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MrAureliusR

Member Since: August 29, 2013

Country: Canada

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I’m also on the EEVBlog forum as MrAureliusR. Just discovered SparkFun – what a handy website! The breakout boards in particular are extremely handy. Will be ordering many things soon!

  • GRRR I freaking missed it AGAIN… man, this is so bullshit, people waiting until the exact second it’s posted and then hitting F5 till they get it. These should be given away as prizes for actually building something cool, instead of whoever happens to be on their computer in the what, 2 minutes they lasted this time??? I wish I could swear here…

  • I just got a notification that this was available, and the box isn’t even showing up on the right?? WTF?

  • You do realize there’s a schematic link right above?

  • Ugh, good point. The example pics make the assembly look horrid. Any comments, SFE?

  • So what’s going on? After I replied to the email requesting my Twitter handle, I completed five challenges, tweeted them all to @Sparkfun before the deadline, but haven’t heard anything yet. Still tallying?

  • For those curious, I’ve found the best way to get good, repeatable results with this sensor is to set the transistor up as an open collector, with a 10k pull-up. (This means tie the emitter to ground, and measure the output at the collector). Then have a 1k high-side resistor on the IR led, and the difference between white and black reflectors is immense. White brings the signal almost to ground when it’s close, and black hardly budges at all. If you have any questions, feel free to reply.

  • What happened to the ½" ones? In my experience 3/8" is too small and 1" too big in the majority of situations. ½" was perfect!

  • Which weak pull-ups are you referring to? The ones present by default on an Arduino? I just received this breakout board and the pull-ups appear to be labelled “0K” which doesn’t make sense (usually 0-ohm resistors are labelled 0R or similar)…

  • What this guy said.

  • The link in the word ‘downloaded’ points to… not the correct site, at all…

I Wish I Was Richer

MrAureliusR 42 items

If I had just a little bit more moolah, my lab would be THIS MUC…