On Sun, Apr 22, 2012 at 1:52 AM, Matthew Guindin <m...
> I didn't read the entire post, but I've done transceiver work in the
> past with microcontrollers, you're hooking them up to protoboards and
> not breadboards, right? Breadboards have metals clips that add
> capacitance to RC circuits and can cause them not to function
> On Apr 21, 2012, at 3:40 PM, Michelle Kirby <mella.ki...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello!
> > I'm working with a wireless transmitter and a receiver, but the two
> > aren't communicating with each other. I'm using the LINX HP series
> > (RXM - 900 - HP3 - PP0, TXM - 900 - HP3 - PPS). This is my first time
> > working with wireless communication and I'm having trouble figuring
> > out where I'm going wrong. The two chips are being run from an arudino
> > and the data they are sending is from an IR sensor. I actually don't
> > need to send all the numbers from the IR, I just need to send a
> > digital 'yes' when someone is standing in front of the sensor.
> > These are some troubleshooting areas where I think the problem might
> > be coming from : The transmitter has a clear-to-send switch that goes
> > to high when its ready to communicate, from the data sheet it seems
> > like the chip should do this on its own, but when I monitor the CTS,
> > it never goes to high. Also, right now I don't have an antenna for the
> > two, but I just ordered two and they should be here today! Also, I'm
> > not sure if I need anything else to make these work?
> > This project part of a procedurally generated art piece based around
> > the idea of observation. The sensor tracks when someone is viewing the
> > animation, and then starts a clock to time how long they stand in
> > front of the piece, the animation distorts proportionally to the
> > amount of time the viewer is viewing. I have the animations built in
> > open frameworks. Originally, the sensor / computer / projector were
> > all locally connected, but because of the nature of the presentation
> > space, I need to seperate the sensor so there isn't a massive
> > extension cord running over the gallery ;p
> > I just bought an xbee1 and an xbee explorer, but I have no idea where
> > to begin with those. For starts, I'm working on a mac, so that's an
> > issue for sure. It seems like its possible to work with a mac via
> > moltosenso (http://www.moltosenso.com/#/pc==/client/fe/download.php)
> > (which I learned about from here
> > but this direction is really confusing to me and I would rather stick
> > with the LINX chips.
> > I'm hoping somebody can help me or possibly meet with me via skype or
> > in person. I have code written that I can send as well ( I didn't want
> > to paste it here, this is already pretty long :) I am a hardware
> > novice and appreciate any help! Thanks so much! - Michelle
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