Sunday, December 29, 2013

AD8495 KickStarter

If you're interested in any sort of experiments involving measuring temperatures with an Arduino, you should head over to the KickStarter for the breakout board. The goal is to pre-fund building 1000 of them. Why so many? Because the cost to build them falls dramatically when you purchase a "reel" of 1000 thermocouples. Not only does the price for the parts get cut almost in half, but the cost to have them assembled by machine is much lower as well. Unfortunately, a reel of thermocouples is over $2000 - which I can't afford on my own.

This is a great opportunity to get one for less than half the cost of buying an AD595AQ - the best alternative analog thermocouple amplifier available to breadboard.

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