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Member #452184

Member Since: July 6, 2013

Country: United States

  • Can anyone tell me if this uses “Genuine” FTDI chips? I just read that some of the clones are being “bricked” by the newest FTDI drivers.

    http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/10/windows-update-drivers-bricking-usb-serial-chips-beloved-of-hardware-hackers/

    Thanks! - Dan

  • Thanks! I have it fixed now.

  • Hi folks!

    The Minnesota CoderDojo group has been using the SparkFun Inventor’s kit for about a year now. We are very happy with the SIK and the instruction booklets that they come with are top-notch. I am starting to write a blog on some the things I have learned and I would like to share experiences with others.

    One of my first findings is that the kids LOVE circuit lab #12 (driving the DC motors) however over time the leads on most of the motors have broken off. I have a post on how to fix them here:

    Motors for Arduino Labs.

    I have also added a new lab that allows the students to change the direction of the motors. This helps them with the future robot labs.

  • Hi folks!

    The Minnesota CoderDojo group has been using the SparkFun Inventor’s kit for about a year now. We are very happy with the SIK and the instruction booklets that they come with are top-notch. I am starting to write a blog on some the things I have learned and I would like to share experiences with others.

    One of my first findings is that the kids LOVE circuit lab #12 (driving the DC motors) however over time the leads on most of the motors have broken off. I have a post on how to fix them here:

    Motors for Arduino Labs.

    I have also added a new lab that allows the students to change the direction of the motors. This helps them with the future robot labs.