Nice one on finally shipping these. HW is really sweet. If anyone is interested in talking to it directly without using any of the Pimoroni SW, I’ve documented the serial protocol here: http://www.sniff.org.uk/2015/12/hacking-pimoroni-flotillla.html Based on that it should be possible to hook it into more or less anything with a USB port.
One question… Light sensor reports 3 values internally, but API only uses one. Are the second too interesting for anything?
Sniff support for all the Medium components should be working in an hour or so - just finishing off, so if anyone wants to try it let me know. Runs on Mac, Windows, Pi, Linux etc. Flotilla is wasted a bit on Pi, you can already hook up hardware to it (just a bit more work). It’s much more of a breakthrough to have a simple way of hooking up neopixels and the like to a PC or Mac.
hint: if you are using Rockpool - it can run over the network, so once you’ve started it on a Pi, you can go to a PC, and open rasperrypi.local.:8000 in a browser. You’ll probably need to enter the IP address of your Pi too, but running the browser on a bigger machine makes the experience a LOT more smooth.
suggestion: Loving the starter kit, hoping its going to grow… how about some longer “ropes”? The standard ones are a good length for most stuff but being able to add one or two longer ones would let you put sensors further apart, say for two light sensors? Not sure if this is possible with a simple cable, as i2c might glitch over the longer distance - might be possible to add a booster to join two short cables?
[UPDATE: Sniff Drivers for Flotilla and bunch of Demo’s are here: http://www.sniff.org.uk/2015/12/sniff-and-flotilla.html]
hope this is useful