timrowledge
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Laika explorer board

Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:52 am

Aside from a couple of mentions of the kickstarter I didn't find anything in the forums about this. I just ordered one but it seems that at least 500 people ought to have them since another batch is being made.

So - what have you done with one? What problems? Does it make tea?
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Re: Laika explorer board

Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:58 am

Er had anybody heard of this thing before it was mentioned here?

http://raspberrypi.org/archives/5880
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Re: Laika explorer board

Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:58 am

DougieLawson wrote:Er had anybody heard of this thing before it was mentioned here?

http://raspberrypi.org/archives/5880
http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/4492

timrowledge
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Re: Laika explorer board

Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:21 pm

I'm mostly interested in this as a good all-round interface to drive from Scratch, in order to support the work I'm doing developing Scratch. Can't test how well controlling external sensors work without actually having some external sensors...

Experience so far - Technobots have a decent website, a reasonable shopping cart setup and good handling of foreign addresses and payments. Well done guys. I also looked at the PiMoroni site and the price was 35 quid (inc vat) and there appeared to be no correction for vat not being applicable - so they lost the order straight away.

I'm looking forward to trying it out in a couple of weeks (non-expressshipping to the island goes via canoe from UK to Newfoundland, then across the icy wastes of Canada by dog-sled, followed by being strapped to the back of an Orca at the Vancouver port and finally picked up at the beach and delivered by tortoise to my door)
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timrowledge
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Re: Laika explorer board

Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:39 am

My Laika arrived yesterday. All nicely packaged, safe and sound. It'll be a while before I can do much with it since I've found a really annoying Scratch bug I have to beat to death first.
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