Member #146957

Member Since: August 16, 2010

Country: United States

  • News - Enginursday: The Hormes R… | about 6 days ago

    Yeah, I see where you are coming from, and I agree to some extent, but also in my mind, an RC vehicle is a type of robot. Of course, there are a lot of definitions and nuances to robot-ness: something that is just a model vehicle that happens to have some level of RC, or even some autonomous ability is really a lot more of a model than a robot. But, to me this was not built to be a model of anything, and appears to be built with the intention of giving it more robotic capabilities, so it is clearly more on the robot side of the spectrum.

  • News - April Caption Contest | last week

    Let’s see you pull a bird our of your beard!

  • News - New Product Friday: Sick,… | last month

    Yeah, Casey is doing a great job! I particularly got a lot out of this week’s discussion of PID controllers, but that may be because I’m currently working on an PID on a 8 bit microcontroller, using integer math. I still can’t figure out how to tune the bugger, other than twisting the ‘knobs’ back and forth until it starts to work. And contrary to all advice, I find that the derivative knob is very effective. I don’t know?

  • News - Fluke, we love you but yo… | last month

    Could you just paint over the yellow?

    But, it’s not like you lost $30K, that was the retail price. I’ve got to imagine the wholesale is lower. Still, it is fun to imagine how much cheaper things would be without lawyers – they add an incredible amount of waste to our economy.

  • Product SEN-12705 | about a month ago

    How well would this sensor work as a flame/fire detector?

  • News - Enginursday: To be a fly … | about a month ago

    Interesting; difficult to categorize – more art than science, more towards the side of science fiction, somewhere between art and fashion. Sort of like steampunk, but more impractical and less showy than steampunk. I wonder if the fruit-flies were anything more than just a fancy random number generator? Still the camera movement was fascinating to watch. Cool Stuff.

  • News - Your March Caption Contes… | about a month ago

    Sparkfun Man, the electronics superhero, battles the Geek Gang singlehandedly

  • Product ROB-12668 | about a month ago

    Hey CreativeRobotics, Cool board, thanks! You can also crimp on 1x8 pins to the cable to plug into this shield.

    I had one gotcha with this board. You HAVE TO enable the internal pull-ups on the wheel encoder pins to get the wheel encoders to work. Also, the sample arduino code on the product page has left/right backwards in several places – like the left encoders are actually the right encoders. Stuff like that.

  • News - Hacker-in-Residence: Wire… | about 2 months ago

    Awesome project; building a weather station has been on my to do list of personal projects for a while now – maybe this will motivate me to get to it. I look forward to reading your results!

  • News - New Product Friday: Dumps… | about 2 months ago

    Yeah, I feel better when I don’t try, otherwise I get my hopes up and its just a recipe for frustration and disappointment, but I keep trying and missing :(. I’d much rather Sparkfun had a waiting list and they would send an email that gave you a code to order the dumpster box in the next 24 or 48 hours and if you didn’t, the box would go to the next person on the waiting list, at least then I might eventually get to the top of this list. Hint, hint. hint. (Really, I think that Sparkfun likes doing it the way they do, it keeps all of us electronic crack addicts coming back every day to look for the next hit, I don’t blame them).

No public wish lists :(