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Feb 25, 2012, 10:02 pm
Has anyone used this board:
. It looks like a lot of bang for very few bucks. I particularly like the support for Li-ion power.
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Feb 25, 2012, 11:55 pm
I haven't used it but they do seem to make nice stuff.
That board appears to be more robust than a standard Arduino, but the shield compatibility is probably not 100% so I'd look into that if it matters to you.
If you want industrial strength there's the Rugged Circuits board as well.
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Feb 27, 2012, 08:57 am
the shield compatibility is probably not 100%
In particular, the ISP connector is in a non-standard place, so shields that attempt to get SPI pins from there (EtherShield) won't work with this.)
Feb 29, 2012, 12:04 pm
I don't know the relationship between the "Pinguino" folks and Olimex, but I purchased a "Pinguino" that I believe was supposed to come from Olimex and it never arrived. When I complained that it never arrived, I was told they were going to send another. It never arrived.
I'd buy parts elsewhere -- I was not offered a refund, or a tracking number, or anything else.
Mar 06, 2012, 03:26 pm
: Mar 06, 2012, 07:12 pm by Marco Benini
You can buy Olimexino also on Mouser or Farnell online shops, that is better if You want to buy also other electronic components.
Olimexino have an additional IDC port they call UEXT for I2C, SPI and serial (and/or digital/analog pins).
p.s.: I am not Olimex employee, partner, ecc. and have no commercial relationship with them. Just bougth some boards in the past.
Mar 06, 2012, 04:14 pm
Thanks. That's good to know after seeing how much the shipping charge was from Europe.
Mar 06, 2012, 07:23 pm
they also have developed an Arduino Leonardo like board.
One that looks like the the Sparkfun's Arduino Pro, but with ATMEGA32U4-AU
and another with a T board shape
I asked to Olimex about OLIMEXINO-32U4 and they wrote to me that is available.
Comparing Olimexino with Arduino boards I find that the main difference is the power section, the Olimexino is by far better (lower power consuption and 5 - 3.3V switch + battery charge).
The separate power supply for ADC gives better measures.
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Mar 14, 2012, 06:20 am
It has a lot of stuff for a fraction of more cost paid over a Rev3 Uno and if i remember last i read about it not only flash ,eeprom,pins ,SD card interface is there it also runs on high clock levels
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