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  • baudlink commented on calmac_projects's instructable Arduino Powered Headdress1 year ago
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    So close..

    I add the blades tomorrow and finish the last circuitry. Coming together pretty smoothly thanks to you calmac.

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  • baudlink commented on calmac_projects's instructable Arduino Powered Headdress1 year ago
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    *** Also *** If you're having issues getting your sketch to upload and you're using a mac, there can be a conflict between the FTDI and the operating system. In OS X 10.9 they included a kernel extension that enables communication with FTDI devices. Unfortunately it does not seem to work well with Arduino. I've seen threads that say this issue was fixed as of 10.11, but I encountered it with both Sierra and the High Sierra public beta, both upgraded from earlier versions so YMMV. Anyway, if you're getting a response that "stk500_recv programmer is not responding" the instructions to resolve it are here http://3dwest.blogspot.de/2013/12/arduino-in-osx-...//Slight difference in the process if you're on OS X 10.11 El Capitan or newer, you'll need to boot into either your recover...

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    *** Also *** If you're having issues getting your sketch to upload and you're using a mac, there can be a conflict between the FTDI and the operating system. In OS X 10.9 they included a kernel extension that enables communication with FTDI devices. Unfortunately it does not seem to work well with Arduino. I've seen threads that say this issue was fixed as of 10.11, but I encountered it with both Sierra and the High Sierra public beta, both upgraded from earlier versions so YMMV. Anyway, if you're getting a response that "stk500_recv programmer is not responding" the instructions to resolve it are here http://3dwest.blogspot.de/2013/12/arduino-in-osx-...//Slight difference in the process if you're on OS X 10.11 El Capitan or newer, you'll need to boot into either your recovery partition or to a bootable partition on an external drive before you mess with the AppleUSBFTDI.kext. As of 10.11, Apple has System Integrity Protection (SIP) enabled to keep malicious processes from screwing with your computer. You have to disable it before dealing with the drive issue. Once you've logged in (from either recovery partition or external drive) open terminal and type in "csrutil disable." Enter your password and hit enter. Should be quick. Restart and continue the process described in the link above.//

    I am getting closer. Zig-zagging between the servo lights. Going to add other rows and eyes the next day or two.With the help of my friend, he got both Arduino Pro Mini's loaded with the respective code.Final blade installation, wiring and testing is left. Any pro-tips would be greatly appreciated. I'm trying to get this baby done in the next 5 days. :-D

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  • baudlink commented on calmac_projects's instructable Arduino Powered Headdress1 year ago
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    Thank you so much for your support! Your guide is wicked awesome.. It's just a few details of processes in-between that I am having trouble with. I do not have an UNO. I do have the FTDI to USB adapter (Deek-Robot). From what I can tell, I have successfully loaded the LED sketch to one of the Pro Minis.. The servo sketch so far will compile, but when trying to upload to the other Pro Mini, it says it has connection problems. I do apologize, for I am mostly a noob at Arduino, but I so greatly appreciate any troubleshooting tips. Thanks calmac!

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  • baudlink commented on calmac_projects's instructable Arduino Powered Headdress1 year ago
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    Hey calmac! I appreciate all of your hard work on this. I am in the middle of my own rendition of it and have a few questions. The first is this... I have the arduino pro minis and breakout board loading on the sample codes just fine, but I'm having trouble loading the files provided in your guide onto the boards. Do you have any more detailed instructions on how to load the code into the Pro Minis from the Arduino software? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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