Member Since: March 9, 2007

Country: United States

  • News - Your SparkFun January Cap… | about 3 months ago

    Here at Sparkfun, our QC department tests for all manner of durabilty issues…even a top rope elbow drop.

  • News - September Caption Contest | about 7 months ago

    Day 35: I have gained the owls' trust. They still do not know I’m an engineer.

  • News - BatchPCB and SparkFun are… | last year

    Oh well, I’ve been using OSH Park recently anyway. Too many issues with BatchPCB rejecting my designs, but OSH Park had no problems with the exact same designs.

  • News - Aaron's High Altitude Bal… | about 2 years ago

    I looked at the X-Tend modules when I started planning for my first launch, but decided to go with Radiometrix HX1-144.390-3 transmitter. It uses the national APRS frequency which has defined formats for reporting location. It worked great and I’ve seen a lot more people use the ham frequencies with success (Trackuino is one example). I’m launching another balloon later this month. Check out my website (sorry if this is considered spam) I’ll post how to follow the launch on as the date gets closer.

  • News - Deconstructing SPOT | about 2 years ago

    That just means it is capable of talking to an Apple product. If you pair it with something else, then it won’t use that chip at all. Even if you do though, it’s not required to be encrypted unless the SPOT designers wanted to make it encrypted. The Apple protocol isn’t anything too special anyway.

  • News - March Caption Contest | about 2 years ago

    Let’s see that cat hide from GPS!

  • News - Processing the Danger Shi… | about 2 years ago

    Why not use iTunes U to spread these classes also? I’m not sure of the requirements to post classes there, but it would be worth a try and allow everyone to automatically subscribe to new classes as they are released and save them to their iDevices easily.

  • Product PRT-00338 | about 3 years ago

    The USPS considers these to be hazardous materials, digikey only allows shipping via UPS/Fedex. Are you able to get around this somehow?

  • Product DEV-09530 | about 3 years ago

    I’m incorporating the OpenLog design into a project I’m working on, but I’m having trouble finding the source files for version 1 on GitHub. Are these still available? I really just want to change to a slower crystal since I’ll be running at 3.3V. Version 1 sounds more stable and that’s very important in the project I’m working on.

  • Product COM-08837 | about 3 years ago

    The datasheet under the images for this product is for a different button. If you want to mount this vertically using the Sparkfun footprint, you end up having to cut off the right-angled posts and trim what’s left to make it thinner to fit in the holes. Either an updated datasheet or updated footprint would be greatly appreciated.

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