Member Since: April 30, 2007

Country: United States


Spoken Languages


Programming Languages

C++, Objective-C, 6502 assembly, Applesoft BASIC. Also some PowerPC assembly, Intel assembly, Perl.


University of Iowa (1988)


8-bit AVRs


  • Product COM-11173 | about 8 months ago

    I accidentally discovered that these pots can give off a pleasant orange glow from near the center. I had accidentally put 5V across the center pin & one other pin, and then turned the knob all the way to one end. (In future I will stick to LEDs for my lighting needs, because they smell better when lit.)

  • Product CAB-11515 | about a year ago

    I bought two of these. I’d like to see a much shorter version that also includes the iPhone 5 “Lightning” connector.

  • Product PRT-11351 | about 2 years ago

    Approximately, from the dimensions & the density of aluminum, it should be a bit under 200 grams, or under 7 ounces.

    Surface area = 2(120mm x 95mm + 120mm x 35mm + 95mm x 35mm) = 37,850 sq mm. Times 2mm thick = 75.7cc. Finally, times 2.7g/cc = 204g. – But that counts all the 2mm x 2mm “edges” twice…accounting for that, the estimate is about 5% high.

    If someone weighs one, I’m curious to know the real answer.

  • Product COM-11173 | about 2 years ago

    I was hoping these would snap into breadboards. The spacing is right, but the pins are just a little bit too short.

    “Proto-boards” in the description means through-hole.

  • Product GPS-11067 | about 2 years ago

    Yes, it looks like the 0.9" means between the two rows. On a typical breadboard, it should straddle the 0.3" channel and still leave 1 of the 5 holes uncovered for each pin.

  • Product RTL-10772 | about 2 years ago

    The Quickstart Guide link is 404.

  • Product PRT-10718 | about 3 years ago

    Aha, thanks, I get it now…I was never going to figure it out while thinking that C stands for coulombs here. Reading about C-rate helped.

  • Product PRT-10718 | about 3 years ago

    What is “2C continuous discharge”? A coulomb is one amp for one second. I could understand discharging continuously at a certain number of amps.

  • News - Another Box Full of New P… | about 3 years ago

    Equally fun: search for “vegetablelike ; hydropericarditis”

  • Product DEV-10531 | about 3 years ago

    Is it also compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 (SnowLeopard)? The list above is oddly specific, while the User’s Guide says “compatible with all versions of Mac OS X.” (And that could be quite a few versions, if you believe the “Copyright 2007 - 20,010” at the bottom of pages 2 and later! :-) )

No public wish lists :(