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Member Since: August 4, 2011

Country: United States

  • Just an FYI/Lesson Learned about the Ambient Weather Solar Shield. Drill holes (for the rods that hold the entire shield together) through the top of the shield, and put some lock nuts, or double nuts on top and silicone the holes for waterproofing. The solar shield as it ships has small nuts pressed into the plastic of the top plate, which after getting warm during the day, strong winds will pull these pressed nuts out. Needless to say it's not something you want to discover at 1am on an windy night.

  • Beware applying any real torque when installing standoffs. The threaded screw portion will weaken and break off of the rest of the standoff if you apply too much torque. I had this happen on multiple occasions when stacking multiple standoffs and when installing into the big red box screw holes without tapping the hole first.

  • It would be nice if the orientation of each breakout board was rotated 90 degrees so that two RJ11 jacks can be mounted without having to separate the two boards.

  • Sadly not, the battery and resistors are free floating behind a plastic tray holding the LEDs, so like the one I just got, you get a nice dead battery.

  • Another holder arriving with a broken tab, but found a "better" solution to attaching the Arduino. Get a couple of metal standoffs with holes on both ends, and screw one onto each of the two opposing corner posts that have a large nub on the top, then screw the Arduino onto the posts. Plus this will allow the mega to mount to the holder as well.
    The silicone feet are definitely a great idea.

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