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ajfisher
@ajfisher
@niftydevelopment there's not a stepper backpack but there are I2C stepper drivers already that have the motor driver and controller all on one board.
Could be a useful backpack though. If you're interested in building one I can guide you through the process.
Jeff Hoefs
@soundanalogous
@niftydevelopment are you having issues with ConfigurableFirmata?
Demas Sinner
@niftydevelopment
@soundanalogous I still use AdvancedFirmata. If the project live on beyond the simple prototype phase I will look in to using ConfigurableFirmata.
Jeff Hoefs
@soundanalogous
@niftydevelopment ConfigurableFirmata is no longer a simple prototype (firmatabuilder was a prototype until recently so maybe you are thinking of that actually, but that project has moved beyond proto stage as well). ConfigurableFirmata has been in use for a few years. This is why I deprecated AdvancedFirmata because I need to reduce the amount of duplicate code I'm maintaining.
Demas Sinner
@niftydevelopment
oh :) @soundanalogous sorry, I meant my project, my project is in prototyping.
Jérôme Loï
@gorhgorh
Hi there, @ajfisher is there a minimal example of a backpack somewhere ? I finally have an idea that is backpack worthy, and I'm not sure on where to start. If not i'll probably try to use node-neopixel as a starting point
Derek Wheelden
@frxnz
Jérôme Loï
@gorhgorh
@frxnz thanks
ajfisher
@ajfisher
That's probably the best into example @gorhgorh but hit me up if you run into any challenges at all.
Suz Hinton
@noopkat
:wave:
some q’s for you, @ajfisher :)
  • How are you currently offering the hex files for interchange projects? As in, are you precompiling them by hand atm?
  • What are you recommending for those wishing to create their own backpack/interchange offering, WRT providing either sketches or precompiled hex files?
Suz Hinton
@noopkat
sorry!
ajfisher
@ajfisher
Missed this @noopkat -you got what you needed? whatcha making?
Suz Hinton
@noopkat
got what I needed, thanks!
It may be too early to share anything just yet ;)
ajfisher
@ajfisher
@noopkat fair enough - well if you need an alpha tester to play with buggy code, you know where I'm at ;P
Suz Hinton
@noopkat
@ajfisher will take you up on that! You’re a model user for this I expect
ajfisher
@ajfisher
OOh intriguing
Moheeb Zara
@virgilvox
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Sasha Sklar
@sashasklar
Hey guys, a bit tangential to this board but I'm having some trouble uploading backpack firmware to a pro-mini using an FTDI232
definitely was working with these specific chips and boards in the past, any thoughts?
Sasha Sklar
@sashasklar
nm, counterfeit pro-mini, pins flipped
ajfisher
@ajfisher
Ahh that's no good @sashasklar - glad it got sorted though
Sasha Sklar
@sashasklar
I did find a quasi-bug in the keypad backpack firmware though, pin 8 is used for the i2c address and second column: https://github.com/rwaldron/johnny-five/blob/master/firmwares/keypad_3x4_i2c_nano_backpack.ino. You're deprecating that stuff in favor of interchange right?
Rick Waldron
@rwaldron
@sashasklar the firmware was written for nano, not mini :\
those are definitely different
Specifically, there is code that allows for setting the I2C address via hardware

You're deprecating that stuff in favor of interchange right?

Uh. I don’t know know anything about that.

Oh, that’s a bug there
The wrong pins are set for A0 and A1
will fix
one sec
@sashasklar fixed.
ajfisher
@ajfisher
Planning on pushing an update over next day or so ahead of nodebots day - hopefully can have people do some testing. At the moment main focus is to bring all the packages back up to line with current upstreams and then deal with any bugs.
Would be awesome if there's any backpacks we want to knock over to get them integrated into interchange as well
to make it easy for peeps to install
ajfisher
@ajfisher
@/all If anyone has the available time to do a couple of quick tests with just straight up standard firmata install via interchange that would be much appreciated. I've just updated deps which forced a few little refactors but should be fine but eyeballs = great at this point.
Derek Wheelden
@frxnz
@ajfisher I can give it a go in an hour or so
ajfisher
@ajfisher
Awesomesauce :)
Derek Wheelden
@frxnz
Branch or master?
ajfisher
@ajfisher
I've pushed it back across to master
Derek Wheelden
@frxnz
Ok. I'll report back once I can get to a computer
ajfisher
@ajfisher
Sweet - thanks chief!
ajfisher
@ajfisher
@frxnz a change just went up so make sure you're using latest version on master at this point. I just added ability to install from a git branch (to help my updating all the other interchange related projects!!)
so you can now do this: interchange install git+https://github.com/ajfisher/interchange-firmata#depUpdates0.3 -a ... -p ... for example and it will pull the appropriate files from the branch you specify (will use master as per normal if you don't do anything)