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December 4, 2010
News - Headers or No Headers?
My simple question is why only male headers? If you really want to give the customers choice I would say to include headers, leave them unsoldered and allow for the choice between male and female headers.
It’s nice to sometimes just grab a part and throw it into a breadboard, but If I am designing a project that will be used for any length of time at all I want permanent connections. Especially if it will be subjected to less than optimal conditions.
Edit: after reading other comments and thinking more on it, I now would have to say leave unsoldered and let the customer choose from the widest possible variety of headers. Male, female, stackable, right angle, etc…
News - December Caption Contest
about 2 months ago
subtitle:“Your Kungfu is weak. It is no match for my Flame Style!!!”
I am Flampus!!! I punish those who write bad code over Christmas!!!
News - November Caption Contest
about 3 months ago
And they shall call me….Rupert Hood. Come my merry nerds! Let us defend the Open Sourced from the proprietary!
News - New Internet of Things (I…
about 6 months ago
How about this? Make it so that the trapped person has to scan his/her thumbprint to get out. Combined with a photo this would be an almost perfect way to log evidence for an attempted entry, if such evidence were needed in court.
and as for putting one in my home….I would :D
Thanks for putting up great ideas like this and all the other learning materials and such. I am always inspired by the things I learn here.
The mantrap is a cool idea, but….
In the name of safety and probably legality, you should make it so that if the person inside fails to authenticate it takes the picture and then automagically kicks them to the outside. This of course assumes a real world setup. The problem I see with the setup as is, is the case where no one gets or responds to the tweet/email/insert communication here. How does the person inside get out?
Overall a great concept, just needs a few tweaks.
News - My Email is my Passport; …
about 7 months ago
How about an additional step of requiring an actual user name to be entered for account creation? The generic Member#xxxxxx format is really easy for spambots isn’t it?
Maybe limit accounts to not be able to comment until they have entered a user name…one more hoop to jump through. Trivial for humans…
Also you could enforce a user pic as well, more cumbersome, but not super hard
News - Hey, who is this guy?
about 7 months ago
So let me see if I have this straight. If you form a team there, will it be the SWIT team?
I can see it already,,, door busts open, multiple Sparkfun labcoat wearing agents stride in, Oscopes in hand. “drop the prototype! This is a SWIT team intervemtion!”….
News - Your March Caption Contes…
The experiment in biotech was not going well. The new Blood Redbot was out of control and slightly aggressive….
News - Supporting Women in Engin…
about a year ago
Yeah, but that still requires a dedicated person to model a doll, various articles of furniture, etc…lots of time and effort involved when the pre made doll and furniture were sufficient. Perhaps a coating of paint to make the decidedly feminizing pink go away would have been in order. Maybe a bit of Sparkfun Red or a nice neutral wood brown?
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