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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.

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