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  1. I just approved a comment/question on the blog regarding the Basic I/O Shield post, and I was wondering if you could help out with an answer: "This is very cool!! I just got this kit and I just tried the First two programs here on this pages to verify the that the board works and it does!! Thank you for posting this!! However I can not get the OLED Demo to work to verify that the display works. Can you post a program that I can copy and paste like the other one for the OLED? I did everything I was supposed to do I believe that is correct as described from the CHIPKIT website and your video (using Windows instead) tutorial using the demo file from Diligent and it fails to work. I get a compilation error, so it never gets to the point to upload the program to the uc32. Many of the other demos work as well so I know the uc32 is working properly. I just got this so I need to verify that if the OLED is working or not, in the case if that I need to send it back to the supplier. Thanks!! Jer "
  2. My name is Martha! I work here at Digilent as the project lead for the Learn Site as well as the technical document specialist. I'm fairly new to the world of electronics, but Digilent is an amazing company for people like me. I've definitely learned a lot in my time working here!
  3. Hello! The "Resistance and Ohm's Law" page (a background topic/related materials page) showing up in the FPGA section is due to it being linked within a project ( and it's meant as a sort of subject refresher . Earlier on in the the life of the Learn Site we only made the projects as visible tiles, with the background topics and design challenges hidden. However, we have now made it so that the background topics and design challenges associated with the projects will show up as well. Unfortunately, this does create a bit of confusion with some background topics existing in there without any context - but our awesome web developer has found a solution to minimize the cluster: you can sort between displaying All, Projects, Topics, and Design Challenges next to the categories. These are fantastic ideas! If you are interested in submitting a design challenge of your own, I would be more than happy to set it up on our Learn Site (crediting you for the work, of course). A lot of the interns here create these projects/challenges themselves, and we're continuing to get more material edited and posted for the public - so hopefully you'll have more to go through in the future! I really appreciate all of your feedback, thanks for posting this! And definitely let me know if you have any interest in content contribution. -Martha
  4. I love this. You could use it as a candy holder to surprise trick-or-treaters, too!
  5. Hello! So here is my entry for Digilent's Halloween contest. This is my first time programming in MPIDE and doing something of this nature with microcontrollers, so I put a lot of hours into researching and getting it to work the way that I had planned (with quite a few setbacks along the way). A PIR sensor activates a servo attached to the doll's head, a digital voice recording module with a creepy audio clip, and some LEDs for the eyes. It's running on the chipKIT Max32. I will follow up with a link to an instrucable when I have time to hammer that out. I had a lot of fun doing this and learned quite a bit. Below are some different youtube vids displaying the doll! Here's a video of the completed doll. Gotta love slowmo Testing phase to make sure all of the parts are working as intended.