Member #146957

Member Since: August 16, 2010

Country: United States

  • If you like that, you’ll like the cube root trick: you can quickly determine the cube root of any two digit number that has been cubed by looking at the first 3 digits and the last digit of the answer. I’ll leave it to the reader to figure out how.

  • Do team members need to register as spectators, or is that included?

  • Couldn’t agree more. This will be a great excuse for everyone to raise prices. Get ready to pay more!

    My bigger fear is that the big companies will now use the new government regulations (along with their big buck lobbyists) to create government enforced monopolies and we will have traded a minor amount of corporate censorship for a much greater amount of government enforced censorship of the internet. A big win indeed.

  • One thing that I’ve learned from the AVC is that the more complicated you make your bot and the more special cases you put in to make it handle different problems, the more likely it is to catastrophically fail. Robots and coffee makers need to do the basics and do them very well before they try to do anything at all complex.

  • I like these: Hobbico Strippers

  • I’m sorry to say that I decided not to participate in this sale. There were several items that I would have been interested in, if the sale wasn’t so artificially difficult. In the end, I decided to buy from another electronics place that has a more reasonable and a customer friendly format sale (that is, I can buy at all one time, when it is convenient for me; which is important because I have a day job).

  • Yes, they are the same chassis. Answering my own question, I just watched the product video and it clearly shows that the encoders are the new ones. That would explain the comment about updated hardware in the description.

  • It appears that this chassis is very similar to the one in the Redbot kit, but maybe very slightly different. Specifically, the item labeled “Speed Board Holder” in the assembly instructions – possibly also known as “Wheel Encoder boards” in the features list – are different than the ones in the Redbot? At least they look different in the assembly guide pictures. Or are the Redbot boards included in this kit?

  • So about the shipping for cyber Monday: Will you combine shipping for all my orders on Monday? I don’t mind placing 5 orders throughout the day, but it seems silly to ship them in 5 different boxes. Sparkfun could save a lot of work packing multiple boxes and I could save on shipping costs. I wouldn’t even mind not getting the free shipping if no single order added up to $75. Anyway, it is what it is if you aren’t set up to combine orders, but I will be a lot more likely to order if I can combine shipping. Either way, the sale looks great, thanks!

  • Why expect anything more than this from Barbie?

No public wish lists :(