jimvela

Member Since: January 5, 2011

Country: United States

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Longtime tinkerer, I build spacecraft hardware.

  • News - New Product Friday - Pre-… | about 2 years ago

    What became of the mbed new product that was in the first version, then vanished after a refresh (and after a no such product page when clicking the link?)

  • News - New Product Friday: Stepp… | about 3 years ago

    About the ROB-10847 and as I said on that product page:
    “These are really nice, but what would really put them over the top for me would be steppers with a rear shaft as well- that way we could add encoders, handwheels or similar.”

  • Product ROB-10847 | about 3 years ago

    These are really nice, but what would really put them over the top for me would be steppers with a rear shaft as well- that way we could add encoders, handwheels or similar.

  • News - Happy Free Day | about 3 years ago

    Disclaimer- I’m a new customer that placed a ~$70 order for the first time a week ago. I’ll be back for more in the future.
    I hope Sparkfun realizes that they can’t really cater to the freeloaders of the world- those that claim outrage over not getting their freebies.
    Those folks don’t actually buy anything anyway, and that whining and sniveling should go straight to /dev/null.
    For all those that feel that you’ve “Wasted your time”- get bent. The whole idea is to test the systems and maybe get a reward as a result.
    If your time is too precious to participate in that, then you’re stupid to even try, knowing that the massive inrush of leeches is sure to break the system somewhere along the line.
    To whomever made the “Meet a friend for lunch” analogy- that’s deliberately misleading. Try “meeting a friend for lunch at a free day in the restaurant.” If you time is that precious to you, then skip the adventure and make reservations somewhere else. Duh.
    Thank you for being cool, Sparkfun, and I hope the dumba$$es of the world don’t get you down.

  • News - Happy Free Day | about 3 years ago

    Made it to the first quiz page, answered the first question (correctly), but by the time it refreshed I got a “Pencils Down!
    Free Day is a wrap, the quiz is done! Here’s a rundown of how you did:
    Well that’s a bummer :( You didn’t qualify for any free money this time around."
    Hopefully that’s because all the money is out, not because of a timeout in the quiz.
    Regardless, my hat is off to you, Sparkfun!

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