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  • mrGman123 commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBox 0051: MCU Lab7 weeks ago
    HackerBox 0051: MCU Lab

    Tip: Use the FT232RL USB serial adapter board to program your MCU board (i.e. NANO V3):Connect RX from the FT232RL to the TX of your MCU board. Connect TX from the FT232RL to the RX of your MCU board.Don't forget power and ground.

    Tip: Use the FT232RL USB serial adapter board to program your MCU board (i.e. NANO V3):Connect RX from the FT232RL to the TX of your MCU board. Connect TX from the FT232RL to the RX of your MCU board.Don't forget power and ground.

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  • mrGman123 made the instructable HackerBox 0051: MCU Lab7 weeks ago
    HackerBox 0051: MCU Lab

    Tip: Use the FT232RL USB serial adapter board to program your MCU board (i.e. NANO V3):Connect RX from the FT232RL to the TX of your MCU board. Connect TX from the FT232RL to the RX of your MCU board.Don't forget power and ground. Nice HackerBox

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  • mrGman123 commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBox 0048: SIMSAT2 months ago
    HackerBox 0048: SIMSAT

    Ok, so I'm trying to get the GPS side of things working. I haven't moved on to the SIM card.I was able to get the program loaded however the green LED is flashing I never get the Blue LED indicating a successful link to satellites. My lab is in my man cave (basement). I took it outside hoping to see it connect. Nothing! no link. I do live in Michigan and this time of year it is very cloudy but today I could see some patchy blue ski so I thought this would be my best shot for now. Wrong. What am I missing? below is my successful load.esptool.py v2.8Serial port COM9Connecting....Chip is ESP8266EXFeatures: WiFiCrystal is 26MHzMAC: dc:4f:xx:xx:xx:xxUploading stub...Running stub...Stub running...Changing baud rate to 460800Changed.Configuring flash size...Auto-detected Flash size: 4MBWARNING...

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    Ok, so I'm trying to get the GPS side of things working. I haven't moved on to the SIM card.I was able to get the program loaded however the green LED is flashing I never get the Blue LED indicating a successful link to satellites. My lab is in my man cave (basement). I took it outside hoping to see it connect. Nothing! no link. I do live in Michigan and this time of year it is very cloudy but today I could see some patchy blue ski so I thought this would be my best shot for now. Wrong. What am I missing? below is my successful load.esptool.py v2.8Serial port COM9Connecting....Chip is ESP8266EXFeatures: WiFiCrystal is 26MHzMAC: dc:4f:xx:xx:xx:xxUploading stub...Running stub...Stub running...Changing baud rate to 460800Changed.Configuring flash size...Auto-detected Flash size: 4MBWARNING: Suspicious segment 0xee, length 0WARNING: Suspicious segment 0x0, length 16777216Warning: Image file at 0x0 is not a valid ESP8266 image, so not changing any flash settings.Compressed 269888 bytes to 115611...Writing at 0x00000000... (12 %)Writing at 0x00004000... (25 %)Writing at 0x00008000... (37 %)Writing at 0x0000c000... (50 %)Writing at 0x00010000... (62 %)Writing at 0x00014000... (75 %)Writing at 0x00018000... (87 %)Writing at 0x0001c000... (100 %)Wrote 269888 bytes (115611 compressed) at 0x00000000 in 3.1 seconds (effective 689.5 kbit/s)...Hash of data verified.Leaving...Hard resetting via RTS pin...

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  • mrGman123 made the instructable HackerBox 00502 months ago
    HackerBox 0050

    Very Cool HackerBox.

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  • mrGman123 made the instructable HackerBox 0049: Debug3 months ago
    HackerBox 0049: Debug

    Be careful you can get lost for hours playing with this 8x8 Matrix of WS2812B RGB LEDs. Very cool, easy to use.

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  • mrGman123 made the instructable HackerBox 0048: SIMSAT3 months ago
    HackerBox 0048: SIMSAT

    I made it, but I haven't been able to get it to work. I never got passed the GPS test. See my comment maybe you can help.

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  • mrGman123 made the instructable HackerBox 0047: Old School5 months ago
    HackerBox 0047: Old School

    Had some trouble loading the TinyBasicPlus_PS2_VGAx.ino onto the main NANO using the 1.6.4 IDE. Not enough memory error. (Global variables use 2,129 bytes (103%) of dynamic memory, leaving -81 bytes for local variables. Maximum is 2,048 bytes.) so I used the latest IDE ver. 1.8.10 This worked. it appears to have better compression then the older IDE. Other then that went pretty smooth. Yeah the VGA connector footprint is tight. I worked it out. Now time to spend hours programming with basic. lol

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  • mrGman123 made the instructable HackerBox 0044: PCB 1238 months ago
    HackerBox 0044: PCB 123

    Simon says Hack the world

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  • mrGman123 commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBox 0044: PCB 1238 months ago
    HackerBox 0044: PCB 123

    I got the Simon game up and running. I used a Arduino Uno as an ISP. Loaded the bootloader with no problems. Installed the sketch for the Simon says badge to the ATtiny85 and the final step burned to fuse to enable Pin 1 as an I/O port. To do that I used WinAVR with the following command:C:\>avrdude -c arduino -P COM6 -b19200 -p ATtiny85 -U lfuse:w:0xe2:m -U hfuse:w:0x5f:m -U efuse:w:0xff:mI then installed a 10uF bypass cap across +5 and GND pins. Awesome Project.

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  • mrGman123 made the instructable HackerBox 0042: Worlds of WiFi10 months ago
    HackerBox 0042: Worlds of WiFi

    Worlds of WiFi HackerBox 42. Up and running with now issues. Now its time to learn about Antenna tehnology and hack some networks. Phreak.

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  • mrGman123 made the instructable HackerBox 0041: CircuitPython11 months ago
    HackerBox 0041: CircuitPython

    This has been a really fun HackerBox. The Atari Punk Console is really cool, love the fact it came from the Radio shack Engineers mini notebook. The MakeCode Arcade was an awesome project. Super simple to make and get working. Went through the Circuit Python software tutorials and learned a lot about the Adafruit ItsyBitsy M4 Express, very nice micro controller board. The RGB 12 LED Ring Module is sweet. cant believe it only requires power and one data pin. The Adafruit Arduino library has some really good code examples to get you started. Having fun with HackerBox 41.

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  • mrGman123 commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBox 0041: CircuitPython11 months ago
    HackerBox 0041: CircuitPython

    Thank you Hackerbox support team. Was fast and easy to get the component that was missing. You all Rock!

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  • mrGman123 commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBox 0040: PIC of Destiny11 months ago
    HackerBox 0040: PIC of Destiny

    I changed the (unsigned char gps_header[]="GNRMC,";) now it gets past the startup screen and displays the time and date. Thank you.

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  • mrGman123 commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBox 0041: CircuitPython11 months ago
    HackerBox 0041: CircuitPython

    I still have the Engineers Mini-Notebook too.

    Thanks

    Was excited to received my HackerBox today. Wanted to put the Atari Punk Console Badge together tonight but it looks like I'm missing a battery holder. The parts list shows a quantity of two and sure enough there are two locations on the board. I'm guessing I will have to contact support somehow. Off to a rough start but not giving up yet. Hoping the other project goes well. :)

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