Jeff Haas

Member Since: January 13, 2011

Country: United States

  • News - SparkFun's Heading to SXS… | about 2 months ago

    Nate, David: Hidden code received. Will be there with lots of uncooked tofu. Please try to hold out until we find you.

  • News - Hello, Harto! | about 8 months ago

    I’ve never seen Drunk Kitchen before. Oh wow.

    Whatever you guys do, don’t bring us “Drunk Soldering.”

  • News - Ladder Logic | about 11 months ago

    OK, here’s the obvious comment on the video, made by my inner 8-year-old boy…

    Have you ever done it with FULL cans of soda? Heh heh heh.

  • News - Chernobyl and the Leiger | about a year ago

    There was an interesting documentary about the area on PBS’s Nature a couple of years ago, dealing with how wildlife was doing in the Chernobyl region. There is a lot of footage of what the place looks like now.

    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/radioactive-wolves/full-episode/7190/

  • News - Engineering Roundtable - … | about a year ago

    The “pinball toys” idea sounds really good. It’s similar to what I suggested…figure out how the components work, get them perfected, and then build as many as you need. Maybe it’s better than what I said.

    The really fun part will be the overall design, and setting up the various rule sets for the different modes. “Autonomous Vehicle Chase! Shoot the ball three times around the big ramp!” “You have earned a new component for your robot!” Etc.

  • News - Engineering Roundtable - … | about a year ago

    Just a thought…

    Pinball machines are so complicated that you might want to consider building a table-top machine first. Sort of a half-sized proof-of-concept. You’ll have all the challenges of building a full-sized machine but with far fewer components. It would still be impressive, and you can get all your rookie mistakes out of the way for less money and in less time.

    Then you can scale it up!

  • News - Engineering Roundtable - … | about 2 years ago

    Here’s another approach to making the planchette move: http://www.halloweenforum.com/tutorials-step-step/107554-animated-ouija-board-vent-motor-part-1-a.html

    There might be a way to add a microcontroller to it to vary the movement.

  • Product DEV-08321 | about 3 years ago

    Yes you can. Connect to your computer with one of the Picaxe cables - either the one that goes to a serial port or the one that goes to a USB port.
    You can also add headers to this board so it will run LEDs, servos, infra-red detectors, etc.

  • News - Ball Aerospace Launch! | about 3 years ago

    Here’s video of what happens to our probes that go to Mars:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjiGH9QNiU0
    (Animation by a friend of mine.)

  • News - Arduino Cake! | about 3 years ago

    All it needs is some licorice connecting the Arduino to the breadboard!

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