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Ivan Kravets
@ivankravets
@d-anders ok, click on Settings (gear) icon on tool bar and follow to Community Packages. Here you will see platformio-ide package
@d-anders PlatformIO IDE this is GUI around PlatformIO CLI. Of course, it has own built-in PlatformIO CLI version.
d-anders
@d-anders
thanks, updating now
d-anders
@d-anders
still doesnt show any tipss after i write dig
created a new project and added a source file with cpp extension
Ivan Kravets
@ivankravets
@d-anders do you have clang installed in your system? PlatformIO IDE uses it for code completion. See step 3 from http://docs.platformio.org/en/latest/ide/atom.html#installation
d-anders
@d-anders
yeah, but im not sure it is working :)
i will look into it
i get completion for "if, for" etc though
d-anders
@d-anders
installed clang and it started working. really thought i had installed it two days ago
d-anders
@d-anders
wow, platformio is sweet. time to ditch arduino ide
Michael Miller
@Makuna
How does it compare to Visual Studio Community?
d-anders
@d-anders
hm
different
i have been using visual studio since forever, so for me nothing compares to it
havent used it for arduino/esp8266 though
but platformio looks nice
integrated cli library manager
and working code completion
Michael Miller
@Makuna
There is a VS plugin for Arduino (free for prototypes) that gives you all that also. But I guess that's for Windows only.
d-anders
@d-anders
yeah i use windows
Michael Miller
@Makuna
Have you tried Visual Micro then?
d-anders
@d-anders
i think i tried that plugin a long time ago
ran into some problem, dont remember
Michael Miller
@Makuna
yeah, until they added Board and Library support (basically until Arduino IDE got board and Library support worked out) it was painful to wait for upgrades as it was broken from some Arduino IDE change.
d-anders
@d-anders
@ivankravets code completion works when i create a new project. when i import an old arduino project i cant quite get it to work even after renaming to .cpp
most of my esp8266/arduino projects are small anyway, so most important is for everything to just work, including libraries etc
Stavros Korokithakis
@skorokithakis
damn, these 3V3 regulators just don't want to stay cool with 9v input
Stavros Korokithakis
@skorokithakis
i have to ground gpio0 to flash, right?
Stavros Korokithakis
@skorokithakis
@martinayotte do you know offhand if you can PWM these H-bridges?
Michael Miller
@Makuna
@skorokithakis are they linear voltage regulators? That big difference for linears causes lots of heat.
Stavros Korokithakis
@skorokithakis
@Makuna yeah, they are, but i didn't expect them to get that hot
i replaced it with a regulator board and it's fine now
i was just surprised
Michael Miller
@Makuna
they are inefficient , use a switching regulator ;-)
Stavros Korokithakis
@skorokithakis
hmm, like which one?
Michael Miller
@Makuna
those are switching (buck converters) and not linears. Ok, that is strange that they are getting that hot unless you are drawing more power than they are rated for. If you are only running the esp8266, they seem fine (wording seems weird, but I suspect they are peak 3A, continues 1.8A, but probably over stated at that.
Stavros Korokithakis
@skorokithakis
no, those are fine, my linears were getting hot
Stavros Korokithakis
@skorokithakis
i'm only running the esp, yeah
i'm running some motors directly from the psu, but that's irrelevant
goddamnit
smoke
what could i have burnt?
Stavros Korokithakis
@skorokithakis
nothing, it seems
the ESP keeps disconnecting, too
could it be interference from the motors?
Keith Andrew Hill
@vic10us
What's the best stepper for use in a small CNC or 3D printer on a budget?
Is a NEMA17 big enough?
Michael Miller
@Makuna
@skorokithakis what sort of motors? If its a standard brushed motor, why yes, they put out a lot of noise. You can put caps right at the motor that helps this (look up RC Motor Filtering Caps).