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  Reply # 1241478 18-Feb-2015 11:54
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slevin:
OmniouS: Ordered mine from element14.com on Monday night :) Shipped very quickly from NSW to Wellington 


How much was shipping from element14?


Shipping was free. All up it was NZ$55.xx. To use Element14, you'll need a business address and contact details

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  Reply # 1241521 18-Feb-2015 12:19
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Interesting. Got my Pi 2 from Element 14 and didn't need any kind of business anything. Maybe its changed. Got from this webpage (I think)

http://nz.element14.com/raspberry-pi/raspberrypi-2-modb-1gb/sbc-raspberry-pi-2-model-b-1gb/dp/2461030

If you're getting the free postage, suggest you get any extras (case, NOOBS card, whatever) at the same time, otherwise normal postage is $12.95 if you order those later.





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  Reply # 1241621 18-Feb-2015 13:45
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free if you buy enough. 2 pi's is enough from memory. I wasnt actually concerned about freight when I was ordering mine. Just wanted them.




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  Reply # 1242033 18-Feb-2015 22:33
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I'm pretty sure free postage is on all orders over $50.




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  Reply # 1242260 19-Feb-2015 12:43
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element14 offers free freight for all orders over NZD45 (excluding GST)


Taken from here

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  Reply # 1242291 19-Feb-2015 13:25
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Ordered from Element14 yesterday at 12pm and my PI was here at 1pm today all the way from NSW Auzzy!!! That is crazy fast shipping!

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  Reply # 1242294 19-Feb-2015 13:27
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just ordered one from nicegear.co.nz, only a few bucks more and paying a local guy.

also picked up a humidity sensor to see if i can get that to work (might put that above shower to auto turn fan on when humidity rises).



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  Reply # 1242316 19-Feb-2015 13:47
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@reven - that is overkill using a Pi for a simple humidity sensor - have you played around with Arduinos at all? I only started last year but you can get your hands on them very cheap and they are perfect for this type of basic sensor task. You can pick up an Uno + Ethernet shield for around $US10-12 from Aliexpress.

I have a few of them around the place speaking to openHAB via MQTT.

The Pi will definitely do the job, just thought I would mention there are much more cost effective ways ;).

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  Reply # 1242320 19-Feb-2015 13:51
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SumnerBoy: @reven - that is overkill using a Pi for a simple humidity sensor - have you played around with Arduinos at all? I only started last year but you can get your hands on them very cheap and they are perfect for this type of basic sensor task. You can pick up an Uno + Ethernet shield for around $US10-12 from Aliexpress.

I have a few of them around the place speaking to openHAB via MQTT.

The Pi will definitely do the job, just thought I would mention there are much more cost effective ways ;).


yeah I liked at some Ardunios, but couldnt find a cheap/easy solution to connect one to a network.  I wanted a pi anyway to see what kodi is like on it these days, and the humidity sensor I bought will work on an arduino if I figure out how to get one connected to a network (wifi or ethernet). 

Ill bug you via email about this :P



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  Reply # 1242322 19-Feb-2015 13:52
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No problem ;).

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  Reply # 1242328 19-Feb-2015 14:07
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the esp8266 is very cheap to connect to wifi - its got a micro in it and i think one of the examples someone had done had some form of temperature sensor just going to a webpage it served. They are $3 each or so off aliexpress but you need 3.3v for them so there is the need to level shift etc if you are connecting to a 5v arduino.

I got a board of either aliexpress or ebay that combined a w5100 and avr on the one board and some other stuff but I cant find the link right now and I havent actually done anything with it. But as its all on one board no worry about bulk etc of shields. Claimed arduino compatibility but the headers arent there to take shields, not that you really need them for a temperature sensor.




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  Reply # 1242336 19-Feb-2015 14:17
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I have used a couple of these;

http://www.freetronics.com.au/products/etherten

Along with one of these;

http://www.freetronics.com.au/collections/ethernet/products/poe-injector-4ch

To give me POE powered Arduino nodes. Nice and compact but not overly cheap.

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  Reply # 1242349 19-Feb-2015 14:42
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Yeah the etherten is nice, and I like that you can get an actual POE regulator for it instead of the nasty hack job use of the spare pairs, but damn its pricy for what it is.

I have one that I was going to use for a bridge between nrf modules and the internet, but then just got a shield for the raspberry pi to take one of the nordic modules instead.




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  Reply # 1242354 19-Feb-2015 14:47
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That is exactly what I am using one of my Ethertens for, a bridge for my Moteino (RF) nodes to my MQTT broker. I have a Moteino connected to the Etherten via the I2C bus, relaying RF messages to MQTT topics. Works great and I can move the gateway around the house to get the best signal for my various remote RF nodes (by just plugging into different RJ45s and patching the POE injector across.

But yeah, very expensive and I won't be using any more in the near future!

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  Reply # 1242371 19-Feb-2015 14:50
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This is the other board I got - not sure if its real POE or a hack job - http://www.aliexpress.com/item/IBOARD-W5100-Ethernet-Module-Development-Board-with-POE-Xbee-and-SD-Card-Slot-Expansion-Free-Shipping/2017150060.html - has enough headers for enough useful things.




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