Please see all COVID-19 updates here as some shipments may be delayed due to CDC safety and staffing guidelines. If you have an order or shipping question please refer to our Customer Support page. For technical questions please check out our Forums. Thank you for your continued support.


Member Since: July 27, 2009

Country: United States

  • Greetings - I have this working and the x and y axes read as expected depending on the orientation. The z axis reads 2g when resting flat, 0g when upside down, and 1g when resting on any of the x or y sides. In other words, the z axis always read 1g too high. Is this a common problem? Do I not understand how this is supposed to work, or, have I damaged it, or, is the part defective? Thank you for your time

  • "The primary reason for going to Copenhagen was to ..."
    Why did this sentence peg my skept-o-meter?

  • Thanks for mentioning the 6955. I just got done wiring up a Maxim 6969 to a 16 segment display and wish I had the 6955 instead.

  • Greetings,
    Nice product and reference to impressive project based on Atmel 465 code.
    How would a breakout board with an Atmel 465 (or a more recent verson of it) compare cost-wise to using an Arduino?
    How about a breakout board with a true RMS chip on it, such as an AD636, AD736 or BB4341?

  • The datasheet doesn't seem to mention the vertical spacing of the mounting holes. This is 2.15" on the older version with the daughter board. The mounting holes are too small for a 4-40 standoff. Too bad SparkFun doesn't offer a 2-56 standoff kit to go with this.

  • My older version with the daughter board runs just fine off of the 5V pin on the Arduino at the default backlight level, which is plenty bright in a well lit room and might be too bright in a dimly lit area.

  • Regarding the Wired article: I owe Sparkfun a lot of gratitude for the inspiration and accessibility they've provided for creating projects, but, just how much of Sparkfun stuff is made in China?
    After enjoying the Wired article, I read the response from Gizmodo. The vicious tone of the Gizmodo reply turned me off, but they did have some good points worth pondering before getting too carried away with the enthusiam of the Wired article.
    giraffe, giant, gem, genes, ginger, gizmodo???

  • To answer my own question regarding special characters... look at pp 17-18 of the HD44780 data sheet.

  • Display is obviously capable of printing a gazillion special characters. Is there a table that defines the hex codes for these characters? ASCII table works for common characters, but can't find a reliable table for the special characters. Many thanks to anyone willing to point out that information.

No public wish lists :(