First, score for DHL as I ordered these late Tuesday night and today (Friday afternoon) they arrived from China (SHANGHAI -> CINCINNATI -> SEATTLE -> CALGARY), so between DFRobot and DHL their shipping rocks.
I ordered two UV Sensors and one SD2403 Real -Time clock Module. The UV Sensors came with header pins which could be attached whereas the Real-Time Clock module has the header pins already attached. Now I don’t care about those pins at the moment as I’m planning on using these modules with Gadgeteer. One very interesting thing is however the modules have dates on them:
SD2403 Real -Time clock Module 30/05/2012
UV Sensor - 5/31/2012
which makes me think DFRobot has had the idea of building Gadgeteer modules on the fire for awhile.
The kicker is there was no disk or anything with drivers in the box, nor any URL from which to download them. I just sent their support group an email, but I have this feeling that they don’t do Gadgeteer drivers, which is no doubt a bit of a speed bump. There are wiki’s on DFRobot which have Ardunio type source code examples for these modules, so looks like I’ll be using those to come up with some drivers at some point which kind of sucks as I have a project I could use the UV sensor on right now, but given I was thinking of posting this project this weekend, the UV Sensor likely won’t be ready.