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Voiding Warranties

Member Since: September 7, 2008

Country: United States

  • This was my first experience with SMD soldering, but I thought it was fun and easy. As others have said, there are no extra parts so be careful not to loose any of the teeny tiny resistors. I had forgotten that the Atmega328 doesn't come pre-programmed with the Simon firmware, but I managed to set up my Arduino as an ISP programmer with AVRdude. I've also noticed that there doesn't appear to be any debouncing, but as long as you press the buttons quickly it's not a problem.

  • Mine takes up to 2 minutes to start streaming data if I haven't turned it on in a while and if it's more than a couple hundred feet from where I last turned it on. Other than that it works exactly as described. I've found that the TinyGPS arduino library is extremely helpful for parsing the NMEA data: http://arduiniana.org/libraries/tinygps/

  • Even though I wasn't able to get my order in, it was still fun (and slightly frustrating) trying. The closest I got was to the "confirm order" button at which point the server timed out and when I refreshed it, it brought me back to my shopping cart. By the time I went through the links to buy it again, the $100,000 limit had been reached. I think that was an hour, 44 minutes and 50 seconds of pure adrenaline rush. Hopefully there'll be a rush of new projects coming out and being featured here!

No public wish lists :(