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Member Since: January 14, 2011

Country: Netherlands

  • Product PRT-10030 | about 4 days ago

    I would just copy/paste one out of SparkFun-RF.lbr, device: XBEE-1, package: XBEE_SMD.

  • Product COM-12710 | about 4 days ago

    I don’t see why not, voltage and current-wise it’s well within a coin cell’s capabilities even when adding control circuitry. There’s a watch that use a display like this and an LIR2032 (rechargeable li-ion type battery), though I suspect it should work with a regular CR2032 (non-rechargeable) as well (perhaps with minor tweaks).

  • News - New Product Friday: There… | last month

    There should be links on the images - though there probably should have been one on the first mention of the product name as well :)

  • Product SEN-12805 | last month

    Well, admittedly, some time before it was mentioned in the newsletter, but after it was put up, there were only 15 in stock - they must have gone fast :)

  • News - New Product Friday: There… | last month

    Now, are we absolutely sure he’s not a member of the X-Men?

  • Product COM-11408 | last month

    Most can, but you’d have to check the datasheet of the shift register you’re using. Keep in mind that when you do this and display, say, the number 8, the pin on that shift register will have to be able to sink the current for all 8 unless you cycle through each of the segments. A far more common route is to put multiple shift registers in series so that you get a register big enough to cover all of the segments in your display set up. Google around - all roads lead to Rome.. it’s just figuring out which Rome you want to go to that’s the hard part :)

  • Product DEV-11190 | about a month ago

    The charge current depends on Rprog, across the prog and Vss pins, which according to the schematic is 10kOhm, which according to the formula and graph should be about 100mA. There is another graph that shows what happens if you go half a volt under the USB 5V for exactly a 10kOhm Rprog, but all that does is make the charge current 101mA.

  • News - Fluke, we love you but yo… | about a month ago

    Because of the earlier ruling also linked to (that big PDF). Page 23:

    (G) The term “protected trade dress” shall mean digital multimeter or products with multimeter functionality having a dark-colored body or face surrounded by a yellow border, frame, molding, overlay, perimeter, holder and/or holster […]. See Exhibit A (photographs of exemplary Fluke digital multimeters).

  • News - Fluke, we love you but yo… | about a month ago

    You have to admit that at a glance they do look a lot like Fluke’s meters in the picture

    After googling for ‘fluke multimeter’ - sure. On the other hand, at first glance it looked just like ‘a multimeter’ to me. Display in top, big round knob in the middle, two leads coming out.. yup, that’s a multimeter alright. The colors don’t matter as much to me, and definitely don’t put the name ‘Fluke’ in my mind, though I have come to expect most multimeters to be yellow in one way or another ever since my Focon FO-500.

    The same way I’ve come to associate forklifts with the same yellow/dark grey color scheme (probably due to most heavy machinery using those colors). The colors don’t specifically make me think ‘Hyster’ or ‘CAT’, but whenever I see an orange one (Toyota) at one of our colleagues, I do think “that’s an odd color for a forklift”.

    I guess at least Fluke’s trademark isn’t worldwide - Sealey’s multimeters would run afoul as well.

  • News - Fluke, we love you but yo… | about a month ago

    From the post:

    We’ll change the DMMs from yellow to red

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