PickledDog

Member Since: February 11, 2013

Country: United States

  • Product COM-12704 | about 3 months ago

    Just received some. They are… violet! Close to UV - not purple at all. Indeed, they perform identically to the Ultra-voilet LED’s. Like those, these can (faintly) reveal the security marks on currency. Given their similarities to the aforementioned, I’m guessing they’re 400nm - just brushing the edge of UVA.

    I’ve been looking for some of the blue + red ones, like the kind you find in christmas light sets. I guess I’ll keep looking :)

  • Product DEV-12720 | about 3 months ago

    I can see one advantage - the mini-PCIe slot lets you put decent Wi-Fi in there. Maybe I’ve just had rotten luck, but I’ve yet to find a USB Wi-Fi adapter that wasn’t awful… Aside: I wonder if there’s any supported way to put storage on that PCIe bus? The alternatives tend to top out at SD, or eMMC if you’re lucky.

  • Product COM-12704 | about 3 months ago

    I wouldn’t read too much into these listed forward voltages - the Basic Blue and Super Bright Blue are also listed 3.4V.

  • Product COM-12704 | about 3 months ago

    Is this a “conventional” LED, or one of those multi-frequency ones (blue with a red phosphor)? If it’s conventional, what wavelength is it?

  • Product DEV-07914 | about 4 months ago

    This just made my day. Whoever packed these arranged the parts onto the foam in the shape of a space invader! You rock!

  • Product WRL-10663 | about 4 months ago

    Has anybody figured out how to get the long (64 char) RDS text field out of this? It looks like the hardware is capable of receiving it, but none of the code I have found receives anything further than the 8 char station name (and the datasheet is not clear on this).

  • Product DEV-10936 | about 4 months ago

    Agreed on all counts. It’s a fun and satisfying kit to assemble. It’s also downright handy - I bought it on a whim and ended up being pleasantly surprised at how many things can benefit from a 30-segment readout! Great for visualizing all the things that show up on analog pins.

  • Product TOL-08639 | about 4 months ago

    These are handy! I use mine to power a Beaglebone from a USB battery pack. I’m using a pack that delivers 2A while maintaining regulation, so it’s as good as any “proper” 5V supply :)

  • Product DEV-12086 | about 4 months ago

    The one I have appears to work, but the mouse pointer just jitters around randomly in the bottom left corner when I’m not touching the screen (it follows my finger when I am). Is there something I need to configure, or do I have a faulty unit? (I reloaded the latest Angstrom onto it, just to be sure. Tried the calibration screen, it just got stuck while the pointer jittered around…)

  • Product DEV-11575 | about 4 months ago

    My 2 cents? This is my favorite Uno substitute, to the point that I prefer it to the Uno now. The Mini-USB is robust, yet doesn’t touch the underside of your shields (use Kapton tape on your real Arduino’s!). And the FTDI can’t be beat. My “proper” Uno’s regularly run into weird serial issues, but these are rock solid.

No public wish lists :(