Hanging out waiting for my turn, we quickly realized that no one in the group had ever fired an extinguisher before. It was always one of those mysterious things that we're taught to not touch, but use only in the case of dire emergency. This class was a great chance to actually play with a extinguisher and realize how it reacts. It's not too big of a deal once you've fired one, but boy was it fun.
Did we mention we love to teach! On April 1st (no joke) at 5pm we are having a SMD soldering class
here at SparkFun
. Come learn to solder and rework like a real pro. All skill levels are welcome to attend. If you are not able to make it, be sure to check out our SMD soldering tutorials
Our next lecture is on May 6th at 5pm here at SparkFun
. This class
will focus on the parts procurement process. This is a broad topic that will include, but is not limited to: how to read datasheets, finding sources, component packaging terminology, and ordering information.
We have two new dual axis gyro breakout boards. One is the IDG500
which is replacing all of the boards that use the IDG300
. And the other one is the IDG1215
, which has a high sensitivity of 15mV/degree/second.
If you didn't know, we stock the touch screens
that work with the Nintendo DS
and PSP LCD
. Now, we stock the connectors for both of them. Both are very easy to interface to an ADC and use a simple 4 pin connector to resolve x-axis and y-axis positions. Breakout boards coming soon.
Always remember to check out our dings and dents
category for great buys!