Holiday Greetings from SparkFun, a new tutorial, and a couple other useful bits of information.
It's that time of the year again! SparkFun will be closed December 25th and 26th, as well as January 1st. This means we will not be shipping any orders on those days. Whether you are celebrating Christmas
, Boxing Day
, Bodhi Day
, Las Posadas
, some other holiday, or nothing at all
, we here at SparkFun want to wish you happy holidays and a great New Year!
Here is a great story
to tell this holiday season as you are ripping apart the wrapping on your gifts. Scotch tape has recently been found to emit a small amount of X-rays when unpeeled! Yes, X-rays, the electromagnetic radiation that can go right through your skin, are absorbed in your bones, and, in large doses, turn you into the Incredible Hulk. Don't fret, I doubt the amount of energy is enough to cause harm and the few hundred thousand photons will only be generated through a vacuum sufficiently enough to X-ray a finger
For those of you out there who know George Foreman is more than just a handy tool for making grilled cheese (mmm...), there is a new tutorial: the boxer timer
. When boxers train, they use a special timer that helps simulate the physical demands of an actual match. With this tutorial you can build your own, but just be sure to take off your gloves
to avoid any errant soldering
For the Nokia LCD
, Jamie Samayoa has created a handy new image converter
. Jamie does all of the hard work, so you don't have to. Great work, Jamie!
We have uploaded new photos for the LED Light Bar
and the Compass Module
, and will be adding a few additional new photos each week. Hopefully the new photos (with measurements!) can help you incorporate these parts more easily into your next project.