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    Freetronics

    Hi all,

    I thought it was fair for me to share this link: http://www.freetronics.com.au/

    Check out that new Arduino board!

    Eman.
    TinkerLand : Life's Choices,"No One Size Fits All"

    #2
    Originally posted by Eman View Post
    Hi all,

    I thought it was fair for me to share this link: http://www.freetronics.com.au/

    Check out that new Arduino board!

    Eman.
    Looks great, but a bit pricy

    Cheers
    Al
    HS 3.0.0.548: 1990 Devices 1172 Events
    Z-Wave 3.0.1.262: 126 Nodes on one Z-Net

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      #3
      Hate loose wires?

      Then try this: DIN Rail Mount Screw Terminal Block Adapter Module, For Arduino MEGA-2560 R3. For a professional look!

      http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/DIN-Rail-...-/201525657255



      Eman.
      TinkerLand : Life's Choices,"No One Size Fits All"

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        #4
        Originally posted by Eman View Post
        Hi all,

        I thought it was fair for me to share this link: http://www.freetronics.com.au/

        Check out that new Arduino board!

        Eman.
        Which board in particular, the EtherMega ? That is an extremely expensive board for what it is. I have the EtherTen at home and I found it was not reliable with the Arduino plugin for HS, it kept loosing communications. I have the Freetronics "Eleven" and it will not connect to HS via a W5100 ethernet board.

        The DIN board which is an expansion and clips for the rails looks "interesting", definitely a good idea if you want to go DIN. I thought about buying a few but for the price I decided to go for the Mega "cases" which are very similar to the RaspberryPI cases, sadly my order is 8 weeks old and the cases still havent shown up, I've asked the seller to resend, I'm wondering if I will ever see them as I've currently got them screwed down to some thin ply-wood to stop the boards shorting out :-)

        pete
        HS 2.2.0.11

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          #5
          Originally posted by petez69 View Post
          Which board in particular, the EtherMega ? That is an extremely expensive board for what it is. I have the EtherTen at home and I found it was not reliable with the Arduino plugin for HS, it kept loosing communications. I have the Freetronics "Eleven" and it will not connect to HS via a W5100 ethernet board.

          The DIN board which is an expansion and clips for the rails looks "interesting", definitely a good idea if you want to go DIN. I thought about buying a few but for the price I decided to go for the Mega "cases" which are very similar to the RaspberryPI cases, sadly my order is 8 weeks old and the cases still havent shown up, I've asked the seller to resend, I'm wondering if I will ever see them as I've currently got them screwed down to some thin ply-wood to stop the boards shorting out :-)

          pete

          Hi pete,

          I pre-ordered these boards and they have yet to come. I also had my boards disconnecting I had to set a reconnect event.

          What caught my eye with the EtherMega was the Poe.
          This is what it says on their site:

          The EtherMega is a 100% Arduino Mega 2560 compatible board that can talk to the world. Do Twitter updates automatically, serve web pages, connect to web services, display sensor data online, and control devices using a web browser. The Freetronics EtherMega uses the same ATmega2560 as the Arduino Mega 2560 so it has masses of RAM, flash memory, and I/O pins, and also includes the same Wiznet W5100 chip used by the official Arduino Ethernet Shield, so it's 100% compatible with the Ethernet library and sketches. Any project you would previously have built with an Arduino Mega 2560 and an Ethernet shield stacked together, you can now do all in a single, integrated board.

          When they come I will test and report back.


          Eman.
          Last edited by Eman; April 11, 2016, 04:01 AM. Reason: correction, boards still disconnect!
          TinkerLand : Life's Choices,"No One Size Fits All"

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            #6
            Hi all,

            I hereby for now would like to notify you that this board (http://www.freetronics.com.au/collec...t#.VzvSqhNy7w1) is perfporming well with no disconnects while connected with Ethernet and powered by USB
            I must also inform you that the price adds up if you want to run the board with PoE, you will need one of these :http://www.freetronics.com.au/produc...f#.VzvUjBNy7w0
            They are no where to be found at the moment at the time of writing this. But I did manage to find one. It's in the post coming and I will report back with the results.

            One odd thing though, the designers of these boards have gone mute! they are not answering emails.

            Eman.
            TinkerLand : Life's Choices,"No One Size Fits All"

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              #7
              Thanks Eman

              Its an expensive board but if it works then all good....What are you planning to use it for ?

              Pete
              HS 2.2.0.11

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                #8
                Originally posted by petez69 View Post
                Thanks Eman

                Its an expensive board but if it works then all good....What are you planning to use it for ?

                Pete
                At the moment I use it to control this board : http://www.amazon.com/SainSmart-101-.../dp/B0057OC66U

                But of course there is room for more.


                Eman.
                TinkerLand : Life's Choices,"No One Size Fits All"

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                  #9
                  Power

                  Hi all,

                  The relay board (http://www.amazon.com/SainSmart-101-.../dp/B0057OC66U) back powrers the arduino thus you don't need the usb or PoE module if you are using this relay board. And I think it would apply to other shields.

                  There is also this:

                  "WARNING: Do not use an external power supply (such as on a shield) that
                  injects 5V directly onto the EtherMega's 5V rail unless you either remove the
                  jumper entirely or put it in the "USB" position. Otherwise the external power
                  supply will attempt to "back-power" the switchmode supply by providing power
                  to its output, and it will be damaged."


                  This here : http://www.forward.com.au/pfod/HomeA...lay/index.html is also a good source of information on relays.


                  Eman.
                  TinkerLand : Life's Choices,"No One Size Fits All"

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                    #10
                    Eman

                    Thats funny, I've got almost the exact same board on the bench wired to a mega testing :-)

                    HS 2.2.0.11

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by petez69 View Post
                      Eman

                      Thats funny, I've got almost the exact same board on the bench wired to a mega testing :-)



                      It's very good with alot to control. And also if you were to use it with the USB Close to the computer then you would have to do away with the 5V supply from it because you would be getting the 5V from the USB.


                      Eman.
                      TinkerLand : Life's Choices,"No One Size Fits All"

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