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SparkFun Electronics will be closed in observance of memorial day on Monday, May 29th. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 30th. Any orders placed after 2pm Mountain Time on Friday, May 26th will process and ship out on Tuesday, May 30th.

John.H

Member Since: January 3, 2007

Country: United States

  • As the inventor of the 30 sided die (`82 patent application eventually refused) kudos! But sad that the ugly duckling of dice wasn’t represented.

  • The big advantage to the Gray code output (thanks, Frank Gray!) is that debounce becomes a non-issue. According to the data sheet, you know you’re at the detent when A=1. You’re between detents when A=0 but you can wait to declare the cange complete until A=1 again. When there’s chatter on A, B will be rock-solid telling you the change is clockwise or counter-clockwise. Once you decide you’re at the new detent, you need to move a full half detent to get to the previous value. It’s a fun mental exercise to run through an application with chatter.

  • I already thought sparkfun was one of the best companies out there. This kind of attention to the customer just isn’t found these days.
    Even if I spaz out on the critical day and miss out on the amazing bonus, you have my respect and sincere appreciation!

No public wish lists :(