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Member Since: March 4, 2008

Country: United States





Electronics (duh), Aviation/Aerospace, Metal working, things that fly, things with blinky lights, flying things with blinky lights, etc etc.

  • Does anybody know if one can bodge this together with lcdproc without herculean effort? I expect to be using a usb/serial adapter, motherboards being sans serial these days.

  • I’d really like to see an FTDI alternative serial/usb board.

    After recent cluelessness by FTDI, I’m no longer comfortable with them as a source, and there seems to be a few other options available.

  • Would pairing this with the mechanum wheels be appropriate, or does it need gearing down?

  • I should clarify: the blue pin numbers on the hookup guide (not the board) look swapped. So maybe just needs a photoshop on the image to avoid confusion. Suspect the board is fine and the graphic is just mistaken.

  • It looks like pins 14 and 17 are swapped on the hookup guide (hopefully not swapped on the board!).

    Can you confirm/deny this is the case?

  • Waterproof? Have an outdoor application to avoid dew accumulation.

    If not I can always just use some sugru to seal and attach it…

  • I have 5 of these because I was dumb and ordered more than one, which would have been enough to tell me that the production quality is not the best. I tried using it with the missle switch cover, and the nut strips before it actually is anything resembling tight. Not the highest quality I’ve ever seen, but for less than two bucks, what did you expect?

  • Not much, and yes.

    Frankly the nut is crap, and will strip if you so much as hand tighten it too hard. But you get what you pay for, etc.

  • Sparkfun introduces “Soldering for the Complete Klutz”! All through hole practice kit scaled up for those geeks suffering from severe motor coordination issues that have led to so much frustration on regular PTH soldering kits, get one today!

  • Done. Google Filastruder.