Member Since: October 8, 2013

Country: United States

  • News - April Caption Contest Win… | about 5 days ago

    It’s not much of a conversation, but it’s better than nothing. One in the hand is worth two in the bush

  • News - April Caption Contest Win… | about 6 days ago

    Maybe so, but the winner can still put a feather in their cap for having the top post.

  • Product DEV-12071 | about a week ago

    SmartConfig not working for you? Do you have a 5 GHz network? This chip is 802.11b/g only, and does not do 5 GHz. Once you get the board connected to the AP, that’s actually not an issue at all thanks to mixed mode. However, you cannot use the SmartConfig app from a device on 5 GHz because the CC3000 cannot see those packets, even if it can see the 2.4 GHz channel from the AP. There are possible workarounds, including disabling 5 GHz on the router, or the phone/tablet. Unfortunately, not all devices give you an option to disable 5 GHz (why would you want to, right?). I have possibly the most restrictive combination of devices (iPhone and Airport Extreme) and I was still able to make SmartConfig work using this procedure: Go into Airport Utility, edit the Airport, Wireless, Options. Select the option to give the 5 GHz network a DIFFERENT name (very important that it’s a different ssid). Let the router restart. Everything on your network just dropped to 2.4 GHz, even if you don’t realize it, because the saved profiles they all have are now for the 2.4 GHz channel only. Run the SmartConfig procedure and it should work. Now go back to Airport Utility and undo what you did, returning the network to the single, original ssid for 2.4 and 5 GHz. The CC3000 still has a saved profile that is valid for the mixed mode network, and all of your devices are back to 5 GHz. Easy! You should be able to adapt this procedure to other types of routers. As a final note, I should say that the real issue here is lack of 802.11n support in the CC3000. The 5 GHz issue is only part of the problem, and potentially you could have an 802.11n 2.4GHz device that the CC3000 still cannot see. Ideally you should force 802.11n off completely to run SmartConfig. However, getting your network to 2.4 GHz is a good first step toward a solution, and worked perfectly for me with no further steps required. Hope this helps someone.

  • News - New Product Friday: Chomp… | about a week ago

    “Going, Going, Gone!”

  • Product DEV-12071 | about 2 weeks ago

    Please make and sell the little laser-cut adapter for the external antenna. I’m sure it would be useful for other things too.

  • News - SparkFun April Fool's Pra… | last month

    This is quite common in the military. New privates will be sent to acquire HMMWV exhaust samples (in plastic bags), grid squares, chem light batteries, or the keys to a drop zone…..

  • News - SparkFun April Fool's Pra… | last month

    Get the dogs involved by building a remote control doggie prank machine. A static device would be cool, but a bot that is able to drive around pranking pups would be best. Some ideas for pranks:

    1. Put two ball launchers on it. One shoots a real ball for the dogs to fetch, but the second launcher shoots a ball on a string that gets pulled back in very quickly.
    2. A tasty treat on a servo arm that gets pulled back into the machine quickly, making it disappear.
    3. A tennis ball or something else inviting that causes a loud noise to play if it gets pawed. (Nothing too scary)
    4. Anything else people come up with

    Every good sport should be rewarded, so maybe put a treat dispenser on it to give out goodies after the prank is pulled.

  • News - Your March Caption Contes… | about a month ago

    “No joke everyone, there I was. The coffee was out, we were running low on solder wick, the Dumpster Dive had just hit the online store, and I was starting to itch in bad places after sleeping on the doggie bed overnight…”

  • News - February Caption Contest | about 2 months ago

    Does this hat make my face look reely fat?

  • Product DD-09041 | about 3 months ago

    I ordered three of these during the most recent ding and dent sale, and received three Venus GPS modules. It appears there was a problem with the inductor in the bias tee which caused these to go in the reject bin. One unit had a pad ripped off, one looked a little messed up from a rework attempt, and one looked ok visually but actually needed a reflow. I ended up fixing all three! All it took was some solder work and a 10 cent inductor from Digikey. All three power on, get lock, and work great. Thank you Sparkfun! I will put these to good use.

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