Demosat Quickstart #2066


#1

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#2

Hi there,

is it possible to run the sample code directly from Arduino IDE?

The board manager doesn’t seem to have “space board” or “ardusat” as an option.
I just need to run a bit more complex code so doing it from a browser isn’t feasible anymore after getting started.

regards,
Derek


#3

Hello Derek,
Yes, you can flash/program your demosat with Arduini IDE. The board / microcomtroller to select is a Arduino UNO . You will need to load the Ardusat SDK library into the IDE so that your code has access to the sensor board (space board) functions. Here is the library: https://github.com/ArduSat/ArdusatSDK

Kevin


#4

Hi there,

I have a question about the powerboost 1000 in the Demosat. I’m curious if there are any sample code about retrieving info, for building power profile.
The sensors work great right now, and I want to see if I can build simple analysis tools to list power usage per component, or per command.

regards,
Derek


#5

Hello Derek,
Glad to hear your sensors are working great for you!

I really like your question regarding investigating the power profile. The Powerboost does not have any features to support this. Here is powerboost guide from Adafruit: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-powerboost-1000c-load-share-usb-charge-boost/overview

You may want to look into integrating a low cost Current Sensor Breakout like this: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/14544


#6

Thanks for your reply. :slight_smile:

Sounds good. I will check out current sensor breakout.

regards,
Derek