Doctor Who

Member Since: November 4, 2008

Country: United States



Somewhere between 900 and something and 50




Jedi Knight Computers

Spoken Languages

English, and some Yiddish, also Klingon and sometimes a few others.

Programming Languages

Pascal, BASIC, and VEE (A graphic test and measurement language, also VB.


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Computers, hardware for them, and SciFI, see the site for Doctor Who at the BBC for more hints.



  • However, yes you did answer it perfectly.

  • And the kit say to use the metal screw and one of those nuts to hold the battery holder, or cage in place. I used the one from the SIK for the device temporarily. (This was this one, https://www.sparkfun.com/products/retired/14542 , which I bought from the same place where I bought a BIT device from, Micro Center.) It seems that the screws would work with this style holder if they were placed on the same piece where the holder is mounted. Is the battery holder sold through Sparkfun the same style that they want used, the holder maker, or is it a different style, since this holder isn't switched.

  • I just tried out one of these that I bought from one of the company retail connections, (Micro Center Brooklyn NYC), using several of the examples that were either provided to the ESP8266 people via SPF itself, or via ESP8266 people to SPF, and those three convinced me that this was a good selection.I had previously attempted to use the original ESP8266 boards for some ideas using third-party breakout boards, (Not anything designed by our hosts.) and found them difficult to use.

    In this case this development board which came with headers, down pointing for a breadboard, is well documented. As for the possibility of trying out the suggestions that the One Who Walks with Sheep and Sheepdogs offers, as for an onboard webserver for it, that's next.

  • And this is the version sold via a resumed retail outlet. That's right, it was available from Micro Center. I have one, and the Brooklyn store has one left.

    Ideally the battery holder sold for all of these should have a switch included in it.

  • Since these are standard to any Arduino inventor's kit, (not just the Sparkfun series!) that rule is largely correct. The smaller sized ones have a tag on the top thing, turning it to the left, will enable the switch. Incidentally where's the datasheet for these? I needed one once, and ended up visiting a shop's website, over in the SF area of CA. And the legs need to be flattened out to work in a breadboard, normally they are flexed for the ease of being inserted into most PCB examples, such the Protoshield.

  • What we need is to have either this fellow, or its regular one reintroduced in the stream for the currently new retail vendor.

  • And to agree with the gang at Sparkfun, for this long since discontinued Red Board PTH (In retail shells) it does need an honest to Entropy FTDI Basic to work properly/ The FTDI Friend that Adafriuit created for something else entirely just does not work here. So we can ignore my remark.

  • https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/redboard-edge

    And it is still MIA.

  • Okay Member #(Number hidden) how did you accomplish the programming of the little guy from a RPi Zero v.1.3 device? That sounds even more fantastic then some of the other ideas I have seen take shape for that same platform.

  • Normally I don't reply to myself, but the Cap works on the Pi3 B board here as well. Is running with a larger OLED display from the same source.