Member Since: January 5, 2012

Country: United States

  • Ahem, any options for the SMD impaired?

  • Can anyone tell me how much the switch in the bottom protrudes? In other words, what is the minimum height of an enclosure for this?

  • For the most part, smart-home has come to mean - a remote controlled bulb, fan, appliance, toaster, fridge, thermostat, etc. - some internet connect gadget that provides data (pictures, weather, news)

    I question if these things really make the home “smart.” It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize the maintenance headache that the smart-home entails for the minuscule added benefit. And some of the offerings make me cringe. Ok, so I can take out my phone, open up an app, connect to my bluetooth light and adjust it. No thanks.

    Here is what real progress would be:

    • a 10 fold decrease in the cost to remodel your house

    • why do we still have neanderthal ways of painting a wall? I still have to use masking tape and rollers and painstakingly apply paint. Why can’t this process be as easy as applying digital paint on a screen?

    • ways to harness the heat in the summer and the cold in the winter to modulate the other.

  • I just noticed that there is no way to attach these. What a shame that they don’t have screw holes.

  • “The Dumpster Dive is a gamble”

    So are you then following all the laws of a legal gambling organization? lol

  • I for one am not looking forward to home automation. Imagine the nightmare of firmware upgrades, software bugs, protocol incompatibilties, forced upgrade cycles and security breaches.

    Hey Bob, why are you in the dark? Err I was trying to upgrade the firmware on my home hub and it failed and I can’t turn on any bulbs now. How are you lights controlled? Oh! I have this cool thing called a switch. Just flip it with your finger. Bob, I may have to get one of those.

  • 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!