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by wclift
Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: [SOLVED] Wink TX vs. Beep Interference
Replies: 3
Views: 798

Re: Wink TX vs. Beep Interference

That was the problem. But rather than insert the pinMode command before a beep() function, I just put it right AFTER the TXIRKey function, to restore the beep pin to usefulness. I'll experiment later with putting this functionality directly in the TXIR function somewhere. It makes more sense to me t...
by wclift
Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: [SOLVED] Wink TX vs. Beep Interference
Replies: 3
Views: 798

[SOLVED] Wink TX vs. Beep Interference

This will probably end up a question for Kevin, but if anyone has hit this and found the issue, I'm interested. Here's my codebender sketch to demonstrate the problem: https://codebender.cc/sketch:291002 The code is an expansion of the default TX/RX example program to use with the remote. I'm trying...
by wclift
Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: Programming Wink with CodeBender
Replies: 2
Views: 717

Re: Programming Wink with CodeBender

Hey Steve, If you don't have access to the AdaFruit_NeoPixel library, then the code should not compile. The functions have to get defined in order to be used by the library functions like eyesBlue(). I took my Wink base sketch and just added a blinking blue eyes routine: https://codebender.cc/sketch...
by wclift
Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:24 am
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: Wink Tips and Tricks for First-time Arduino Upload problems
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

Re: Wink Tips and Tricks for First-time Arduino Upload problems

You're going to have to give me a bit more to go on. There are TWO small indicator lights near two small buttons. When looking at Wink from the back, the button on the LEFT is the power button and the button on the right is a programmable button for use in your programming. Plug the USB cable from c...
by wclift
Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: How to program wink
Replies: 4
Views: 979

Re: How to program wink

Hello JCH, When I first started playing with Wink, I was also completely new to Arduino. I followed all the tool installation instructions to use the ArduinoIDE on my desktop, and I downloaded all the drivers, and I copied all the templates and finally got the hang of it. Then, when trying to enable...
by wclift
Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: Programming Wink with CodeBender
Replies: 2
Views: 717

Programming Wink with CodeBender

In my quest to enable a classroom of students to quickly setup to code for the Wink, I was frustrated at the level of software and driver installation and copying of sketches required to get up and running. It took me awhile to get it working on one PC and then it was still tedious to repeat on seve...
by wclift
Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: Can I program Wink on Chromebook? YES!
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Re: Can I program Wink on Chromebook

Great news! Complete Success! Hardware: Dell Chromebook11 with ChromeOS Version 46.0.2490.82 RegModel CB1C13 RegTypeNo CB1C13001 Web-based Software: https://codebender.cc - Website indicated a requirement for ChromeOS v42+ CodeBender turns out to be a really nice web-based Arduiono software programm...
by wclift
Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: Can I program Wink on Chromebook? YES!
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Can I program Wink on Chromebook? YES!

I'm reaching out to other Wink enthusiasts with a question. I'd like to take Winks into a classroom filled with Chromebooks and be able to use them to program Arduino/Wink. I've researched and found https://codebender.cc/ which reports to have an Arduino compatible IDE app for Chromebooks, which sou...
by wclift
Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:52 am
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: Minor compilation warning work-around
Replies: 5
Views: 756

Re: Minor compilation warning work-around

I finally was able to answer my own question. I've been trying to clean up the example code so that the newly added IR code doesn't leave behind nuisance warning messages that will confuse kids and defocus them from the issues with their own code. The compiler was warning about the "extern"...
by wclift
Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: mac Capitan Has no usb port option
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: mac Capitan Has no usb port option

Next thing to be careful of is plugging in the board before installing the usb driver. It didn't happen to me, so I don't have first hand experience, but the instructions for driver installation say that if you plug in the board before the drivers, that sometimes, it mis-recognizes the board and acc...