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Member Since: August 14, 2013

Country: United States

  • does this have brushless or brushed motors? in other words, do you have to break these in before they will really work?

  • Don’t forget wire strippers.

  • They said his creation was simply too intelligent. He should have listened. His lesson will soon be learned.

  • I just have to say that while I understand that examples and tutorials will not be explicitly provided for you with this board, (and I do applaud Sparkfun for being so honest about that) this board is almost impossible for me to take control over. I have so far tried taking control with the board itself, but the example coding that comes with it will not compile because of a coding error, and this sketch is so complex nooby me doesn’t have any idea how to fix that. I then moved on to trying I2C with an arduino uno. I used the example coding (specifically “I2C tester”) and that worked out well on the side of the arduino. That’s about where the working part ends, however, because the board will never actually send back the status data packet that it is supposed to use. Again I figured this was a coding issue, and again I could not dig deep enough into the sketch without a headache to find the issue. Keep in mind I have been doing this for only about a year, and I have no formal coding training of any sorts, so this could just be my incompetence towards this… not sure…

    My point is, does anyone know how to actually take control over this board to make it work? I would love any help at all, but more specifically does anyone know of a sketch that actually allows for control over I2C?

  • Thanks for the reply. I may just stick to a wire but the actual antennas are certainly worth keeping in mind if distance becomes a problem!

  • So would the antenna just be a long wire that you attach to the pins? Does it have to be any specific metal or size?

  • what battery would anyone suggest? would the 7.4V 1000mAh battery in the suggestions be enough?

  • Does anyone have any ideas as to which battery would be best for this? I’m not great at picking batteries and I have no idea which to pick. Any help is much appreciated.

  • Does anyone know if this would work with actobotics parts? If not is there any kind of standoff or something that I could use to make it work? Thanks in advance.

  • so I am thinking about hacking this for robotic control purposes, could it realistically be hooked to an x-bee and control something else? or does it only connect and interface with the SparkPunk?