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I got this board on Amazon and didn't get any documentation. Sometimes there is a link in the Amazon description but unless I am blind there is nothing. There are some unexplained pins, lights, and dip switches. Does anyone else have one and have a link to any docs?

https://www.amazon.ca/ATmega328P-ESP8266-USB-TTL-Arduino-Development/dp/B0814FCDF1/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

 

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I got this board on Amazon and didn't get any documentation. Sometimes there is a link in the Amazon description but unless I am blind there is nothing. There are some unexplained pins, lights, and dip switches. Does anyone else have one and have a link to any docs?

For some reason Amazon links aren't usable in the forum. They result in a blank box with the words "Kindle We're sorry. This preview is unavailable". I usually copy the uRL and paste it between quotes to prevent it from being interpreted as an URL.

'https://www.amazon.ca/ATmega328P-ESP8266-USB-TTL-Arduino-Development/dp/B0814FCDF1/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8'

Wow, just looked at it. You really ordered a board with one star ? The only rater says it doesn't connect easily (or at all).

 

 

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@will I almost never look at ratings or reviews. I figure it's the same as asking people where to eat. EVERY single recommendation I have got has been crap. I have until Apr 16 to return it for a full refund if I can't get it to work.

Arduino says and I agree, in general, the const keyword is preferred for defining constants and should be used instead of #define
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@will I just looked at my original post and it looks good.

Oops, spoke too soon.

Arduino says and I agree, in general, the const keyword is preferred for defining constants and should be used instead of #define
"Never wrestle with a pig....the pig loves it and you end up covered in mud..." anon
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Posted by: @zander

@will I just looked at my original post and it looks good.

Ok then thanks, it must be a problem at my end.

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@will My mistake, it looks good but when I click it I get that Kindle msg too. Even if I shorten it that happens, weird.

Arduino says and I agree, in general, the const keyword is preferred for defining constants and should be used instead of #define
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@zander 

Yeah, the problem has been mentioned several times here but it doesn't seem to affect everybody all the time. So it's hard to track down.

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Hi @will and @zander,l 

  Blank 'pic' here too, but based on Will's link, at a 2 second glance, it looks a bit like

https://uk.banggood.com/Geekcreit-UNO+WiFi-R3-ATmega328P+ESP8266-32Mb-Memory-USB-TTL-CH340G-Module-p-1205444.html

and down in the Q&A section, near the bottom of the page, someone has suggested some links.

It's late here, so sorry I haven't even glanced at them.

Is it exactly the same thing? Probably not?

Would any info be close enough to be useful? .... I haven't looked, but in your position, I would have a dig and see what I can find.

Best wishes, Dave


   
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@davee 

It's probably not an identical board because it specifies Geekcreit in the URL. They have a good reputation from what I've heard, so I expect that the version on Amazon would fall all over itself to use that label if it were true.

On the other hand, they may both be clones of a clone 🙂

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@davee Found the documentation down in the Q&A as you said. It is excellent. Reading all the comments also points out a silkscreen error where there are 2 GPIO2 pins but one is actually GPIO0. I will try to give it a run in a few days after I get some wires run and get a jump on my 1st Arduino Cloud app.

Thx for finding the Banggood link, I have no idea how you managed that.

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Also, it's just reduced in price by 53% so it is about 1/2 the price I paid on Amazon, only $10.44 with free shipping. The only problem is it's under restocking so won't show up until mid May. The Arduino official board is $45USD plus shipping maybe, that's close to $100 vs $10. Now I wonder what AliExpress has it for?

Arduino says and I agree, in general, the const keyword is preferred for defining constants and should be used instead of #define
"Never wrestle with a pig....the pig loves it and you end up covered in mud..." anon
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Major Languages - 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PLI/1, Pascal, C plus numerous job control and scripting


   
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@will That appears to be identical to mine, but Banggood has it beat at $10.44 total CAD. Also better brand and documentation. I might get a couple more at that price.

Arduino says and I agree, in general, the const keyword is preferred for defining constants and should be used instead of #define
"Never wrestle with a pig....the pig loves it and you end up covered in mud..." anon
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Major Languages - 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PLI/1, Pascal, C plus numerous job control and scripting


   
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@will That appears to be identical to mine, but Banggood has it beat at $10.44 total CAD

I was just reporting, not recommending 🙂

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To add to the confusion there is also a MEGA version that is similar. The best price I can find so far is on amazon "https://www.amazon.ca/Mega2560-ATmega2560-ESP8266-USB-TTL-Compatible/dp/B08JKPNB49/ref=sr_1_8?crid=3MT4Y5YS0X83U&keywords=mega+2560+wifi&qid=1647524110&sprefix=mega2560+wifi%2Caps%2C121&sr=8-8"

Best place for documentation is 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001566348254.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.3d67f89fmMzuig&algo_pvid=15536d9c-1a25-4188-88e3-ed102c573ac7&algo_exp_id=15536d9c-1a25-4188-88e3-ed102c573ac7-11&pdp_ext_f=%7B%22sku_id%22%3A%2212000016613242700%22%7D&pdp_pi=-1%3B19.74%3B-1%3B-1%40salePrice%3BCAD%3Bsearch-mainSearch

 

 

Arduino says and I agree, in general, the const keyword is preferred for defining constants and should be used instead of #define
"Never wrestle with a pig....the pig loves it and you end up covered in mud..." anon
My experience hours are >75,000 and I stopped counting in 2004.
Major Languages - 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PLI/1, Pascal, C plus numerous job control and scripting


   
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