Sensor shield

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muddyweb
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Sensor shield

Post by muddyweb » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:28 pm

Hi guys,

I bought a sensor shield from the eBay shop which had a compatibility issue, and you very graciously helped me out with a great deal on a new Arduino board.

The new board arrived today, so I hooked it up to do a test but couldn't get the board to see the I2C LCD screen on the other end.

After much head-scratching, scanning and resetting, I finally worked out where the problem lay by looking at one of the photos on the forum.

The issue was that the sensor shield needed two jumpers connected (on the block of pins labelled IIC / COM). I found a couple from an old PC motherboard which seem to do the job and everything sprung to life :)

Could I suggest that the board should either be supplied with a pair of suitable jumpers, or with a note to mention that they're needed.

It's possibly something that should be obvious, but it's the first time I've used a shield with my board so it's all new territory to me :)

Anyway. This is meant as constructive criticism, I've had superb service from you so I'm not moaning. Now I've found you guys, I'll be coming back for more things in the future.

Cheers
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Re: Sensor shield

Post by andrew » Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:50 am

Thanks for the feedback. If your are referring to the two jumpers that select between I2C and serial, your board should have come with them fitted and in the I2C position. I'm not sure why yours hasn't got them but I guess the factory must have forget to add them and we didn't spot it. Let us know if you need any sending to you and sorry about the problems with this item!

Btw the page for this item is old and long over due for updating with more information. I'll see if can get this done over the next few days.
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muddyweb
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Re: Sensor shield

Post by muddyweb » Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:25 am

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for the message. No point in sending them out on their own but I'm likely to be ordering another couple of bits in the near future so I can add them onto that order. The ones I have from the motherboard are a bit loose, so the proper ones would be worth it.

Thanks once again for the great service
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Re: Sensor shield

Post by andrew » Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:12 am

No problem, just add a message when you check out or send an email to sales (at) hobby components dot com so we know to add them to your order.
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Re: Sensor shield

Post by andrew » Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:24 pm

Just for future reference, there is now an actual thread for this item here:

http://forum.hobbycomponents.com/viewto ... =40&t=1807
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krissni
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Re: Sensor shield

Post by krissni » Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:39 am

i'm found that the forum is not active,It may be off topic,sorry for this.

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Re: Sensor shield

Post by andrew » Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:27 pm

i'm found that the forum is not active,It may be off topic,sorry for this.
Do you mean the link in the above post doesn't work or that there isn't many users posting on this forum in general?
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