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December 28, 2006
about 3 years ago
I’d love to see usable documentation for this product, since it’s a much-needed non-Uno shield.
Some basic questions with no obvious (spelled out in the product description) answers:
In what orientation does this mount to a Pro Mini?
What is the pinout for this product? (It’s ambiguous and time-consuming to try to match the schematic to the product, and not everybody wants to open up Eagle to figure out how the schematic and the board match up)
What, exactly, is different between this product and the IDEO page you link to? I appreciate you linking to inspiration/designer’s page, but in this case the ambiguity between what this does and what the IDEO item does is unhelpful.
While I love the idea behind this product, it’s by far the worst-documented and most time-consuming thing I’ve ever purchased on Sparkfun.
about 4 years ago
I guess there’s a budding numismatist at Sparkfun? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proof_coinage
about 5 years ago
I like this shield but it would be great to have a version that left pin 3 available (the way the original shield did) to be used as an interrupt pin for counting motor encoder ticks.
(Although, having said that, I’m having trouble counting ticks fast/accurately enough, does anyone have any resources to help me count ticks quickly?)
about 6 years ago
Has anyone actually found the appropriate couplers on mcmaster? I can’t find anything that’s metric and smaller than 10mm…
about 7 years ago
Careful - even though these are 2-axis accelerometers, they come on a breakout board with a pinout for a third axis (Z).
If you work in a lab that stocks both the 2- and the 3-axis versions, mark the 2-axis ones with a Sharpie to avoid some irritating debugging…
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