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Analog Accelerometer and Adafruit Metro M0 [on hold]

I am trying to collect readings from an Adafruit ADXL377 accelerometer and send the data to an excel file. I am using CircuitPython since it is made for my board and sensor. I am not sure how to send ...
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Adafruit Feather M0 Basic Proto doesn't show up

I bought a Feather M0 basic from Amazon here. I installed all the board definitions and stuff from here I restarted the IDE and when I plugged it in, the Feather doesn't show up in ports or device ...
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DC motors only run in one direction

I'm quite new to Arduino and am making my first proper project, an obstacle avoiding robot. I'm using an Arduino Uno and a motor shield compatible with the Adafruit motor driver library. I'm trying ...
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Logging data to SD card from software serial

I have an Arduino Uno and an Adafruit data logging shield and I have connected a digital pressure sensor that uses serial communication. The sensor requires a character to start transmitting data. I ...
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Adafruit Micro-SD breakout not initializing on MEGA 2560

] [I am having quite a bit of trouble trying to get my Arduino MEGA 2560 to read my micro-SD card. My wiring is as follows: Breakout Arduino 5v 5v Gnd Gnd CLK 52 DO ...
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Pin headers too long for the sensor i bought

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Adafruit-TCS34725-Color-Sensor-Filter/dp/B00OKCRU5M/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=adafruit+rgb+sensor&qid=1559653098&s=computers&sr=1-3 Just bought this colour sensor for a ...
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Adafruit Circuit Playground Express interrupt not working

I have interrupts attached to pins 4 and 5 which correspond to the left and right inbuilt buttons on the circuit playground express (https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-circuit-playground-express/...
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Red LED not turning off on Adafruit Circuit Playground Classic

When using the traditional Blink example program, the light blinks as expected. Even when writing from scratch digitalWriteing pin 13 to high and low repeatedly works fine. The problem is when I try ...
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Getting two trinkets to talk to each other via the serial pins

I'm trying to make a quick proof of concept of two trinket M0s talking to each other via their RX and TX pins and I'm not able to get it working. I uploaded sender and receiver sketches to two ...
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Modifying NMEA of Adafruit GPS

I use a Adafruit Ultimate GPS Breakout - 66 channel w/10 Hz updates to collect data on animal movement. I have two questions regarding the produced NMEA: - there are some information about PGACK, ...
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HUZZAH ESP-8266 (by ADAFRUIT): How to use with the ARDUINO R3

I have recently purchased a ESP-8266 HUZZAH by adafruit. I'm kind of new to the whole arduino concept. I would like to know how I would be able to utilise this breakout board with my Arduino to do ...
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Using 18650 batteries with a 3.7v to 5v boost converter [closed]

I'm looking to set up a 1-meter strip of WS2812B LEDs (60 LEDs) with an off-the-shelf RF LED controller with a remote. The LEDs want a 5V supply - I've tried running them off 3.7v but the colour ...
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How can I hook up multiple MMA8451 accelerometers, (I2C protocol) using one Arduino Mega?

How can I hook up four (adafruit) MMA8451 accelerometers (using I2C protocol) using one Arduino Mega? What I'm confused about is I only have one SDA and SCL on the Arduino Mega obviously. So how can I ...
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Adafruit Feather 32u4 BLE compatible with Software SPI?

Let me preface by saying that I am not super experienced with electronics. I have an Adafruit Feather 32u4 that is using Hardware SPI to communicate over Bluetooth. Unfortunately, I'm also hoping to ...
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Code stuck on mag.getEvent(&event); in HMC5833L Compass

Last week I created some code in which I can run a Ublox GPS NEO-6 and a magnetometer HMC5883L together. Which at the time worked brilliantly. Yesterday I have attempted to run the code again, with ...
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Adafruit esp32 Feather Failing to compile

So yesterday, I was able to upload/compile given example code to the Esp32 Huzzah board. Today I couldn't even compile. Even carefully using the tutorial adafruit provides. I was getting errors as ...
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Can the 'Adafruit Non-Latching Mini Relay FeatherWing' be used with an Arduino microcontroller such as an Arduino Mega 2560?

Can this relay found here: https://www.adafruit.com/product/2895 Be used with an Arduino Mega? The description given seems to specify that you should hook it up to their dedicated 'Featherwing Board'...
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Adafruit RGB LCD w/ Shield kit connection to arduino uno? [duplicate]

I have a adafruit rbg 16x2 lcd with shield kit and am trying to connect it to an arduino uno. The only thing is the assembly instructions have the lcd basically using every pin on the arduino, even ...
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Help with code for pushbutton connected to adafruit motorshield v2

can anybody assist me with a code? I am using arduino uno with adafruit v2 motor shield stacked on top. I am using a pushbutton and one DC motor and I want the state of the push button to change after ...
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Bluetooth gamepad via Adafruit Feather M0 Bluefruit BLE

I'm trying to build a Bluetooth-enabled gamepad out of an old Playstation 1 controller, using an Adafruit Feather M0 Bluefruit BLE. I've programmed the board as a Keyboard HID and everything works: ...
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Reading Multiple RFID tags / Reading and ignoring/holding the tag

I'm currently doing a project where ideally I will have multiple objects with RFID tags on them that are placed on top of a Adafruit PN532 RFID Shield connected to a Arduino Uno Wifi Rev 2. The idea ...
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Adafruit Feather ESP32 - GPIO power drain during deep sleep

I have an Adafruit Feather ESP32 whose GPIOs I use to control an external device. I don't want the device to drain the power of the ESP32 sometimes, so I set the GPIOs to INPUT. When I go into deep ...
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Arduino OLED Display strange output

I am trying to use the Adafruit SSD1306 lib with my OLED display for arduino but I've encountered an strange error. I am using the default example "ssd1306_128x64_spi" but the display is odd, the ...
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How to get the weather kit with anemometer working using arduino (UNO)?

I tried to build a weather station with anemometer and My setup is, SwitchDoc Labs' anemometer kit (which is equivalent to sparkfun anemometer kit) connected to the grove weather-pi board with rtc ...
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Adafruit Feather nRF52832 as a SPI slave

Like the title says, I am trying to configure the Adafruit Feather nRF52 as a SPI slave, who will receive information from a MSP430 microcontroller. I have found a few code examples that provide ...
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WaveShare EPaper Display and Adafruit HUZZAH32 ESP32 Feather Board

I'm trying to understand how I could use WaveShare EPaper Display with Adafruit HUZZAH32 ESP32 Feather Board. With these connections SDI/SCK -> MOSI SCK/SCLK -> SCK CS -> 15 DC -> 33 RST/...
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Same output on displays with different I2C-addresses (AdaFruit library, ESP32)

I've got two displays hooked up to a ESP32 via I2C and I'm using the AdaFruit library. All handling display output is packed in a own library. As I was testing I only had one display set up and ...
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Is my board broken by soldering?

I've soldered a featherwing on my feather, then unsoldered it because it had stopped working: after the soldering of the featherwing, I was unable to upload new software to the board. But now that ...
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Trying to power multiple servos at once using a Arduino Mega

Recently I have been trying to do a project for my end of year project, it involved making a humanoid arm. I am still a newbie at these things, I usually have my friend do the wiring, but since he ...
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How to drive N channel gate correctly from Adafruit Feather pinout?

I am learning how to create a soft latch power switch, using an N channel mosfet. Currently, I have this: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab The idea is (so far) that ...
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Can I control 4 DC Brushless motors with arduino uno and Adafruit motor shield? [duplicate]

I need to control 4 DC brushless motors. I have no experience with arduino or coding. After some research the cleanest setup seems to be using the Adafruit motor shield, however the motors I'm using ...
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Did not find fingerprint sensor :( Arduino Mega 2560 Adafruit Fingerprint Sensor

I'm getting the following error when I try to enroll fingerprints using the Arduino Mega 2560 microcontroller along with a Fingerprint Scanner: Did not find fingerprint sensor :( The exact devices ...
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noisy output lines when waking up from a sleep

Using code similar to these examples from AVR https://www.microchip.com/webdoc/AVRLibcReferenceManual/group__avr__sleep.html my program causes my Adafruit Feather 32u4 to often sleep. When the ...
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Cannot get pins on esp 8266 adafruit wifi module to read HIGH on pin 15

I have an esp8266 and I cannot get the value to read HIGH when 3.3v is applied to directly to pin by hand. I have an Arduino Uno powering the esp8266. It connects to the WiFi like it should, and now ...
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Capturing SBAS GPS packets

I have an Adafruit Ultimate GPS using a PA6H module (datasheet) with PTMK command packets (command set sheet). I have it connected to my PC via Arduino and want to be able to read the SBAS data (...
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Arduino NANO hardware SPI not working

I have an Arduino NANO clone and a 2.4" ILI9341 TFT display. The VCC and LCD pins of the display are connected to the 5V pin of the board. The GND to the GND. All the logic pins are connected to ...
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Adafruit Feather M0 Basic update bootloader

I bought a Feather M0 Basic from a reseller Lawicel however I'm missing the UF2 boot feature. When I press the reset button two times I just get a serial and have to program circuitpython using Bossa....
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How to add if condition with RFID Example

Using a Arduino Mega 2560 and PN532 NFC/RFID module, I want to be able to scan a card and see if it's value is (0xF0, 0x21, 0x5D, 0xA7). It should print "accepted" in the serial monitor. However ...
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How can I call the constructor of a Class after it called once? [closed]

I have a problem with Classes. I have a bunch of code, that code is uses Adafruit MQTT FONA library. I call the Class for make new Instance and Connect to specified server with this code; ...
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Data not writing to SD Card on a Feather M0

I'm trying to write a sketch that will pull data from a BME280 and ADXL345 using the I2C protocol and then write that data to an SD card. Using different sketches I've found online I got something ...
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ESP8266 feather huzzah wiring for MFRC522

I'm trying to wire the mfrc522 and the huzzah but i can't seem to figure out the rst pin. I found the pin out diagram but it doesn't show or idk how its labeled as.
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Arduino Adafruit playground: Adafruit_CPlay_LIS3DH.cpp:27:35: fatal error: Adafruit_CPlay_LIS3DH.h: No such file or directory

I've tried installing the Arduino Adafruit playground but came across the same error. sketch\src\Libraries\Adafruit_Circuit_Playground\utility\Adafruit_CPlay_LIS3DH.cpp:27:35: fatal error: ...
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Adafruit Trinket M0 persistent storage?

I am using an Adafruit Trinket M0 to program a small game and would like to save the game state every so often. I am programming it through the Arduino IDE as the chip does not have enough space to ...
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How to change speed of multiple servos acting at the same time with PCA9685 module?

I'm using the PCA9685 module with its Adafruit library. In my code I have one object of the servodriver class that has 14 channels (controlling 14 servos basically). void Positioning(){ ServoDriver....
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Quaternion values from BNO055 not available

I am trying to obtain Quaternion values from a BNO055 connected to ESP32-PoE board by Olimex. Code #include <Wire.h> #include <Adafruit_Sensor.h> #include <Adafruit_BNO055.h> #...
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Get accelerometer values from BNO055 using adafruit's Unified Sensor Library

If I understand correctly using the Adafruit_Sensor one can extract information from the sensor specific information. These sensors are currently mentioned in the README. I am using the BNO055 for two ...
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After restoring the BNO055 offsets to the sensor the calibration values are all 0

Board: ESP32 Script: restore_offsets.ino from Adafruit's BNO055 library The only difference is I am storing the information in ESP's NVS using the Preferences Library Code #include <Wire.h> #...
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BNO055 restore offsets sketch from Adafruit does not make sense

The restore_offsets sketch from Adafruit BNO055 In some way does not make sense. I am using an ESP32 and storing the offsets of BNO055 in its NVS (non-volatile storage). Steps I start calibrating ...
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backup battery for FeatherWing DS3231, RTC

I am working with slightly modified example code for the Adafruit FeatherWing DS3231 RTC (real time clock) board. The DS3231 chip itself is from Maxim. Since the cell is described as a "backup battery"...
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GPS Short distance calculations, accuracy limitations for 1-30 meter distance [closed]

I am a total beginner in the field of GPS, and this is actually my first post. But, I have been looking into some of your questions, and especially the ones for short distance calculations, and time ...