Annual Holiday Giveaway

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  • David BetzDavid Betz Posts: 11,545
    edited December 2016 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Here are a few additions to my list:

    BeMicro CV Cyclone V E FPGA Development Kit (I believe these can be used to experiment with a single COG P2.)
    BeMicro CV Cyclone V E FPGA Development Kit (I believe these can be used to experiment with a single COG P2.)
    BORA Binary Explorer Board (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/545073874/bora-the-binary-explorer-board)
    MACH66 Programmable Logic Starter Kit (requires a Windows computer with a parallel port)

  • David -

    If one of the 555-28027 motion sensors is still available, I'd like one.

    Buck Rogers -

    Which part were you not able to identify? Or was it that you couldn't read my handwriting chicken scratches? :)

    Thanks,

    Walter
    Tulsa, OK

    My OBEX objects:
    AGEL: Another Google Earth Logger
    DHT11 Sensor

    I didn't do it... and I promise not to do it again!
  • Buck,

    I'll take a couple of the Adafruit Trinkets. PM sent.

    Jeff
    San Mateo, CA
  • wmosscrop wrote: »
    David -

    If one of the 555-28027 motion sensors is still available, I'd like one.
    There is still one left. Send me a PM with your mailing address.

  • Jeff Haas wrote: »
    Buck,

    I'll take a couple of the Adafruit Trinkets. PM sent.

    Jeff,

    I'm the one offering those. Two for you! PM me with your address.
  • I'd get in on this except for mailing things out. Not even the price, but our local Post Offices (LA area) are a year-round disaster and even moreso at holiday time. I only wait in their ridiculously long, slow lines to mail packages when someone holds a gun to my head. There's not a postal employee in LA with any hustle whatsoever.

    BUT I have lots of little goodies to share. I promise to bring them to the Parallax freebie table at their upcoming(?) Expo. @Ken_Gracey, now when is that, April 2017? :)
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • erco wrote: »
    I'd get in on this except for mailing things out. Not even the price, but our local Post Offices (LA area) are a year-round disaster and even moreso at holiday time. I only wait in their ridiculously long, slow lines to mail packages when someone holds a gun to my head. There's not a postal employee in LA with any hustle whatsoever.




    Eveything but your bills are being sent to another address.
  • Seairth wrote: »
    Jeff Haas wrote: »
    Buck,

    I'll take a couple of the Adafruit Trinkets. PM sent.

    Jeff,

    I'm the one offering those. Two for you! PM me with your address.

    Done! Thanks.

    Bedeebeedee....Sorry, Buck.
    San Mateo, CA
  • wmosscrop wrote: »
    David -

    If one of the 555-28027 motion sensors is still available, I'd like one.

    Buck Rogers -

    Which part were you not able to identify? Or was it that you couldn't read my handwriting chicken scratches? :)

    Thanks,

    Walter

    Your handwriting is fine. It is the track equipped body. Who makes it? That I way I can ask them about information.
  • I shipped the following items today:

    #555-28027 Passive Infrared Motion Sensor

    SimplyTronics ST EDU ST-00101 Rev A
    Bill Henning's RoboPi minus the DIP Propeller chip (Propeller board that plugs into a RaspberryPi)
    Raspberry Icing minus the DIP Propeller chip (Propeller board that plugs into a RaspberryPi)

  • It is the track equipped body. Who makes it? That I way I can ask them about information.

    It's an SN1700 chassis from Sinoning. It didn't come with any information like a manual.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Medium-Damping-Balance-Tank-Robot-Chassis-Crawler-for-Arduino-DIY-TOY-SN1700-/282267068617



    Tulsa, OK

    My OBEX objects:
    AGEL: Another Google Earth Logger
    DHT11 Sensor

    I didn't do it... and I promise not to do it again!
  • wmosscrop wrote: »
    It is the track equipped body. Who makes it? That I way I can ask them about information.

    It's an SN1700 chassis from Sinoning. It didn't come with any information like a manual.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Medium-Damping-Balance-Tank-Robot-Chassis-Crawler-for-Arduino-DIY-TOY-SN1700-/282267068617



    Makes sense. What about a motor controller? (Wouldn't want to try and manage things directly.)
  • tomcrawfordtomcrawford Posts: 774
    edited December 2016 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Eight pieces SimplyTronics RGB Led Matrix Module. Parallax sold these as 32324. I had reprogrammed them in spin, but if I recall correctly, I restored them to factory software.

    15 pieces 0.047F 8V supercaps.
    Re-inventing the wheel is not a waste of time if, when you are done, you understand why it is round.
    Cool, CA, USA 95614
  • Eight pieces SimplyTronics RGB Led Matrix Module. Parallax sold these as 32324. I had reprogrammed them in spin, but if I recall correctly, I restored them to factory software.

    15 pieces 0.047F 8V supercaps.

    Can I have all of the LED modules, and a couple supercaps?
  • Seairth wrote: »
    Eight pieces SimplyTronics RGB Led Matrix Module. Parallax sold these as 32324. I had reprogrammed them in spin, but if I recall correctly, I restored them to factory software.

    15 pieces 0.047F 8V supercaps.

    Can I have all of the LED modules, and a couple supercaps?
    Yup. PM your address and I'll mail them on Monday.
    Re-inventing the wheel is not a waste of time if, when you are done, you understand why it is round.
    Cool, CA, USA 95614
  • So, if I have some surplus this might be the place to post it? Or not.
    This is a little OT, I really like the sharing to others thing. I am trying to figure a local MCU hardware library concept. Wondering if there already is such a thing, and how to find an example of it. I think the local schools might like it if compatible with their projects.
    I will be showing my gear at a local market to see if any interest occurs there. I have a lot of salvaged electro mechanical parts to take.
  • Eight pieces SimplyTronics RGB Led Matrix Module. Parallax sold these as 32324. I had reprogrammed them in spin, but if I recall correctly, I restored them to factory software.

    15 pieces 0.047F 8V supercaps.
    I was really interested in the SimplyTronics RGB LED Matrix modules when they first came out but I had thought it would be possible for adjacent modules to interact with each other when more than one was used at the same time. It turns out that this isn't really possible. There are some much simpler modules available from AdaFruit that can communicate. Unfortunately, they aren't RGB LEDs and they are only 4x4 not 8x8. I tried to convince SimplyTronics to modify their design but they weren't interested.

    https://www.adafruit.com/products/89
  • David Betz wrote: »
    Eight pieces SimplyTronics RGB Led Matrix Module. Parallax sold these as 32324. I had reprogrammed them in spin, but if I recall correctly, I restored them to factory software.

    15 pieces 0.047F 8V supercaps.
    I was really interested in the SimplyTronics RGB LED Matrix modules when they first came out but I had thought it would be possible for adjacent modules to interact with each other when more than one was used at the same time. It turns out that this isn't really possible. There are some much simpler modules available from AdaFruit that can communicate. Unfortunately, they aren't RGB LEDs and they are only 4x4 not 8x8. I tried to convince SimplyTronics to modify their design but they weren't interested.

    https://www.adafruit.com/products/89

    Let me count the ways:
    1. No mounting holes. Basically impossible to build an array
    2. Asynchronous interface. No way to get above about 100K bits/sec
    3. Tiny LEDs
    4. No way to communicate among modules

    Re-inventing the wheel is not a waste of time if, when you are done, you understand why it is round.
    Cool, CA, USA 95614
  • And now for something completely different:
    I have one of each:

    Parallax Pro Devel board
    Parallax HWB and
    Parallax Serial BOE

    The first and last need a BS2 to work, the middle has it. The PDB will support a variety of devices. Also a large quantity of chips of varied styles, and names. And if anyone is interested, please PM first. And erco if you want that BOE board, please remember to submit an alternate destination.
  • Publison wrote: »
    David Betz wrote: »
    Publison wrote: »
    I always wanted a Defcon badge to see if it would talk to the Parallax Badge.
    That reminds me that I've always wanted a Parallax Badge. :-)
    I'll send you one.


    Okay my list is up.

  • And now for something completely different:
    I have one of each:

    Parallax Pro Devel board
    Parallax HWB and
    Parallax Serial BOE

    The first and last need a BS2 to work, the middle has it. The PDB will support a variety of devices. Also a large quantity of chips of varied styles, and names. And if anyone is interested, please PM first. And erco if you want that BOE board, please remember to submit an alternate destination.

    I'll kick in a BS-2 for each of Buck's two boards that are missing them.

    Re-inventing the wheel is not a waste of time if, when you are done, you understand why it is round.
    Cool, CA, USA 95614
  • And now for something completely different:
    I have one of each:

    Parallax Pro Devel board
    Parallax HWB and
    Parallax Serial BOE

    The first and last need a BS2 to work, the middle has it. The PDB will support a variety of devices. Also a large quantity of chips of varied styles, and names. And if anyone is interested, please PM first. And erco if you want that BOE board, please remember to submit an alternate destination.

    I'll kick in a BS-2 for each of Buck's two boards that are missing them.

    Great!
    Oh and erco? Your robots are staying with Tom for an extended weekend.

    I do owe you something for your next visit to NYC.
  • tomcrawfordtomcrawford Posts: 774
    edited December 2016 Vote Up0Vote Down

    Great!
    Oh and erco? Your robots are staying with Tom for an extended weekend.
    And the cats are non too thrilled about it!

    Edit: something about oil in the litter box

    Re-inventing the wheel is not a waste of time if, when you are done, you understand why it is round.
    Cool, CA, USA 95614

  • Great!
    Oh and erco? Your robots are staying with Tom for an extended weekend.
    And the cats are non too thrilled about it!

    They are? I thought the mountain lion driving his own car, a Yukon, was a good idea.

  • Makes sense. What about a motor controller? (Wouldn't want to try and manage things directly.)

    I've had decent luck with one of these controlling a 2-motor Rover 5 chassis (which replaced the SN1700):

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-5A-Dual-Channel-DC-PWM-Motor-Driver-Module-Speed-Dual-H-Bridge-for-Arduino-/172378690970

    The board I use has an unmarked IC. But it's worked well, even when the motors stalled.

    There are probably much better boards for motor control. I have no experience with them.

    Walter

    Tulsa, OK

    My OBEX objects:
    AGEL: Another Google Earth Logger
    DHT11 Sensor

    I didn't do it... and I promise not to do it again!
  • wmosscrop wrote: »
    Makes sense. What about a motor controller? (Wouldn't want to try and manage things directly.)

    I've had decent luck with one of these controlling a 2-motor Rover 5 chassis (which replaced the SN1700):

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-5A-Dual-Channel-DC-PWM-Motor-Driver-Module-Speed-Dual-H-Bridge-for-Arduino-/172378690970

    The board I use has an unmarked IC. But it's worked well, even when the motors stalled.

    There are probably much better boards for motor control. I have no experience with them.

    Walter

    Hello!
    I see. (No really.) However on the bottom of the page are a batch of others.
    And some traveled here with that chassis.
  • David BetzDavid Betz Posts: 11,545
    edited December 2016 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Here is what is left of the stuff I’ve offered. I think I’m going to leave this up for a few more days and then retract my offer. There isn’t much time to ship this stuff before Christmas.

    #28036 4-Direction Tilt Sensor
    #28500 PMB-648 SiRF GPS Int Antenna
    #28500 PMB-648 SiRF GPS Int Antenna
    #29133 Compass Module HMC5883L
    #27800 2-Axis Joystick
    #27899 4x4 Matrix Membrane Keypad
    #28380 ColorPAL
    #28825 SoundPAL

    MQ-5 Gas Sensor
    Cluso's BaseBlade1 + MemBlade

    BeMicro CV Cyclone V E FPGA Development Kit (I believe these can be used to experiment with a single COG P2.)
    BeMicro CV Cyclone V E FPGA Development Kit (I believe these can be used to experiment with a single COG P2.)
    BORA Binary Explorer Board (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/545073874/bora-the-binary-explorer-board)
    MACH64 Programmable Logic Starter Kit (requires a Windows computer with a parallel port)

    Stuff that has already been shipped:

    #35000 Board of Education Shield
    #555-28027 Passive Infrared Motion Sensor
    #555-28027 Passive Infrared Motion Sensor
    #28017 Memsic Dual-Axis Accelerometer
    #27800 2-Axis Joystick
    #27911 Gyroscope Module L3G4200D
    #27801 5-Position Switch
    #29124 Altimeter Module MS5607
    SimplyTronics ST EDU ST-00101 Rev A
    Bill Henning's RoboPi minus the DIP Propeller chip (Propeller board that plugs into a RaspberryPi)
    Raspberry Icing minus the DIP Propeller chip (Propeller board that plugs into a RaspberryPi)
    DEF CON 22 Badge
  • David Betz wrote: »
    Here are a few additions to my list:

    BeMicro CV Cyclone V E FPGA Development Kit (I believe these can be used to experiment with a single COG P2.)
    BeMicro CV Cyclone V E FPGA Development Kit (I believe these can be used to experiment with a single COG P2.)
    BORA Binary Explorer Board (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/545073874/bora-the-binary-explorer-board)
    MACH66 Programmable Logic Starter Kit (requires a Windows computer with a parallel port)
    David, is this MACH66 board wearing an AMD legend?

    And why are all of erco's robots at your place? They were supposed to be in a droid's only place in the mountains of PA by now.
  • David Betz wrote: »
    Here are a few additions to my list:

    BeMicro CV Cyclone V E FPGA Development Kit (I believe these can be used to experiment with a single COG P2.)
    BeMicro CV Cyclone V E FPGA Development Kit (I believe these can be used to experiment with a single COG P2.)
    BORA Binary Explorer Board (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/545073874/bora-the-binary-explorer-board)
    MACH66 Programmable Logic Starter Kit (requires a Windows computer with a parallel port)
    David, is this MACH66 board wearing an AMD legend?

    And why are all of erco's robots at your place? They were supposed to be in a droid's only place in the mountains of PA by now.
    No, the MACH64 board is from Andre' LaMothe of Nurve Systems. It's an educational package with a printed book containing lots of experiments.

    http://www.ic0nstrux.com/mach64-programmable-logic-starter-kit#.WFKGlHeZOrM
  • David BetzDavid Betz Posts: 11,545
    edited December 2016 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Everything has been claimed from my original list except the MACH64 Programmable Logic Starter Kit. I guess no one has a PC with a parallax port anymore! :-)

    Thanks to everyone who participated. I hope you enjoy your items. And thanks also to those who sent me items. They are very much appreciated. My offer is now closed.
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