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I believe the buttons will fit as is, no manipulation needed.
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Most likely is a worker of a factory that took it off the conveyor, put it in a package and sent it to me.
Real Arduinos are made in Italy.
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Most likely is a worker of a factory that took it off the conveyor, put it in a package and sent it to me.
Real Arduinos are made in Italy.

I know but this could be a factory that just took the hardware source, programmed their conveyers for Arduinos and massively produces them.

RESULT: Cheaper products (workers in China are cheaper)

The device looks the same as in the pictures on your site.
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I know but this could be a factory that just took the hardware source, programmed their conveyers for Arduinos and massively produces them.

RESULT: Cheaper products (workers in China are cheaper)

The device looks the same as in the pictures on your site.

Which makes it a clone, as he said.
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The device looks the same as in the pictures on your site.
Which is called passing off and is illegal. The board could be confiscated by customs.
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How does it not relate to the posters question?
I am saying yes you can "use the pins named "DIGITAL" as digital INs"
At least this is my take on it, maybe I am wrong?
Whats the problem?

The original poster was asking if an Arduino sketch that can perform digital reads on the digital pins.   You stated you need a GUI front end and then proceeded to give him a Visual Basic program that talks over the serial port (and you left out the corresponding sketch to boot).
 
Discussing a GUI front end in VB it is about as far away from "is it possible to use the pins named "DIGITAL" as digital INs" as one can get.

Not trying to be a jerk about it but your post is a bit off topic.

Ohhh well silly me!!
Sorry for trying to help, great that you have the solution and you contributed in such a great way.
BTW any sketch works, it's up to to define things and call them. I also said yes you can perform digital reads from the digital pins, and here is a VB.net program that may help.
I suppose that was just a dumb idea.
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The device looks the same as in the pictures on your site.
Which is called passing off and is illegal. The board could be confiscated by customs.

Nope, Arduino is open source, try downloading "Eagle" the gerber is included!
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The device looks the same as in the pictures on your site.
Which is called passing off and is illegal. The board could be confiscated by customs.

Arduino is OPEN-SOURCE, so this is not illegal.
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I believe the buttons will fit as is, no manipulation needed.

P.S. I will (most likely) buy these buttons. Thanks for the help!

Answer 2:

Search for switch at taydaelectronics.com, lots of 4 pin tactile switches to choose from.
I have some 2-pin tactile switches like those, no idea where I got them.
Checked all the usual sources and am not seeing them.

They look like this
http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/CK-Components/PTS635VH39-LFS/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMsgGjVA3toVBBpDTNTTW0j3YRB1%252bcCi%2fno%3d

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Arduino is OPEN-SOURCE, so this is not illegal.
I think you fail to understand the difference between passing off and open source.
Two members here have reported that their customs have confiscated Arduino clones.

This is for several reasons.
Just because a design is open source it does not mean that anyone reproducing that design has the FCC and other approval that the original board has unless they have submitted it to FCC themselves and have a certificate. Also the design includes trademarks and logos, while these might be in the gerber file it is still a breech of trademark to use them on a product.

The official line is here:-
http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Policy
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Oh yeah, that too.
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Arduino is OPEN-SOURCE, so this is not illegal.

There is a difference between using code I wrote, which I freely allow you to use, and claiming that you wrote it.
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So to follow on from this, people who claim to make Arduinos (and are not officially licensed) are lying. Do you understand the difference?

See: http://arduino.cc/en/Main/FAQ

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