Member Since: May 27, 2011

Country: United States

  • The User Guide link appears to be broken…. (connection refused)

  • Yeah, not like they can’t get them on every street corner “over there.”

  • Broken link on the schematic

  • It’s almost impossible to get ANY device that does not have at least some parts made/assembled in China. No matter who you order it from.

  • Wow! 14 years old? Way to go, kid! Backed!

  • I recently ordered a LiPo battery from a UK supplier as part of a tiny UPS system for a Raspberry Pi. It took them 2 months and 2 separate shipments (after the first one was intercepted somewhere along the way) to get it right…. It’s not just Sparkfun…

  • Yep! That’s the device that started it all for me…. My parents got me one of those at around the age of 6 or so and were wondering if I’d like it. Once I completed all 160 projects, I even started designing my own…. Soon after came my TRS-80 Model III (parents were wondering if it was a waste of money ;) ). The Model III still works today! Now that I’m an engineer (software and electrical), I guess they got their money’s worth!

  • They already do. Have you ever looked at your ISP bill?

  • In my experiences, this seems to be more of a US problem than worldwide. In my company (a large well known software/hardware company), we have a large presence in India, for instance (who doesn’t in IT firms?). Anyways, in the USA, our engineers are primarily male. When I have to work with our engineers in India, it is very apparent that over there, the split is actually about 50/50 (with some of the women being actually much better engineers than their male counterparts!) There are a few exceptions, including one very highly respected woman who climbed the ladder all the way from the bottom of my team to ultimately becoming our highly technical director. I conduct some of the interviews for our team and, while I’d actually embrace the idea of hiring a female engineer, so far, in the 3 years I’ve been conducting interviews of outside candidates, I have yet to interview even one female!

    IMHO, we have some severe cultural issues here that need correcting and I applaud those who are working to change this. I’m also happy to say that my best friend is a very successful female mechanical engineer and it’s great to sometimes bounce ideas off of her, as her difference in perspective can be very useful.

  • Unprotected. You must add the proper battery protection circuits. These are commonly used in laptops inside the battery pack, along with the proper protection and monitoring circuits.

No public wish lists :(