It is that time again! SparkFun Electronics will be closed Friday, January 13th for our annual inventory day. Please keep in mind that any orders placed after 2PM (Mountain Time) on Thursday, January 12th will not ship or be prepared for local pickup until we open for normal operations on Monday, January 16th. In addition, tours will resume on Friday, January 20th. Thank you for your patience!


Member Since: January 12, 2011

Country: United States

  • Yes, the PSoC combines an ARM processor, a programmable/configurable Analog front end, some programmable logic (more like a PLD than a full blown FPGA), as well as a programmable 8-bit datapath. The native development environment includes has Verilog synthesizer buried in it, if you really need it, but most of the time, you are expected to simply instantiate a soft block from their list of existing blocks that combines PLD , datapath and analog resources.

    In any case, the Arduino part simply sounds like they ported the Arduino libraries to the board. The Arduino environment already supports an ARM processor.

  • Here is a tip regarding those pliers.
    when I got mine and I was hugely disappointed. The two metal plates that are supposed to act as springs simply did not work. I was about to write to sparkfun support when after 10-20 attempts to close and open the pliers, they started working.
    Apparently the lubrication hardened a bit and it needed some friction to get loose again. The pliers now work correctly and open again after I release the pressure from the handles

  • I would like to suggest another improvement: If the order value is less than $75, but the shipping would increase it above $75, then cap the total payment at $75. This is a Win-Win situation:
    In the current rules, a customer wants to order $74 worth of items, but the shipping is $10.
    Customer adds a $2 item. Result:

    1. SF just got $76 for $76 worth of items instead of $84 for $74 worth of items.
    2. Customer just paid $76 instead of $75 and maybe got a $2 item he didn’t really want.
    3. Customer just wasted 15 frustrating minutes just to decide which $2 item is the least useless for him.
    4. Customer’s international order just passed the $75 mark, triggering VAT payment when he gets it (Israel VAT threshold on packages is $75 :-( ).

    Under the new suggestion:
    Customer places $74 item in the cart.
    Shipping cost is usually $10, but the total cost will be capped to $75.
    Custom declaration form on box will be $74.

  • +2
    Looking at the comments I now realize how lucky I am to even get $10

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