Member Since: October 4, 2010

Country: United States

  • RevRobotics already has a breakout for the MXP port (and a RIOduino and …). It’s available through AndyMark and you might even be able to use your FIRST Choice credits for the purchase. Not saying that SparkFun shouldn’t do a breakout board, but if this one fits the bill I’d suggest your time is better spent doing something unique instead of re-inventing the wheel.

  • Great response from SparkFun and handling by Nathan as the CEO. I’d be curious to know how the guy who made the mistake handled this. I’ve seen people make mistakes and spend a huge amount of energy trying to blame everybody but themselves, and it is very destructive to the organization (though that usually isn’t seen from the outside). I’m certainly a member of the $40K club (having messed up some boot code in ROM that required a new chip spin…blew right by the $40K club with that one), but by simply owning up to my mistake it went away very quickly (and I learned that despite the great lengths I went to in testing, I clearly wasn’t going far enough).

    Glad y'all lived, glad y'all learned, and hope to see as good or a better response (is that possible?) to the next mistake that y'all make (since like us, you’re human).

  • I’m so glad you’re not some stick-in-the-mud corporation that would refuse to say “more betterer”.

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