Went together well & it worked ,that was a pleasant surprise
The Expansion Pack arrived quickly and was well packaged. The materials included were top rate and I have used all but the servo at the present time. I will be using the servo soon as I have a project in mind that needs an electro-mechanical operator to control a camera. The Expansion Pack has been a lot of fun and is well worth the price! Thanks to Dr. Duino for organizing this parts assortment to extend the usefulness of the Arduino explorer board!
I cannot find any information for assembly or use. No included software claimed by the advertising. No custom graphics. No Demo Code. More importantly, no support. Frankly, support has been shaky at best for all of your products that I have experience with. https://www.drduino.com/products/expansion-pack-1
9-28-2021 My Dr.Duino Arduino Projects. I love building the Pioneer and Explorer Boards, especially if it all comes together right. What I mean is, there's that 'human factor', If we take our time and do it right things just come together. But if we get all excided and hurry, things start going wrong. While I manage to get the Pioneer Board working and pass all the tests, it looks great! I love the Led stick. I work on the Pioneer and Explorer board back to back none stop, not following my own advice, otherwise I will pay the penalty. The Explorer Board did not pass all the tests, so now it's time look into why. The first test failed because 3 of 4 led's come on, the forth led was D4 which was installed backwards. I am having some weird problems do to the Serial Monitor scrolling too fast not allowing me to complete a test. The Ultrasonic sensor pass the test, the LDR also passed the test, the voltage Regulator failed the test, it has a constant 7 volt output. As a side note, I would like to make a comment. Working with two unknowns is hard, 1) What I mean is this, Building up a PC board with multiple components not knowing if all the solder joints are good. 2) working with a microcontroller like the Arduino or Nano not knowing if its fully functional. If a test fails, fix it right away, it may cause other failures or hide some . It may seem that I was careless in building up this board and rightly so, But for a beginner it is great! Now is the opportunity to put that learning to work. Use the tools you learn, DVM, measure resistance, measure voltage, read your schematic it will all come together. Your product is excellent for those who want to learn and are willing to work at it. It can be fun if you make it so. Thanks Frank G.
I installed the headers and sensor board on the Explorer, but haven't done any of the projects so there isn't much to review at this time. No parts were missing and they appear to be good quality.
I just received my order and have not used any of the components yet, but the quality looks great. And, I am planning on using the container to house a future project.
George Shaiffer S.
I must like them this is the second pair I have purchased! Loved the first pair enough that I bought two more. The Explorer and the Pioneer both with expansion packs. I'm looking forward to the assembly of these but must wait for health to improve a little before I start. This build should go faster as I better understand the on line assembly manual use. Quality in all aspects, parts and boards, good price and great service when questions occur. I had an idea of what these were like since I had purchased and earlier project and was very pleased with it. Sorry for response delay. George