Questions tagged [adafruit]

Adafruit Industries is an open-source hardware company founded by Limor Fried in 2005. Use this tag to mention issues with Adafruit products or tutorials.

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Ooops, no LSM303 detected … Check your wiring!

History I have an Adafruit 10DOF IMU Breakout which has been working on my Mega for some time. This morning my program did not run so I starting troubleshooting. Scenario I eventually plugged the ...
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Adafruit Huzzah espcomm_open failed

I recently bought an adafruit huzzah as well as a serial to usb cable to connect it to my computer running windows 10. I was able to get the board set up in arduino following the directions found here....
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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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Blynk app, DotStar bluetooth control code help

This is my setup: Arduino Mega; HM-10 bluetooth module (bought off ebay, so not sure if genuine but works); Adafruit Dotstar addressable LED strip; iOS Blynk app; Hardware-wise, everything is ...
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Adafruit Huzzah ESP8266 Battery Power issue

I'm trying to connect a ~5.5V (2 x 3V coin cells in series, but their voltage drops a little) to the VBat (or V+) of my Adafruit Huzzah ESP8266 module (not the black Feather one, the smaller blue one: ...
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Adafruit Feather 32u4 Bluefruit LE and HC-05 Bluetooth module

Is it possible to connect an Adafruit Feather 32u4 Bluefruit LE with an HC-05 Bluetooth module? I am making a heart rate monitor using an Adafruit Feather, but it is unable to send the data to ...
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Using MMA8451 accelerometer to count steps

I'm trying to use an Adafruit MMA8451 accelerometer to create a pedometer-type device that counts steps. I'd like to initiate a counter that says "if the x-axis readout is > some threshold, add 1 to ...
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Motor shield power from Arduino pro mini 5v RAW Pin 150mAh cannot run servo

linked to my old question, Pro Mini 5v with Adafruit motor shield v1 power sharing problems I figured out and use one 7.2v battery (6 AA cells), and link it with RAW pin to Pro mini and join its 5v ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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ESP8266 light sleep - can't wake up

I am attempting to implement a light sleep mode on an esp8266 (feather huzzah) which, when a button is pressed, wakes the system up so that it can continue its normal task. I cobbled together some ...
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Adadfruit Trinket software not running on ATtiny85

I have an application that uses a pair of nRF24L01+ as a simple RF link between a camera PC sync output and a set of LED flashes. The important factors are power and low latency - hence the 2.4GHz. I ...
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Why won't Wifi Shield detect any networks? Even really close

I just purchased an Adafruit Wifi Shield CC3300 and strapped it onto my Arduino Uno board. I'm running this basic sketch that I found to test the functionality of the Wifi Shield: http://arduino.cc/...
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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 Huzzah Feather not resetting and serial monitor garbage

Hi there, I have an Adafruit Huzzah Feather project laid out as you can see in the diagram above. Currently I am having trouble getting it to reliably reset and start the sketch. More often than ...
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Wiring Feather Huzzah ESP8266 to Monochrome 1.3" 128x64 LCD

I'm new to Arduino and the pinouts for the Adafruit 938 LCD doesn't seem to match the pinouts that I looked up for the Huzzah ESP8266. Does anyone know the proper pinout for this display and the ...
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Turn on one by one the LEDs of a Neopixel rgb LEDs strip for each detection at the same distance from an Ultrasonic Distance Sensor (HC-SR04)

For this project I seek to create a counter of water glasses we drank throughout the day. I use for this an Arduino UNO card, a Piezo buzzer and a Neopixel rgb LEDs strip (5 LEDs for this test). ...
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Is something wrong with my Adafruit motor shield?

I think something may be wrong with my shield, as I looked at the other forums related to this question and still can not get help. I know that I can't run it from a 9V source by itself, as the ...
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Upload custom trinket firmware

I'd like to disable the trinket 10-second bootloader when powered up, so it will just begin running the program. I would still like to be able to press the reset button to re-program it. I found an ...
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How to attach Arduino MKR1000 to a shield meant for Arduino UNO?

I have an Arduino MKR1000 and need to interface it to an Adafruit Music Maker shield, which has pinouts for an Arduino UNO. Maybe I'll have to attach female headers, and then jumper pins over. Which ...
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Debugging arduino shield for varying voltage

I'm using this motor shield for arduino from adafruit. It says it can drive 4 DC motors with it. However, two terminals M3 & M4 (as marked in the image) seem to be supplying lesser voltage. To ...
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Adafruit Trinket 3v with LED matrix backpack producing error

I have been wanting to create a Arduino watch. I built the circuit with an Adafruit Trinket 3v and an Adafruit LED matrix backpack (8*8). When I try to upload this example code: /*********************...
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Refine Colorview Code

How would I refine this to only recognize red and green? I don't need the full functionality of this code, just the ability to distinguish between red and green, and output that respectively. I also ...
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Using Johnny-five API with RFID Controller Shield

Is it possible to use the Adafruit PN532 NFC/RFID Controller Shield with the Johnny Five API? I've searched the depths of google and I'm unable to find anything so far. If it is possible, how can I go ...
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Adafruit motor shield 1 and Arduino Pro Mini

Can any one tell me how to connect Adafruit motor shield v 1.0 with Arduino Pro Mini 5v 8 Mhz. Motor shield uses which pins as I want to replace my Arduino UNO to Pro Mini and need re-wiring. Tried it ...
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Sparkfun Red board and CC3000 shield not allowing multiple HTTP_GET requests.

I have a SparkFun Red board (Arduino Uno R3) with a SparkFun CC3000 shield attached. I am trying to post data to the "data.sparkfun.com" service in order to test a basic Wifi data logger. I am using ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Grounding analogue signals through ads1115

Quick question - I have some pretty expensive gas flow sensors outputting a 0-5V signal, which need at least 2.5 KOhms minimum load. Can I connect them to the Adafruit ADS1115 breakout (ADS1115 chip, ...
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Adafruit Feather unable to upload code

I am using Adafruit Feather RFM69HCW Microcontroller. I am having difficulty uploading code in any Adafruit Feather boards. We have a project that is live on the field and it needs code changes. I ...
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Can't get I2C + SPI working on Wemos D1 Mini Pro

I've been struggeling allday to get I²C and SPI working on the same time on my Wemos D1 Mini Pro, i want to use a BME280 + the Wemos D1 Mini 1,4' TFT Shield. If i comment one or the other out, the ...
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Adafruit ESP32 device working on OSX 10.13 but not on OSX 10.11 on older machine

I'm new to Arduino - just got an ESP32-based Adafruit Feather HUZZAH32. I got it up and running on my Macbook Air (High Sierra) with no problem, following the instructions at this page linked from the ...
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Adafruit FT6206 controller won't start after unrelated code changes

I am using an Adafruit HUZZAH32 Feather with the ESP WROOM32 module and an Adafruit 2,8" cap touch Display. When trying my code I encountered a strange problem: one specific line of code lets the ...
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weird output from keyboard program

I am trying to write a keyboard (Key-glove) program. There are 4 buttons, and inputs should type specific keys. when the keyboard is active, I get output, but not what I am expecting for output. I get ...
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'Class SdFat' error message with Adafruit wave shield

I'm using Arduino Uno and Adafruit Wave Shield, with the WaveRP library. I was able to run the example programs of the waveRP library, but I try to connect a mic to the shield, didn't go well, so I ...
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Unusualy high fail rate with Adafruit Circuit playgrounds

I am on my 4th failed Adafruit Circuit playground, I can usualy program them a few times, like less than 10, then they become unresponsive. no amount of reseting, rebooting, bootloader re-...
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cannot get low power with Adafruit Trinket

I want to get as low power use during sleep as possible with an Adafruit Trinket. Based on results presented on various places in the internet (blogs etc), I expect to be able to go down to 50 - 100 ...
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Arduino Mega 2560 to Adafruit STMPE610 wiring

I'm having difficulty in trying to find the correct wiring between the STMPE610 to the Arduino Mega 2560? Q: Could someone please illustrate the correct wiring for i2c connection between the two ...
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Adafruit Trinket & Ultimate GPS & Google Earth Realtime

I'm using a 5v Pro Trinket that has an Adafruit Ultimate GPS connected and is connected over serial to my laptop. I am not using any fancy parsing code, I'm just letting the GPS spit out the raw data. ...