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SparkFun will be closed May 25, 2015 for Memorial Day. Orders placed after 2pm on Friday the 22nd will ship out on Tuesday. Thanks!

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Member Since: February 11, 2013

Country: United States

  • New Product Friday: Ned Nerd demonstrates the levitation breakout board.

  • Handling armadillos is an excellent way to get leprosy. A third of leprosy cases diagnosed each year in the U.S. are transmitted to humans from armadillos. See: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/28/health/28leprosy.html

  • Won’t increasing our use of photovoltaics deplete the sun’s hydrogen fuel faster?

  • Mine powered up and worked fine (only minor adjustment of the display contrast pot required). A fine winter project. This SparkFun project is serious soldering, not SolderFun. Patience is required on a board designed by and for robots (which thankfully in this iteration of the kit have done all surface mount work). As other commenters indicated slide switches with pins close together, and smt and caps close by, are among the most demanding soldering points. Soldering of these switches would have been easier had the switches been inserted and soldered before the installation of the adjacent electrolytic caps. Soldering of header strips to the display, and then soldering the assembly to the pc board, required patience and repeated pleas for divine assistance.

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