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April 22, 2010
News - SparkFun April Fool's Pra… |
I don’t have the wireless modules or enough hardware to pull this off but along the lines of terror-min or annoy-a-tron, you could make them all wireless and control them from a base controller. Before someone gets to work, place them all around the office. Once they’re in, have a different one beep periodically on your command. As it gets more annoying, keep moving the beep around. If you have say, 8 different beepers, it would take quite a while and a lot of beeping before everything was found. You could even space it out to beep once every 5 minutes to make it difficult to find any of them as the beep would change location each time and is spaced too far out to find. I know I’m ticked off when the batteries on my CO or smoke detector starts to go out in the middle of the night and it only beeps every 30 seconds or 60 seconds. I have to go chasing around the house figuring out which one it is in the dark while half-conscious and that’s with 6 of them in the house where I know the location of each one. Imagine the confusion and frustration if you could make 10 of them beep at your will AND your victim had no idea where they were beeping from.
My other idea is to discretely gather everyone’s cell phone that leaves it out in the open, find out what ringtone they use, then download each ringtone to an MP3 shield. From there “ring” one phone and put the shield in some hard to reach location or something that would require some effort to get to, only to find a ransom note for the actual location of their phone. You might get something cool out of it.
Product DD-12012 |
about 2 months ago
That was fast. It didn’t start until about a minute late too.
News - December Caption Contest |
about 4 months ago
This is how three SparkFun employees test out the newest fart detector.
Product DD-12012 |
about 8 months ago
Just got to open up my box of stuff.
The contents were:
3x Olimex SAM7-P256 but one may not be working properly
1x Olimex LPC2478-STK
1x iPhone display
2x Backlit switches
1x Bus Pirate
1x Olimex PIC-ICD2-POCKET
I was hoping to score an Arduino of some sort but hey, maybe I’ll look in to learning on one of these other Olimex boards, especially the LPC2478-STK since it can run Linux and has an LCD onboard.
Thanks SparkFun! It was fun seeing what was inside.
Product DD-12012 |
about 9 months ago
Thanks. I was lucky as I had everything pre-set. I’ve missed out on every Free Day and haven’t been able to get in so I feel fortunate enough to have gotten this one.
Nope, they go through the orders and see the first 50 that went through. How is that a game?
The only thing that might be improved is to let people know to click on the image that was on the page they originally linked to. Other than that, what else would have been better so you would be happy? It’s obvious you aren’t happy about it and feel cheated so it would be nice to have clarification on what they could do better instead of just complaining about it.
Looks like you edited your comment after I wrote mine.
What would be interesting to see would be to have the 50 who were lucky enough come back and post what they got in their dive.
So, how fast was it? Surely you know and are you really that surprised????
He shoots and he SCORES!…..and then his order shows as an exception. I ordered at 12:00:34 according to my printable invoice.
Yes, mine shows as an exception as well. We’ll see what happens but I did get one in when it showed 37 in stock, completed checkout, went to the home page, clicked on the link again, and saw 7 more in stock so hopefully mine went through.
I also got to capitalize on the $10 off a $50 order since I had a couple of little items in my cart already so shipping was basically free. I’m sure we’ll know soon enough.
No public wish lists :(