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January 1, 2012
Product COM-00588 |
about 2 months ago
Thanks! that was quick, looks like the others are on the way.
Seems to be a trend here, I also only received 1 unit, Sending them an e-mail……
News - Promoting Science When th… |
about 5 months ago
Very thoughtful and generous gesture SP. I admire that.
That said, I have to agree with those who would wish for less liberal/progressive subtext & innuendo on this site. While I fully realize that I am a minority on this particular web outlet, there are indeed many of us who feel the government has grown far too large (and corrupt), is far to intrusive, and is taxing us to death. The fact that it is shut down (ahem, sorry its like 83% still open, that’s like saying the whole mall is “shut down” if the starbucks runs out of coffee, but i digress) is not the end of the world, and the fact that people think it is should give pause. Yes, I do feel bad people are without work, but they will get paid once the fat bloated pig that is the federal government quits throwing a temper tantrum. Yea, its a real pain for some, but to me this is more proof that the uncle oink-y has grown too big. And no, thank you I don’t want your utopian health care system that was supposed to save me $2500 a year and keep my Dr, ( no, actually it wont, it will cost me an extra $5000 a year and my Dr. quit because of it) but I don’t want the government using healthcare, that they now provide,
as a tool to scare me into voting one way or another. Hello, social security? food stamps? WIC? Medicare? “if you don’t vote for me those evil (fill in the blank for what ever party you hate here) are going to take all that away!” Nothing is free people, and when government steps in and says it will be, there are always strings attached, NOTHING is free.
I know, I know, i ranted a bit there, I’m a troll, I’m stupid, I must be one of those fanatics…..
News - Where does the Pro Mini 5… |
about 8 months ago
c32652, well said. I wasn,t going to bring up the fact that the polar caps on mars are mirroring our own (poor martian polar bears :-( . As facts like these seem to be meaningless in climate change conversations.
I guess you also remember the overpopulation crisis as well :-) . We seem to be doing pretty good considering 15 years ago we all either starved to death or were killed in world wars brought about by anarchy and global food shortages .
Some of the current generation might actually remember the the planes falling out of the sky, nuclear reactor meltdown, zombie apocalypse that was going to happen on “Y2K”.
wasn’t going for a war of any kind, just injecting a little humor to illistrate a different take on the whole global ice age.. wait, that was a certain inevitabillity when i was in grade school 30 years ago (polar bears were dying off by the thousande back then too, and we should all be under ice right now), I meant global cooling,… wait that was like 10 years ago, i meant global warming,….. no wait, that is so 5 years ago, climate change (yea that’s it!) thing . But I guess I already knew that when it comes to manbearpig there can be no differing oppinions.
One of these days some forward thinking progressive genius will discover that the earth, is in fact, partly made up of carbon. They will be astonished to learn that we, and most life on this partly carbon rock, are carbon based life forms. They might even discover that trees and other such green plants actually breath the stuff. They then will try to figure out how much of the earth is actually made of the vile, detested carbon, and when they figure out the “carbon footprint” of carbon, if their heads dont just explode from the shock of it all, they will conclude that the earth will infact be completelly destroyed from spontanious earthly combustion in exactly two days before the day after tomorrow. All life as we know it will be obitorated, and yet the carbon will remain. Life will start anew, and natural selection will cause it to evolve over billions of years into the supreme creature known as manbearpig, who will study the earth around him and come to the conclution that there is O2 on the earth, and if there is a .000002% increase in the amount of this nasty 02 stuff in the air the world will freeze over. So get a head start guys and gals, I’m selling O2 credits for a mere $10.00 a share, lets overt the comming ice age.
Product DEV-11925 |
about 8 months ago
been playing with one for a few days now. It’s a neat little package, having the arduino built into the back with all the header pins available is brilliant. As are the mounting stand offs that are built in, this thing was thoughtfully designed to be used, not just prototyped with.
Downsides? first off it appears to me that it was/is designed to be used with a stylus, while it will work with finger presses, one has to press harder than I would like and it doesn’t always register, where as with a stylus it works extremely well. The library guide that “details” all the specific functions need some work as well, some functions are not yet documented, and some of those that are don’t seem to be documented all that well.
Overall I think its a winner though, It is a great bargain and very easy to program. My biggest disappointment is the touch screen responsiveness to fingers vs stylus, I was hoping to use this in an application where a stylus is simply put of the question. It will still work, but seems quite clumsy, especially considering most people (including me, and I fully admit that it’s tainting my view on this) are used to snappy smart phone captive discharge screens.
If there were a way to adjust the touch screen sensitivity I think that would help a lot.
Product DEV-10999 |
think mine is bricked. I am running macbook pro, I created a “hardware"folder and put the zip file in it as per the manual (though it doesn’t say that one needs to create the folder…) the board is now listed in the arduino board drop down, but it simply will not show up on the serial port. nada, nothing. I plug it in and the red LED comes on but that is it, my macbook acts as though nothing has been plugged in.
Product COM-10213 |
Never mind, I didn’t check the power rails on my breadboard, with the adafruit PS i had on there the +&- were swapped……DOPE.
I’m a bit confused, I have bread-boarded this up to control a simple 12v (~12watt)light bulb.
here are the connections:
FET pin 1, 10k pull down to ground
FET pin 2, Ground from light bulb(high current)
FET pin 3, Ground
Other terminal from light bulb is connected to a 12v power supply (5 amp)
If I understand it correctly, in the above configuration the bulb should stay OFF, as there is no voltage applied to the gate (pin 1). However, the bulb will light. If I apply voltage to the gate pin (I first tried 5v through a 330ohm resistor, then 12v, then no resistor at all) the bulb remains lit. I ordered several of these and so far 2 are never switching off.
Is it possible that these suffered static damage?
Or am i trying to use them wrong (I doubt this as I checked the wiring against the FET board SF sells).
No public wish lists :(