The problem with the serial is I am on el captain and it doesn't seem to work with it
I've had one of my onions play up on my desk, while the other 2 were fine with the office wifi.
A serial connection is the way to go and a tip is when you first connect on the COM port (make sure the baud speed is 115200) is to bash a couple of keys in the terminal until you see the message "press enter to start...", then hit enter and tada! Other wise it just stays as a blank screen :/
After that run "wifisetup" and follow the instructions.
The power jack is indeed angled on the Arduino Docks, although the pins are more or less straight; this is also the same case with the jack on the Servo Expansion. This seems to be part of the manufacturing process, but beyond that I can't say much (unfortunately I am not the hardware designer :()
The angle is given by the 2.5 degree dimension on page 5, area D6, but from the samples I see it can vary about a degree or so. I will revise the Arduino Dock drawing with clearer dimensions and notes on this when I release the Servo Expansion later this week. Thanks for pointing this out!
@Benjamin-Rau I have just had a play with my Omega and pins 13 and 14 when set as input both operate equally and as expected.
Unless there is a problem with my Omega, there are a few things you could check (forgive me if these are obvious to you or you have already done them :-)):
Are you sure that the circuitry is the same for 13 and 14?
Is the code used to access each of 13 and 14 the same?
Is there anything else that is using one pin but not the other?
If you are using mechanical switches to control the pins, do you have a suitable pull-up/pull-down resistor to pull the pins to the appropriate state when the switch is open?
If you are using mechanical switches, do you have suitable de-bounce circuitry to account for noise? A capacitor in parallel with the switch (along with the use of pull-up/pull-down resistors) should handle this