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5V MAX7219 8-Digit Red LED Display Module 7 Segment Digital Tube For Arduino MCU
5V MAX7219 8-Digit Red LED Display Module 7 Segment Digital Tube For Arduino MCU
Offered by guangdayiyg
Price: £3.83

5.0 out of 5 stars Neat little display module., 27 May 2016
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A neat little display module using the Maxim MAX7219 chip. It needs three logic lines to control it: Clock, Data and Load (similar to SPI but only one way). Each of the eight digits can be written to individually and each segment can be controlled individually or decimal numbers can be decoded into the correct segment pattern. The display brightness can also be controlled. (The Maxim website has a datasheet for the chip.)

The device operates on 5 volts and requires 5 volt logic. Connection to a PIC microcontroller is very straightforward. Connection to a Raspberry Pi is more complicated as it's GPIO ports are 3.3 volt logic. I tried direct connection and it just about worked but it wasn't reliable, so I built a simple level shifter using two resistors and a transistor for each of the three logic lines. Now it operates perfectly.

One criticism is that the connection pins face forward so mounting it on the inside of a panel would required the pins to modified. (It comes with some screws and spacers for mounting it.) Other than that, it's great, and good value for money.


Raspberry Pi 3 Model B case, iBetter®Raspberry Pi 3 case - High quality PC Protective Case with 2x Heatsinks for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, Pi 2 Model B & Pi Model B+ (Transparent)
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B case, iBetter®Raspberry Pi 3 case - High quality PC Protective Case with 2x Heatsinks for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, Pi 2 Model B & Pi Model B+ (Transparent)
Offered by XQ STED
Price: £29.90

5.0 out of 5 stars A neat, sturdy case., 22 April 2016
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A neat and sturdy case with full access to the connectors and GPIO pins.
There are four tiny screws to fix the Raspberry Pi onto the base of the case and the top clips onto the base.
There are four rubber feet for the base of the case, which are quite effective in stopping the case from sliding around on the table top.


Camera Cleaning Kit for Optical Lens and Digital SLR Cameras including 1 Double Sided Lens Cleaning Pen / 1 Empty Reusable Spray Bottle / 1 Lens Brush / 1 Air Blower / 4 Premium Microfibre Cleaning Cloths - Compatible with Most Cameras including Canon Rebel EOS, Nikon, Olympus, Sony Alpha NEX, Samsung NX & Fuji DSLR
Camera Cleaning Kit for Optical Lens and Digital SLR Cameras including 1 Double Sided Lens Cleaning Pen / 1 Empty Reusable Spray Bottle / 1 Lens Brush / 1 Air Blower / 4 Premium Microfibre Cleaning Cloths - Compatible with Most Cameras including Canon Rebel EOS, Nikon, Olympus, Sony Alpha NEX, Samsung NX & Fuji DSLR
Offered by ECO-FUSED UK
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you need to keep your camera lens in good condition., 22 April 2016
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A very comprehensive kit with a blower, brushes, sprayer, tissues and numerous different cloths. Everything you need to keep your camera lens in good condition.


CSL - 300 mbps WiFi USB Adapter with antenna / Wireless LAN / USB 2.0 Adaptor / Mini Dongle 802.11n/b/g / SMA connection 150 54 / works with PC + MAC | for Win 10 / Win 8 / Win 7 / OSx
CSL - 300 mbps WiFi USB Adapter with antenna / Wireless LAN / USB 2.0 Adaptor / Mini Dongle 802.11n/b/g / SMA connection 150 54 / works with PC + MAC | for Win 10 / Win 8 / Win 7 / OSx

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works out of the box with Raspberry Pi B+, 26 Feb. 2015
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I bought this to use with my Raspberry Pi model B+ and it works 'out of the box' without the need to install any additional drivers. The range of this WiFi adapter seems very good, with excellent signal strength in all locations in my house.
However, it requires a reasonable amount of power. Although my Pi works normally from a 800mA phone charger, it needs a higher current (1.5A) power supply when the WiFi adapter is connected.


Hush Puppies Outlaw, Men's Oxford Lace-Up, Brown, 6 UK
Hush Puppies Outlaw, Men's Oxford Lace-Up, Brown, 6 UK

5.0 out of 5 stars Very comfortable and well made., 18 Feb. 2015
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Very comfortable straight away. No need to break them in like there is with some new shoes. They look and feel well made too.


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2.0 out of 5 stars Not suitable for the Raspberry Pi, 18 Feb. 2015
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The description implied that this USB-WiFi adapter would work with the Raspberry Pi computer. It would seem that it uses the Mediatek 7601T chip-set, which is not supported on any of the built-in drivers in the Raspbian Linux kernel. I've also tried it with my Linux Mint computer with no success either.
The CD provided with the product contains some source code to allow you to compile your own driver but the instructions are complex and continually refer to a different product number and chip set, so I suspect it might be a waste of time trying.
There are plenty of USB-Wifi adapters that will work with the Raspberry Pi straight out of the box. It's worth spending the time and extra money to find one that will.
I haven't tried it with Windows. The CD contains a single file that claims to be a Windows driver, but doesn't say which version of Windows it's for.


Hush Puppies Bennett, Men's Lace-Up Flats, Black, 6 UK
Hush Puppies Bennett, Men's Lace-Up Flats, Black, 6 UK
Price: £60.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect fit and comfortable too., 13 Feb. 2015
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Unlike some shoes that take a week or so to get comfortable, these were comfortable on first wearing. They look well made too, but time will tell.


Philips SBA1610/00 Portable Speaker
Philips SBA1610/00 Portable Speaker
Price: £14.70

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good quality sound but not very loud., 2 Feb. 2015
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A very neat and compact unit with no wires to get tangled. I use it with my Philips GoGear mp3 player.
The sound quality is good but the volume isn't as loud as I had expected. It's fine for personal listening but it's not exactly room-filling.
It takes three AAA batteries, which last a long time.


HTC Cell Phone Battery - BG86100 - Compatible with HTC SENSATION XE Z715e G18
HTC Cell Phone Battery - BG86100 - Compatible with HTC SENSATION XE Z715e G18
Offered by Glitzy Gizmos
Price: £9.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Breathed new life into my phone., 2 Feb. 2015
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I bought this to replace the battery in my HTC Sensation XE, which was not lasting the whole day any more.
The new battery was easy to fit and after one charge, it lasts two days under light use.
The battery appears to be a genuine HTC replacement and at £8 seems like good value.


Garmin Universal 4.3 inch Soft Carrying Case for Satellite Navigator
Garmin Universal 4.3 inch Soft Carrying Case for Satellite Navigator
Offered by Markstore
Price: £6.79

5.0 out of 5 stars It fits like a glove!, 17 Dec. 2014
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I bought this for my Garmin Nuvi 2445 sat-nav. It fits like a glove as it is obviously tailor-made for this series of sat-nav devices.
It offers good protection against the scratches and scuffs that things get when bouncing around in the glove compartment of a moving car.


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