Member Since: May 7, 2012

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  • It would help if those graphs (or a slightly more formatted version) were included in the photo list up by the product. The first question I ask when looking at a regulator is how much current, and having to go all the way to the end of the hookup guide seems a bit excessive.

  • I know where you're coming from (, but the protocol can be used over either 3 pin or 5 pin (as currently implemented), and it's usually a lot easier to find a 3 pin XLR cable. Besides, DMX is widely recognized as a lighting control standard. If any adjustment were to be made, then perhaps DMX-compatible would be acceptable. Thoughts?

  • At least if I was going to buy these (tempting) - I'd strip those boards to the bone for desoldering practice rather than trash them if they don't work. Need to get practice with that Sparkfun Hot Air Rework station : P

  • I logged in so I could star this comment. : )

  • This is certainly a good intro, but using a pin for every pwm signal is a bit of a waste. Most receivers offer an extra servo header used to program the receiver to accept a transmitter. What would normally be the signal pin here usually carries a PPM stream with all the PWM values smashed into one channel with slightly different timings. I wrote a (probably inefficient) interrupt driven decoder a few years ago for a few robotics competitions. It's stable as is, but could really use some TLC to get it into a library. Here's a link if anybody wants to use it:

    Right now it needs to be used on an actual interrupt pin (in limited supply on boards like the UNO), but since it's tracking a CHANGE interrupt, could probably be adapted to use one of the PinChangeInterrupt libraries.


    #include "whatever_you_name_the_file.h"
    OrangeRX instance_name(interrupt_pin);
    void a_unique_handler(void) {
    void setup() {
    void loop() {
       if(instance_name.packetAvailable()) {
          instance_name.channelValue( _channel_ );
       //instance_name.debug() // assumes that Serial.begin() has been called

    P.S. I have trouble writing short comments. Oh well. : p

  • The list of "supplies from Sparkfun" (the most important part : ) is blank/nonexistent.

  • There is a typo - "441 kHz" should be "44.1 kHz"

No public wish lists :(