I love it! I used 4 or 5 of the ...By
Giving this 5 because, well, I love it! I used 4 or 5 of the sensors at once on my Pi...and although the code was a little hard to find at first (there is no CD included) I found the best way was to google for the FILENAME referenced in the booklet. The booklet itself does a nice job of describing each sensor, how they are hooked up, and what the code does. All of what is in the booklet is also on sunfounders website.
A little frustrating at first but once you get past the kinks, this kit deliversBy
"When I originally got the kit, I was disappointed because I couldn't get any of the modules to work.
To start, you need to know that the code for the modules is not in the book and the book tells you to go to the website. Do not go to the website! The latest code is on their github repository so you will need an internet connection for this.
I contacted Sunfounder support and, to my surprise, they were willing to help me troubleshoot the problem. When you hook up the cable from the pi to the GPIO board (as per pages 17 and 18 of the book), do not go by how the images in the book tell you. The book shows the cable laying as you would expect but the connector is backwards so it will need to flip up over the breadboard. This means that you cannot work on the breadboard easily. Thankfully, this cable is a standard 40 pin IDE cable so you can replace it if needed. So if you get everything hooked up and it doesn't work, try flipping your cable.
Having done this, the modules that I had tried to originally set up started working.
That said, I'm pretty stoked about this kit. I have a lot of ideas for things to do.
Only 4 stars instead of 5 because of the unexpected required internet connection and the backwards cable connector. However, if you can deal with these things and want to get the kit, you should go for it."