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Old 08-09-2008, 01:40 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I just noticed that since I ordered the iDuino computer I need more parts. So I clicked over here for specifics. I see that you suggest a 470 uf capacitor instead of 330 uf. If I'm going to Radio Shack tomorrow for as much as I can find, should I go ahead for 330?

Also, the tactile switches I got were chrome toggles, but now that I look at the wiring diagram I see them called "buttons" there. Are what I got going to work or do I need to get something that doesn't have a hard 2-way?

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The 470 is probably fine, I havent crunched the numbers but if you power it from your battery (it was designed to be powered from the battery and not intermittent power) the diode will probably survive the additional current.

You will have much difficulty navigating the menus with toggle switches for buttons the shack should have a couple smd tactile switches that can be made to work by soldering leads to them or whatever.
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Just when I was about to place an order for all the parts, Fundamental Logic have to changed their shipping price. 4 days ago, it was around $3 ship. Now it's $16 for fedex ground. And that's the cheapest shipping price. Almost the price of my entire order, and I know that these parts shouldn't weigh more than 1 lb.
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Damnit, that sucks. Kevin? Is your shipping calculator on the fritz? I just ordered a month ago and it was less than $3 for shipping and now it is reporting that it is over $16?
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I just added those items to my cart, and first class mail to Missouri would be $2.27 shipping.
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It's showing the correct shipping options now.
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I got all my parts from Kevin in the mail, so I am hoping to put together my MPGuino by this weekend.
So the weekend comes and goes... I breadboarded it and got stuff lined up for my car (not installed). I got some prepunched perfboard, and I found that I can't solder as well without the metal to tie to... it really makes all the difference as far as me being a novice is concerned. I will be picking up the perfboard that is setup with the stringers like on a breadboard tomorrow so I can get this all pulled together. I am really anxious to get this up and running in my car!
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Okay, I just got what I could at RadioShack since it is close to my house, but it left me with a question. I see that I can't get the solderable breadboard at the online store recommended above. I saw a lot of breadboard at RadioShack, but I didn't know how big of one I need and I also didn't know for sure what made one solderable and none of them said. All I've ever soldered was repairs of circuits, so having never scratchbuilt anything, I don't know anything about breadboard.
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Okay, I just got what I could at RadioShack since it is close to my house, but it left me with a question...
Maybe something like: Model 276-150 or 276-148 or 276-168 or 276-149A?
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Also...I bought a 470 uf 35V Capacitor because it was the only voltage they had and I was thinking that going OVER 25 didn't matter. But then I wasn't so sure. Is it okay or do I need to order a 25V?

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