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RichardBronosky

Member Since: November 29, 2008

Country: United States

  • The scale overlays in the images are VERY WRONG! This component is NOT nearly 30mm long as it is shown. It is 14.4mm long according to the datasheet. The length in the datasheet is comparable to the Molex 48258-0002 and the Lumberg 2410_06. Also consider that a quarter is 24mm in diameter and look at the photo with a quarter in it.

  • Experienced this today. I plugged in a tiny E-Flite 200mAh 1S 3.7v 30c battery and the charger heated up an blistered my finger and thumb instantly. I got the battery off quickly and it was still able to be charged in the E-Flight charger and used in my NQX 3D. I haven’t checked yet to see if the charger still works for the sparkfun batteries I bought. I’m very disappointed that Maker batteries (from SparkFun and Adafruit) and RC batteries use the same connector but reversed polarities. I guess I need to find or make a polarity changer dongle.

  • Sidenote: Over the holidays I went to visit my Dad at his home for the first time in ~10 years. After seeing his collection of projects in progress. I opened a browser and showed him 31 items I had sitting in my Sparkfun cart. He had 28 of those items in quantities of 8-24 each! My cart had 1 of each item in it and was over $100. He insisted I went home with 4 of each item. Now I’m the hoarder.

    Thanks, Dad, for making me the geek I am today, even before it was cool. Love you. (It’s cool to know he’ll stumble upon this someday.)

  • Oh, for the love! No! As tinkerers we are all predisposed toward hoarding. The last thing we need is to be buying stuff WE KNOW DOESN’T WORK. Life is too short. DON’T DO IT!!!

  • Please don’t use these for vape mods. They are only 1.5c and it is common to use 8c to 18c for that application. Make sure you do your research and know how to do the math to be safe. This is not like consumer electronics batteries where if they are physically the right size you can use them. When these industrial batteries are misused it is very violent.

  • I was able to power and drive a 5mm Diffused Addressable RGB LED https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12986 using a SparkFun 3.3v Arduino Pro Micro. However, I found that pins 5, 7, and the analog pins DO NOT WORK to drive this (at least with the Adafruit library). See more at http://forums.adafruit.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=61188

  • I was able to power and drive a 5mm Diffused Addressable RGB LED https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12986 using a SparkFun 3.3v Arduino Pro Micro. However, I found that pins 5, 7, and the analog pins DO NOT WORK to drive this (at least with the Adafruit library). See more at http://forums.adafruit.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=61188

  • I was able to power and drive a 5mm Diffused Addressable RGB LED https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12986 using a SparkFun 3.3v Arduino Pro Micro. However, I found that pins 5, 7, and the analog pins DO NOT WORK to drive this (at least with the Adafruit library). See more at http://forums.adafruit.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=61188

  • I was able to power and drive a 5mm Diffused Addressable RGB LED https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12986 using a SparkFun 3.3v Arduino Pro Micro. However, I found that pins 5, 7, and the analog pins DO NOT WORK to drive this (at least with the Adafruit library). See more at http://forums.adafruit.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=61188

  • That is an excellent instructable. Thank you for sharing.

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