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  • I know it is said that this is a gamble, but can someone tell me why 8 out of every 10 of these i order is the SAME board….a GPS thingamajig…..its like the ding and dents sales is their way of getting rid of these things….

    GPS is great, but after i reach like 25 boards its starting to get ridiculous.

  • Absolutely wonderful. I have been using sparkfun libraries for the better part of 10 years. Remeber the early days, early libraries? I still have those files. Before eagle went to xml. Anyways, enough nostalgia and smiling. I know these libraries will be beneficial to many. Again, thanks sparkfun. I know many people will find this VERY useful.

  • the prices under the “Tool & Part Sale Prices” section may be incorrect (e.g. shapeoko : might be one of the the 10 percent ones) and the hyperlinks are not re-directing to the correct products.

  • Too expensive..

  • OK great, thanks much. People would really like to be able to see this because by just looking at the product, you wouldn’t be able to tell.

  • I had posted a comment on the product post, but i have to ask here, since this page seems to be getting more attention. Can someone correct me if i am wrong please but, does this product actually hide the PI away inside and blocks your access to the USB and Ethernet ports? I can’t imagine how any sane engineer (tinkerer) would do something like that. Maybe there is something i am not seeing. A laptop with no ports…mmmmmmmm…….

  • I laughed when i saw this thing being put together. So, please correct me if i am wrong (i reeeeeeaaaaalllllly hope i am), you don’t get access to the PI’s USB or Ethernet ports. Why i said, cause i saw them being locked away in the shell and they are too far offset from the edge to make any practical sense.

    Who ever made that should probably consider moving to making action figures…

    Am sorry if it sounds harsh, but seriously, making this the way it was made, tucking all the goodness of the PI inside and “LOCKING” it ways…..nope, not kool at all…

  • You can break them by hand, and the break will be clean and neat. (They are build to be broken by hand).

  • I think its also fair to mention that the option without the header allows you to solder it directly to another board, kinda like a SOC., This not only reduces the overall height of your project (Miniaturization) but its also allows you to permanently attach your board, an use a braid to remove it (You don’t have to solder though the pin holes).

    Having the headers included is not a concern for me as i have tonnes lying around (i make headers only orders from time to time) cause i use headers on boards i design myself.

    Its fair to note that even with the headers included in the shipment, some folks don’t want the job to solder as they are only creating a prototyping setup to prove a concept and may even move away from the arduino (or other) form factor for the final product. If i can remember correctly, there is a type of header that allows you to snap the boards on and remove after, its holds like a solder joint but without solder (don’t remember name). Also i think i saw it on this site. Maybe a good option to start exploring and making better use of those. Funny, they are called solder-less headers, but they are retired (wonder why).

  • You guys from Hogwarts are always in the no-fly zone. Now, you get a tracking device.

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