Must have OrbShield, preferably pre-assembled

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cookymonzta
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Must have OrbShield, preferably pre-assembled

Post by cookymonzta » May 17 2012, 3:18 AM

For years I have been reading about the use of a board called the OrbShield in conjunction with the Arduino Uno board, to facilitate the use of a Spacetec SpaceOrb without the use of the SpaceOrb's software, since none of the software will work properly with Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7.

I have two SpaceOrbs, one of which I bought in 2000, the other in 2007. I have an Arduino Uno 1.0 board, and I intend to use my SpaceOrb with WinXP and Win7. I have seen the following Web site where there are parts for an OrbShield for $24.95:

http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/orbshi ... th=132_134

Is there a Web site, or a way, that I can buy an OrbShield already assembled? I imagine it would cost me anywhere from $25 up to perhaps $40 for a pre-assembled OrbShield.

silentguy
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Re: Must have OrbShield, preferably pre-assembled

Post by silentguy » August 09 2012, 17:53 PM

It's not very hard to solder the board, if you can get one.

Just need a simple soldering iron.

Otherwise, maybe see if you can find some high school electronics person, who would solder it for you for $20 ?

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