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  • wh0c4rez commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0019: Raspberry WiFi3 months ago
    HackerBoxes 0019: Raspberry WiFi

    Excited for this HackerBox, but a bit intimidated by the SMT soldering. Age has not done well for my eyes or steady hands...

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  • wh0c4rez commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0016: Cellular Metal5 months ago
    HackerBoxes 0016: Cellular Metal

    So, a combination of things have made it work. Not sure which was the most responsible. I pulled out a USB module from a previous HB (was used for programming the Arduino Mini's), set it up to deliver 5v, and used it via a USB port on my computer to provide power. Then I used the code @jasper_fracture provided in the link above. Have now successfully sent three texts to my phone. I am investigating Jasper's code to see if maybe there is something there that I missed (I doubt it) just in case. Thanks for the help!

    I've modified my code a bit to add a notification via Serial Monitor after a text is "sent" as seen here:Serial.println("Init success, start to send SMS message..."); gprs.sendSMS("1757XXXxxxx","Hello World!"); //define phone number and text Serial.println("Text sent successfully");Now, I am getting the following output on the Serial Monitor:GPRS - Send SMS Test ...Power check failed!Init success, start to send SMS message...ERROR:CMGFText sent successfullySo, there seems to be some holdup on being able to issue the CMGF command. Without being able to set AT+CMGF=1, a standard SMS can't be sent. Don't understand why it cannot do this.

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  • wh0c4rez commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0016: Cellular Metal5 months ago
    HackerBoxes 0016: Cellular Metal

    Really can't figure out what the heck is wrong with not being able to send out an SMS. Attached is an image of my setup. I am not using the board sent with the kit, as I thought that might have been contributing to the issue, but it's not apparently. Running the following code:/*Sketch: GPRS Connect TCPFunction: This sketch is used to test seeeduino GPRS's send SMS func.to make it work, you should insert SIM card to Seeeduino GPRS and replace the phoneNumber,enjoy it!************************************************************************************note: the following pins has been used and should not be used for other purposes. pin 8 // tx pin pin 7 // rx pin pin 9 // power key pin pin 12 // power status pin*******************************************************************...

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    Really can't figure out what the heck is wrong with not being able to send out an SMS. Attached is an image of my setup. I am not using the board sent with the kit, as I thought that might have been contributing to the issue, but it's not apparently. Running the following code:/*Sketch: GPRS Connect TCPFunction: This sketch is used to test seeeduino GPRS's send SMS func.to make it work, you should insert SIM card to Seeeduino GPRS and replace the phoneNumber,enjoy it!************************************************************************************note: the following pins has been used and should not be used for other purposes. pin 8 // tx pin pin 7 // rx pin pin 9 // power key pin pin 12 // power status pin************************************************************************************created on 2013/12/5, version: 0.1by lawliet.zou(lawliet.zou@gmail.com)*/#include <gprs.h>#include <SoftwareSerial.h>GPRS gprs;void setup() { Serial.begin(9600); while(!Serial); Serial.println("GPRS - Send SMS Test ..."); gprs.preInit(); delay(1000); while(0 != gprs.init()) { delay(1000); Serial.print("init error\r\n"); } Serial.println("Init success, start to send SMS message..."); gprs.sendSMS("757XXXXXXX","Hello World!"); //define phone number and text}void loop() { //nothing to do}This is the output to the Serial Monitor:GPRSck failed!GPRS - Send SMS Test ...Power check failed!My "Ring" LED on the SIM is light solid (mostly, it "resets" every so often) and the "Net" LED flashes about 1 to 2 times/second.I have NO idea why I cannot get this to work. When I've run other code to issue AT commands, my +COPS returns +COPS: (2,"T-Mobile USA","TMO","310260"),,(0-4),(0-2) so I should be able to send an SMS based on my review of other posts below.P.S. I changed the code for my phone number to the XXX's here, it's correct in the uploaded Sketch.

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  • wh0c4rez commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0016: Cellular Metal5 months ago
    HackerBoxes 0016: Cellular Metal

    I've had some issues also, but not sure if the power is resetting itself or not. However, I have found this. It may help. Since I'm at work, I cannot verify if it resolves my issue yet.https://www.exploreembedded.com/wiki/Setting_up_GP...

    _benstr, are you having any power problems? I think I'm having an issue maintaining the 3.7v/2a that the module requires. The instructions found here: http://www.ayomaonline.com/programming/quickstart-... mention the need for some kind of voltage regulation, but then don't explain actually setting it up. I have found some other possible instructions regarding the wiring setup here: https://www.exploreembedded.com/wiki/Setting_up_GP...but they're not very detailed.I'm getting a solid red light on the "Ring", but just flashing on the "Net" light. Ocassionally, while in Serial Monitor, I get garbage back. A search of Google seems to indicate this is a power regulation issue.

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  • wh0c4rez commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0011: HAX0R TREAT10 months ago
    HackerBoxes 0011: HAX0R TREAT

    There are 40 female-to-female connectors, if that is what you are asking.

    Previously posted as MikeO99. This is my motion activated light up skull...

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  • wh0c4rez commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0010: Phython Pi11 months ago
    HackerBoxes 0010: Phython Pi

    That entry was already in my file, near the top. I'm still getting a "Bad password" error with the onboard Wi-Fi module.

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