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3 Posts authored by: davedarko
So I ran into a little problem programming the Arduino Leonardo via the Arduino-CLI on the Raspberry PI and I thought I'd share what I did to make it work. Seems like there is a program called ModemManager that pings the Leonardo and prevents uploading.   When googling the error I got to this thread on github for Arduino IDE problems on Linux distributions, which Raspbian for Raspberry PI is. https://github.com/arduino/Arduino/issues/7690   #remove the troublemaker sudo apt-get remove ...
I'm trying out johnny-five on the Raspberry PI. It's a framework to build robots and since I'm a web developer per day, I should get along with JS. Anyway, you need to be up to date with node and npm, further than the packages you get delivered with your PI. Seems to work fine on a Raspberry PI 4, although there's no mention in the docs of it.   # make sure to be ready and fresh, here's how you update node sudo npm install -g n sudo n stable # the node package manager needs an update too s ...
I followed up on the comments on my element14 presents debut and encased the Skeleton Handheld in resin. Checkout the video at the bottom under the pictures, please! It was a bit of a nerve wrecking process, as the mechanical parts could have been glued non functional by the resin. I experimented a bit before hand and found out what parts should work better and wich I should better exchange. I replaced the SPDT switch with a reed switch and now use a magnet to turn on the handheld. The back of t ...