Sub-par quality, but amazing price.
First of all, I want to say that it works, and the price is unbeatable. However, the item I received was assembled poorly. The soldering looks like it was done by a 10-year-old (too much solder, leftover flux, and cold joints), and the I/O pins are substantially misaligned. I do not expect to be using shields, so this is not a problem for me. If you know how to solder, though, this can be fixed easily. I am using Windows 7, and the drivers automatically installed for the CH340G worked fine. One problem is that I have to hold the reset button until just after my computer starts trying to upload a new sketch. Otherwise, the sketch will not upload. For the price, all of this is perfectly acceptable. In fact, I will probably buy more of these in the future. I do recommend that others buy this because it's a functional $8 Arduino Mega. Considering past reviews, it's very possible that I got the short end of the stick. If the worst possible case means resoldering pins and holding the reset button, I'd much rather buy 5 of these and still end up paying less than a single official Arduino Mega.Read full review
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