOB-08745 | about 2 years ago

    David - Yes, you will need 10K pull ups on both sides of the converter. Have you looked at the NXP PCA9517A to convert the I2C bus from MSP430 to 5v I2C. Easy package to implement I2C at any voltage.

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