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Mar 16, 2012, 09:07 AM
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There's I2C pads on the bottom of the board, labeled C/D/GND. Its been shown in one of the pics attached to the thread. So you just connect the breakout SCL (C), SDA (D), GND, and 3V. Not difficult.
Here's a picture of the bottom of the board and the link to a youtube video from sparkfun explaining how the board works.

I like that it maintains the heading for you. Looks very tempting!!!!!!

Digital Compass Modules with Engineer Chris Taylor (2 min 32 sec)
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Mar 16, 2012, 09:20 AM
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It's about the only reasonable priced breakout at sparkfun.
Mar 16, 2012, 02:59 PM
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TC, can you post a pic of the pads on the FF board where the wires go and list or include what wires went to where.

This looks like a great option!
Mar 16, 2012, 03:02 PM
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TC, can you post a pic of the pads on the FF board where the wires go and list or include what wires went to where.

This looks like a great option!
He described it pretty clearly already. The pads are labelled on the bottom side of the FF board (or should be). Just match up the letter designations.
Mar 16, 2012, 03:46 PM
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He described it pretty clearly already. The pads are labelled on the bottom side of the FF board (or should be). Just match up the letter designations.
Duh, I should't read so fast, thanks
Mar 16, 2012, 04:43 PM
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Hi. I need help with my FF Controller Board


After flashing it with the firmware 1.24, the red LED light is now continuosly blinking with a beeping sound. I can reflash but now I cannot get the board to respond with my transmitter. Also the UPPER MACHINE software does not seem to see the board anymore for me to configure. Prior to flashing, I was able to do so.

Did I just screwed up my board? Please help.
Mar 16, 2012, 05:31 PM
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After flashing it with the firmware 1.24, the red LED light is now continuosly blinking with a beeping sound. I can reflash but now I cannot get the board to respond with my transmitter. Also the UPPER MACHINE software does not seem to see the board anymore for me to configure. Prior to flashing, I was able to do so.

Did I just screwed up my board? Please help.
I just flashed FF 1.24 so I could compare to MWC, it's doing the exact same thing for me. The beeping is from the ESC's not having any PWM signal to them. The red light on the FF board flashes slow and continuous. I have no problem connecting in boot mode and reflashing.

Kiddos are up from their nap... So I will have to try later....
Mar 16, 2012, 06:00 PM
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You need to read the manual carefully and then use fix flash firmware I wrote.
Hint: erase necessary pages
Mar 16, 2012, 06:14 PM
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You need to read the manual carefully and then use fix flash firmware I wrote.
Hint: erase necessary pages
Hi Timecop... Thank you. Yes, I did do exactly what the manual stated including selecting the "erase necessary pages" option. I followed the instructions on the manual carefully step by step.
Last edited by RiceRocketCar; Mar 16, 2012 at 06:15 PM. Reason: spelling
Mar 16, 2012, 06:17 PM
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Yuppers. Me too.
Mar 16, 2012, 06:23 PM
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Hi Timecop,

found your fix flash file and downloaded it to my board. now i have the green and red LEDs blinking rapidly.
Mar 16, 2012, 06:24 PM
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At some point you didn't - so you need to restore copy protection bits that ff firmware needs.
Search this thread for my post with attachment called fix flash or something.
Mar 16, 2012, 06:24 PM
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Yes, now flash ff firmware as normal.
Mar 16, 2012, 06:29 PM
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Thank you Timecop!!! It works with the fix flash.

Rifraf - you need to apply the fix flash and then reflash it again with the ff 1.24.
Mar 16, 2012, 06:33 PM
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Geeze, enough to make one's head spin. Thanks, I'll do that tonight.


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