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IslandFox

Member Since: December 19, 2014

Country: United States

  • Happy Birthday Edison ! And thanks to Sparkfun for building a rich ecosystem around the Edison. In the new year, We also wish that the Edison blocks would be "in stock" more often. (Not complaining at all ..I know a lot of effort has to be put, under the hood, to make the products available as a nice package to enthusiasts).

    Also, following the trend of naming their hobbyist platforms after famous scientists, Intel just announced the Curie platform for developing wearable solutions in January 6, 2015, right around Edison's birthday. This has a quark, bluetooth, accelerometer, gyro, DSP and is tiny tiny tiny (fit in fingertips). ---doesn't have WIfi.

    So in that sense, Edison remains the true IoT solution that is powerful enough yet not too clunky.... small enough to blend everywhere yet not too handicapped in terms of capabilities.

  • The youtube video included at the bottom is not accessible and it says that it's private. Also, when I click the "Multimeter tutorial" link it does not work. Could someone correct the links and the videos? Thanks.

  • I am seeing that the first angular gauge (the 'x'), always has a slight negative reading (tilted left). The first angular gauge probably denotes up/down movement from the ground. Given that the pendulum almost doesn't leave the ground and stays on the sand surface, it is understandable that we get zero-ish readings for that axis. But why is it always negative? Shouldn't it fluctuate between + and - since the pencil probably rises up from the ground very little and then comes back and so on?

    I guess I am just wondering how reliable is the LSM9D sensor in general? I was hoping to use this chip for some positional tracking by double integrating the acceleration data. But if there is too much noise maybe this is not the right sensor.

    Not familiar at all with Wolfram language, but in general, the ability to compile C code on-the-fly and then load it as a dynamic library seems cool.

  • ah, ok. Yes, since I am already breaking out the I2C pins from the mini-breakout, all I needed from this block was the level shifting. I will check out PCA9306. Thanks that helps

  • I am seeing about 6 holes near the hirose connector. Instead of stacking the edison to this block, can I bring-in 5 lines (VSYS, 1.8V out, SDA, SDC, GND) from the mini-breakout and then connect them to 5 of the 6 holes, would it work ? If so, which hole correspond to which line ?

  • I am really excited to see that edison can pack so much punch for such a tiny device ....... Benchmarks aside, the original article mentions that the developer literally "felt the snappiness" in his/her application.

  • This has probably been asked a million times ... but do we have a better idea now about when the base block would be in stock? Thanks.

No public wish lists :(