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I received it today. Took a week to get here which isnt to bad. Just that Little Bird didnt reply to any of my emails and didnt let me know what was going on.
Try SGBotics in Singapore
I've dealt with Vivan and the service and delivery (to NZ) is superb.
I passed on LB in Oz because the freight price from Oz to Wellington, was more than SG charged for FedEx from Singapore to Wgtn
Standard Shipping Rates (Air Mail : 30 gram(s)) US$4.88 Express Shipping Rates (FedEx Internation Priority : 30 gram(s)) US$28.68
Just that Little Bird didnt reply to any of my emails and didnt let me know what was going on.
QuoteJust that Little Bird didnt reply to any of my emails and didnt let me know what was going on.I have mixed feelings about Little Bird--when I was looking for an Arduino around July 2007 they were the most reasonably priced (due to shipping) source I found for delivery to New Zealand. I ordered a Deicimila which was delivered in reasonable time (as I recall) once they actually started shipping from Europe.But on the other hand in my experience they are (as you found) extremely poor at responding to emails and sending shipping status updates. (Even when it would be to their benefit that they respond.) Sometimes an email "ping" elicts a response--but the accuracy of the shipping time estimates they've provided have been mixed.)I'm yet to hear from someone who hasn't received their order--but noone's had much email from them either, so I guess if you're patient and not too anxious they're an okay source. I also do like to support a more "local" supplier. (And I think probably still price competitive.)BTW Where in New Zealand are you? Do you have a blog/site? (I'm interested because I maintain Planet NZTech and am also keen to locate more NZ hardware hackers. :-) )--Phil.
I just moved to Wellington from Canada
and I really want to order an Arduino. I was thinking of getting it from LittleBird, but now I'm thinking twice.
Lastly.. is there anything in Wellington where hardware type nerds get together and shoot the shit?
hei...i juz bought a arduino and motorshield from littlebird electronics ..i found out that the motorshield is only a pcb board.hav anyone bought the motorshield from them? where can i get the other components like h-bridge ic n stuffs