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Thumby / Re: Blockly graphics not working
« on: November 27, 2023, 09:59:08 AM »
I wanted to make something not too complicated (blockly) but also relatively hard and currently missing from the arcade (as far as i'm aware), so i'm trying to make an all-in-one calculator, but basically all blocks from the graphics tab don't work, besides the print to display one. It's kinda hard to graph a quadratic funtion without drawing pixels. I tried with a much simpler program too, to see if it was maybe something else, but no.

TL;DR: Blockly graphics tab not working, not my fault

Could you share a screenshot of your blockly program? I can help you debug it that way.

TinyTV & Tiny Video Player / Re: Copying avi file hangs
« on: November 21, 2023, 01:05:21 PM »
TV2. Mac OS 11.7.10. Converted mp4 to avi. Coping to TV2 storage just hangs. Converted file several times with same result.

Hello, how big is the AVI that you are trying to upload? It might just be taking a long time and not updating the progress bar.

General Discussion / Re: New guy here.... Reading Serial Monitor issue- GPS
« on: November 17, 2023, 01:01:30 PM »
So I am new and having issues with reading the serial data with the GPS tracker. 
Setup: Aurdino IDE 2.2.1
Cannot upload with serial monitor on...  So I upload the GPS code given without it.  It pushes fine
Then open serial monitor and see nothing but question marks and characters...
Baud has been tried at 4800 and 9600 and both fail to work.

Any advice to help?  I am sure it is something stupid.
Note that the Baudrates have always matched line 1 to serial monitor

If you're using the code from this tutorial then it looks like lower down the actual processor board baudrate is set to 115200. The GPS and SerialMonitorInterface baudrates are separate.

Could you try setting the baurdrate to 115200 in the Arduino Serial Monitor and see if it works?

General Discussion / Re: Thumby/Blockly sprite import being wonky now?
« on: October 09, 2023, 03:20:10 PM »
 I added a new block with a little documentation of it here:

Hopefully that fixes your problem.

General Discussion / Re: Thumby/Blockly sprite import being wonky now?
« on: October 09, 2023, 10:23:51 AM »
I swear I managed to get this animated sprite thing to work once before, but I'm using Blockly to import an existing B&W sprite that is 60x40 pix, with the intent that it be loaded as 2 frames (30x40 pix). It is acting all kinds of crazy when displayed, splitting the image vertically also and repeating chucks within the "frame". It's hard to tell really what's happening, but I know there's nothing in the Blockly side of things that seems to have any control over this.

Was there an update that's changed how Blockly imports sprites?

We were made aware of this issue in our Discord. I am currently working on a fix. I will update the Thumby Blockly tutorial when everything is ready to go.

I be sure to let you know.

TinyTV & Tiny Video Player / Re: Turn on TinyTv mini via USB c
« on: October 05, 2023, 10:12:19 AM »
Hello, after I connect, the TinyTV Mini USB device does not appear on my computer. What happen with this? How can I solved it?

Have you tried other cables? Are you making sure to turn the TV on?

General Discussion / Re: Cables and Controls
« on: September 19, 2023, 10:13:38 AM »
Hi guys, I'm new to this platform. Hello! Anyway, I'm getting a Thumby and I'm trying to ask, what cables do you use to connect the device to your Thumby, and what cable to charge, and I'm also asking what controls do I need to know before using a Thumby?

Thanks, RankXPHO

You should be able to find that information here:

Thumby / Re: Is the charger used for my thumby a regular USB cable?
« on: September 18, 2023, 12:18:11 PM »

The port on the Thumby is MicroUSB so you need a cable with that connector.

TinyTV & Tiny Video Player / Re: Turn on TinyTv mini via USB c
« on: September 05, 2023, 11:41:37 AM »
I mean whether you can turn on the TV Mini over it. So when I plug in the usb c cable the TV mini is turned on

That's not possible without a change to the hardware.

TinyTV & Tiny Video Player / Re: Turn on TinyTv mini via USB c
« on: September 01, 2023, 10:19:25 AM »
Is it possible to activate or watch the TinyTv mini via the USB c connection?

Yes! Use Google Chrome and connect your TV to this page:

You'll still have to click the power button and exit USB mode but then you can stream anything from your computer to your TV.

TinyTV & Tiny Video Player / Re: Guide for building TinyTV2 firmware?
« on: July 31, 2023, 09:59:39 AM »
OK, and at the very last step, it says
Now you can press the upload button (after choosing a port and/or putting the device into bootloader mode)
How do I put the device into bootloader mode?

You can follow the animation here to do that:

Thumby / Re: My display is malfunctioning
« on: July 17, 2023, 12:15:31 PM »
sometimes it has a mini seizure, sometimes it freezes up and flips upside-down, have changed some things but reformatted and updated it several times and nothing's worked. what do I do?

This sounds like a hardware issue to me.

Send a message detailing the issue and this forum post through this form:

There's no way to add more than 50 videos at the moment. This may be something we look into in the future.

TinyDuino Processors & TinyShields / Re: WiFi Shield Upload Crash
« on: July 05, 2023, 10:32:27 AM »
Instead of disabling the GPS module with the A3 pin, you could try stopping its UART before WiFi transmission with `Gps_serial.end()`. This will stop some interrupts and maybe get things working. Hopefully you can start it again with `Gps_serial.begin(GPSBaud)`

You could also try testing while on USB power. Trying while plugged into your computer might be a good start but finding a 5V power supply that can provide >1A of current might be a good test too.

Let me know if any of this helps!

TinyDuino Processors & TinyShields / Re: WiFi Shield Upload Crash
« on: July 03, 2023, 09:31:57 AM »
I'm not exactly sure what's going on but here are some general ideas that might change things:
  • Add delay between uploading data (just a couple ms)
  • Buffer everything you are going to send and then send it in <100 sized byte chunks, with delay between sending chunks

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