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There's no great rush, I've put the tank from the other one on for the minute as it's not built.
People love to ship parts poorly, I got an abs pump unit from a bloke in just one of those padded post bags. Thing was completely broken when I arrived.

My brother is getting in to arduino stuff, he's trying to get it to work some of lighting cues for him so he can slope off for a coffee.
(, Sat 18 Mar 2017, 9:49, archived)
In my experience, I'd never trust them for a proper industrial application
They seem to crash at the oddest moments for no reason. But they're a decent little toy, and the shit I learn actually helps me at work so it's sometimes worth the frustration.
(, Sat 18 Mar 2017, 9:54, archived)
Fair enough, it would just be triggering switches during a play, but if they crash at odd times it'd be no good.

(, Sat 18 Mar 2017, 10:41, archived)
If it's only for a play and it's nothing complex, a few hours shouldn't be an issue
I've read of people using them in 2Can-esque ways, measuring temps and humidity in greenhouses all through winter with no issues.
(, Sat 18 Mar 2017, 11:05, archived)
He is fairly tech savvy, so he'll figure it out.
The more he can automate, the more complicated the light shows and sound triggers can be without having to pay for a second person to sit on a second desk.
(, Sat 18 Mar 2017, 11:16, archived)
I feel kind of bad that I work as an engineer in a cutting-edge tech firm
and yet have never felt the slightest impulse to mess around with Arduinos or Raspberries or Loganberries or any of that jazz.

My brother-in-law is quite into it and he's got a humanities background, for crying out loud.
(, Sat 18 Mar 2017, 12:16, archived)
I did this with my pi
(, Sat 18 Mar 2017, 14:53, archived)