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01sv650bv
02-10-2007, 08:09 PM
First question is that it seems the digital outputs do not work if the instructions found here are correct http://msdn.microsoft.com/coding4fun/hardware/home/article.aspx?articleid=918687&title=Skype+Home+Automation

I am trying to test the outputs with LEDs including in the kit I just purchased and I can't get them to light.

Second question does anyone have experience with the project from the link. I am having problems with the Skype Automation Software as well.

Alex
02-12-2007, 10:14 AM
How do you have the LED's connected to the outputs?

Also, I see that you posted on this same question on the Phidgets site. Did you happen to also see this post:

http://www.phidgets.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=1346&highlight=led+8+8+8+output

I wanted to mention it because it might help save both of us some time and accelerate the troubleshooting process:)

Unfortunately, I don't have any experience with Skype, but maybe someone else in the community might be able to chime in.

01sv650bv
02-12-2007, 11:35 AM
Alex I have seen that post you linked to, I added a question to the bottom of it hoping someone would have more ideas than the ones listed. I am having the same problem as the original poster. I have tried different LEDs and reversing them although I started with the short lead going to ground

Alex
02-12-2007, 11:41 AM
What version is your board (What is displayed in the Phidget 21 Manager)?

01sv650bv
02-12-2007, 11:45 AM
Version 822

Alex
02-12-2007, 11:46 AM
Also, are you sure that you have the short lead to the output port, and the long end connected to ground?

Alex
02-12-2007, 11:51 AM
Just heard back from the manufacturer. There are some problems with the output ports on version 822.

Shoot me an email and we'll get everything set up for an exchange:)

01sv650bv
02-12-2007, 11:51 AM
I thought the short lead was typically the ground so I was connecting it with the short end going to ground. I have tried both as recommended in the post you linked to earlier.

Dave
02-12-2007, 03:20 PM
Also, are you sure that you have the short lead to the output port, and the long end connected to ground?

Sorry, dude. You've got it all flip-flopped. Short lead is the cathode (negative) lead.

Alex
02-12-2007, 03:52 PM
Sorry man! I'm going to shut up now before I flip-flop words that cause somebody to blow something up:o