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How to connect Drawdio to wooden pencil
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How to connect Drawdio to wooden pencil

by gonsh on Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:35 pm

I just got the Drawdio Fun Pack, and I have no Idea how to connect everything! SOS!!!!
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Re: How to connect Drawdio to wooden pencil

by adafruit on Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:54 pm

did you check out some of the stuff at http://www.ladyada.net/make/drawdio/user.html
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Re: How to connect Drawdio to wooden pencil

by gonsh on Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:14 pm

thanks. for some reason it still wont work though.
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Re: How to connect Drawdio to wooden pencil

by adafruit_support_bill on Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:49 pm

for some reason it still wont work though.


That is not helpful at all. You will have to be more specific in describing your problem. If it is a problem with assembly, post some photos of your work so we can check it out. If you don't understand the tutorials, post a link to the tutorial page and a description of what part you do not understand.

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Re: How to connect Drawdio to wooden pencil

by gonsh on Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:09 am

Thanks for your interest! I really appreciate it. I assembled everything just the way the tutorials say to. I get a buzz when I touch the pencil tip, but when I draw something, I cannot get a noise out of it on the paper. For some reason, it works with water though.
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Re: How to connect Drawdio to wooden pencil

by adafruit_support_bill on Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:26 am

The conductivity of pencil 'lead' is variable. In general, softer leads will work better. It is also important to get good contact with the lead in the pencil. Others have reported best results using a metal mechanical pencil. If you search these forums you will find several threads on the subject.

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Re: How to connect Drawdio to wooden pencil

by gonsh on Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:55 am

thank you so much! ill let you know how my mechanical pencil works
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