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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    LCD keypad shield

    posted by snakedancer on 02/26/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Worked right out of the bag- in difference to the normal 16/2 LCD screen where I had problems with the pin assignment. It fits perfectly onto the Arduino Uno board and some others. The keypad LCD Library ( I used the data from ADAFRUIT website) uses other ...
    Cons:
    None- works perfect. Library is ok also.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
    earned for this post
    Arduino - "Full Board"

    posted by snakedancer on 02/26/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    This updated board looks exactly like the Italian version- even the "Made in Italy" can be seen. My board came in with the processor badly mounted in the socket. So I had to use the DX Chip extractor ( a wise purchase!) to get the chip out, bend ...
    Cons:
    Chip badly mounted- this board would have failed! Ok, the Arduino Uno Rev 3 board reached its space limit and requires a new de...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
    earned for this post
    Good Kit with powerful batteries

    posted by snakedancer on 02/03/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    I needed a powerful battery pair for my Panasonic Digi cam- and selected the 2700 mA SoShine NiMH. The charger is OK with two LED colors: red for charging and blue if ready to be used.
    Cons:
    No Cons- the charger and the batteries get hot during this fast charging cycle- so take care where you set up this gear and let...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 2
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
    earned for this post
    Mechanical Kitchen Dome Timer INOX

    posted by snakedancer on 02/01/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Easy to clean kitchen timer with a nice design- if you could assemble it!
    Cons:
    Came in with all tiny screws fallen apart due to the beaten up envelope on its way around the world. I had to disassemble the ...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 2
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
    earned for this post
    Beautiful Design wrist watch-easy to read

    posted by snakedancer on 02/01/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    I selected this wrist watch for its high contrast (black and white) design- easy to read even in dim light. Wrist band of PU material is also soft and easy to wear. The overall design is "timeless" simple and beautiful and I like this watch becau...
    Cons:
    After a week, it seems the battery broke down and watch is stopping. I will look for a new battery and hope this resolves the p...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
    earned for this post
    Nice 5 V Relay bord

    posted by snakedancer on 01/24/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Tiny module - fits in any small Arduino project. Pinout is on the board: +, _ and steering signal in. Outlets selectable NO or NC. One red LED shows the ON status of the coil. Damper diode is present, together with a transistor and some R.
    Cons:
    Make sure the coil gets 5 VDC and you must hear the relay if it pulls in. If it does not make sound- the 5 V is lacking or exit...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 2
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
    earned for this post
    Good Kit- but without any manuals

    posted by snakedancer on 01/24/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    The Kit is very complete and has good quality items and the Arduino UNO board works fine. (it is NOT the new Arduino Uno Rev 3!) There are many sensors, the LCD, Joystick, switches, IR stuff, Color LEDS, 7 segment LEDS, Breadboards, Resistor packs and more-...
    Cons:
    The worst CON is the lack of any manuals and a listing with pics WHAT IS WHAT. Some sensors need pinout letters. In the bag of...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 2
    • Usefulness: 3
    2 DXPoints
    earned for this post
    KY 003 Clone with different pinout

    posted by snakedancer on 01/24/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Small Hall sensor- needs a powerful magnet. The pìc from DX shows the backside. One red LED shows the magnet detection. If you look at it from the upper side, pinout is: Sensor output LEFT; 5 V VCC center; Ground ( GND) at the right side. LED and it&#...
    Cons:
    No Pinout letters on the PC Board, the ones shown are misleading (S is on the right side where the ground must be connected). S...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
    earned for this post
    Good Hall Sensor

    posted by snakedancer on 01/24/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Very good sensor to add to rotating machines. After finding the pinout on a sticker at the cable and the Code it was easy to get the datasheet on the web. I use a 10 k R from output to VCC. (See Melexis Hall Manual). The sensor gives a sharp signal if a mag...
    Cons:
    None, I will order more.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
    earned for this post
    Desoldering pump

    posted by snakedancer on 12/04/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Good tool for electronic freaks working on delicate PC boards. Suction is ok. Piston is protected in a sleeve and does not jump in your eye!
    Cons:
    No cons!
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