Calif

Member Since: March 8, 2007

Country: United States

  • Would have been interesting to know what the best algorithms were as well as the names of the robots.

  • For the STBY pin, the datasheet says MAX V for play is 1.5V, MIN V for standby is 3.5V. In reality, STBY needs to be pulled up for play & grounded for standby. Trap for young players.

  • I live on Pluto where these are $1 for a million pieces, but seriously, are these funding Obamacare?

  • Suspect the reason no western supplier has ever come anywhere close to the Odroids for all these years is they’re too good to be true & the cost of shipping one from Taiwan is outrageous. No-one has ever actually stress tested an Odroid, nor has anyone stepped up to criticize their own purchase.

  • There are quality assurance, web design & back office services in Boulder. In exchange for mountains, most of us would have very boring jobs in Boulder, compared to what we can do in Calif* with a lot less qualifications. The Bluetooth IOT spec is a complex beast. With every new standard exponentially more complex than the last one, it’s amazing new standards can succeed at all, but they do.

  • Testosterone, lots & lots of testosterone at that show.

  • It’s for audiophiles who think sound made from purely analog circuits & JFETs with pilot lights is better than sound made from a DAC. Maybe Sparkfun is going to start selling JFETs with pilot lights.

  • Screw this kickstarter nonsense. Real businesses get started by selling electronics in the food court.

  • So once Google buys this out & sells all the brainwaves in the world for $50 trillion, is there going to be anything left for them to acquire, since the brainwaves that created all the stuff in the world will now have been sold.

  • Don’t use too many spare parts. The internet audience definitely gravitates to off the shelf parts from hobbyking or sparkfun over spare parts. There’s a careful balance between intrigue & sponsorship.