Ok, I’m getting addicted to this, after making interactive Xmas gifts with a Nokia 3310 LCD screen instead of the usual, boring greeting card (I’ll publish the video… one day), I searched the web for lots and lots of fun projects to make.
Not only they have more stuff, it’s also cheaper! 😍
- Arduino Mega clone with an USB chip that’s not from FTDI (it’s a bit harder to use, but there are no chances it’s a counterfeited chip, it’s safer. Moreover it’s half the dealextreme price)
- A lithium battery 3.7 V 4000 MAh
- An USB lithium battery charger
- A DC converter from 3.7 V to 5V
- Another Nokia LCD
- Cellular GSM module (it needs 5V with 2A peaks, I think my converter is not ok)
- Ethernet module
- Bluetooth receiver
- PlayStation 2 joypad
- Analog keypad (it only uses 3 pins because, according to which buttons are pressed, the resistance changes – but what happens if more than one button is pressed? I’m scared that this is useless…)
- TFT LCD Touchscreen 2.8 inches + Arduino UNO for $11!!!
- Jumper cables male-female
- Serial Wi-Fi
- Some spare batteries for the SD+RTC shield that dealextreme sold me with dead batteries….
- The cheapest breadboards on the market ($2 each)