RichardKalaf

Member Since: March 29, 2010

Country: United States

  • News - New Product Friday: High … | about 2 weeks ago

    ….that was….weird..

  • News - New Product Friday: Actob… | about 4 months ago

    And that´s why working at sparkfun would be my second dream job (first place goes to working with The Mythbusters lol) .

  • News - New Product Friday: Actob… | about 4 months ago

    I agree. I like building big stuff.

  • News - New Product Friday: Actob… | about 4 months ago

    The price still needs some improvement though, but that´s asking too much at once, i think.. :(

  • News - New Product Friday: Actob… | about 4 months ago

    Now, THAT´S what i call a new product friday! I can´t express how delighted i felt to finally see all this. It´s not so hard to see a company selling robotics breakout boards and goodies online, but i find it very hard to find easily matching (and reasonably priced) HARDWARE parts to build robots and other stuff. That´s exactly the kind of wall i bump into very often including nowadays while trying to build my new rover. i live in an apartment, and don´t have the space or money to buy a CNC machine, a router, a lathe, and all the stuff necessary to do what i have in mind, so i, like many, have to go out and dig on companies “garbage” trying to find suitable and matching hardware to hopefully be able to build what i want. It´s great to see that this might change a little. Great work!

  • News - New Product Friday: Strip… | about 7 months ago

    Wow… that certainly escalated a little huh.. completely unnecessary in my opinion. I thought the title was fun and very mild. We can see “strip teases” in numerous cartoons (those made for kids!), and it´s a known term used in many jokes. The character doesn´t need to REALLY get naked in order for it to be a strip. It´s usually just for the joke. Also, i´m pretty sure any 6 year old would be able to make the connection between “strip tease” and “led strip” and have a giggle.
    Plus i don´t really think kids under 13 would be reading this level of electronics content, but if they are, you might as well start decorating your webpage with little bunnies , mickey mouse, little trees, etc.. how´s that? Is that safe enough? C´mon people.. lighten up!

  • Product SEN-11859 | about 8 months ago

    How far does ir have to be from the target object? Is it directional? Meaning, does it have to be “pointed” at the target, or just being near it makes it read it?

  • News - New Product Friday | about 11 months ago

    Gooooshhh!! There´s a big bad troll on this page that picked the day to annoy people. My father always taught me “if you don´t have something nice or useful to say, keep it to yourself and walk away”. Sparkfun employees are WAY too polite and patient! You guys are pioneers in a few things, and work hard to keep the community evolving. People seem to be unable to realize how hard it is to add “a dozen” new products every week. How many companies do you know that can do that??

    Someone just HAS to say: DUDE!!! If you don´t like it here, you can just leave and go praise that other “place” you love so much. Jeez.. it´s like picking on Tom Cruise because he´s not Brad Pitt !!! Leave the dude alone if you don´t like him. It´s a matter of preference! (i prefer that girl from “transformers” , by the way lol )

  • News - New Product Friday: Senst… | last year

    “Different kites of day and night transitions…” :D

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

    Actually there are much better ones. Check this out: http://www.textspeak.com/tts_em.htm Click the “Sample Audio - click here >>” In the middle of the page. It has support for 20 languages, sounds natural, and will set you back for only $379 :) ..guess you get what you pay for , right? lol

No public wish lists :(