Cary Swoveland

Member Since: January 13, 2011

Country: United States

Profile

Bio

Have been retired for quite awhile. Formerly was, sequentially, a university prof, government policy advisor, self-employed consultant, software developer.

Spoken Languages

English

Programming Languages

C, Ruby

Universities

Berkeley, UCLA

Interests

Woodworking, electronics, robotics, Ruby programming

Publications

Some, but none of any import, and none of any interest to Sparkfun people.

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

    I expect the heating pads would work well under bar grips on motorcycles or scooters. I elaborated a bit on the product page.

  • Product COM-11289 | about 2 years ago

    I once installed heating pads similar to these under motorcycle grips. They kept my hands nice and toasty when the mercury plunged. I preferred them to pricier integrated heated grips, as I could continue to use whichever grips I liked. This heating pad seems to be about the right size for that application. Attach to the bars with hairspray and add a rheostat to control the temperature. Take power from a circuit that is powered only when the ignition is on (e.g., brake lights), so you won’t drain the battery if you forget to turn off the heating pads. If the bars are hollow, you could run the wires inside.

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

    If you’re like me, and have no idea what an FPGA is, see, for example, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field-programmable_gate_array.

  • News - Happy Free Day | about 3 years ago

    Even though I wasn’t able to get onto the site, I’m not complaining. Sparkfun is great, and anyone would have trouble giving away $150k online in such a short time. More than anything, these “free day” experiments say volumes about THE POWER OF FREE.
    Cary

No public wish lists :(