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First off, time to announce the winner of the caption contest from yesterday. Thank you for all of your submissions - it's always extremely hard to pick a winner with all the clever responses. This week the winner is - MaxBot! See his caption below. As they say, brevity is the soul of wit. Nice work, MaxBot - keep an eye on your email so we can get you your Wild Thumper Chassis!
"Gah - where'd I put my [Arduino] shield?"
Hello everyone! It's Friday again and that means it's time to talk about the new products for this week. Unfortunately, it was a slow week and we don't really have that many new products. But, to make up for it, we decided to have a little fun in the video, so check that out. I will warn you, it's low on content, but high on shenanigans.
So, for the record, it was Dave's idea to get splashed in the face with water. He's such a trooper. Good thing he had the glasses on!
Most electronics kits focus only on soldering. With the Bright Bunny Kit we wanted to combine sewing with soldering. The kit includes a PCB that you have to solder as well as all the cutouts you need to make the bunny picture above. We also give you a bunch of extra felt so you can decorate your bunny in any way you choose. Then, take the magnetic carrot and stick it near the bunny and his stomach will light up (thanks to a reed switch and the power of electricity).
We've carried safety goggles for awhile now, but the new ones we got are now cheaper. They still sport the SparkFun geek logo and protect your eyes from solder, light shrapnel, or anything else that's not supposed to be screaming towards your eyeball.
The Voice Recorder Breakout gets a revision this week. We've made the board a bit bigger to accommodate mounting holes as well as an audio jack, but we still use the ISD1932 IC. Check the product page for a sample recording that gives you an idea of the sound quality.
We also have a new revision of the Color LCD Breakout. This new revision now uses a properly sized inductor which creates a much more stable driver circuit. The last one got pretty hot under certain conditions. The Color LCD Breakout is a great little LCD screen that's relatively easy to use. Check the product page for more information.
Lastly, we have a new revision of the UDB4. Through customer feedback, we realized that people didn't like having a reset button on the surface of the board because it could accidentally reset your vehicle mid-race. So, the footprint remains, but the switch is gone. You can still populate the footprint with this switch or just leave it alone.
Well, that's it for this week. I've been placing a lot of orders for new stuff lately, so it should start showing up here in the new month or so. I'll see you again next week with more new products. Thanks for reading!
BTW I'm hoping for slow product days more often. Dave you rock, paper, AND scissors!
I'm most certainly not. NEW ARDUINO BOARD EVERY WEEK!
All right, we just received the new Arduino, the Amateur Micro Mini Thingy Dingy! Can you tell we're running out of names?
I had a good caption too but I saw this too late. :(. "I'm viking vwhat I see."
Question: will they protect against pie?
OMG, I'm dying to test this now...
Don't get your hopes up.
I would consider a role reversal...
As a grammar freak, I just about killed myself reading that you might "accidentally your vehicle."
For the record:
is that bad?
Sigh... he didn't the link, apparently. Is that bad?
okay, i accidently my pants, is that bad?
THANK YOU! Oy!
"...because it could accidentally your vehicle." That sounds like the beginning of an awesome Engrish datasheet.
So, for the record, it was Dave's idea to get splashed in the face with water.
I'm not the one doubled over laughing in the video though. Where's the respect?!
psh, you're the man Dave. You took it like a boss. I was laughing so hard because you barely flinched.
question: will they protect against a punch?
can we please get an editor to go over these posts. .. the UDB4 "it could accidentally your vehicle"? I've gone with the assumption that you mean reset your vehicle. Also poor Dave. you really shouldnt feed is masochistic tenancies.
so much for trying to make a joke :-(
Yeah - I know what you were going for. Seems like maybe that meme hasn't caught on yet....
apparently not. :-)
swing and a miss I guess.
you could try 'After the Deadline' that a bunch of us WordPress junkies use, because it stops you accidentally your posts up.
You probably would have had better results if you had said "accidentally your whole vehicle." But I still got your joke.
Some people just take a joke. Is that bad? They just need some thearapy for their Grammer OCD. So Robert if they take a joke, them. Keep up the fun, that what SparkFun is all about.
Refresh your page - it's been fixed! Thanks!
Tendencies*** his*** shouldn't***
I think you need an editor too:
you really shouldnt feed is masochistic tenancies.
wow, swing and miss for me too. I was actually playing fun at their typo, but I deserved that..
I came up with this too late, but whatever: How did he get hired, you ask? Well, Nate was very impressed by the new guy's supercapacitor made from pork.
Forging weapons to avenge Lilyvibe
YES! They changed the 'accidentally'! Now we 'Grammar Nazis' will stop going nuts!
Please give generously to help the meme-impaired.
We should include a disclaimer in our posts. "Warning: meme references ahead. They could all be too obscure or just plain wrong for all we know. It's your look out."
It you don't look out when I say "LOOK OUT!" that's your own look out.
That's actually not a bad idea...
When are you guys going to fix the NeoGeo?!? Give it to me if you're not!
Coincidentally, it was fixed just today. (Jesse received a pretty big shock fixing it, there's nothing he won't do in the line of duty. Thanks Jesse!)
You have to be careful around those CRT's!
Regarding the UDB4, I hate it when I accidentally my vehicle. It's the worst.
That was entirely intentional :-)
How about asplode your vehicle?
Obviously transmogrify! anyone had that happen to their vehicle too? :')
For the verb contest: defenestrate
Question: If I run Linux on Windows using something like Virtualbox, does that count as defenestration?
I dunno, I run windows via virtual box on linux & my mac, and i liken it to throwing the "special" ones a bone.
I don't see any windows...
I know. I hate it when I accidentally your whole window.
For me it an only be discombobulate.
For the verb contest, I'm going with wither reset, or implode.
I knew it...a Verb contest! I'm going with ignite.
The grammar nazis accidentally the joke.