SparkFun will be closed Nov 26th and 27th for the Thanksgiving holiday. Orders placed after 2:00pm MT on the 25th will ship out Monday the 30th.



Member Since: October 16, 2010

Country: United States



Chemistry PhD student who finds that he doesn’t like summarizing his days with single words: “research,” “quantum,” and “avoidance.”



Spoken Languages


Programming Languages

bits of python, labview, basic, c++


Macalester College, St Paul, MN CU Boulder


Materials chemistry, temperature control, project management


Chemistry, running, chocolates & confections, bagpiping, computer gaming, and I am a long-time Lego enthusiast.


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  • Observe: we can take the nerd out of his basement lab environment, at which point he immediately begins to build another one.

  • Wow! Thanks, very surprised at my good luck - looking forward to playing around with it. As I’m local, can I pick it up at the shop sometime this week?

  • Mmmmm IMU. Time to find out which direction the hovercraft is spinning out of control!! Weather data inside of my [future] greenhouse to control the venting & heaters, oh my!! And last but certainly not least, the bare protoboard, the blank slate to inspire the mind!!

  • Woo, we got some hovercraft love in the video! Thanks for an awesome event, as always. We will be back with an updated design in 2016!!

    Also, yeah, Member #144544 is right, there’s something up with your Youtube account currently.

  • The team is on the edges of their seats waiting for the next update. :) Take your time, though, we’re just excited for this year’s event.

  • Ha, I’m sure that someone else faster than us bought them.

  • Would it be possible to get this with the non-SMD Arduino R3 version (or is the picture wrong, and it comes will the DIP-packaged Arduino R3?)?

  • Hmm… I see that you don’t have to shop on SparkFun very often, Emcee. You can actually get 37 alphanumeric displays or 131 multiplexers, if you ignore taxes and shipping and factor in SparkFun’s bulk pricings. ‘Just sayin.

  • Thank you, SparkFun, for another Free Day. Though my tired hands are typing this message more slowly than normal, any frustration felt while punching through many non-productive attempts is gone. I will enjoy many hundreds of hours with my new, $2 (local pickup ftw) Hakko FX-888. I agree that last year’s quiz system is more in line with SparkFun’s stated objective of electronics education, and hope that people aren’t too pissed off about not winning free stuff after lots of captchas. Next year: randomly assigned, electronics-related pop-up questions throughout the day, with a captcha attempt before it allows you to answer the question??

  • Hurray for NOT so early in the year (last year was a bit windy and cold)! Looking forward to some awesome robots and hopefully some good weather to go with it!

No public wish lists :(