Post by mikethechap on Feb 12, 2020 19:46:32 GMT -8
I'm looking for instructions about how to upload all the lightning detector code to the Pro Mini LP. I need to upload all the code and also include the wifi connection information. I haven't found that information on the site and it didn't work out of the box.
Post by mikethechap on Mar 1, 2020 13:46:19 GMT -8
So, I don't understand. I would have thought a driver (and all the software for the ThunderBoard suitable for the Pro Mini) would be included on the SDL ThunderBoard Github. After all, it's part of the package when you get the kit. In fact, I did buy the kit (for the SkyWeather AND the ThunderBoard) twice over. When I was trying to "tune" the ThunderBoard for the ProMini is when I accidentally deleted the code on it. It would be nice to get it working. And, I believe, the code should be readily available to allow the product to be reset to factory default. Like a zip file with everything.
By way of note, Sparkfun is no longer selling nor supporting the I2C alone version. Theirs V2 are now SPI by default, but I2C capable (with alteration) because of problems with a percentage of I2C boards. From here:
SparkFun does not actively support I2C on this product due to the inconsistency of its' implementation by its' manufacturer AMS and their lack of active support of the product.
The SparkFun Lightning Detector's original design supported I²C but there were issues raised by a small percentage of customers who purchased this product with regards to its' reliability. This issue was followed up with an investigation by our engineers and unfortunately, we decided we could not support it officially. However, if you want to use it, all of the goods are there. Just know SparkFun won't be supporting problems that may arise with its' use.
2) On the Sparkfun issue. You betcha it is a problem. We solved it by unloading the I2C bus of most other devices and changing the default address to 0x02. That fixed it just about everywhere and making some mods on our board.