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Member Since: October 1, 2006

Country: United States

  • I would recommend that Sparkfun place in their item description that this module comes with firmware 6.15 and even though the manual states that you can enable 7-bit mode with the command, S7,1 it is known by Microchip that support for this command is not present in version 6.15.

    I bought this module at a premium price (it is just a serial bridge like a $5 module) primarily BECAUSE it supposedly supported 7-bit mode. And it does not. Had there been a mention in the description above or in the manual, I would have not purchased this. Now I have a $30 bluetooth serial module that will not work in my project.

    I am not blaming Sparkfun for this. Microchip has known about this issue for years and has not updated their documentation. It was obviously such a problem that they actually sell the RN-42 module with firmware 4.77 in it under a different part number. But you are not going to figure that out until you run into the problem after spending $30 and trying to research it.

    If you need 7-bit data mode, this module is not going to work for you.

  • There is a possibility that I may be able to find those connectors, but for your purposes, it might be better to just rewire them to something easier to find.

    "If you have worked around aircraft or military hardware.."

    Every day

  • Took me only 25 minutes to get a response. I took the loyalty funds, since that came to $40. It was hard enough getting that to go through, I wasn't going to chance it to make it through 10 questions.
    I kept getting to the point where it was supposed to give me my promo code, and that's when it crashed. But, I just kept trying and eventually it popped up.
    Guess I was lucky that it only took me 25 minutes.
    My guess is that the people bitching the most are those that wanted to take the quiz because they just joined today or yesterday and had no loyalty bucks. So... I don't really think sparkfun is going to miss them. They really weren't customers to begin with, unless you were giving them free stuff.

  • When I started modding enclosures, I first used masking tape over the area and then just drew my template on that. The idea being that the tape would protect the plastic surface.
    Now, I print them to a label and then apply the label template to the side I am going to cut. You can then use a utility knife to score the cuts.
    For connectors like D-Subs, drill your screw holes first, then cut the bulk.

No public wish lists :(