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SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Photon Experiment Guide

September 3, 2015

Dive into the world of the Internet of Things with the SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Photon.
  • Hey Nick, great post!

    The material was solid, the message was informative and speaking of a progressive culture. However I don't know if I agree with the censorship. Not sure how EFF would feel, and I always thought that was a strong moral foundation for SFE.

    Edit: I don't mean to name drop EFF. I feel that censorship is a very slippery slope with what should be a pure expressive forum such as the internet. Don't get me wrong, I don't care for hate speech, however I feel that everyone should have a voice. Perhaps the website should have a downvote button? Once you reach negative, you should be buried?

  • Dia, don't kill bees.

  • Default Baudrate is 9600. In case you are trying to send it commands (such as entering SPP mode).

  • Hi there!

    Yes, the description (should be changed soon) should say EM-506. Our GPS Shield Kit even ships with the EM-506.


  • To upload to the newly released version, Arduino 1.6, use these settings:

    Board: "Mega or Mega 2560" Processor: "ATmega 2560"

  • Some of the grids (usually bottom) have only 7 lines, instead of 8.

  • Seconded. Make sure the battery has an adequate discharge rating, and more importantly, a protection circuit. Otherwise you can cause a battery to vent, or worse -- explode. More information here.

  • Depending on your Motor Controller this could be enough. If you are to use a T'rex Motor Controller with the low voltage jumper enabled, it will work.

    If you have more questions about batteries and RC applications, here's a good resource: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=209187

    Even though it's specifically about LiPo batteries, the fundamentals are basically the same. The Key characteristics to keep in mind are the voltage ratings (V), Amp capacity (mAh), and discharge rate [ C ].

  • Solder points: http://i.imgur.com/K1nm0TH.jpg

  • How to connect:

    Spring = Ground

    Metal Body = Positive