November 13, 2013 at 5:11 am #490
After updating the firmware to the latest version my Storm is working great! I was freaked out by the channel 2/3 bug, thinking that somehow there was leakage on my LDD board, but remembered seeing something about it in the revision history.
It took some futzing with the Arduino software but it updated easily after a clean install. I have a Reef Angel controller and their version of the Arduino software & libraries don’t work well with the latest version. Only the OneWire library is common, but each uses a different version. If anyone else has this problem I suggest backing up your sketches and deleting the libraries folder. Install a fresh copy of the Arduino software, copy the libraries from the firmware update folder, open the sketch, and then update.
ReddyNovember 13, 2013 at 5:56 am #492
I wanted to add that finding a right angle PCB header for the FTDI is a little difficult. There are a few sources on eBay but you have to examine their pictures carefully to know what you are getting and then wait about a month to see if you got lucky. It seems most are too short on the cable side.
I suggest buying a straight pin header (.01″ or .254mm pitch), soldering it to the Storm, and removing the plastic spacer if the pins are too short for good contact with your FTDI cable.
Radio Shack has a crimp tool that works perfect for the temp probe connector if you know how to use it. I always forget and mangle a few before I get it right. It’s probably easier to smash them on the wire with needle nose pliers if you don’t want the tool. However if you are a perfectionist, here’s the tool, D-Sub pin crimper:
Insert the connector with the open side down in the V. You insert the wire in the side of the tool with the numbers indicating the gauge of the wire. I pre-crimp the connector till it’s square in the tool before I insert the wire and finish the crimp. If you don’t, the connector will sometimes rotate in the tool.
ReddyFebruary 25, 2014 at 6:46 pm #570
I found a variety of right angle headers at my local Fry’s Electronics store today. A sales rep suggested getting along on (about 20 or 30 pin) and breaking it off at 6 pins, but I found a nice 6 pin with short pins on the solder side and long pins on the connector side. They carry the Arduino FTDI breakout box too – about $17 but I prefer to pay that than to wait on ebay shipping and hope it works…
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