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  • TimGTech commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0021: Hacker Tracker2 weeks ago
  • TimGTech commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0021: Hacker Tracker3 weeks ago
    HackerBoxes 0021: Hacker Tracker

    After installing I unplugged from the USB and rebooted. Plugged back in USB and the com port appeared.

    Maybe try using jumper wired or a stacking header if you have one to connect the SD module to the breadboard. I was having issues and that was the fix. See my previous post about it with a few pics.

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  • TimGTech made the instructable HackerBoxes 0021: Hacker Tracker3 weeks ago
    HackerBoxes 0021: Hacker Tracker

    If you have issues with your SD card module try using male/female jumper wires to connect it or a stacking header if you happen to have one. I was having issues with mine and discovered that it wasn't making a good connection on the breadboard. So functionality was hit and miss. After using a stacking header to connect it, it works like a charm every time. The hearder pins on the SD module are a tad short for plugging into a breadboard directly.

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  • TimGTech commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0021: Hacker Tracker3 weeks ago
    HackerBoxes 0021: Hacker Tracker

    I plugged in the GPS module and Windows 10 has a USB driver for it so it did not show up as a COM port. So I installed the Ublox U-Center and selected the Ublox driver instead of the Windows driver and now have it showing up with a COM port. So now it reads in the Arduino monitor. Works fine in U-Center too. Just can do both at once. Just sharing in case anyone else runs into this.

    On a side note - The ruler was worth the cost of the box alone! It's bad to the bone! :)

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  • TimGTech commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0020: Summer Camp1 month ago
    HackerBoxes 0020: Summer Camp

    UPDATE - Now that I've had my Dunkin Donuts this morning... I headed ovet to the HXB Reddit page and found my problem.... Just needed to update my Arduino to the latest version. All working good now!"Never a duh moment around here" :)

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  • TimGTech commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0020: Summer Camp1 month ago
    HackerBoxes 0020: Summer Camp

    Just loaded the HB020_Badge_A firmware and getting "not declared in this scope" errors on...'mutebutton''RainbowLEDcycle''wifiScan2LCD'...and on down the line.Did this code work as-is for everyone else?

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  • TimGTech commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0018: Circuit Circus3 months ago
    HackerBoxes 0018: Circuit Circus

    That pretty sweet.

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  • TimGTech made the instructable HackerBoxes 0018: Circuit Circus3 months ago
    HackerBoxes 0018: Circuit Circus

    Got mine all soldered up and working. This tester is going to come in very handy! Great box this month. Now on to PyroEDU...

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  • TimGTech commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0018: Circuit Circus3 months ago
    HackerBoxes 0018: Circuit Circus

    Microscope.... No ProblemSoldering SMT,,,, No ProblemDropping an SMT component on the carpet.... PROBLEM!

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  • TimGTech commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0016: Cellular Metal5 months ago
    HackerBoxes 0016: Cellular Metal

    I got this response from Ryan @ Hologram as the proposed fix. I have been so busy I have not had a chance to try it myself. I hope to give it a whirl within the next few days and will post my results back here.Hi @TimGTechFor some reason the SIM800 sent requires a SMS config. This blog post explains the steps http://www.smssolutions.net/tutorials/gsm/sendsmsat/ Basically run this command: AT+CSMP=17,167,0,16 . The post explains things in more detail.If you could try this, then we can go from there. @benstrThanks,Ryan

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  • TimGTech commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0016: Cellular Metal5 months ago
    HackerBoxes 0016: Cellular Metal

    Sounds like we have the same issue. I posted in the Hologram forum. Any feedback or resolution I get from there I will post back here.

    Thank Ben. I have a post on the Hologram Community forum. Hopefully it will get worked out. I'm hoping to get it working. At least to be able to send SMS messages.

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  • TimGTech commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0016: Cellular Metal5 months ago
    HackerBoxes 0016: Cellular Metal

    Hi BenAT+COPS=? = +COPS: (2,"T-Mobile USA","TMO","310260"),,(0-4),(0-2)So I guess maybe it is connecting?

    OK this is driving me nutz!!! It's not connecting to the cellular network it seems. I activated the SIM ok. I have everything wired properly. I tripple checked wiring and code. Then I ate a Nutty Bar and checked it again! AT command responds "OK"But - AT+CREG? = 0. I assume that's meaning its not connected. The Hologram Dashboard doesn't show any data either.

    AT+COPS? = 0

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  • TimGTech commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0015: Connect Everything6 months ago
    HackerBoxes 0015: Connect Everything

    I have my ESP32 up and running. I opted to go the Arduino IDE route being I already had it and Python loaded and ready to go. BTW - If anyone is having any troubles getting started, the Sparkfun hookup guide is great too. Although its for their version, it's basically the same setup process.https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/esp32-thing-h...I ran the WiFiScan example and that detected my SSID's ok. However, the Basic Client example would not connect to either of my AP's (Verizon Wireless Router and a Ubiquity AP). The WiFiMulti.addAP used in the BasicClient example must not like them But I kicked on the HotSpot on my cell phone and it connected to it just fine. I used one of the others that uses WiFi.begin to connect to the AP's and they all connect fine using it.Now onto gettin...

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    I have my ESP32 up and running. I opted to go the Arduino IDE route being I already had it and Python loaded and ready to go. BTW - If anyone is having any troubles getting started, the Sparkfun hookup guide is great too. Although its for their version, it's basically the same setup process.https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/esp32-thing-h...I ran the WiFiScan example and that detected my SSID's ok. However, the Basic Client example would not connect to either of my AP's (Verizon Wireless Router and a Ubiquity AP). The WiFiMulti.addAP used in the BasicClient example must not like them But I kicked on the HotSpot on my cell phone and it connected to it just fine. I used one of the others that uses WiFi.begin to connect to the AP's and they all connect fine using it.Now onto getting this ESP32 working with Cayenne. If I get that going I will post back here.

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  • TimGTech commented on ThisIsSteve's instructable Control a Servo over the Internet9 months ago
    Control  a Servo over the Internet

    Hey i'm trying this out. When I copy and past the Web code and save as an html file it just displays the same code in the browser when I open it. Also, the code for the Particle Photon it says in your instructions to connect to D0 but the code has A0, Is that right?

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  • TimGTech commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0012: Digital Logic9 months ago
    HackerBoxes 0012: Digital Logic

    Hi!My name is XOR. But you can call me AND OR NOR. But NOT ever NAND!Cool box this month! :)

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  • TimGTech commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0010: Phython Pi11 months ago
    HackerBoxes 0010: Phython Pi

    I got mine up and running with no problem at first until it came to the wi-fi. After reading through the suggestions I was able to get connected stetting the driver to "nl80211". I set it to "none" and it didn't work. But afterwards I set me locale correctly so maybe that was part of the problem to begin with.

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  • TimGTech commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0008: Clockwork1 year ago
    HackerBoxes 0008: Clockwork

    Yes definitely in this case I'm sure it is. Was just sharing that bit I knew from my days installing car stereos and mobile electronics. As long as they don't put DCC we will be alright! :)

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  • TimGTech commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0008: Clockwork1 year ago
    HackerBoxes 0008: Clockwork

    Thanks Slackmaster! That helps a lot.

    ACC is typically used in the automotive industry and I think means ACCessory circuit. When you insert key into ignition switch and turn it to the left (backwards) you are turning on the ACC circuit. It will allow you to operate radio, windows and other accessories, but it does not turn on fuel pump and other engine controls. It saves battery for when you need to operate vehicle components without engine being on.

    Jasper,You were close. I figured I must have had it backwards but I double checked several times and I had it correct. After closer examination I discovered the chip was on backwards. Actually the whole socket was soldered on the board backwards. The chip was in the socket the correct way. I turned it around and was good to go. Then I discovered the cr2031 battery was dead. I put in a new one and I am in business! Thanks for tip to get me going!

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  • TimGTech commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0008: Clockwork1 year ago
    HackerBoxes 0008: Clockwork

    On the RTC I keep getting RTC Sync Failed! and RTC Set Failed! Anyone have any ideas?

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  • TimGTech commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0008: Clockwork1 year ago
    HackerBoxes 0008: Clockwork

    This hackerbox was jam packed full of good stuff. I put the clock together. One piece of the plastic case had a small crack the acrylic but no big deal. It all went together smooth. If anyone has any more info on the modes and setting that would be great. Mine has to have two different times and the alarm time. I'm trying to figure out what the two times are, can you switch between 12hr/14hr, and change the temp from Celsius to Fahrenheit. Now I just need a backup battery!

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  • HackerBoxes 0006: Internet of Things (IoT) Projects Featuring the Particle Photon

    I'm going to use the traffix light with an ultrasonic sensor in the garage so my wife will know when to stop the car.

    I'm going to use the traffic light with an ultrasonic sensor in the garage so my wife will know when to stop the car.

    Today I got to playing with the NeoPixels. These things are cool! ... and Bright!

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  • HackerBoxes 0007: Digital Soundscapes

    I finally got around to soldering the VU meter together. A hat tip @park_ind_ent for the tip on the dot mode. Works like a charm! :)

    I finally got around to soldering the VU meter together. A hat tip @park_ind_ent for the heads up on the dot mode. Works like a charm! :)

    I finally got around to soldering the VU meter together. A hat tip @park_ind_ent for the tip on the dot mode. Works like a charm! :)

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