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MarkSpeir

Member Since: May 23, 2010

Country: United States

  • I just received mine. I need one gram resolution, so this will not work for me, but I am also metrically challenged and didn’t realize the dimensions. :/ This thing is MASSIVE! It’s 5 1/8" long x 1 ¼" wide x 7/8" tall!

    Of course I could have looked at the picture with the handy rulers, but that’s crazy talk! That’s like reading a manual. No one does that!

  • 2 km of four strand wire for $57?! Screw the load cell! I’ll take two!

  • Thanks for the reply! That was the information I was looking for. Now that I know, it seems obvious, but before I was struggling to understand load cell ratings.

    I ended up ordering the 10 kg wide bar load cell. :/ Seems that may have been a mistake as well…

  • What is the resolution? I do a lot of baking and need at least 1 gram resolution. I’ve been wanting to make my own scale for quite some time.

  • I like Sparkfun and I support them. The only time I buy electronics elsewhere is if I need it quickly and Sparkfun is out, or if Sparkfun doesn’t carry what I need. It’s $5 well spent, IMO.

  • It’s sad that the digit isn’t symmetrical. I’m making a digital clock out of four of these and missed that the center segment is closer to the top of the digit. I was going to flip the 3rd digit over so that the two decimal points would form a colon. :/

  • Well, I feel stupid! Always read the specifications!

    https://forum.sparkfun.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=40206

  • So the shift is required then? If so, that means the TWI library and software libraries I’ve used have a bug in them.

  • Thanks! I don’t have any tools, so I would never have been able to figure that out. That logic analyzer isn’t that expensive. I need to start collecting tools.

    Where does this shift occur and is it part of the i2c specifications? That cannot be right.

  • I just said screw it and went with UART. It just wasn’t worth the headache and I cannot find a way to remove the bootloader. Oh, sure… Google gives plenty of sites that state it can be removed, but I have yet to find one that details how! O.o I’m not going to risk bricking the AVR since I can get it to function with the UART. Again, not worth the headache.

    Still, it doesn’t work as advertised and that’s a problem that Sparkfun needs to address. Promptly.

No public wish lists :(