Hi, I’m really excited that I’ve received my spark cores.
I got the maker’s kit, which has a lot of fun looking stuff in it, but there are some things I simply don’t know what they are. Is there an inventory of these parts somewhere?? With pictures???
What are the two SN74HC595N devices for?
I was hoping for a RS-232 level converter, but I don’t see one. (I have one for a galago board that I made work easily, but I am curious why there isn’t one in the maker’s kit. How else would one use the Rx/Tx pins??)
There’s a little black do-dad with a red wire and a blue wire, and something at the top that rotates. Is this a pot? A motor? There are some similar larger, silver devices.
There are two black, cylindrical components with two leads, one shorter than the other. What are these?
What are the maximum currents for the LED’s, by color?
There is what looks like to be a tri-color LED. What are the pin outs?
P.S. the notebook is VERY nice!