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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Great motor controller for arduino

    posted by GigaSan on 06/21/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    This controller is not only for stepper motors but can control one stepper or two regular DC motors. Protection diodes, indicator LEDs, power supply (5V and 3.3V), all are present on the board. Works perfectly with anything between 4V and 15V. Inputs need t...
    Cons:
    None at all.
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    Powerful purple laser

    posted by GigaSan on 06/21/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    * Very high laser output * Brass lens holder, (glued into position) * High UV output * Power supply and switch attached
    Cons:
    * Lens holder is glued. * not quite 100mW. * Laser spot not round, but bean-shaped. * Laser module is glued to the circuit boar...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    Cheap purple laser

    posted by GigaSan on 06/21/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    * Powerful laser with 3V power supply and switch attached. * Fast startup, high UV emittance. * Very good where UV laser light is needed. * Focus ring present, but fastened with glue.
    Cons:
    * High divergence. The laser does not produce a spot, but more of a bean-shaped point. * Low visibility, this is a purple laser...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Loads of I/O for little money

    posted by GigaSan on 06/21/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    * Easy to setup and use. * Part of the large arduino family of development boards. * Code is freely portable between different arduino boards. * Arduino IDE is available at no cost for a variety of platforms * Can be programmed through the arduino API for p...
    Cons:
    None that I can think of.
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    Cheap laser with good output

    posted by GigaSan on 01/25/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    Cheap laser with high output and wide beam, adjustable lens and low IR output.
    Cons:
    Documentation is wrong, connections are soldered rather poorly.
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    High quality LED tape, excellent price

    posted by GigaSan on 04/13/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    + High quality RGB LEDs with high output. + Small controller with 12V standard jack power connector. + Water resistant clear silicon-like protective cover. + Cuttable every 3 LEDs about 6cm per segment. + Remote with 10 brightness levels (white) + On/...
    Cons:
    - Controller gets warm and has no ventilation. - Controller does not support Voltages over 12V. Gets extremely hot then. Don"t...
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