After finally getting the board I coins see that the board is probably the best made PCB that I have ever seen when it cones to the board layout, the materials used for fabrication and the fabrication methods used. I liked that the circuits are completed protected with a coating that shields the circuitry from potential damage. The components were installed with soldering connections that were also the best I have seen. And I work on and see lots of audio component PC boards.
The board functions exactly as it should and configuration is straightforward and very easy to setup.
Unfortunately shipping has a lot to be desired. I got tracking information that did not provide any help to let me see the status of my purchase other that seeing that it left the place the board was made and then it eventually showed that it sat in customs for a looooong time. And even after finally being approved to be shipped in the USA the tracking didn't show the location of package. It was then held up in the local shipping facility for several days again. I purchased items for my CNC machine from China and was told it would take over a month to get...yet it in my home less than 2 weeks later.
If there is any way shipping could be better this would truly make a first rate CNC controller board even better.
I now see the engineer that is fabricating and selling these boards is also selling stepper motor controllers that I'd like to try out in my next project...I wonder if things will be better the next time?
Bought this together with the oleduino clock. Obviously this is more a toy than a tool, but VERY cool nonetheless.
Some minor things: you can move forward between screens, but not backwards. You also cannot erase your saved waypoint, only overwrite with another. Nearly impossible to build into a case as the controls would be inaccessible. Even so, this is really nitpicking, because I absolutely love it. Display is very clear, lots of info is displayed, GPS clock, position, saved position, direction, distance travelled both overall and per trip, speed, nr of GPS satellites received etc. Amazing for this tiny size. The craftsmanship is extremely good. I can only imagine doing this tiny soldering work!
Quick service also from the seller. All questions I had by email were answered almost instantly.
Response from Phoenix CNC, OLEDiUNO | Aug. 28, 2017
Thank you very much for your detailed review.
Of course there is always room for improvement or add ones. Hopefully with my new product, OLEDiTREK, I will be able to add some features to it, among the many and various features of the OLEDiTREK bring by itself.
Response from Phoenix CNC, OLEDiUNO | April 20, 2017
Thank you for your review, I greatly appreciate it. Glad that you like it so much, you won't believe after all this time I still don't have one for myself, as soon as I make one it gets sold, which is a good thing I guess :-)
I am getting into 3D printers soon and will offer some type of enclosure for the GPS. I have something in mind that will allow it to be mounted in a GoPro Session frame and with hundreds of mounting possibilities it will make my GPS Cube more functional, protected against drops and be super easy to mount to anything where you want to use it. You can even put it in a water proof GoPro Session case to have it protected to the max and having it waterproof at the same time, motorcycle comes to mind :-)
For the stereo spectrum analyzer, you can just order 2 of them, I do have a small discount, and leave a note that it is for stereo use.
Great little product. I build special effects robotics for theater performances and sometimes, when things don't work as planned, I need to look at what's happening inside the circuit. Rather than bring o
Great little product. I build special effects robotics for theater performances and sometimes, when things don't work as planned, I need to look at what's happening inside the circuit. Rather than bring out the standard o-scope, I can plug this unit in and run it real time. Hayri was fantastic at keeping me updated on the shipping and answering any questions I had once I received the unit. Shipping was good and packaging was excellent. Currently, I'm in the process of installing it in a hand held case that will also hold a small lipo battery (130mAh) that will power the unit for over 12 hours. Looking to purchase a couple more possibly in the next couple of months. Great job Hayri! Looking forward to doing more business with you in the near future.