Comments: Hookup Guide for the SparkFun RedBoard Artemis Nano


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  • With the built-in LIPO battery charging, it doesn't state if it has a safety low voltage cut off. I know it can charge to full and stop charging, but will the board cut off if the LIPO gets too low to prevent battery damage. I plan on using these in a very hard to reach location, and battery management is a high priority on the list. The last thing I need is a lithium battery fire.

    • The Nano does not have this circuitry as it's super common on most LiPos. We rely on the safety circuit built into all the LiPos we sell to safely disconnect the LiPo from the target when the voltage drops too low.

  • I find that the documentation for the RedBoard Artemis Nano leaves much to be desired. I am trying to migrate a product in development from Arduino to Artemis. I was able to (mostly) do this using the RedBoard Artemis connected via i2c to a LIDAR-Lite v3HP but not so with the Nano. I’m sure it’s an issue of the LIDAR-Lite arduino library not being able to deal with TwoWire redirecting the i2c to the SDA3/SCL3 which is the only port you expose with pins. I’m sure I’m not the only one facing this type of problem but your hookup guide offers no guidance as to how one would reach the PAD 5/6 of the Apollo3 nor how to modify non compliant libraries. I said “mostly” because an Adafruit display library would not compile either. Any Arduino user is going to expect to just connect their i2c devices to something labeled SDA/SCL and have it work. You shouldn’t assume that everyone is just going to plug into your Qwiic universe.

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