Heaps of fun

The Experimenters Kit includes an "Eleven" Arduino-compatible board, plus a range of parts and a guide to make it easy to get started with Arduino projects. [Product Page]
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rozza
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Heaps of fun

Post by rozza » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:58 am

Hi Freetronics,

Thank you very much for developing such a great kit to help get people started in electronics.
the instructions you supplied are simple and easy to follow and gives a great grounding for working with the device for more complex projects.

In another post someone mentioned the two transistors in the packet and I also could not find where to use them in the projects.
also it would be nice to see a 7 segment display in the kit.

all in all a great product and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a start in electronics.

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Re: Heaps of fun

Post by andrew » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:07 pm

Hello

Thank you for letting us know your feedback about the EXP: kit. We're currently evaluating all the products so will take your suggestions on board. The transistors are 2N7000 MOSFETS, which are good for switching higher currents from digital outputs. Give me a day or two and I'll come up with an exercise that explains how to use them.

In the meanwhile if you have any more questions, please let me know.
cheers
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Re: Heaps of fun

Post by Pancake » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:15 am

Yeah, I too would like to learn how to use the transistors included in the kit. Diode too.
Thanks.

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Re: Heaps of fun

Post by rozza » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:06 pm

Hi Freetronics!

did you ever come up with some experiments to use the remaining parts in the kit?

Also could you recommend a USB Host shield?

I want to try and hook up a USB TV tuner to the Eleven board.

:D

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Re: Heaps of fun

Post by rozza » Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:38 am

bump

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Re: Heaps of fun

Post by andrew » Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:50 am

rozza wrote:bump
Oops missed that question :)

For USB host shield instead we have the USBdroid:
http://www.freetronics.com.au/products/usbdroid

The 2N7000s are used in the same way as our NDRIVE module:
http://www.freetronics.com.au/pages/ndr ... tart-guide

To identify the gate, drain and source pins on your 2N7000, look at the flat side of the body. From left to right the pins are source, gate, drain.
You can control 60V DC at 200 mA continuously, or 500 mA for a pulse.

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