Doctor Who

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  • 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.

  • Ideally to properly use this one, we'd need to know what the colors mean. But from other comments I was able to use the cable with the Pi Cap and a small breadboard. Now it is connected to a small OLED display which is supplying useful stats.

    My next step will be to use the small cable with sockets on it to enable jumper wires to plug it into the same breadboard and different OLED displays.

  • Well I am relieved. Today I setup a Raspberry Pi3 A+ board. It wears the Qwiic Cap for the Pi, and has the breadboard cable connected to a small one.

    That small one is connected to an OLED display who is now showing me the status of the board as normally shown on a matching one normally available from Adafruit.

    While the Wiring stuff which is installed on this release of Raspbian didn't want to work correctly on the Pi3 A+ board I have, the I2C tools did work and they showed me the display. However thanks to the fact that his tools aren't capable of grokking the new board, I did not see the map shown on this tutorial.

  • And this is almost an issue because of the big battery box that the Boeing 787 wore. It seems they were using some really funky batteries in it, and their management methods were totally bolluxed. The FAA would only certify the plane for carrying passengers if the issue was fixed. And since 95% of our gear is powered by these things, the Feds and the IATA got snarky about spares and new ones.

    And none of these new ones are that bad......