bluewraith

Member Since: May 10, 2010

Country: United States

  • Yes. You will still have to add a small bit of electrical tape to the top of the USB header to prevent the switch from shorting out though.

  • A bit late, but better late then never.
    A 0.1uF(code 104) cap in series with the DTR pin and Reset pin will allow the IDE to auto-reset the board. I also have tested 10pF(code 101) and found it to work as well.
    Don’t forget your pullup resistor on the Reset pin as well, and double check your reset switch to make sure you’re not holding the chip in a constant reset by using the wrong legs of the chip.

  • An amazing chip, and hard to find any cheaper then here. Mouser stocks it at $11.18 for one, with straight from Maxim price at $12.61. They do have free samples of both the DIP and SOIC style chips. Just takes about 2 weeks to get them.

  • It is nice, but I noticed that I have to be careful when removing a shield or I’ll pull the arduino out of the clips. Adding 4 anti-skid feet to the bottom of the holder also made it very nice to work on.
    Maybe an idea for version 2: Bolt on arduino, and a screw on breadboard instead of using the sticky backing.
    Great for small projects or testing, but I think I’m going to build one that has a full size breadboard along the top, then a halfsize breadboard below that on the right, with the arduino to the left of it. Sometimes a halfsize breadboard is just not enough.

  • Great kit with many possibilities. My only gripe is that the plastic that the sprockets are made from is too soft. Mine have stripped out and wont hold onto the hex shaft of the twin motor gear box very well.
    Simple solution: Drill a small hole on the axle shaft and use a set screw to hold on to the hex shaft.

  • I went to walmart and bought a small double sided tacklebox with 6 compartments on each side. Cut the labels out of the cardboard box and tape them to the inside of the lid. Fits like a glove. Also has plenty of space on the other side for other components.

  • I ordered the older version of this kit when I started out. Great little kit for starting out, with a nice box to boot. I use it to hold all of my ICs and misc parts now. Just trim the protective foam the ICs come shipped with to fit in the box and you have a great storage solution.
    Any idea when this will be back in stock?

  • Isn’t this the same type of chip that the original NES used in its controllers?

  • Yep! You can also use an FTDI cable to program it. You might want to take a look at this site: http://itp.nyu.edu/physcomp/Tutorials/ArduinoBreadboard

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