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Joe P

Member Since: December 25, 2008

Country: United States

  • Has anyone used one of these to charge an iPod Nano (6th gen)? Based on reference material for the MintyBoost, I was thinking 5V at pin 23, Ground at 16, then 2.8V (2.7, in my case, and in the case of my 10W Apple wall charger) on pin 25, and 2.0V on pin 27. When I attach the iPod, the voltage at pin 27 drops to 0V (0.01V). Thinking maybe the MintyBoost information was just wrong, I sacrificed a USB cable, plugged it into the Apple charger, measured the voltages, and confirmed what I was producing. From there, I ran the Apple charger voltage through the PodGizmo via my sacrificed USB cable, and get the same behavior. Can the traces on the breakout not provide the current needed to charge, or could my breakout be faulty? (Hope it’s not the faulty one, because I desoldered the connector, and was soldering wires to the pins when I broke off a pin and trashed it - I’d just like to know if I should bother ordering another one of these…). My project kind of depends on being able to charge the device…

  • The datasheet says it’ll do 640x480. This thing: http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10549 sets it to 320x240, for image capturing. I bought one when I bought this camera, but haven’t used it yet.

  • I didn’t see any references in the datasheet or the product posting about the TV pin on the camera. Turns out, it’s NTSC video output, 30fps. I was bored, and hooked it up to my tv out of curiosity, and there it is. Maybe no one else cares, but the feature might be worth mentioning.

  • Also awesome.

  • Awesome.

  • Better yet, a raise without a promotion. Promotions are hardly ever worth the raise that accompanies them…

  • nm… downloading Arduino environment now…

  • I ordered one of these a couple of weeks ago, and am finally getting a chance to take play around with it…
    I’d like to see the source, and that format isn’t familiar to me. So, at the risk of sounding like a moron, what format is a .PDE file?

  • I’ll give that a shot - the fish pump desoldering iron seems to almost get hot enough, but can’t get over the hump. My main interest in hot air work right now is recovering (and reusing) parts from the vast array of boards I have in the ancient computers in this room. I’ll be trying the skillet method for new construction… I’m naively hopeful that I won’t have to take one or two parts of my first PCB…

  • I went out and bought the stuff to make the one that PaulS (and I think someone earlier in the thread) mentioned, but it didn’t work for me. It’ll burn my hand an inch away, melt plastic, melt wax, and even melt solder on a spool (from 1/8th of an inch), but I might as well be pouring water on the parts I’m trying to salvage off a board, because it’s not delivering heat. The link with the instructions isn’t very specific with the ductile material, but I’ve tried stripped coiled wire (22 AWG), magnet wire semi-coiled/bunched up, aluminum mesh (crammed pretty tight in there), and nothing. It’s a 45 watt desoldering iron, it makes plenty-o-heat, but my 40-gallon tank air pump won’t deliver it, at any velocity I can achieve with the airflow regulator. Could anyone tell me what horribly stupid thing I’m overlooking?