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Topic: This can't be good: improper packing of capacitors (Read 2040 times) previous topic - next topic


These capacitors are supposed to be 10mm in diamater.  The idiot seller shipped them as first class mail which has restriction including not more than 1/4" thick (6mm) so naturally the machine ate the caps. The seller tried to save about $1 in postage by not shipping them as first class package (thicker than 1/4") and ends up losing about $4 to reship replacements.

Cutting corner will bite people!!!


LOL, thanks for the picture, it's worth a thousand words.  ;)


I thought the envelope said worst class mail.
Have a look at "blink without delay".
Did you connect the grounds ?
Je kunt hier ook in het Nederlands terecht: http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/board,77.0.html


I would definitely request an exchange or refund..  That's brutal.


Due VGA library - http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,150517.0.html


Took me a little bit to understand what I was looking at.  I thought they were some type of surface mount device at first.


Cutting corner will bite people!!!

Exactly!  Consider it a lesson learned.
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Check the instructions!  Maybe these are the new inflatable ones.  They ship flat and you have to inflate them before using.  :)

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