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December 31, 2010
about 4 years ago
Radio Shack used to sell a plastic version of this with the LED installed and the limiting resistor as well.
Pretty easy to mount an LED in a project. Anything like that here ?
about 5 years ago
Just have to say, This device rocks.
It's not going to hold up to anything strenuous but for soldering boards it's worth every penny. Totally awesome. This coupled with a magnifying lamp is the bee's knees for my old eyes and shaky hands.
about 6 years ago
There are times when I do not order from Sparkfun because they don't stock the 20x2. Instead I order from Solarbotics because they do carry it and I don't really care to pay extra for shipping if I don't have to. So I bundle up an order to hit the $100 minimum for Solarbotics. Those are orders I would be sending to Sparkfun because I like your overall selection better.
If you want to do any serial work, the 20x2 is far better with a 128 character buffer. the 20x2 also incorporates the owin and owout commands if you want to do something besides measure temperature with 1-wire devices.
It would be awesome if PICAXE would just combine the two into a single device that has all the advantages of both the x2 and the m2. (And then sparkfun would stock that chip) ;-)
The 28x2 is that chip but at almost 2 times the price. The 20x2 is the best bargain in the picaxe line.
No public wish lists :(