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Member Since: October 9, 2010

Country: United States

  • I feel a cold coming cough cough... yeah it'll a be full blown cold by the 11th of Jan. if my estimations are correct. darn I guess I'll have to be absent! I can't go to school and pass around this sickness. All your cpu time are belong to us.

  • "I've gotten more lobsters with this car than all the teams of Lobster Wars combined."

  • "... then i realized that genetic engineering was not my gift. thats why I do electronic engineering now." "fascinating, drink some more caffeine and keep pushing"

  • I had the same problem. I think it could be the vibrations in shipping... anyways hot glue got it back together !

  • take a look at dent's comment. he has the correct pins i tihnk. still make sure you test it with a battery or something before you hook it up to your actual project or whatever.

  • when will you get those replacement tips? I want to get this, but I'd like to know that I will have replacement tips if something happens.

  • meh... its been done before, and its open source in most cases.

  • guys make sure you triple check the pins on this thing, i don't mean to be a troll, but this thing somehow killed my netduino mini. So make sure you put it on a bread board and test it, before you hook it up to something else... and sparkfun whats up with the laziness? just make a clear note on the product description. this really upset me.

  • what uhm.. what happened to the actual h-bridge? i cant find it here..

  • I spoke to the company about this... here is what they said:
    All our processors use a soft core, called E.V.E (Extensible Virtual Engine).
    Different chips have different resources, but basically the EVE is the same in all of them. We went the soft core way so that any enhancements (or bug fixes) can be easily updated by the user via PmmC file programming, think of the PmmC file as the soft silicon.
    We have a solid chip like the goldelox and the picaso (with different resouces such as amount of RAM, FLASH, Hardware peripherals, etc) and we embed our soft care virtual processor on top of it. What we also do is embed (inside the PmmC) all the library functions that each chip uses (EVE is the same in all but depending on the resources of the base chip the amount internal functions we can fit varies).
    I am no EE but all I can say as of now is that I like the device and that it runs really good. They have those built in functions, those don't take code space away from you. So when I had to draw a circle I just called the method. In other devices you would need to make your own method for those things. You can check the PDFs on their website... it explains a lot of things, and also shows the internal functions.
    On a less informational note. I am still in high school, and my friends picked the PoGa up and played the game I am working on. They have iPods and all, but they're amazed that I made the game, and they liked the retro feel it has. They put it down right as class started. I just like show my friends my creations :)
    Sorry for the super long comment ;) I hope it helped.