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by wclift
Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:22 am
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: mac Capitan Has no usb port option
Replies: 4
Views: 4476

Re: mac Capitan Has no usb port option

I helped a friend with a problem like this last night. The usb drivers were installed in a PC laptop, but when we plugged in the programming board, the computer didn't recognize it. In this case, it was the USB cable. The plugs were all the right size :-), but for some reason the cable didn't work. ...
by wclift
Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: Minor compilation warning work-around
Replies: 5
Views: 5138

Re: Minor compilation warning work-around

I did some research. The current Wink PreLoadedDemo and BaseSketch being distributed are these: Wink_PreLoadedDemo_Rev01 Version 1.0 12/2015 Wink_BaseSketch_Rev01_03 Version 1.3 01/2016 And compilation of the PreLoadedDemo is clean and warning-free, as are the bulk of the lesson code examples, likel...
by wclift
Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: Does connecting connector wrong way break Wink ?
Replies: 6
Views: 5478

Re: Does connecting connector wrong way break Wink ?

It sounds like the battery was being shorted out, discharging high current and heating it all up. I don't know if there is any thermal cutoff on Wink. I doubt it. But the battery circuit may have something built in. Or the battery was discharged and needs cooling and charging again. This is somethin...
by wclift
Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: Does connecting connector wrong way break Wink ?
Replies: 6
Views: 5478

Re: Does connecting connector wrong way break Wink ?

Hmm. That's probably something I don't want to test. :) So, we should get a few more specifics from you to figure out exactly what you mean. 1) Now, when connected correctly, does the Wink "charging" light come on? 2) In what way was the cable connected incorrectly? Plug upside down? Plug ...
by wclift
Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: Minor compilation warning work-around
Replies: 5
Views: 5138

Minor compilation warning work-around

In the Wink PreLoaded behavior and template, I'd been seeing the following compile warning message: sketch\WinkHardware.h:249:20: warning: 'irData' initialized and declared 'extern' [enabled by default] extern byte irData[]={0x00,0xFF,0x00,0x00}; In the current WinkHardware.h Rev 01.01 file, I found...
by wclift
Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: Success with Wink IR Remote Upgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 3277

Success with Wink IR Remote Upgrade

After declining the IR remote upgrade before first shipment, and after playing with Winks for some time, I began to crave the IR Upgrade and regretted skipping it. PlumGeek folks were happy to help. I ordered two IR receiver devices and one remote transmitter, all under $10. The package arrived toda...
by wclift
Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: Ringo Code Share
Topic: Wink - idle mode
Replies: 2
Views: 4012

Re: Wink - idle mode

Nice! This fixes the very first problem I had with Wink. When I first tried to program it, I turned it on and it went into the PreLoaded routine. It surprised me, so pushed the "stop" button, and it did, and the charge light was still on, so I thought it was on. Couldn't download a program...
by wclift
Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:21 am
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: Example Ambient Light Sensor Averaging
Replies: 0
Views: 6743

Example Ambient Light Sensor Averaging

I was ready to try some barrier detection with my new Wink. But my sensor readings bounced around a bit. So, I did some research on sensor averaging algorithms, found some complex array implementations that would average each reading with the 8 previous readings. That worked, but was more than I nee...
by wclift
Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: Code - Barrier detect
Replies: 7
Views: 5698

Re: Code - Barrier detect

Sorry Sil. I know you started the thread on Barrier Detection, but you mentioned something not working, and my debugging habits took over. At your suggestion, I just posted a simple test usage of random() and randomSeed() capabilities. See it here: http://forum.plumgeek.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=...
by wclift
Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: Random Number Generation
Replies: 1
Views: 5335

Random Number Generation

As a side outcome of another thread, I decided to play with Arduino random number generation, to help clear up some confusion. 1) The Arduino documentation describes the native random() function: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Reference/Random random() can take either one or two arguments. Here are two e...