Teabox/sensors/adaptors, etc.

    Jan 07 2013 | 8:54 pm
    Hey All,
    I recently picked up a Teabox from Electrotap when they were getting rid of their stock (didn't really catch on to the fact that they were being discontinued at the time). So I have a couple of total newb questions:
    It seems like more people are using Arduinos for their sensor needs at this point. Should I skip the Teabox thing and just learn Arduino?
    One of the selling points of the Teabox was the xlr connectivity. I can't seem to find any sensor 3-pin to xlr adaptors, other than the ones that were on the Electrotap website, which is now more or less defunct. Were Electrotap the only people who made these?

    • Jan 07 2013 | 10:37 pm
      You can DIY the sensor to XLR cables as it's probably just 5v, ground, sensor. Just need to know the pinouts of the XLR side.
      The teabox has a gigantic speed/latency advantage over the arduino. It's also higher resolution (12bit vs 10bit).
      XLR is nice for road/rugged use, but not good for embedded stuff.
      So I guess it comes down to what your priorities are.