cypher543

Member Since: March 11, 2010

Country: United States

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Spoken Languages

English

Programming Languages

Assembly, C, C#, Python

Universities

DeVry University

Expertise

Programming

Interests

Programming, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Nuclear Science

  • News - Fluke Responds to Tradema… | last month

    As far as I know, the red boxes aren’t a registered SparkFun trademark. And they shouldn’t be, because it would go against what they just said about overly-broad trademarks. It would be a different story altogether if the other boxes had a SparkFun logo on them, because that is trademarked. But you shouldn’t be able to just say “We own the rights to all red boxes.”

  • News - Fluke Responds to Tradema… | last month

    Please read the article. They’re donating the Fluke meters to schools.

  • News - Fluke Responds to Tradema… | last month

    No. The meters already have a SparkFun logo on them and CBP is being very strict about the meters not entering the US without changing the color of the housing, which SparkFun can’t afford to do on such short notice.

  • News - Fluke, we love you but yo… | about a month ago

    Except SparkFun isn’t trying to make a knock-off. A multimeter is a multimeter. There aren’t a lot of different directions you can go with their design. I could understand where Fluke is coming from if these had a Fluke logo on them or even no logo at all. But they very clearly have a SparkFun logo. This is just another case of a large company taking advantage of our screwed up IP laws to stomp on small businesses. Or at the very least, it’s a case of the USPTO enforcing a vague trademark description too broadly.

  • News - Fluke, we love you but yo… | about a month ago

    It would also drive the price up due to the cost of manufacturing the face plates and the amount of time the meters would have to sit in CBP’s warehouse (don’t forget that their supplier refuses to take them back and CBP won’t release them in the US as-is). For a single batch of meters, it probably isn’t worth it.

  • News - Fluke, we love you but yo… | about a month ago

    I realize you guys can’t really say anything negative about a company that I assume supplies and supports some of the tools you use, but as a consumer: Fluke and the USPTO can shove it. This country’s intellectual property system is a cancer that does nothing but hurt the people who can’t afford to fight back.

  • Product DEV-11958 | about 9 months ago

    That’s what schematics are for. If they wanted beginners to see how the circuit was built just by looking at the board, they shouldn’t have silkscreened the entire thing. To me, it looks like they spaced everything out simply to justify needing an entire shield for something that can fit inside a DB-9 connector.

  • Product SEN-10916 | about 11 months ago

    Will this detect an isotope of hydrogen such as deuterium?

  • News - BatchPCB and SparkFun are… | last year

    Maybe OSH Park will adopt BatchPCB’s marketplace feature as part of the transfer.

  • News - New Product Friday: Demo … | about a year ago

    I believe there was a video tour of their office that briefly showed their photography equipment and the arrangement they use. Unfortunately I don’t have a link to it. But you’re right, a tutorial would be great!

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