Forget something during Black Friday/Cyber Monday? Check out the Week of Deals!

Applicable Robotics

Member Since: March 23, 2013

Country: United States

  • Is there any chance the new breakout will be released in the next week? There are breakouts on ebay I can use if I have to, but I would prefer to use another high quality, reliable board from Sparkfun.

  • Can you provide an estimate of when the MPU-9250 breakout will be availiable?

  • Thanks, I was able to program the Thing using the settings you recommended. The error occurred on Ubuntu 14.04 with Arduino 1.6.4 for me as well.

  • Hi, I attempted to install the ESP8266 Arduino addon as instructed in the hookup guide but received the following error: "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sparkfun/Arduino_Boards/esp8266/IDE_Board_Manager/package_sparkfun_index.json file signature verification failed. File ignored." This error occurs when I open the board manager. I was able to successfully install a different addon as described at https://github.com/esp8266/arduino. This addon installed without incident, however it is unclear whether the Thing can be programmed using any of these modules. Has anyone successfully installed the Sparkfun ESP8266 Thing addon as described in the hookup guide? If not, can any of the modules provided by the ESP8266 Arduino github can be used to program the Thing?


  • Ok, thanks!

  • What exactly is a 3DR Rover platform? Do you mean an APM autopilot?

  • Wonderful, thanks. Also, I plan on using a wifi link in place of a regular RC Tx/Rx system for my fixed wing entry. Is this acceptable? Range is not a factor, and it would only transmit a video telemetry feed and control packets: all flight controll processing would be onboard the aircraft.

    Have you decided on a specific balloon? If so, could you give us the link? Knowing the specifications of the balloons would be quite helpful.

  • Does the aircraft need to touch the balloon in order to collect points for bursting it? For example, if the balloon was popped with a laser, and the aircraft did not touch the balloon, would 25 points be collected for popping it or not?

  • This could be a basic question, but I will ask it anyway. Exactly what is black developed film negative and how would I make it? Or did you mean developed black and white film? I would use a R-72 as mentioned below, but I imagine that connecting it to the pi cam could be difficult. Thanks.

  • Sparkfun, are you planing on producing another batch?