Member Since: January 12, 2011

Country: Australia

  • News - Does It Matter Which Brow… | about 5 months ago

    “A fair number of people seem to use the browser that came with their computer operating system: Internet Explorer on Windows, Safari on Macs and other iOS devices, Firefox on Linux”

    The default browser on Linux varies with the distro. For example, on Sabayon it’s Chromium.

  • Product DEV-10032 | about 2 years ago

    Alternative solution: RaspberryPi + $4 webcam + OpenCV I’m all for Arduinos, but sometimes it’s worth moving to a more powerful platform.

  • Product PRT-00112 | about 2 years ago

    In a nutshell, the product I received was quite clearly not the product advertised.


    -a solid, unbroken power bus

    -a yellow post instead of a green one

    -no labels, and a much lower build quality overall.

    Of these, the unbroken power bus is the most significant since it limits the use of the breadboard. The overall quality is quite craptacular - the sort of thing you’d expect to find in a $2 store (and priced accordingly).


    http://i45.tinypic.com/ix81mx.jpg (sticky removed to show power bus)




    After emailing Sparkfun, they gave me a refund. Say what you will about the breadboard, their customer support is excellent.

  • Product COM-08636 | about 2 years ago

    Seconded, a 16-bit would be perfect for my current project.

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

    The SMD components are a great idea - pretty much every place I’ve found that sells them charges ~$50 shipping, which is ridiculous for $5 orders.

  • News - Your December Caption Con… | about 2 years ago

    “Don’t I look sexy? MOO!”

  • Product LCD-10150 | about 3 years ago

    Thanks for pointing that out, it’s a deal breaker for a lot of applications - small epaper screens are ideal for portable applications, where you might have 5V at best. If there was a low voltage version, it would be perfect…

No public wish lists :(