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  • NoviceAttempts commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0011: HAX0R TREAT1 month ago
    HackerBoxes 0011: HAX0R TREAT

    So I finally got the CH340 to work to upload to the pro-mini.I installed the drivers from the site the instructables mentioned. Even with these drivers the device in device manager kept coming back as "Unknown USB Device (Device Descriptor Request Failed)"Eventually I got it to work by.1. Powering the Arduino itself from a 9V battery and not the USB to Serial module. 2. Leaving the jumper at 3.3v, this allowed my Windows 10 x64 machine to properly recognize it as a USB-SERIAL CH340 (COMx) in the device manager. (This was also the case if I left the jumper off entirely.)3. Manually setting the com port for that device to COM11 in the Advanced section of the Port Settings for the device in it's properties menu. I don't know if this actually helped, but I read it somewhere.4. Whe...see more »So I finally got the CH340 to work to upload to the pro-mini.I installed the drivers from the site the instructables mentioned. Even with these drivers the device in device manager kept coming back as "Unknown USB Device (Device Descriptor Request Failed)"Eventually I got it to work by.1. Powering the Arduino itself from a 9V battery and not the USB to Serial module. 2. Leaving the jumper at 3.3v, this allowed my Windows 10 x64 machine to properly recognize it as a USB-SERIAL CH340 (COMx) in the device manager. (This was also the case if I left the jumper off entirely.)3. Manually setting the com port for that device to COM11 in the Advanced section of the Port Settings for the device in it's properties menu. I don't know if this actually helped, but I read it somewhere.4. When uploading code, I pressed the reset button on the Pro Mini after the compiling phase when I saw the size calculations for the upload.

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  • NoviceAttempts commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0011: HAX0R TREAT2 months ago
    HackerBoxes 0011: HAX0R TREAT

    Check out my unboxing. I'm glad the instructions are up now, there's a lot to do in this one.https://youtu.be/wqLfSF9I-EU

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  • NoviceAttempts commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0010: Phython Pi3 months ago
    HackerBoxes 0010: Phython Pi

    Is everyone else using RetrOrangePi and getting the wifi working, or just the standard Armbian image? I'm loading the RetroOrangePi 2.0 link from release history, selecting the OPi Lite folder in the google drive. This is built on the Armbian 5.17 release and 5.13 is supposed to natively support the OPi lite wireless.When I check out the interface configurations I'm only seeing the loopback adapter.sudo ifconfigWhen others run that command are you seeing the wlan0 adapter?Any suggestions?

    The page you are on is the instructions, and they are totally free....unless you want to download them as a PDF....If you click the view all steps button you should get 12 steps for this one.If you really want a local copy, you could always highlight the document then copy and paste, probably have to massage the images after that but it should work.

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  • NoviceAttempts commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0010: Phython Pi3 months ago
    HackerBoxes 0010: Phython Pi

    That's what I planned to do, just solder jump wires directly.

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  • NoviceAttempts commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0010: Phython Pi3 months ago
    HackerBoxes 0010: Phython Pi

    Check out my unboxing:So glad these instructions are posted now, this one is going to be fun.

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  • NoviceAttempts commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0009: Virtual Worlds3 months ago
    HackerBoxes 0009: Virtual Worlds

    If you're trying to use the arduino serial monitor that may not work for the bluetooth connection. Try downloading tera term or putty to interact with the bluetooth serial port. Also make sure your arduino code is using Serial1 and not just Serial for all the Serial1.begin, Serial1.read, and Serial1.write commands.Serial through the built in usb connection, Serial1 for an addon module using the Tx/Rx pins.

    When I was struggling with basic bluetooth communication I went with a very simple echo program so I could see the back and forth data flow. I'd recommend loading up the below code to your arduino, then connect via putty to the outgoing com port showing up in the bluetooth port details:void setup(){ Serial1.begin(9600); Serial1.println("Type Something and press enter");}void loop(){ while(Serial1.available()==0) {} Serial1.println(""); Serial1.println("You wrote:"); while(Serial1.available()>0) { Serial1.write(Serial1.read()); } Serial1.println("");}

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  • NoviceAttempts commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0009: Virtual Worlds3 months ago
    HackerBoxes 0009: Virtual Worlds

    There is another way to get it to work remotely without having to buy a $25+ HID Bluetooth module and without a listener program on the computer. This solution would require 2 arduino devices and 2 Bluetooth modules. The idea would have one arduino, the motion tracker, and a Bluetooth module in slave mode on the glove powered by a battery. The arduino would feed the motion tracker and button info to the bluetooth and that's it. Then connect the other Bluetooth module in master mode to another arduino plugged into the computer. We know that the Pro Micro is recognized as a human interface device by windows, so this should work fine. This module will read the input from the Bluetooth, parse the data and send mouse commands to the computer. This would turn the arduino into a Bluetooth rece...see more »There is another way to get it to work remotely without having to buy a $25+ HID Bluetooth module and without a listener program on the computer. This solution would require 2 arduino devices and 2 Bluetooth modules. The idea would have one arduino, the motion tracker, and a Bluetooth module in slave mode on the glove powered by a battery. The arduino would feed the motion tracker and button info to the bluetooth and that's it. Then connect the other Bluetooth module in master mode to another arduino plugged into the computer. We know that the Pro Micro is recognized as a human interface device by windows, so this should work fine. This module will read the input from the Bluetooth, parse the data and send mouse commands to the computer. This would turn the arduino into a Bluetooth receiver for your machine emulating a HID so you wouldn't need the little Bluetooth receiver for you computer.Extra components beyond what was in the hackerbox:- Bluetooth module - either another HC05(master or slave) or an HC06(slave only)- Arduino, probably something like the pro mini or micro- batteries.For the extra arduino you could use the pro-mini that came in box 0008 for the glove since it only needs to communicate via Bluetooth. If I were to buy another arduino specifically for this I would purchase the 3.3V arduino pro mini since that would require less weight for the batteries to supply that voltage. That voltage works fine for all the components on the glove. Note the Box 0008 came with the 5V version of that board, so you'll want a 6V or 9V battery for that one.

    Did you get it to work with those libraries? I took a cursory look, I don't think this gets around the fundamental problem....that windows doesn't see this device as a human interface device(HID). The BLE seems to just change how it communicates, it doesn't maintain an open communication channel just sends data when there's data to send.If you've had success with this I'd be very interested, but I don't think I'll pursue that with the info I've read about it so far.

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  • NoviceAttempts commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0009: Virtual Worlds3 months ago
    HackerBoxes 0009: Virtual Worlds

    Here's the completion of my inertial mouse from this month's box. I did get bluetooth communication working between the arduino and mu computer but I abandoned getting the glove to work via bluetooth and I explain why in the video. A couple things I may adjust in the future. - Change the delay so the mouse is a little more responsive. - Add an additional button to set where level is, so I can have my hand resting more naturally without the mouse moving.Overall I had a lot of fun and frustration but I learned a lot during this project. Can't wait for the next box. https://youtu.be/ccvkqy0u0N8

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  • NoviceAttempts commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0009: Virtual Worlds4 months ago
    HackerBoxes 0009: Virtual Worlds

    I've got the inertial mouse working on a bread board.Check out the video of the first steps: https://youtu.be/pgPNzDW-e7gI've been trying to get the bluetooth working with this breadboard, but I'm a little afraid I damaged the module, the bluetooth runs on 3.3V and the Tx line from the arduino is 5V. Didn'tread that until later. It pairs with my computer just fine but I don't see anything coming from the serial monitor. I recently tried setting up a voltage divider on the Tx line to drop it down around 3.3V but that didn't seem to have any effect. Next I'm going to take it all apart and just try talking to the bluetooth without the motion controller or any mouse functions. Stay tuned for that video.

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  • NoviceAttempts commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0009: Virtual Worlds4 months ago
    HackerBoxes 0009: Virtual Worlds

    I just opened mine up. I got the select button working with a magnet on the camera side of my iphone 6s. I really hope I can get a remote option like the gloves working as a selector, the magnet just seems too low tech or imprecise for me.I was much more impressed than I thought I would be just from the demo on the cardboard app. I'm very happy with this box it made me a little bit giddy when I opened it.I uploaded a video of my unboxing, check it out: https://youtu.be/8G48sDBKUicI plan on doing another video for the glove project once I've got that done....success or failure.

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