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  • Prob should also always breakout the ISP headers too, atleast to the point where you can avoid having to pull appart the product, we're all meat bags and we all <blip> stuff up :)

    But awesome work guys, alot of companies will just go "sorry your just gonna have to wait" atleast you guys provide firmware and are planning on providing detailed instructions on how to recover the board /and/ your replacing them at no cost to the user.

  • Kinda, you will need to solder them onto a veroboard (or an IC prototyping sheet if you can get one that is big enough but not too big), and then use SIL (single inline) headers. You can do them the same pitch but from my experience I would strongly recommend soldering the SIL headers to the OUTSIDE of the socket and then using a rotory tool (such as a dremel) to trim the board back (remember to wear facemask and/or use dust extraction as fibreglass dust is nasty stuff you don't want having a pool party in your lungs.)

    Pro tip though, leave the socket in the OPEN position before soldering as the pins do get hot and if you leave it closed and melt the plastic then it will impact on the performance of the socket (i.e. the pins will only open half way and can result in them not gripping onto the IC's legs)

    But they are .1" spacing and kinda sorta fit in the wide IC socket foot print (the pins are wider so it will take a little effort to get the buggers into the board) and don't do stupid stuff like me :) Check your circuit board footprints BEFORE sending it off to the fab house :P I got a surprise when I went to put my ZIF socket into my board... only to find that the pins are too wide and unlike veroboard... you can't force the legs in

  • Any chance of getting these bad boys in 8 way configuration? My Alinco radio has one and it would be nice to be able to readily get my hands on one of these for when I get into packet radio

  • To my knowledge they are called "Microphone connectors" by some places. Both of my Alinco rigs have connectors simular to these (except its 8 ways), its also used on some CB radios, the old AM CB I have uses a 4 way connector.

    edit: Further to my previous post, https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9536 is a DIN connector

  • I would say prob no more than 10A per pin (that is the upper limit that I have pushed the 4 contact variant of that. Note as the pin count increases the diameter of the pins reduces.

    I would suggest you give it ago but have a IR temperature gun and keep tabs on the temperature until your sure

    edit: Found this connector on another site and the datasheet states no more than 1A per pin and 48 volts

    Not sure if I am aloud to post this link, SF feel free to rendict it if need be http://www.farnell.com/datasheets/1461069.pdf

    I am hoping you guys can get more of these bad boys in :D they even have them in 90° variants which is really bloody cool :)

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  • I want :)

    My luck would be thou that by the time next pay comes around these ones will be sold out :(

    Any idea on when more stock is coming in?

  • wrong baud rate maybe?

  • Just be careful not to overheat the plastic in said breadboard and melt the plastic onto the pins :)

  • I got mine today :D
    Should be noted that for 5v operation you need a REALLY BEEFY supply, I have a 2A switch mode PSU that I was using and it was having a hard time running the printer.
    With my own testing it pulls approx 1.5-2A whilst on 5v
    With a decent 5v supply you can pretty easily use factory defaults and it prints quite fast.
    One negative is this thing is so addictive to play with you'll be burried alive under receipt paper xD

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