Tuesday, December 15, 2009

BEBL Takes "Light Up the Night" Grand Prize!



WOW, Instructables just announced that the BEBL won the Light Up the Night Contest! They are shipping out the sweet Grand Prize "Urban Awarness Jacket" from Cordarounds.

I entered the contest on a lark when I entered the Arduino Contest. Who would have guessed?

Thanks for all the support!

2 comments:

Drew said...

Very cool. Congratulations, Justin. It's been a while since I checked in on what you were up to. Looks like a lot. If I had any free time, I'd take you up on the challenge. As it is, I may have to commission you to make a set or two. Anyway, great job! Hopefully the jacket you won is half as cool as your leisure sweater from back in the old days.

Lumetron said...

Hi Justin,

I got the Accel from Polulu, and hooked it up to the Duemilanove Arduino. Uploaded the BEBL.pde sketch, and all I'm getting is a blinky LED ! HELP !

Here's what I've done :
Using the Duemilanove Arduino Board
> On a small breadboard, connected the Accel.
> +5V from Duemilanove to VIN on Accel
> GND from Duemilanove to GND on Accel
> X Out from Accel to PC5 (ADC5) of ATMega (Pin 28 on DIP, and J2 PIN 6 on Duemilanove).
> Y Out from Accel to PC4 (ADC4) of ATMega (Pin 27 on DIP, and J2 PIN 5 on Duemilanove).
> Z Out from Accel to PC3 (ADC3) of ATMega (Pin 26 on DIP, and J2 PIN 4 on Duemilanove).
> LED on PIN PD2 (INT0) of ATMega (Pin 4 on DIP, and J1 PIN 2 on Duemilanove)
> Uploaded the BEBL.pde sketch.
> Move the board in any of the three axes, but the LED just blinks, does not light up steady on acceleration and / or deceleration. (I've enabled max. sensitivity on Accel - GS1 and GS2 grounded).

The First line of the sketch has the line #include - do I have to copy-paste this file from - to a specific location ?

When the sketch starts up, the first couple of lines look like this :
******************************************
ACC setup()
******* BEGIN EEPROM ********
mid 1020.86 sca 0.00
mid 1020.86 sca 0.00
mid 0.00 sca 0.00
bytes:
59551276859551276825525525525500144590014459255255255255 ******* END EEPROM ********
ind 0 mid 1020.86 sca 0.00
ind 1 mid 1020.86 sca 0.00
ind 2 mid 0.00 sca 191.00
1023.00
0
1
1023.00
2
3
1761 0.37 0.37 - 486.29 486.29 0.00
1341 0.99 0.99 - 486.29 486.29 0.00
1341 0.71 0.71 - 486.29 486.29 0.00
1343 -0.37 -0.37 - 486.29 486.29 0.00
1341 -0.99 -0.99 - 486.29 486.29 0.00
1343 -0.71 -0.71 - 486.29 486.29 0.00
1342 0.37 0.37 - 486.29 486.29 0.00
******************************************

Am I missing out on something here ? Is it possible for you to send me the sketch again via email - maybe the one I downloaded from Instructables has some error ? I'm assuming with the Polulu accel, I do not have to re-calibrate.

Any other help you can extend will be appreciated.

My mail ID is : anool.m@gmail.com

Regards,

Anool J M