Member #420701

Member Since: March 19, 2013

Country: United States

  • Labor rates in the U.S. are much higher than they are in China. So if magically electronic components that are currently made en masse in China start being made in the U.S., they will have to be more expensive to businesses and the consumers who use them.

    I think it is preferable to have developing countries do the low-skilled, high volume work that we can then buy and use to create more complex, innovative solutions. Otherwise, we are paying more to go backwards.

  • I see both 12V and 3V inverters being recommended lower on this page. I think it is best to use 12V?

  • FYI, pinMode() is only needed for digital pins.

  • The NeoPixel Uberguide recommends a 300-500 Ohm resistor between the Arduino data out pin and the NeoPixel data in pin. Also, a 1000 µF cap across the battery + and - is recommended. If you apply the battery power to the Arduino, then you can use its 5V regulated output pin, which can theoretically provide up to 1 amp. That would mean you could connect 16 NeoPixels at full power, or 32 at half power, etc.

  • In comparing the 3.5. and 3.6 write-ups, please confirm that the 3.5 IO pins are 5 volt tolerant; and the 3.6 IO pins are 3.3 volt tolerant. I just want to make sure there wasn't a typo. :)

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