Member Since: September 23, 2011

Country: United States

  • News - September Caption Contest | about 2 years ago

    Ten gallon hat, one gallon jeep.

  • Product COM-10758 | about 2 years ago

    […]at each of it’s four corners[…] Spurious apostrophes are go?

    Eh… don’t take me too seriously. I’m a victim of my own typso far too often ;)

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

    So let me get this straight. The “Open Source Initiative”, which is supposed to be promoting not just monetarily-free software but software that anyone can use and/or change to make their own… is closed-minded about their logo?

    Get a grip, OSI. That’s warped.

    In related news, I would recommend the licensing bit, up until money comes into play. If they’re wanting money, shut down the talks and walk away. If they try to take this to court… I don’t think they’ll get very far, simply because the judge (if s/he has any humanity at all) will point out exactly what I did in the first two paragraphs here: OSI has no right to be closed about their logo if their express purpose is promoting openness of any meaningful kind.

    This sounds more like a Microsoft or Monsanto type move than anything I would expect of the crowd we’re dealing with. That’s a really bull move, and no matter what happens, OSI comes out the loser. If they lose, they lose. If they win, they’ve rendered their own organization’s job description inoperable, and they will slide from irrelevance to nonexistence in a rather short period of time. Public opinion in a niche market situation can be pretty vicious.

  • Product ROB-11015 | about 2 years ago

    I’m also interested in buying this. When will it be back?

    Quite honestly, if I could find something similar on eBay, I’d go there… BUT eBay solenoids seem to start at 9v, and only at 12v (and twice the price –or more– of the one here) do they get return springs, which I need in my application.

    EDIT: oh, hey, I like the edit button, when did you folks get that? Er… can I run this solenoid off 3v and have it work continuously for quite some time? Like 10+ minutes?

    Reason I ask is that my project is a felt-tip-pen-powered printer (whoo, that’s a mouthful!) and this solenoid will be moving the pen up and down, rapidly, for quite a while. I hope it can handle that…

  • Product COM-09414 | about 3 years ago

    It looks to be similar to the three-terminal version, here:
    I’ve uploaded their dimensional drawing of that switch to Imageshack (to avoid leeching), here:
    I hope that this proves useful.

  • Product COM-00229 | about 3 years ago

    “…or can also be run up to 20MHz with an external 20MHz external crystal.” Externally nifty!
    Also, what happens if you run this at, say, ~25MHz with an external crystal? Does it divide by zero and blow up the universe or something? I ask because I have an idea which requires it to work at 25.175 MHz.
    Note that, according to the datasheet, this should be possible… I’m just confused ;)

  • Product PGM-00008 | about 3 years ago

    Now this is useful. Could you make a version for XP (32b)? I don’t have Win7. If you can do this, email it to me @ laserhawk64 [at] yahoo [dot] com. ATTN spambots: I get enough already, thanks.
    My USB-to-SER converter is a CablesToGo brand POS. Doesn’t list the model # on it, of course… but it registers as COM19 by default. If I poke around with it enough, I may be able to get it to change its port number… dunno.

  • Product PGM-00008 | about 3 years ago

    I second this request. Alternately, could a low-cost USB version be made? I don’t have $60 (or even $40) to spend on a programmer, and the idea is, quite frankly, a little odd when the chips cost $5-10 to begin with. Also, my only (working) systems antique enough to have a COM port all run Puppy Linux (with the exception of an old 486 w/o FPU). I really don’t think there’s a *.pet package for this programmer’s software! (Compiling PC software is a little beyond me.)
    Idea: would it be sufficient to use a USB-data+USB-power y-cable with a USB-to-COMport adapter? Long as it didn’t melt the insides of the adapter…

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