Member #220272

Member Since: April 21, 2011

Country: United States

  • News - Your March Caption Contes… | about a year ago

    Business is great, we had to double our work force just to keep up!

  • News - Open Source Hardware Ques… | about 2 years ago

    The similarities are slight really… I think the first step would be to determine which logo/artwork is actually older… but in all honesty if similarity was a “good” reason to throw their weight around exercising laws I would think that companies like Nike would be having a heyday, seems like every where you look you see something similar. But I guess they are probably counting on lawyers fees to be an issue, most people back down from that kind of expense. Though You could just rotate the gear, its not like the open part has to be facing any particular angle to be effective. Not to mention Good logo design usually doesnt include words, especially when a symbol is used. Both logos look amateurish to me.

  • News - According to Pete - June … | about 2 years ago

    I enjoy both but prefer projects, here is why. People usually only ask questions when they are doing something relevant, by the time a question is answered they have probably already found the answer they were looking for. The internet is good that way. So Q and A is a little pointless when its only done once a month although those videos are interesting and I learned quite a bit from them… Projects on the other hand are more useful even though there are quite a few sites that do them too, they are lacking in the one area where this series is very strong… its not just how something is done but why it was done a certain way. I learn far more from the projects part in this series than from the Q & A. When I have a problem I need an answer too, I will find it myself rather than wait for an answer from a single source. So my Vote is 100% Projects.

  • News - The Holy Triumvirate of S… | about 2 years ago

    So do you mean Triumvirate instead of Triumverate? ;)

  • News - A Good Ol' Fashioned Capt… | about 2 years ago

    With my wireless helmet interface almost complete… I WILL be FRED, VIKING GOD of the INTERNET. /evil laugh

  • Tutorial - MP3 Player Shield Quickstart Guide | about 2 years ago

    Just wanted to point out that this page is out of date… since both the required arduino’s used are no longer available. See links at the top of the page under the “Requirements” heading.

  • News - The Treeduino is back! | about 2 years ago

    Really dont care for the advertising in the beginning. Its enough to force me to go to a different page and skip this one altogether.

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

    Yeah, I got nuthin…

  • News - The State of SparkFun Adv… | about 2 years ago

    I have been in the advertising industry for 17 years and the biggest misconception is advertising should yield an immediate increase in sales.
    Well… yes and no. That is what advertisers want but its not really how it works.
    The best way to look at it is to become known… recognition… To become familiar. SO when someone wants or needs your product “you” are the first company they consider and seek out. To stand out against your competition.
    “Your not selling beer at a sporting event or relying on impulse purchasing"
    You should see a gradual increase in sales but huge spikes in sales are unlikely. Smaller spikes are possible but usually hard to measure against normal sales.
    There are good and bad ways to advertise, I have seen a lot of companies throw away lots of money on bad advertising, poor choices. Mainly because they didn’t understand their own products much less their industry and target markets. So far what I have seen Sparkfun doing looks good.
    Just keep in mind, it can take a long time for results from an advertising campaign to show results, track everything and keep an eye out for things that work well.
    So, don’t sweat the small stuff and keep up the good work. ;)

  • News - Maker Faire Time Lapse an… | about 3 years ago

    Is that a cowboy hat?

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