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October 21, 2010
Product DD-12012 |
about a week ago
11:58AM MST - refreshed, saw stock status change, added to cart
11:59AM MST - confirmed order - blank page. errorless error?
12:00PM MST - opened new browser window to this page. stock status: all gone
12:15PM MST - I’m seeing no payments made to Sparkfun, no evidence of an order being placed.
Sparkfun: I love that you guys do this, but given the supply and demand, you’re setting up the majority of those interested for disappointment. My logical brain can accept that my timing wasn’t right. My lizard brain wants to avoid Sparkfun because Sparkfun == disappointment.
Maybe there’s a better system? Let people opt in to “Randomly include a 1.5lbs mystery box of parts when I order from Sparkfun”, and surprise us? I’m not sure what the system should be, but I am sure about this: the current one really took the wind out of my sails today.
Product COM-11102 |
about 2 years ago
I puzzled over this for a bit, but it’s clear that “Smeld” should read “Shield”.
My guess is that to someone unfamiliar with alphanumeric characters could have easily mistaken the “hi” in Shield with an “m”.
I’m holding this encoder in my hand now. It takes very little force to spin the shaft. But it will not continue to spin after I’ve tried my hardest (a severe “snap of the fingers”). At best it continues rotating for maybe an eighth of a rotation, if even that.
Product PRT-11034 |
about 2 years ago
I just received these. As I hoped, the connectors are a perfect fit for the popular ultra micro receivers made by Spektrum (found in various ultra micro radio controlled planes). I’ve tested these on several variations of the AR6400 receivers. These are the 1.0mm connector, not the 1.5mm connector that Spektrum also uses on some of their products.
Now that I know they fit I’ll probably order up a bunch more. Not only are these hard to find, when you do, they’re at least triple the price. Fixing the wire order on these takes a few seconds and is probably worth saving a buck.
I just received this encoder and measured the shaft. The diameter is 6.00mm (0.24 inches). There is a flat spot to better accept the collar and set screw. That flat spot is 1.00mm deep (across the diameter) and 10mm long.
The length of the shaft is about 14.00mm. I say about because at the base of the shaft is a C clip. It has a bit of play (between 0.01-0.05 mm is my best guess).
As far as accuracy - no real idea yet.
Product COM-10063 |
about 3 years ago
Word of warning: these are very tiny.
If you’re not able to solder microscopic contacts you’ll want to get a few so you can practice some hot plate soldering.
No public wish lists :(