Sum of the Parts...

ercoerco Posts: 19,601
edited 2015-03-03 - 10:10:45 in General Discussion
Maybe no one here needs an AVR programmer/developer board, but at $6.52 (free ship from HK), this kit is worth it just for the price of the parts. Even if you toss the PCB, there is a ZIF socket and numerous connectors, headers, caps, crystal, switches, LEDs...

Heck, even just build the kit for soldering practice. .. :)


  • RDL2004RDL2004 Posts: 2,554
    edited 2013-05-05 - 15:22:02
    Awesome! Get out your welders - it supports the whole other 40 feet of the product line!

  • mindrobotsmindrobots Posts: 6,506
    edited 2013-05-05 - 15:37:19
    At first I thought the subject was the opening line from "The Corvair Owner's Creed"

    Super find, erco! Thanks for spending my lunch money for this week!!
  • bee_manbee_man Posts: 109
    edited 2013-05-05 - 16:16:30
    Darn you!

    Add another dollar to my account.
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,601
    edited 2013-05-05 - 17:48:07
    mindrobots wrote: »
    At first I thought the subject was the opening line from "The Corvair Owner's Creed"!

    Sorry Rick. That would be "The Sum of All Fears". :)
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,601
    edited 2013-05-05 - 17:50:07
    bee_man wrote: »
    Add another dollar to my account.

    Please buy in pairs, as I have twins. :)
  • Cluso99Cluso99 Posts: 15,746
    edited 2013-05-05 - 21:58:31
    Or the prop can program for free! IIRC I posted the code to program an ATTiny85 & 84 in the obex.
  • NWCCTVNWCCTV Posts: 3,629
    edited 2013-05-06 - 20:04:38
    Please buy in pairs, as I have twins.
    OK, I did. I will probably build one and then use the second for the parts.
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,601
    edited 2013-06-08 - 10:48:21
    Just opened mine. The pcb is top-notch quality!
  • NWCCTVNWCCTV Posts: 3,629
    edited 2013-06-08 - 11:29:58
    And there are a ton of parts. I bought 2.
  • CuriousOneCuriousOne Posts: 922
    edited 2013-06-08 - 11:38:10
    ZIF socket alone is $1.38+free shipping.
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,601
    edited 2013-09-06 - 06:13:40
    FYI, schematic is at

    And now the original seller has added a whopping dollar shipping charge (formerly free). Amanda and I prefer when prices go down, not up!
  • GordonMcCombGordonMcComb Posts: 3,366
    edited 2013-09-06 - 14:54:42
    The seller notes, "In addition, to support the other 40 feet of the 51 series microcontroller..." Harrumph! I bought a programmer just last week on eBay that only did 35 feet, AND it cost $2 more.
  • Duane DegnDuane Degn Posts: 10,041
    edited 2013-09-06 - 16:09:38
    So was the welding as easy as they claim?
    2 the oversized pad designed specifically for DIY enthusiasts, welding very easy!

    3 in the welding process requires attention to the light emitting diode (i.e., the LED lamps are more with two spare) and not overheating of the temperature sensitive components such as, faster, otherwise it will burn LED lights like. We ensure that all components, if any welding unsuccessful, debugging does not work, etc., does not provide replacement (due to the presence of welding technology), but the buyer pays shipping warranty.
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,601
    edited 2015-03-03 - 09:36:52
    Gotta be all China parts from this US seller. I'm not saying to throw away the Arduino, but even if you did, the remaining parts are still worth $43...

    Jeepers, all the legwork and tracking down parts is done for you. What fun is that?
  • mindrobotsmindrobots Posts: 6,506
    edited 2015-03-03 - 09:47:25
    It's got a FLAME SENSOR!! No wonder it has the "erco stamp of approval"!!

    This is kind of pricey, are you branching out to support classier clientele? Have the girls started talking about out-of-state schools?? :o)

    This would be tempting if I already hadn't bought myself several too many things as my "birthday present"!
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,601
    edited 2015-03-03 - 10:10:45
    I'm putting together some hardware kits to teach programming and robots for kid's camps, and I stumbled across that 'Duino starter kit. Hard to compete these days. Not much profit in open source.
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