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Accessing Serpente R2 SPI Flash as FAT filesystem

CircuitPython has the ability to access the Serpente R2's SPI Flash chip as a FAT file system. I can't figure out how to configure the Adafruit SPIFlash library to work for this board. The file I have ...
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Custom Board with ATSAMD21E17 with adafruit bootloader - can't flash

i build a custom board with an ATSAMD21E17D, similar to adafruit's Trinket M0, but with more used pins and different pinmux. I sucessfully burned the adafruit UF2 bootloader for that board using ...
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Adafruit Circuit Playground Express fails to upload

When uploading code to the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express, I have found that most of the time it fails to upload saying that the port is busy. There seems to be no logical reason behind this, as ...
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Bluetooth not discoverable using feather nRF52832

I just bought a feather nRF52 but I can't make the Bluetooth LE work ... I followed to tutorial (https://learn.adafruit.com/bluefruit-nr ... troduction) which features the same information that on the ...
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Issues with connecting to an Adafruit FLORA board

I just bought a new Adafruit Flora board, and I haven't been able to get it working successfully. When I plug it into a USB port, the board seems to be getting power (the green PWR LED is illuminated),...
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FlexiTimer giving errors in servo motion

I am working on a quadruped bot, spiderbot and I am trying to make a creep gait using Forward kinematics however, for some reason my code stops working after the execution of the line - [pwm.setPWM(...
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Reducing the noise of an SSD1306 display by reducing pre-charge in Adafruit SSD1306 library

I have issues with electrical noise on my board (>300mV switching noise on top of 3.3V rail, its quite a lot), which is generated by my I2C SSD1306 OLED display. After some research I found that the ...
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Adafruit motorshield v2.3 not working

I want to connect my adafruit motor shield v2.3 to a touch board from bare conductive so that the motor turns when one of the electrodes is touched. I've tested the touch part and that isn't a ...
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Thermal Printer - Qrcode

I am trying to print QRcode (not bitmap) on my thermal printer with Arduino and ESP32. I am using the same QRcode library and Adafruit Thermal printer library of this post. How to scale a bitmap (...
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Need Help to Select Microcontroller ?? Help [closed]

i am doing a project which has to run in side a garage to control water levels in sump pit as well as in overhead tank . also schedule running of pumps. i have to run 5 pumps (two for ground water ...
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How to connect 2 Fingerprint Sensor to Arduino Mega? Please help

My project was to open the door from inside and outside the room using fingerprint sensors, currently I used separate arduino on 2 different fingerprint sensor. Please help, my arduino detected only 1 ...
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Finger print scanner using Arduino

Any help is greatly appreciated! Trying to build a small door lock that is controlled by a finger print sensor, (I know it will not be very practical). My issue is with putting the hardware together, ...
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Serial port selection and command receiving failure with Arduino Uno and Adafruit servo shield

For a long time I use Arduino Uno controller and Adafruit 16-Channel 12-bit PWM/Servo Shield with 6.3V 1000 uF capacitor, powered with 6V 8Amp adapter to control 6 High-Speed Digital Micro Servo DSM44 ...
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Relay board not working with nodemcu

This is the relay board I am using nodemcu to make a home automation project which is controlled by google assistant. This is the code i am using is this one #include <ESP8266WiFi.h> #include "...
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Check if the fingerprint exists and enroll with it? Adafruit_Fingerprint.h

I need to verify a fingerprint before being registered, but I have to put the finger 3 times on the finger sensor, which I prefer to do it just twice. The verification is ok, but I don't understand ...
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When I verify the sketch I get several errors

I am extremely new to Arduino coding and have downloaded a sketch for the PCA9685 to use with model railroading and turnout control. When I verify the sketch I get several errors ... I don't even ...
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How to stop OLED flicker when using SSD1306Ascii.h?

Why does the OLED display flicker when using the SSD1306Ascii.h library? The Adafruit library does not have this issue, but I've been told uses a lot of memory and so I'm trying to use Ascii to ...
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ESP8266 WiFi.begin() isn't working

I did a project for IoT attendance system using ESP8266 and RDM6300. However, I can connect to wifi using WiFiMulti.addAP() function for my home WiFi. I tried WiFi.begin() instead of WiFiMulti.addAP(...
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Adafruit MQTT Library Error Connection failed

Adafruit_MQTT library is awesome but i have got a problem with it. I use it in Arduino with NodeMCU (ESP8266). Everything is okey with example code. (TLS connection - WiFiClientSecure). With my way ...
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How to scale a bitmap (uint8_t array) in Arduino?

So I have a project where I send text to an Arduino, which is then printed out as a QR code on a thermal printer that can take a bitmap image with a given width and height. Is there a way I can "...
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5 minute timer output time remaining

I am trying to create a timer that outputs the time remaining in minutes. I am using an Adafruit Circuit Playground Express. For example, if the timer is 5 minutes, then every minute it should output ...
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Arduino is running as a server, but want to occasionally act as a client to update time

My Arduino (actually an ESP32-based Adafruit HUZZAH32) is running as a wifi server. Its main job is to service GET requests from a user, and to periodically turn devices on and off based on the ...
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Using software Serial for Adafruit Thermal library and more general cpp question

I'm working on a proof of concept for using the Adafruit_Thermal printer library with an ATTiny85. The ATTiny85 does not come with hardware serial capability, so I started looking into using ...
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ESP32 Pins won't fit in solderless breadboard

I bought an Adafrut Huzzah32 ESP32 for an IoT project. When the ESP32 arrived, I attempted to fit it into my existing breadboard, but I immediately noticed that no matter how hard I pushed, the pins ...
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Adding bootloader to Feather M0 Bluefruit LE

I want to make a custom Feather M0 Bluefruit LE. I know this means that I will have to add a bootloader to the ATSAMD21G18. I have seen that there are many useful articles in relation to adding ...
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Is My Motor Shield Broken?

So I am trying to work on a mini battle bot project. However, it has been a while since I have worked with my Arduino electronics. So I am going through and learning how to do each thing before ...
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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 ...