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PaulStoffregen
12-13-2013, 05:20 PM
I just checked with Laen at OSH Park... it's not a mistake, they really are trying a low $17 price.

http://store.oshpark.com/products/teensy-3-1

My guess is this price might not last very long. Then again, when he started custom PCBs at $5 / sq-inch without any setup fees or shipping, I figured that couldn't last either.

Edit: These really are genuine Teensy 3.1 boards from PJRC. I know Laen, and I personally delivered these boards to him last Friday. Normally you should be suspicious of such a low price, but in this case, I can assure you, it really is real. Well, at least for now. We'll see how long it lasts.

fnj
12-15-2013, 07:27 PM
Thanks for the heads up! Got 2 for $36 including $2 shipping.

looper89
02-12-2014, 03:45 PM
Do you benefit from the sales of the boards from OSH Park?

You put in the development time and I have no issues supporting you.

PaulStoffregen
02-12-2014, 04:07 PM
Yes, you can buy from OSH Park with a clear conscience! :)

For PJRC it works out the same as if you buy from any other distributor, like Sparkfun or Adafruit.

Laen is one of the most awesome people in the whole Maker community. I'm happy to see people supporting OSH Park!

looper89
02-12-2014, 04:15 PM
Thanks for your time and the info, I have some boards that I need built and will give him consideration.

stevech
02-12-2014, 05:17 PM
I ordered some Teensy 3.1's from OSH - purple. Maybe I'll take these and those from PJRC that I have, and make a Kaleidoscope!

Wozzy
02-12-2014, 07:39 PM
I ordered 5 purple Teensys from OSH Park last Friday... hopefully they'll deliver them today, before the big snowstorm hits Philadelphia.
It'll give me a reason to be "Snowbound".

I love the service of both PJRC and OSH Park.

tetsuo
02-12-2014, 08:55 PM
Thanks for the heads-up, Paul! I ordered two :) Purple FTW!

KurtE
02-12-2014, 09:33 PM
Sounds like I should order a couple to go on my v .2 carrier boards that I will be ordering up form them in the next day or two...1441

Wozzy
02-19-2014, 12:48 AM
Here are the Teensys as received from OSH Park.
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stevech
02-19-2014, 12:56 AM
I received mine today as well.
Purple everything... PCB, mailing bags, website theme!

DigiDome
02-26-2014, 04:47 PM
Hi all~! Just checked their website- seems the price is still $17.00 each. I did not complete the transaction.
worth looking at.
thanks~!

1ChicagoDave
03-05-2014, 04:00 AM
Thanks everyone for posting about this.

Yep, they are still available and in apparently in stock. I ordered two of the purple boards on Saturday, and I received them in Chicago today (Tuesday a.m.) with just standard 1st Class postage - Two days sooner than estimated by USPS! ;)

(It usually takes at least two days for a letter to reach me from the suburbs just 20 miles away)

1561

riotwing
03-05-2014, 11:44 AM
Got mine as well, I think it was 8 days to Europe, and only $2 shipping. OSH Park has a dear place in my heart.

trogalko
03-06-2014, 08:22 AM
Just put an order couple minutes ago to Indonesia. Amazing shipping price tough, but Chinese seller still the winner (free shipping mostly on ebay). Let see which one is faster :D

PaulStoffregen
03-06-2014, 12:48 PM
What did you buy from that cheap Chinese seller? Was it anything comparable to the capability of a Teensy 3.1?

hexodin
03-06-2014, 05:36 PM
My Teensy 3.1 from OSH Park was sended Feb 20 to Brazil, unfortunately they not provide a code to track the package (the boards from PJRC I can track with the bar code provided), but I trust the service and I know I'll receive, the brazilian postal service is very very very ... very slow with international shipmment and I receive my packages by 30/45 days...

trogalko
03-07-2014, 12:43 AM
What did you buy from that cheap Chinese seller? Was it anything comparable to the capability of a Teensy 3.1?
Hi Paul, I'm just comparing the shipment :) how could I compare sollar cells, dc water pump, etc to your Teensy?
Trying to build a scrolling prayer time using Parola library for arduino, but I switch to your Teensy because I need more power, features, and memory. I plan to using bluetooth module to update the scrolling text from smartphone. Actually lot of ideas, but right now I'll just wait for my Teensy.

fnj
03-24-2014, 06:02 AM
Just wanted to mention, I made a miserable order of a single board and the service was excellent. It came with blinding speed via first class mail. Make sure you don't throw the board away with the envelope!

hexodin
03-24-2014, 11:19 AM
:( I buy the board Feb 20, 2014 and I didn't receive... But it's a problem of Brazilian Postal Service... :(

I'll try to enter in contact with OSH to see if they have a number or anything to track my order.

PaulStoffregen
03-24-2014, 11:47 AM
Brazil and Italy have the slowest postal systems of any developed countries.

We've seen 4-5 weeks as normal delivery time to Brazil, so I would guess your package is likely to arrive soon.

hexodin
03-24-2014, 11:52 AM
God hear you! And we've to pay a tax of 6,XX% because it's a import and sometimes we've to pay a tax +60%... it's to cry!

rootScript
03-24-2014, 11:49 PM
Wow this deal is still going. I just ordered two.
As I am new to electronics I have been very cautious about wiring up my Teensy 3.1. Everything here in the UK seems to be double in price to the rest of the world, so getting 2 more Teensy's for the price of one, will stop me from worrying about experimenting. As I currently only have one Teensy I didn't want to break it, and that kind of stopped me from learning & experimenting.
When we were kids, we didn't really worry about breaking things, we just played & experimented, and learned things by making mistakes. Now that I am supposedly grown up, and have to pay for all my own stuff, I think I might have lost that vibe.

Having 2 'spare/backup' boards at a good fair price, is quite liberating. WEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :o)

linuxgeek
03-25-2014, 01:06 AM
Glad to see the thread revive as I missed it the first time. I just picked up 2 for me, and 2 for a friend!

pictographer
03-25-2014, 01:46 AM
I was very afraid of breaking things when I started. Before I learned about pull up resistors, I thought I had burned out the I/Os of an ATmega-168. I'm a bit surprised I haven't fried more stuff. My Teensy 3s have taken some abuse. I've occasionally switched power and ground. I've run LEDs without current-limiting resistors. I've shorted various things. I've noticed the Cortex-M4 getting hot when wired incorrectly. Haven't yet managed to kill a Teensy 3.0!

Maybe it helps that I don't leave something powered if it isn't obviously behaving correctly and I use small power supplies like USB phone chargers and a Mac with short circuit detection on its USB ports. Guess how I know this.

It is true that ICs can be weakened by excessive current, electrostatic discharge, and excessive temperature leading to mysterious failures later. If I needed to build things were reliability was important, I'd approach things differently. At this point I'm learning, so developing so experience with how fragile things are is part of the fun!

ricmarti
03-25-2014, 04:43 PM
Hi.
Ordered and received in Spain in about 13 days. And only 2$ shipping!!! I think I'll buy more ;)

whimsical
03-26-2014, 02:16 AM
2 on the way from OSH to replace the 1 I murdered

texane
03-28-2014, 01:46 PM
I ordered 7 teensys3.1 2 weeks ago and received today. Very satisfied.

Laen
05-21-2014, 07:23 PM
Glad to hear it! :)

LenSamuelson
05-21-2014, 07:53 PM
In Columbus, Ohio, USA: MicroCenter has Teensy 3.1 on a shelf, $16.99, retail price. MicroCener is making a real effort to satisfy the burgeoning DIY/maker market: 3D printers, Arduino, Beagle, MinnowBoard, Nvidia Jetson (!!), PCduino, components, parts, etc. I am optimisitc that their approach is sustainable, since it's a real convenience.

linuxgeek
05-21-2014, 09:36 PM
In Columbus, Ohio, USA: MicroCenter has Teensy 3.1 on a shelf, $16.99, retail price. MicroCener is making a real effort to satisfy the burgeoning DIY/maker market: 3D printers, Arduino, Beagle, MinnowBoard, Nvidia Jetson (!!), PCduino, components, parts, etc. I am optimisitc that their approach is sustainable, since it's a real convenience.

That would be nice. Unfortunately MicroCenter closed their only store in the bay area, which seems like it would be the best place to be for that business model.

LenSamuelson
05-21-2014, 10:16 PM
That would be nice. Unfortunately MicroCenter closed their only store in the bay area, which seems like it would be the best place to be for that business model.

When things got a bit tight a few years ago, they had to pull back to safer territory. They have remained in markets that didn't already have good suppliers (e.g. Fry's).

They started here in Columbus, and for too many years were a straight (computer) department store. They have really improved which means they're about half as cool as Fry's. I'm slightly less envious now. I can't complain, though. Now I can get a good variety of parts and components on the way home from work or with a short bicycle trip instead of transcontinental air travel. :-)

pictographer
05-21-2014, 10:51 PM
Speaking of the SF Bay Area, there's a store called Anchor Electronics (http://anchor-electronics.com/) that is wonderful for discrete components, connectors, and small ICs like opamps. The have a tiny and outdated selection of microprocessor stuff. It would be cool if they could be talked into updating their processor-related inventory starting with the Teensy 3.1, etc.

I've seen Arduino-compatible boards at both Frys and Radioshack in this area. The Frys near me have gotten pretty bad for discrete components. Seems like nobody minds that part of the store. Maybe either or both could be talked into stocking some PJRC inventory, too.

stevech
05-21-2014, 10:53 PM
Two Fry's here... I go there maybe every 1-2 months. On average, they have no/short line and 6 cashiers. Way down as compared to when the ecnonomy was better and Newegg/Amazon wasn't a competitor. Fry's is good about matching prices. They just had their 29th anniversary sale.

hexodin
05-21-2014, 11:42 PM
I know that everyone is happy with the price offered by OSH Park, but it was frustrating for me... Living in Brazil, I waited more than 2 months to receive my board, but after I welded the headers, I connected the board to test the pins with the multimeter... do not need much, just plug the USB and the connector crash! Take a look:
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CHOKED!

I resampled the image to fit here, but if anyone wants to see with a higher resolution, let me know...

PaulStoffregen
05-22-2014, 12:36 AM
Ouch. Here's a page about how to connect to the USB test points on the bottom side. It won't replace the USB connector, but at least you'll be able to make use of the board.

http://forum.pjrc.com/threads/19336-How-to-repair-a-broken-off-Teensy-3-0-USB-connector

linuxgeek
05-22-2014, 06:16 AM
Speaking of the SF Bay Area, there's a store called Anchor Electronics (http://anchor-electronics.com/) that is wonderful for discrete components, connectors, and small ICs like opamps.

How does it compare to Halted, just down the road from there?

hexodin
05-22-2014, 12:10 PM
Ouch. Here's a page about how to connect to the USB test points on the bottom side. It won't replace the USB connector, but at least you'll be able to make use of the board.

http://forum.pjrc.com/threads/19336-How-to-repair-a-broken-off-Teensy-3-0-USB-connector

Hi Paul, thanks for the help one more time, I already ordered other 3.1, this time, directly from PJRC, because I thinked this was a quality problem (seriously, I did not force the connector). But I realize that is a more common problem than I thought.

Please, can you confirm to me if I've to weld this areas on 3.1 (because the layout is different). Thanks!
2030

stevech
05-22-2014, 03:37 PM
Recently, I pulled upward a skosh too hard on the USB plug on an OSH Teensy3.1 and the connector tabs lifted off of the pads but the electrical connections were intact. A quick re-soldering of the tabs and it's good to go again. Not faulting OSH here.
Must be gentle with these non-through-hole USB connectors.

PaulStoffregen
05-22-2014, 03:47 PM
Please, can you confirm to me if I've to weld this areas on 3.1 (because the layout is different). Thanks!
2030

The test points are on the bottom side. On newer rev boards, they're even labeled "D+" and "D-" in the silk screen printing.

pictographer
05-22-2014, 04:14 PM
Anchor is really well-organized. Anchor has a decent catalog of SMT components on reels as well as through-hole and DIP components in the back and mostly new items on the shelves.

Halted has more customer space, but is much less organized and has much more recycled stuff.

I've found valuable components at both. A fair comparison would take much more time and knowledge than I've got, so if you can, go visit both. My guess is that Anchor would be a better candidate as a new distributor for PJRC.

Markus_L811
05-22-2014, 07:07 PM
I just checked with Laen at OSH Park... it's not a mistake, they really are trying a low $17 price.

http://store.oshpark.com/products/teensy-3-1

My guess is this price might not last very long. Then again, when he started custom PCBs at $5 / sq-inch without any setup fees or shipping, I figured that couldn't last either.

Edit: These really are genuine Teensy 3.1 boards from PJRC. I know Laen, and I personally delivered these boards to him last Friday. Normally you should be suspicious of such a low price, but in this case, I can assure you, it really is real. Well, at least for now. We'll see how long it lasts.

When Paul says they boards are original Teensys and Paul would not to reapply to by them there so why not? And yes the price is a little bit suspicious.

But why purple? Hello I'm not working on an "Hello Kitty" Desk

PaulStoffregen
05-22-2014, 07:48 PM
Having 2 'spare/backup' boards at a good fair price, is quite liberating. WEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :o)

Yes, so very true.

I usually buy 2 or 3 of any part. When the project is done, it's really nice to have a spare. If another similar need comes along I can do it again quickly, since I already have the experience with the code and a couple spares laying around. Often I build stuff for friends (and especially friends who are Burning Man artists) where it's really nice to have stuff ready-to-go.

PaulStoffregen
05-22-2014, 07:58 PM
My guess is that Anchor would be a better candidate as a new distributor for PJRC.

I believe they came by my booth at Maker Faire and asked about distributing Teensy. Or it was some local vendor that began with the letter "A". It was at the end of Sunday, as we were breaking everything down and packing up. After a long weekend, I was more focused on getting things packed. Other than "begins with A", I recall they were wearing Arduino shirts and had been exhibiting all weekend in the Arduino/Atmel area. We talked briefly about them selling Teensy, but honestly, they sounded a little lukewarm to the idea. My guess is they'll probably only stock official Arduino brand boards.

Their contact info isn't in the small pile of business cards and notes I collected over the weekend. I sent them a message through their website. If they reply, there's certainly no reason why PJRC wouldn't add them as a distributor. It's really up to them.

If anyone in the bay area really wants to see this happen, it might be worthwhile to go chat with them, perhaps even taking a project built with Teensy. Like many stores, they probably feel sticking with Arduino brand is safest. A little feedback from real customers can often make quite a difference.

pictographer
05-22-2014, 08:38 PM
Paul,

It's unlikely your contact was Anchor Electronics. They are clueless about microprocessor boards. They don't stock any Arduino stuff. I'd be very surprised if they could even spell 'Arduino'.

I've shown a couple of their employees my little Morse code gadget in an Altoids Smalls container. I feel a little stupid for not realizing it would be harmless to encourage them consider approaching PJRC. I could also show them a white noise generator I whipped up with a Teensy 3. (Complete overkill, but it was fast, cheap, and incredibly easy.)

I can definitely do that next time I'm there, but with a young baby at home, I'm not getting out much. If someone else in the area wants to pick up this torch, that would be great! Otherwise, it may be a couple of month, but I'll happily do it.

John

MichaelMeissner
05-22-2014, 08:44 PM
If anyone in the bay area really wants to see this happen, it might be worthwhile to go chat with them, perhaps even taking a project built with Teensy. Like many stores, they probably feel sticking with Arduino brand is safest. A little feedback from real customers can often make quite a difference.
In the Boston area, in the two stores that carry electrical hobby stuff (Micro Center and You-do-it), I don't recall seeing any official Arduino boards there. You-do-it first started carrying OSEPP clones, then added with the Sparkfun redboards, and recently has started carrying some Adafruit stuff and Teensy 3.1's. I don't think MIcro Center yet carries Teensys, but they do carry rasberry pi, digispark and tinyduino as well. The only brick & mortar place I've seen official Arduino boards for sale is Radio Shack. Of course maybe they are in the other stores, and my eyes just glaze over them.

stevech
05-22-2014, 09:20 PM
Radio Shack and Fry's have Arduino stuff. The latter buys clones.
The "MakerPlace" shops around the country (?) - one here in my town and others on the west coast have classes, as do some schools, thus creating a demand. Would be great to seen T3's in college/university labs at some scale.
http://makerplace.com/classes

These need an MCU with more than 2K of RAM!
http://makerplace.com/Default.aspx?pageId=1297306&eventId=852258&EventViewMode=EventDetails

Markus_L811
06-11-2014, 01:58 PM
Get my 2 today, they have really the color..

Dreyrden
06-11-2014, 03:22 PM
This deal is awesome. I was about to order a Teensy 3.1 from HiTechStoreGermany through amazon for 23, but from OSH Park I got 2 for the same price. In purple no less!

pictographer
09-12-2014, 06:54 AM
Spoke with Orville the lead tech at Anchor Electronics (http://anchor-electronics.com/) about Anchor becoming a distributor for PJRC. He acknowledged that they hadn't really caught on to the whole Arduino thing (but at least he'd heard of it). Sounded intrigued and took down the URL. I hope he'll contact you... I've got zero experience in this sort of selling but I'm sure at least that I didn't offend him. If you don't hear from them in a month or so, it probably wouldn't hurt to follow up by maybe having Robin phone them? They don't know me by name, but you can certainly use me as a reference.

riodda
06-19-2015, 05:59 PM
Brazil and Italy have the slowest postal systems of any developed countries.

We've seen 4-5 weeks as normal delivery time to Brazil, so I would guess your package is likely to arrive soon.

Mate i'm italian and i can say that italy can hardly be considered a developed country nowdays ! :D