joshl

Member Since: September 21, 2010

Country: United States

Profile

Bio

exhibit developer

Role

makin' exhibits

Organizations

Explora Science Center

Universities

Saint Olaf College University of New Mexico

  • News - Hacker-in-Residence: Flyi… | about 5 months ago

    not to be snarky, but aren’t you describing a helicopter? i understand the hovering and following additions you want to make, but the mechanics sound like a helicopter.

    which, of course, is a successful design and i’m all about using off the shelf stuff…

  • News - New Product Friday: Don't… | about 5 months ago

    seems to me that the picture at the beginning of the video is in bad taste on the 50th anniversary of JFK’s death. are you trying to emulate the arrest of Oswald for some kind of humor?

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/20/GeraldHill-B.jpg

  • Product ROB-11699 | about 6 months ago

    this board is garbage. i’ve gone through three of these with a former senior scientist in robotics at a national lab. stick with the 293’s and 298’s.

    this problem isn’t just with this product… i’ve had problems with other boards. sparkfun’s product development philosophy is that it’s okay to make money on products that haven’t been fully fleshed out at the expense of their customers. but the fact is, this is not okay.

    i’ll buy breakout boards, but boards developed or endorsed by sparkfun are off the table for me.

    sorry sparkfun, i like you but your engineering sucks.

  • News - July Caption Contest | about 10 months ago

    luv it

  • News - July Caption Contest | about 10 months ago

    OMG RON PERLMAN IS GOING TO BE PISSED!!1!

  • Product PRT-10785 | about 10 months ago

    looks like this has the split center pin. in my humble experience, those split pins just don’t work. i always go for a solid center pin, and they never fail. sorry sparkfun.

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

    It’s kind of inappropriate for Scarface to put his head up a coworker’s skirt.

  • Product PRT-11667 | about a year ago

    that’s one derp for me. ;)

  • Product PRT-11667 | about a year ago

    how does the arduino keep from shorting while all the bottom solder points touch the aluminum?

  • News - New Product Friday: Form … | about 2 years ago

    i don’t want to diss on rob either, but i like the more technical explanations and potential uses for the more complicated stuff (like the function generator). also, the demo was great, i thought, because it wasn’t like the other demos which get a little heavy on the silly. you never know when you may need a variable oscillator… probably before i’ll need to make a box with a horn in it. just sayin'.

No public wish lists :(