You are welcome, yes, the cables will only be carrying milliamps and only when the GPIO input is connected to gnd (button pushed). so no real worries about cable size.olav216 wrote:Helpful replies, Doug!
That cleared up a few misunderstandings I had (jumper cables also called dupont wires; misprint 23; search for 2x13, not 2x26, lol). That yielded the search results I was expecting. As for the wires and boots, it sounded like I may be overthinking that one. As long they are correctly connected and insulated, I should be good for it. Gotcha.
I went back to the CPC link to look for that pdf. That was obscure, lol. The pdf will be handy to have. Previously, I have been using this video to get a closer look at the part items. Great instructional video on how to put together the Astro Pi, by the way.bensimmo wrote:THE CPC link actually gives you a list of what everything looks like
and worksheet two should show you how it goes together so you can work out what would work for you with what you can get hold of.
Also look at aliexpress and other sites for parts.
https://www.raspberrypi.org/learning/as ... orksheet2/
Yep, one day!bensimmo wrote:Next step, build an ISS.
Selling from Florida? Shipping will be quick, then! I like your store's offerings so I'll definitely come back again.stewart_elmwood wrote:Hi olav216 — though I work for a Canadian reseller, our US sister company Chicago Electronic Distributors now ships from Florida.
Thanks for the offer! I've already started purchasing the parts for my Astro Pi, but I would have bought an Astro Pi component kit from your company if your store had one. The shipping cost would have been much cheaper and practical then.I'd be happy to work on a bill of materials for an Astro Pi kit.
As for that, I came across these.The ISS might prove a skosh difficult to fit in the 3D printer, though.
It sure did Tim!timrowledge wrote:Now that we have (finally!) got the http://www.astropicase.com website online and live, Chris has been able to announce that rather nice Switchboard. Even though my contribution was no more than sketching out an idea and saying "make so, number one!", I'm still quite proud of how nice it turned out.
And the full case came out pretty nice, too.
It's obviously a crazy amount of money for 'just a case'. If all someone wants is a box to put a Pi then there are much more economical alternatives (one of my favourites is the SmartiPi, and the element14 Pi-Desktop case looks very promising too) but, and it's a big but, this is what you want if you're into the AstroPi thing. I know that a non-trivial number of people have asked Eben about getting a 'real astropi case' and this is for them. If your school is entering the competition this is a way to get as near to the real thing as possible.BMS Doug wrote:While $250 is a lot of money for a case for a Pi, if I could justify it to the wife I would buy one.
Absolutely no reason a hobbyist would want the assembled system; part of the fun is making things, after all. An institution though has different issues and the admin cost of ordering a case, a pi, a HAT, some buttons, finding someone to assemble it and load up the software... it adds up and a single invoice is so much less hassle. And it does after all include those fabulous (and expensive!) APEM buttons; my sample case just provides so much pleasure in the simple act of clicking them. It's the ultimate fidget spinner!BMS Doug wrote:The $500 cost for a fully assembled unit wouldn't tempt me but I already have many of the parts and all the required experience. I hope you do sell some, you deserve the profit.
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