Member Since: January 5, 2012

Country: United States

  • I have to ask - why do you need those who have placed multiple orders in the past to still verify email addresses? It would have been a touch of class to allow users who have placed orders to be “pre-verified.”

  • Just like Sparkfun is a business first, not a non-profit.

  • We as a society have lost an understanding of freedom. Whether it is this issue or the vaccine issue and other issues. We are becoming slaves of a large institution and we don’t even realize it.

  • Considering that even a half-decent actobotics stair-climbing robot will cost > $500, this is a raw deal. But a clever way to increase the sales of expensive components!

  • Anyone know if Edison supports Rust?

  • The carriers are not going to innovate if they are “forced” by the government to remain neutral. My point is simply that current regulatory hurdles prevent new companies from entering the space as much as capital costs.

  • The real issue is with government regulations that makes it difficult for new players to enter the market (do any of you know the amount of onerous data reporting Verizon has to do every month to comply with regulations?). If incumbents are dominating the market, the government already has anti-trust capabilities. Giving the FCC or any other agency new powers is never a good idea. Ultimately it is this kind of power that creates lobbyists and corruption. So SparkFun, be careful what you wish for.

  • It looks like the Edison doesn’t have any video processing capabilities and limited IO as well (as evidenced by all these shields). Can someone describe or point to a resource that explains the value proposition of the Edison over the Pi?

  • It looks like this and its cousin https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13052 are not compatible with the Model B+ which has 40 GPIO pins?

  • Mine were floating around until I purged them thinking who needs IDE cables when everything is SATA 3!!!