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Member Since: December 22, 2011

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  • I think the green looks pretty nice to be honest. I think you should accidentally offer more colors

  • While that chip is mainly a USB chip, the datasheet still shows it as containing a 200Mhz ARM processor with 16KB of instruction memory that can be programmed. So there may still be some processing going on in the device itself.

  • Not to mention, if it had a standardize and open form factor and power connection, I could see a lot of other people selling Circuit Book pages. If the binding itself had some standard bus connections also, you could issue breakout and experiment pages for individual chips/products. That could reduce cost by having just one Arduino/AVR page, rather than having to put a Micro on every page that needed one. It could even become a standardized way to issue part samples/breakouts.

  • How about a sticky remote control? It says on there website the White Flex can have graphics attached to one side. Place a bunch of dome buttons on one side and combine it with either a IR LED (or some other type of wireless), slap an AVR on it, and some cool SparkFun graphics. You could leave a tab at the bottom for a flat connector for programming. That way you could program a custom remote control for your TV that you could stick right to your coffee table or wall. Or any other type of control for that matter. Just stick it and forget it!

  • Congrats! Crazy to think 7 acres could cost that much. Speaking of buildings, labs, and green construction, I feel I should shamelessly plug the company I work for, http://www.diversifiedcasework.com/index.html, even though you probably have all that planned out already.

    Good luck! Who knows what the future holds, maybe you guys will have your own PCB and chip fabs someday!

  • Tried the step and igs files in AutoCAD 2013. Both imported, but the igs file had some big tubes floating around by the hdmi port.

  • As far as I know, most IR light is always visible to electronic cameras. For instance, point your TV remote at your phone/webcam/etc, and you should see the signal.

  • I played a game once that had magnets underneath certain parts of the play field that caused the ball to randomly change directions. Just an idea for an easy play field component. Cleverly used electromagnets might make interesting non-mechanical play components as well.

  • Finally, a safe place to hide.

  • I wonder if doing some episodes on safety wouldn't be a bad idea? Even going over some regulation and legal stuff might be good for those who want to take their widget pro someday.

No public wish lists :(