j.tilghman

Member Since: August 24, 2006

Country: United States

  • It does hit the USB connector, but I don’t see that as a problem since it will still work just fine.

  • If you are using the SPI interface instead of the UART, it looks like the signals are NOT level shifted ?

    Since using the SPI interface data can run into the MHZ range what level shifters that you carry would you suggest using with this ?

  • Let there be FIRE !

  • The Rover 5 motor driver board is retired ?

    What would be a good choice to use instead, trying to build an edibot ?

    Any leftovers lying around ? :)

  • yep.. :)

  • You misunderstand, I meant that I had the datasheet. Not saying you didn’t.

    It only needs power, gnd, TX.. TX as in, it’s sending you the data.

    Didn’t mean for you to take it the wrong way..

  • I read the datasheet and here is what I found:

    The module outputs all of these messages: : GGA, GLL, GSA, GSV, RMC and VTG

    You get it all. Doesn’t say anything about 2 way to command the device.

    It boots up, finds the stats and spits out the messages.

    Seems simple enough.

  • Its physically painful hearing people who don’t check facts.. From the Intel Edison Website:

    Intel® Edison Compute Module Provides a fully open source hardware and software development environment for your Maker projects.

    • High performance, dual-core CPU and single core micro-controller supports complex data collection in a low power package • Integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low-Energy* (LE), memory, and storage simplifies configuration and increases scalability • 40 multiplexed GPIO interfaces with expansion board options for total project design and flexibility Supportive environment

    This is little board can really do quite a lot and is really very fast for what you are getting. And it’s DUAL CORE, with a 100 mhz MCU and with the latest Yocto Image and SDK Intel opened this up as well.

    You can run OpenCV as well as ROS - The Robot Operating System, and if you take the time to learn the Quark SDK now you have a very close to real-time mcu to take care of sensors and such and feed that to the dual core linux system.

    You can use many different development tools and languages with this, or treat like an Arduino. The choice is yours.

    This board gets slammed for things by people who don’t or won’t or can’t read. It’s a real shame because nothing can really touch this at this price point and with the SparkFun blocks, the world is your oyster.

    I like doing business with SparkFun, but they don’t always have what I need, so i have to give my money to others as well. One of them being Adafruit, they reviewed the Edison without understanding it as they panned it. And for some reason think that the sun rises and sets in the Raspberry pi.

    The Raspberry pi only wishes it could do what this board can and use a little power as it does it.

    I am glad Sparkfun knows a good thing when they see it.

  • Trying to use this block with a level shifter on the jst connector.

    I can run: i2cdetect -y -r 1

    And I get:

    root@BIG_BOARD:~# i2cdetect -y -r 1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 a b c d e f 00: – – – – – – – – – – – – – 10: – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 20: – – – – – – – 27 – – – – – – – – 30: – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 40: – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 50: – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 60: – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 70: – – – – – – – – root@BIG_BOARD:~#

    So the Edison does see the LCD, it just isn’t working otherwise.

    I have hooked this up to an Edison sitting on the arduino breakout and it works just fine.

    Not sure what the issue is here.

  • Your correct, the concept of Arduino is the total package.. But in this case with the backstabbing going on, the software trumps it all for me. And if you think about it, it should for the rest as well.

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