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by bls
Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Shipping Times
Topic: Canada- Don't forget brokerage!
Replies: 9
Views: 4124

Re: Canada- Don't forget brokerage!

And an FYI for those in the states - you'll also be faced with these outrageous charges on Standard Service shipments from outside the states if the value is over $200. The charges only apply if the value exceeds the duty & tax free limit which is $200 for the US, but for Canada it's only $20. Under...
by bls
Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: GPS
Topic: Logic Level converter
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

Re: Logic Level converter

I used the Lassen iQ a few times until having RFI problems on BEAR-4 (http://bear.sbszoo.com/bear3-4/bear4.htm) and then switched to the Copernicus. Lately I've been helping test and finalize a tracker design for a friend that he's now selling and I'll be using for flights. see http://bear.sbszoo.co...
by bls
Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: GPS
Topic: Logic Level converter
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

Re: Logic Level converter

30-35 sec's is typical for a fix, but I have no idea as to the magic, other than it could be RFI. After my Lassen iQ experiance I'm always on the lookout for RFI problems as I use GPS to track and recover high altitude balloon payloads and can't afford to have a problem with a camera or some other e...
by bls
Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: GPS
Topic: Copernicus GPS - DIP module
Replies: 4
Views: 2056

Re: Copernicus GPS - DIP module

saved in flash memory automatically.
by bls
Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:16 am
Forum: GPS
Topic: Help on Copernicus PPS & XSTBY
Replies: 1
Views: 556

Re: Help on Copernicus PPS & XSTBY

TXA, RXA, & PPS don't need to be connected to anything and XSTBY simply needs to be connected to 3.3V. I simply tie XSTBY to VCC, but through a 1K resistor should also work fine.
by bls
Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:06 am
Forum: GPS
Topic: Logic Level converter
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

Re: Logic Level converter

The GPS-00177 antenna works as good as any. And 5V parts will usually accept 3.3V levels with no problem (at least I've never seen a case where they wouldn't) so I highly doubt you need a level converter which is more to protect a 3.3V input from a 5V part if the 3.3V input isn't 5V tolerant. At fir...
by bls
Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: SparkFun Site Questions/Comments
Topic: Nintendo DS Touchscreen & Arduino
Replies: 11
Views: 7239

.17mm may be thick enough to make a difference, but if you also got your connector from DealExtreme and although it may look exactly the same as the one from Sparkfun, it may be a different model designed for a thinner cable.
by bls
Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:54 am
Forum: SparkFun Site Questions/Comments
Topic: Nintendo DS Touchscreen & Arduino
Replies: 11
Views: 7239

I used the connector properly, but the flex cable simply falls out. If you have a micrometer it would be interesting to know the thickness of the flex cable on the pad you have.
by bls
Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: SparkFun Site Questions/Comments
Topic: Nintendo DS Touchscreen & Arduino
Replies: 11
Views: 7239

The SMD connector is for cables with a laminated backup tab and .30mm thick. The touch screen photo's show what appears to be such a cable, but the cable on the screen just received has no laminated tab and is only .10mm thick so, as you said, the connector can't grip it and it simply falls out. I w...