Arduino Uno R3 Clone $3.23

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Of course from China:

 

1  $3.23 + $1.85 shipping =  $5.08   No Cable

3  $9.69 + $1.85    "        = $11.54   No Cables

 

New style board with extra holes.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Latest-...

 

I have bought from this vendor often and never had a bad item.

 

 

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It's this version, right?

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/...

 

These days I prefer to buy from AliExpress, it's usually a bit cheaper and a bit faster delivery. The drawback is less costumer protection (slow and partial refunds).

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"Good best", eh?

 

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El Tangas wrote:
less costumer protection

Ah you afraid your costumer might be about to stab you in the back or something?

 

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Well, still good bester than my Chinese.

 

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clawson wrote:

Ah you afraid your costumer might be about to stab you in the back or something?

 

Oh, give me a break, I'm not a native speaker cheeky

Last Edited: Wed. Nov 15, 2017 - 03:28 PM
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Me dá um tempo! (correct?)

 

Ross McKenzie ValuSoft Melbourne Australia

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I'm quite impressed with the Nano, which is the smaller version of the UNO described above.  Here's one from AliBaba for $2.27: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/...

 

To get a pre-assembled board with plated-thru 0.1" expander holes, LEDs, caps, resistors, a USB-serial interface IC and a Mega328P with installed bootloader code is very useful.

 

The micro_B USB jack on the UNO looks like it would pop right off after a few cable insertion cycles.  I prefer the mini-B connector on the Nano, which is sturdier.

 

Arduino is an underappreciated system. It combines all the hardware, IDE software, documentation, part libraries, device-programming, and user-community support into a very inexpensive standardized open-source platform that extends beyond the AVR device family.  

 

I believe that Microchip, Inc. should extend the Arduino system to incorporate all of its microcontroller devices.

 

Are you really in Saipan?  I visited there as a youngster in 1967.  Swam on the tanks in the water on the landing zone beach.  Visited the grotto and the "banzai" cliffs.  Was too young to grasp the horror that happened there in 1944.  I suppose now that it is completely changed from the tiny sleepy little island that it was back in the 1960s.

 

 

Last Edited: Thu. Nov 16, 2017 - 12:39 AM
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valusoft wrote:

Me dá um tempo! (correct?)

 

It's correct in pt-br, not in real pt...

Just kidding, it's unwise to antagonize the colonials, they are the majority after all wink

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I have to say that I've been pretty impressed with the way someone(s) in China has "stepped up"  WRT Arduino-compatibles.  They may have started out with clones, but recent offerings have had significant value added.  This particular example has the extra (aligned?) connector holes, extra "other function" connectors, a crystal instead of a resonator, and of course various cost-reduction features like the cheap USB controller.  And that's in addition to keeping up with the "Official" changes.

If only their documentation and "share alike" conformance were better...  (has anyone ever seen CAD files for a CH340-based compatible?)

 

 

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China is just doing the same Japan and Korea did some decades ago. First copy, then improve.

 

I never expected anything less from them. One day, their economy will eclipse US and EU combined, it's inevitable.

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westfw wrote:
I have to say that I've been pretty impressed with the way someone(s) in China has "stepped up"  WRT Arduino-compatibles. 
 

Micro Center has the Inland Uno for $6.99 USD. These are well made and solid. http://www.microcenter.com/product/486544/Uno_R3_MainBoard

 

 

"When all else fails, read the directions"

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the Inland Uno

 I'm less favorably impressed by exact clones snagging the "big" retail chain accounts. :-(

And MicroCenter closed all their nearby stores (IIRC, I bought a "real" Arduino Uno from them, back when they carried it, and did have a local store.)   (huh.  Maybe they aren't "big" any more.)

I have a nasty feeling that a bunch of distributor arrangements blew up during the Arduino Civil War (we heard about Pimoroni:  https://hackaday.com/2016/08/11/... )

 

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westfw wrote:
I'm less favorably impressed by exact clones snagging the "big" retail chain accounts. :-( And MicroCenter closed all their nearby stores (IIRC, I bought a "real" Arduino Uno from them, back when they carried it, and did have a local store.)   (huh.  Maybe they aren't "big" any more.) I have a nasty feeling that a bunch of distributor arrangements blew up during the Arduino Civil War (we heard about Pimoroni:  https://hackaday.com/2016/08/11/... )  

Why care? - snatch them up while you can

"When all else fails, read the directions"