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  • Product COM-12824 | about 13 hours ago

    Interesting. Adafruit doesn’t seem to list this product on their site in their Raspberry Pi products section. They DO list this adapter (in several colors) http://www.adafruit.com/products/1763 (same price). Perhaps Sparkfun should be carrying this one, it might fit better in a cased Pi.

    BTW the neat thing about the adapter sparkfun is selling is that once it is inserted into your Pi you should be able to insert a micro SD card through the slot in the case. With the alternate ones I mentioned you must remove the adapter to change out the SD card.

  • News - New Product Friday: Chomp… | last week

    It’s great that you update us weekly on all the new stuff you carry.
    How about having a spot on the site to list all products that are nearing End Of Life? I’m sure you guys drop nearly as many products from the catalog as you add if for no reason than they’ve become obsolete, or have been replaced by something better.

  • Custom Page - arduinoday | about 3 weeks ago

    $3? That’s cheaper than the cost of the cpu chip on the board! I’d be an idiot to pass these up! $9 for the redboard ain’t bad either. Only problem will be waiting for the backorders. I hopw you will email us when the items actually ship (and don’t charge our credit cards till they do.)

  • News - New Product Friday: Bubbl… | about 2 months ago

    I wonder if those HP retro bubble displays are bright enough to project on the ceiling in a darkened room using a suitable lens (C-mount?). I’m thinking of a clock display I can see in the middle of the night without my glasses.

  • News - RedBot Class! | about 2 months ago

    According to the RedBot product page, there are none in stock, you have no plans to build any, and it’s not available for back order. Sounds like it’s going to be a DULL class!

  • News - New Product Friday: Dumps… | about 2 months ago

    I guess the ding and dent is from Bob’s butt.

  • News - February Caption Contest | about 2 months ago

    Chef bob looks over the recpie on his smart phone before giving his orders to his staff. The Sparkfun lunch hour is soon to start.

  • News - New Product Friday: The S… | about 3 months ago

    Good video on Mechanical structures. You did forget one item under plastics, 3D printed parts. While a 3D printer isn’t (yet) a common tool in most people’s workshop, the day isn’t too far off. Also I would expect that very soon places like Kinko, Office Depot, Hobby shops, and maybe even HomeDepot will soon offer their customers 3D printing services. I’ve just started teaching myself how to use openScad, for making simple parts its not that bad!

  • News - The Science of Licking a … | about 3 months ago

    The story about licking 9v batteries reminds of a Jr. High School science fair many years ago. Someone brought in a home made one tube radio (IIRC it used a 1U4 tube). He had problems getting it to work. The radio was powered by a #6 drycell for the filament, and a small “B” battery of 45 or 67.5 volts that looked like an over grown 9v battery (just a bit thicker and somewhat longer with similar terminals.). Anyway nobody had a volt meter so the guy first tested the #6 dry cell with his tongue (barely gave him a sour taste, but we figured at 1.5 volts that was about right.

    You’ve probably guessed what happened next. Needless to say that B battery wasn’t completly dead. The galvanic reaction caused a muscle spasm that ended up with the battery being pitched out the window! Poor idiot had a splitting headache all afternoon! (He was fine the next day BTW).

  • News - You have been randomly se… | about 3 months ago

    Sometimes dogs and cats do get along, especially if they’ve lived under the same roof for a while. A friend of ours had two dogs and three cats. Two of the cats always hid from the other cats and most people, but the thrid one wanted to be friends with everyone. She often went for a ride on the back of the Black Lab (who didn’t mind at all).

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