Re: A steal for Arduino Experimenters

Jack, W8TEE

True, the Uno does not have analog pins 6 and 7. Also, the Uno is considerably larger than the Nano, but the advantage is that there are a bazillion "shields" that plug directly into it, which is great if you're just starting out and want to mess around with sensors and stuff.

Also, looking for V3.0 on the Nano does not guarantee you a 328 chip, as some are sold with the 168 chip. (See eBay 391853361854.) Also, you may want to steer clear of the Nano Pro Mini as it does not have the USB connector on it which makes it a little less convenient to program. Finally, if you're willing to spend a few extra bucks, I'd buy 5 at a time, as the price is around $3 each at that quantity.

Jack, W8TEE

On Friday, April 27, 2018, 2:53:16 PM EDT, Robert McClements <gm4cid@...> wrote:

Agree this kit is an excellent starter but, the Uno does not have A6 & A7 ports, the Nano does have A6 & A7.

Also if buying a Nano from China be aware there are two versions, the Nano V3.0 with the ATmega328P processor and the Nano with the ATmega168. The ATmega168 version does not have enough memory to run the various Raduino sketches.

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