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gmrple

Member Since: July 28, 2011

Country: United States

Profile

Role

Recent Grad

Spoken Languages

English, tiny bit of Spanish

Programming Languages

Java, Assembly (x86,hc9s12), C and C++

Universities

University of Illinois at Chicago

Degree

B.S. Computer Engineering

Interests

MCUs, Linux, Programming, etc. Also swimming, biking, reading.

Current Projects

  • Linux Shell
  • File Compression
  • MSP430 Launchpad dog timer

github

  • News - SparkFun's 3 Millionth Wi… | about 10 months ago

    I would totally buy one of those shirts :D

  • News - New Product Friday: The S… | about 11 months ago

    Yeah, I thought that was another sparkfunion (maybe from the legal department) delivering him a printout of the patent–letting him know they can’t sell that.

  • News - Engineer Thursday - Using… | last year

    Small quadcopter? Sadly can’t run forever, but it would be awesome.

  • News - New Product Friday: MOAR … | about a year ago

    The 7 at the end of the URL got truncated.

  • News - New Product Friday: Hot N… | about a year ago

    It took me half a second to figure out why the video didn’t say click to enable.

  • News - November Caption Contest | about a year ago

    Bears.Beats.BattleStarGalactica. And Bananas with beards.

  • Product ROB-09238 | about a year ago

    Hey, thanks for the FAQ, it was helpful when I was doing my Sr. design project. :)

    It has been a while since I’ve tried to run the motor, but for some reason I could not drive it at low frequencies, it would just vibrate and sound terrible, not even take a slight step. Driving it at 500Hz made it move wonderfully.

    Not sure where the issue was, but that’s what happened. Now that I have an income I might just break it out again and try to build a robot or something.

  • News - Q&A with flirc's Jaso… | about 2 years ago

    For as much as I’ve complained about the TI-83 being overpriced and behind the times, it has gotten so many of my friends into CS. TI BASIC is incredibly simple and easy to test, just right for a kid in math class.

    I still remember my dad complaining about that. “100 dollars, for a calculator!?” Now that I look back it looks kinda funny since he has a fancy HP business calculator, but I understand him questioning whether getting high-schoolers fancy calculators was a good idea. I lost one and had another stolen, but I did buy the replacements myself. I’d have to say the calculator was probably one of the best purchases he made for me. It really fed my curiosity for computers. Now I’ve got a degree in Computer Engineering.

    Back to the article. Really inspiring story, thank you for sharing!

  • News - July Caption Contest Time… | about 2 years ago

    In 'Sisco did Kubla Khan
    A stately pleasure-float decree:
    But what we have here looks 
    more like a flightless bug to me!
    
  • News - June Caption Contest | about 2 years ago

    Truely, the carbon based life forms' communication protocol requires too many degrees of freedom.

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