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tinyG in Europe?

Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 11:00 pm
by flashonja
Hi there,

does anybody know if there's a shop in EU that sells tinyG, or is USA the only place I can order it?

thanks,
m

Re: tinyG in Europe?

Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 8:46 am
by selektha
No place what i know of, ordered mine from the US and shipping and payment worked excellent!

Re: tinyG in Europe?

Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 1:32 pm
by PsyKo
Hello,

Same for me. Got it from Synthehos.com

Re: tinyG in Europe?

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:17 pm
by chris33
So is there no charge whhen it arrives uk

Re: tinyG in Europe?

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:26 pm
by cvoinescu
I paid VAT and Royal Mail's customs clearance fee for mine.

Re: tinyG in Europe?

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:29 pm
by chris33
ty thats the vat and postal charge im trying to avoid
so that rules me getting a tiny g

Re: tinyG in Europe?

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:41 pm
by cvoinescu
You can also get an Arduino Due (or a clone), with a shield on top, and it will run the G2 (aka TinyG2) firmware. G2 is, in some ways, better than the original TinyG firmware. The only downside is that it's still in development, and not feature-complete yet. The gShield is known to work in this configuration, and I'm certain my GAUPS will work too. The trouble with separates, though, compared to a single board, is that they tend to cost more -- so there may not be any savings compared to buying a TinyG and paying the VAT and everything. But if you already have some of the parts (a Due, or maybe some Pololu drivers), this may work for you.

Warning: if you go down the Arduino Due + shield route, and install limit switches with pull-up resistors, make sure you connect the pull-ups to 3.3 V, not 5 V, or you'll damage the Due.