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KillerSpud

Member Since: February 23, 2009

Country: United States

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YAAVRF (yet another AVR freak)

  • How about a pic with an Uno inside and assembled. I’d like to see how the headers line up.

  • Can one of these RFM22 boards operate stand alone or does it require a host controller to tell it what to do? It seems like they would be perfect for a distributed sensor network of some sort. I.e. one could attach a battery and a solar cell and transmit the temperature.

  • I did a little investigating of my own using my DSO Nano ( http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9625 ) and found the tale tail signs of an RC time constant, clearly a result of the (optional, but included) high pass filter suggested by the data sheet. To counter this, I simply took a small strand of copper (from a stranded wire) and soldered it on top of the capacitor. (for the Z axis this is the second white device up on the right side, or fourth device including the resistors). Comparing the Z and X axis' readings I can clearly see the X still has a significant ‘ring’ (just an up and down oscillation that fades quickly) when dropping one edge of the board about a half an inch. Doing the same on the modified Z axis results in a very clear corner.<br />
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    As for the long fade I currently don’t have the instrumentation to measure it, but I will be able to post more info later this week when I have access to a LabView DAQ.

  • Could you please share specifically what modifications you made? I need to use this device for a project very soon. Though I think I may be able to work out what needs to be done.

  • I ran into a bit of a hurdle using the sample code. I always found that the second string would play twice, this was caused by the .print() function skipping from the first string to the second without stopping. A terminating character is needed to force .print() to stop sending (and not send arbitrary data) such as a 0).
    for example:
    char message[] = {20, 4, … , 191, 0};
    btw, I got a little confused by the way the compiler would optimize the second string out if it was never referenced.

  • I just gotta weigh in on this one. Yeah, there is a little bit more packaging, but that is off set by the absence of the anti-static and heat sealed bags. If SFE where seriously concerned about landfill waste they would stop shipping things in the red cardboard boxes (even though I never throw those away myself).
    It really isn’t much more waste, its just different.

  • I’ve had mine a bit, and I do like it. It’s no bench top $2k unit, but it helped me analyze and debug a project I was working on that involved R/C servo signals.
    And the trigger modes are a bit wonky, I just flip through them all till something works.

  • If you do try to make this thing into an arduino, be sure to replace the 12mhz crystal with a 16mhz one, or things might not work quite right.

  • Sure, the duty cycle doesn’t change, but the -Pulse Width- does! At 1 hz the pulse width would be .5 seconds, and at 2 hz the pulse width would be .25 seconds.

  • BOB PLZ!