tonyvr

Member Since: January 13, 2011

Country: United States

  • I think you should stock (and benchmark) the Nvidia Jetson-TK1. Thanks, I liked the video.

    1. Use an old metal lunchbox.
    2. 3-D print one!
  • The leg room was a little tight in Sparkfun’s first corporate jet.

  • I just bought one of these, and I must admit I was disappointed for two reasons:

    The part you press is smaller than all but my pinky finger, so pushing it in far enough to latch is difficult.
    
    The circuit is completed BEFORE it passes the latching point, so if it fails to latch (most of the time, for me), then it acts like a momentary switch.
    

    I was going to use this to turn on power to a device, but it is completely unacceptable for this purpose, sending brief pulses of power to my device when it fails to latch.

  • I just bought one of these, and I must admit I was disappointed for two reasons:

    1. The part you press is smaller than all but my pinky finger, so pushing it in far enough to latch is difficult.

    2. The circuit is completed BEFORE it passes the latching point, so if it fails to latch (most of the time, for me), then it acts like a momentary switch.

    I was going to use this to turn on power to a device, but it is completely unacceptable for this purpose, sending brief pulses of power to my device when it fails to latch.

  • It comes with VNC installed, I believe, so if you can determine its IP address from your router, you can log in via VNC without any cables whatsoever.

  • It was originally advertised as 1000Mbps, then they lowered it to only 10 Mbps, and now the page says 100Mbps. I’m not sure which is really correct anymore. Check out:

    http://pcduino.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=3805887a1d3740fbc669aa542c8c0530&topic=4367.0

    Also, don’t try plugging any 5v. Arduino Shields into the thing – it’s 3.3v only.

    That said, I own the pcduino3, and it is a very nice board with quite a few project examples on their website – and it is much more powerful than a RaspberryPi or even the Beaglebone Black..

  • I use Firefox because I don’t trust Google, and because IE doesn’t work well with AdTrap.

  • While Geppetto slept, the Sparkfun elves updated the RedBoards controlling the puppet factory.

  • OH! One more hardware-related python tip – you can use python to play interactively with any hardware that has a serial port interface by downloading the pySerial add-on. It doesn’t come with the official python distribution.

    tonyv

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