FunKey Super Input/Output Special Mode (F/L)
9 pairs of input/output connections
Battery powered or USB powered
The G and F output ports are dedicated to servo motors, and controlled by M and L.
Plug in the servo motor on G and it can be controlled by any sensor attached to the M port, NO CODING NEEDED, just plug and play.
Plug in the servo motor on F and it can be controlled by any sensor attached to the L port, NO CODING NEEDED, just plug and play. Don't use other outputs on these two ports.
Note: if the input is an analog (variable) sensor, it will give a proportional angle for the servo. On/off sensors will move the servo all the way to each extreme.
K-D is an on/off pair. A sensor attached to K will control an output on D
I-A is an on/off pair. A sensor attached to I will control an output on A
J-S is a proportional (PWM) pair. A sensor attached to J will variably control an output on S
H-W is a proportional (PWM) pair. A sensor attached to H will variably control an output on W
Space-Click is an on/off pair. A sensor attached to Space will control an output on Click
UP-Down is an on/off pair. A sensor attached to UP will control an output on Down
Left-Right is an on/off pair. A sensor attached to Left will control an output on Right
--Note: for on/off and proportional pairs, some pairs' output will go "high" and some will go "low". This solves a problem that may be encountered with wanting a particular sensor to trigger an "on" or "off" of an output. If one pair does not match the desired on/off state, just try another.
Here's how to set the FunKey Super into I/O Special Mode:
Unplug the board from the USB if it's connected
Use an alligator clip to by connecting the F and L hole pairs.
Plug the FunKey Super board to the USB port
The I/O Mode blue LED will be bright and the Programming LED will be on, but dim.
Remove the alligator clip. You are now in I/O Special Mode
The I/O Speical mode maps six inputs directly to six outputs on the FunKey Super board, making it direct and simple to set up control pairs. The power can come from the USB, or alternatively from a battery pack plugged into the FunKey Super board's JST power connector, allowing for completely free-standing interactive installations. Inputs are matched to outputs like this:
H -> W (only works with a servo motor) I -> A J -> S K -> D L -> F M -> G (some go "high", some "low")
Space/Click and Up/Down are NOT active in this mode.
Note that there is another mode called I/O Direct in which the ports are not assigned in function, but that mode DOES NOT support the built-in servo motor control.
Some sensor/output pairs may function differently, since the ranges of the sensors vary, and the thresholds of the outputs vary as well, and pairs differ as to whether the output goes "high" or "low" following the input sensor value.
There is NO PROGRAMMING at all required in the I/O modes, so that users can get inventing right away.
NOTE: Our sensors and outputs are great for this mode. If you experiment with your own, remember that you CANNOT connect a standard hobby motor to an output, there isn't enough power coming from the USB port, and motors generate electrical noise that can damage the board. You can use very tiny motors like pager motors, and also use our optional Sold State Relay board to drive large loads that have their own power supply.
Board port mappings are shown below. Some boards have white connectors, some have pin headers. The mapping is the same.