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What should i check while buying a second hand arduino? Answered

hi everybody, i found a second hand arduino on a website.the seller is saying that it is a handmade arduino.but how?i think all arduinos are made in arduino factory.isn't it? it's not looking like other arduinos that i saw before on internet it's a "ARDUINO ATMEL ATMEGA 168 CHIP". isn't it? im waiting for your advices sorry for my english

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stadham
stadham

Best Answer 12 years ago

From your picture it "looks" OK and as far I can see it is a AtMega 168. Make sure it is loaded with the Arduino boot loader. I see no missing parts. Make sure ALL pins work for example make sure you can flash a LED on all pins. Can you power it up with an external power supply. Check to see if any parts get hot to the touch. Remember it is a serial connection so you will have to press the reset button to load a new sketch and my guess is there will be a 10 sec wait time as well. But for 20 dollars and where you are from with no other choice it sounds like a good deal. Good Luck, Randy

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raykholo
raykholo

11 years ago

this is a serial arduino. A version of this was specifically designed as a single sided pcb to support easily hand making it

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McLightning
McLightning

12 years ago

i bought it today.it's working :D :D excellent toy for geeks

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McLightning
McLightning

12 years ago

how can i find out missing parts? sorry im a beginner.i dunno a lot about electronics.