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Member #529430

Member Since: March 10, 2014

Country: United States

  • Since I am a NOOB, I probably missed something. I installed the Python version of VL53L1X on a BrickPi3 (Python3 and firmware up to date) with Raspberry Pi 3B without any errors. However, when I tried one python example, it gave a module not found error. After much research and attempts I decided to just typed: "sudo pip2 install sparkfun-qwiic". When it installed "all?" sparkfun sensors that are python accessible, I then attempted the same example.it worked!
    By the way, I used a raspberry pi shim between the pi3 board and the BrickPi3 board for another I2C port. I also connect a "TSOP38238 IR Receiver" to GND, 5V (on the BrickPi3 board) and RPi "Board" PIN 40 (no conflict with the BrickPi3)

    Regarding the Arduino side. I attached the VL53L1X to a SparkFun QWIIC MUX board with the TRIAD spectroscopy sensor. I learned the hard way that I had to install the MUX Library in order to make it work!

  • This was supposed to be rated 5 STARS. Not sure what happened.

  • This sensor, SparkFun Triad Spectroscopy Sensor - AS7265x (Qwii, is one of the best sensors I have purchased. I could not wait for the back order so I purchased from Amazon. I am hoping that my grand and great grand kids will be interested in the results and how it works. I currently have it connected to one of my WIO Terminals via a MUX board. I can see the results on the display and it also writes the data to the internal Micro SD Card with TABs easily transferred to a spreadsheet. Several items being tested are coffee, hot chocolate and filtered H2O, tap H2O, Well H20 and several brands of purified drinking water. I will try to post my example in the Forum. I also may try just connecting the Triad directly to the Grove I2C connector.

  • Thank you for this device. It is like my recommendation I emailed earlier in the year. Curious, is a QWIIC Shim for the Micro:bit not physically possible? Similar to the Raspberry Pi QWIIC Shim I also thought a QWIIC Shim for Micro:Bit would be helpful for tight projects. Like a clip for the I2C pins - only covering those pins.

  • I just received my Micro:bot Kit 12 February 2021 V2.0. I followed instruction for putting the kit together. I made sure the motor wires were as shown in the instructions. Today, the program compiled! Thank you! However, I reduced the motor example in the guide to just one task: move "left" motor. motor "forward" move "right" motor. motor "forward" the Result is: left motor wheel goes forward and the Right motor goes in reverse. The simple answer is to switch the red and black power wires from the Right motor the opposite from the instruction. But, I was wondering if something else might be wrong or maybe when preparing "makecode" Micro:bit V2 for compliance, something inadvertently got changed? Thank you

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