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Member #282738

Member Since: January 9, 2012

Country: United States

  • What functionality works currently with the Arduino? I ask because the Arduino is featured in all the photos and the video, but everything seems to be a work in progress.

  • Cool idea! I purchased one.

    But at $59 before the headers and Arduino, does the Yun make a better option? You can push all encryption off to the linux on a chip.

  • I’m a little disappointed with this kit. It looks so good, but its looks are deceiving. As others said, its not perfect. My biggest problem is just the lack of power. Using a motor shield and the same battery pack I use with the Tamiya tank kit this stalls out with the slightest obstacle and just doesn’t move very quickly.

  • Hey Nate - But the false positives are just a part of the investigative process. They will use their databases to see if any of the people on the list have priors or are known for something and narrow it down. It is not as if they will break down the doors of every person on that list.

    No different then looking at a faulty circuit, sometimes you unsolder the wrong resistor trying to troubleshoot.

  • Thank you spark fun for helping out the Law Enforcement Organization. You provided information that hopefully will catch the bad guys. There should not be any feelings other than pride on your part.

  • Hey Robotechnobloke- As it ships it will not work with the Uno and Sparkfun XBee Shield. But you simply solder a jumper over the the diode and it works. You can see an example in this instructable. http://www.instructables.com/id/Visual-Network-Threat-Level-Indicator-v2/

    I wasted a TON of time before I figured that out…

  • I just finished a project using the Arduino Uno, RN-XV WiFly and the Sparkfun XBee shield. You can check it out here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Visual-Network-Threat-Level-Indicator-v2/

  • As delivered this does not work with the RN-XV WiFly Module. Like others have stated the diode on pin 3 causes problems. By bypassing it the RN-XV WiFly Module works with the XBee Shield.

  • The LEDs are very bright. The red in particular is searing.

  • This is junk. Upon opening the package from sparkfun I opened this up and snapped a clip right off. So I have a nice tray I guess. Very low quality plastic.

    I’d send it back, but shipping would be more than it cost to purchase the box.

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