joran

Member Since: April 22, 2012

Country: United States

  • nice hobby sensor ... probably not ideal for large commercial applications or sensors that will stay in the ground for many years ... but for 5 bucks you probably cant beat it ... most of the commercial ag sensors run in the hundreds (although I suppose you get better accuracy for that extra money, and support, and less corrosion, or replacements in the event of corrosion) Decagon sensors are very nice ... but cost alot more... (this looks like it was maybe based off of Decagons 10HS sensor)

  • The heating element burned out after using it like 20 times ... at least I think thats the problem ... it just never reaches temperature (It gets hot (ish), just not enough to melt the solder,(or make the led blink)) ... fairly disappointed . I was pretty happy with it before that ... does anyone know where to buy a new heating element? and what type to buy? in the mean time I guess its back to my 10.00 radioshack iron that I have used far more and still works fine

  • the power on this thing was very spotty ... further investigation showed that only one of the legs from the barrel jack is attached to the pads. can I just solder this connector with a normal soldering iron and solder? I dont have a SMT setup...

  • I found these to work great with an arduino (AVR Atmega328) ... however I cant get it to work reliably with an uno32(pic32 processor) ... you may just be using a chip thats too fast or something ... it wouldnt matter howlong I debounced stuff for I could not get it to work reliably with the pic32

  • do these fit standard 2x5 ribbon crimps? https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10650

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