Chinese Shipping Fairy came : loads of goods
I’ve, like most people around this time, have been very busy with family requirements. But aside the holiday season..
I GOT COOL STUFF!
To start, I bought 2 hot ends for my Prusa I2 Reprap printer. I purchased 2 of them for $20 total. One is a .4mm end and the other is a .2mm end.
Next up is a 9DoF accelerometer. The price is $6.28, and is a breakout board for the 9150 Invensense. The board is super-small and 8 of the chips could fit on my pinky fingernail. The company also included 2 headers : one straight, and the other 90 degrees.
The only bad thing is the company (Invensense, NOT the Chinese dropshipper) misrepresented how it can give the Euler Angle and other processed data. If you pay a few thousand dollars, you can get the permission to write your own firmware for the 9150 that might be able to do that. But for now, you do the math in the CPU you hook it up to.
Third, I put in an order for mini Arduino clones as well. I don’t know what to say, other than they work, and well! They’re breadboardable, which makes prototyping easy. No having to bolt down the standard Arduino somewhere.It uses an Atmel MEGA328P AU 1437. The reset switch seems a little loose, but it’s one of those SMT switches. A dab of superglue will fix that. On the underside, you see the USB transceiver chip, the same as my other Arduino clones. It’s another HL-340.
Lastly, I received my GPS chip. And holy smokes its AWESOME!! It’s also tiny and light weight. It came in a box 30x its size, and _WELL_ packed. It has a wiring harness that plugs into the port on board, as well as through holes for easy soldering.
He’s having some supply issues, so even though I bought it for $10, he has to sell a ‘Lot’ of 70 in order to get more. So bummer on that front.