Member Since: April 29, 2010

Country: United States



I am an engineer. I have engineered lots of stuff… currently, I’m doing educational robotics.

Spoken Languages


Programming Languages

Yes. I’m familiar with programming languages.

Heh. So… Two C programmers are sitting at a bus stop. A guy walks up and says in Basic “When does the bus get here?” Well, the two guys don’t understand Basic so they just shrug. So he asks in Pascal. Again the two guys just shrug. Exasperated, he pulls out a stack of cards and a card punch machine and rephrases his request in Cobol. Again the two guys look at him with confusion.

So the poor guy leaves dejected. One of the C programmers turns to the other and says “You know, I always wanted to learn another language.”

The other turns and says “Why? That guy knew 3. He even had that card punching thing! It didn’t help him.”

The moral of the story? Know C.


These are the what now? Sorry. Never been there. Self taught.


Interestingly, my greatest expertise is probably in making pasta dough from eggs and flour, I seriously rock at that! But the real world usefulness is… meh.


Yes. Boatloads of them. Too numerous to count.



  • Would you advertise a power supply that has “Unlimited output current!” and then, in fine print somewhere… correct it to the actual output current before the limiter kicks in?

    If not, then why tolerate that practice from others?

  • So… where I come from “Unlimited data.” does not mean “2GB per month.”

    That’s like saying my Dodge 3500 has “Unlimited cargo capacity!”

  • Really Fluke? Thou hast lost an eighth.

    Besides, doesn’t Tonka already own the color yellow? Or how about DeWalt? And it looks nothing like the far more expensive Fluke meter.

  • I get the using the air pressure to click the buttons, but how do you move the pen to work the joystick?

  • Why would you have to go through so much trouble? Since it’s an absolute measurement, the reference is inside the device. All you have to do is keep water away from is and seal it with a pliant material. Any pressure outside the seal will be translated directly through the seal to the device.

  • I would think you could just encapsulate the whole thing in silicon once you solder wires to it for underwater use.

    It looks like it’ll go to… what? 150 feet at the least resolved setting, and 30 feet at the highest setting. That’s awesome! Put that at the bottom of a water tank and you could accurately measure the volume of water with no moving parts whatsoever.

  • That’s it. It’s over, Raspberry Pi B+ wins!

    All the rest of the guys can just pack up their stuff and go home.

  • Wow! This looks like a contender! Sure, you can get cheaper ones, but this thing looks well made and it'’s made out of mostly metal parts. They didn’t start out with some dream land concept of having it make it’s own parts.

    And, of course, as mentioned by others, the real cost is in the filament you need to make parts. 20 bucks a pound is many, many times the cost of the plastic itself.

    You don’t use these machines to make things you could otherwise obtain cheaper at the dollar store, you use these to make one off prototypes, at which point the 20 bucks a pound for the filament is cheap.

    So… the print area… (11.7in x 10.8in x 9.8in) Is that x,y,z? As in the big numbers are the x,y component? That’s a big, sexy print area!

  • So… who won the “Make a game in 3 hours” competition? And how do we play it?

  • Well you better hurry…

    Remember, you’re not making a game, you’re making a marketing demo. You have to be done by 8:30 tops so you can have the people around you play it and be laughing like drunk revelers (Hint… give it to drunk people to play.) That way your game will already be trending locally when the judges get there.

No public wish lists :(