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Member Since: August 26, 2009

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  • Splendid, thanks Mike. Dear Sparfun : have a look at the OpenROV pricepoint. Any chance you could throw in a few pieces of acrylic (or any other epoxy-container) for the money ? Or publish a 3d-printer file that I could just take to my local printers ? Or just watertight the whole thing already (..hey, Lennon warned you : he was not the only dreamer...) ?

  • I am by no means an expert, YMMV. The fluid pressure will push back on the sensor and thus on the PCB, while the screws are supposed to hold it in place. Perhaps backing up the PCB will keep the sensor from getting pushed beyond the o-ring ? I am very interested in learning an easy way to make this sensor watertight (5m would do for me). At $60, it's too expensive to just fool around with, so calling all experts !

  • In my project (a very simple case of transfering 1 remote digital input (switch) to a base digital output (ssrelay), as in the digi sample. Using the 2 AAA battery case with switch and 2 basic series 1 xbees, I wanted to power the remote unit with 3 Volts. Can/should I use this breakout board or solder the whole setup straight to the XBEE ? In testing, using this breakout works, but fails after 4 meters in direct clear line. Before I solder to the xbee, any advice/reasoning/warnings ?

  • Frequent contributor hugof is actually/supposedly the CEO and founder of ElectricImp. We/I may or may not always be completely in tune with his frequency, but I admire his contributions and answers here on this forum. I shows how big a driver Sparkfun is and how important the Sparkfun community is, but it also show how seriously Hugo/ElectricImp take us, the Sparkfun clients. That I can only applaud : kind thanks Hugo !

  • Dear Clint, I second the idea of a bidirectional current sensor similar to an aircraft ammeter. As in www.aircraftspruce.com/menus/in/ammeters.html My application would be a motorcycle monitor, where the bettery will at times be discharged (idle) and then again be charged (higher revs with little load). I am not nearly good enough to develop one myself, so just want to convey my support to either you or Dean to implement the circuit.

  • Picture shows 6A @250V, 10A @ 125V, and yes I second: round mounts easily !

  • It's a bit misleading that 4th picture with the breakout board, as that has only the 4 pins of the Red/Green rotary encoder. And on its product page, that refers to THE rotary encoder, not specifically the RG one. One could easily be confused by this and order 2 incompatible items. That said, can't wait for the RGB rotary breakout board.

  • Does this autoreset like a standard arduino whenever you open or close a connection, or can that 'functionality' be switched off (other than by the resistor trick) ?

  • Great product, against all those asking for a higher rated version, can I ask for a smaller one : I would like to measure individual circuits (areas, appliances, lights) in the house. something like 2 amp, 5 amp, and 10 amp would be cool. Sign me up for 30pcs in total in that case.

  • Rock me SPARKFUN !!!!! Wooohoooo !!!!!!!!!!

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