Member Since: January 8, 2008

Country: United States

  • Referring to the wikipedia page on Parylene, there is indeed plenty of chlorine in the product.

  • Yes - the leds are independent of each other. You can energize them one at a time or both together. I bought one of these a few years back and just got it out yesterday to wire to an Adafruit Pro Trinket with their USB volume control software. I added a bit of pwm code to run the leds from green to yellow to red as the volume goes up.

  • There’s a bug on the survey question about the users preferred programming language. I didn’t check any box but filled in the “other” field. Then when trying to go to the next page, it said I must answer that question. So I clicked the javascript box but put a note that I don’t actually use it. I sent a note to customer service about it.

    Side issue: assembly language was not included as a choice; looking forward to see the results of the survey published here.

  • Just gonna ignore the few haters posting here and say “Nick: FANTASTIC POST!” And to Sparkfun: what a great company to be this inclusive.

    This is why I totally continue to support Sparkfun and Adafruit! Both companies support freedom for everyone, not just the supposed ‘mainstream’.

  • Yes - I did something similar once. And it was a career changer! After 4 years of floundering in college changing majors and just not ‘finding myself’ in general, I stopped at a Goodwill store and saw an FM receiver - tube type from the 50’s or so - and it was marked down to 2 or 3 dollars as it was non-working. I bought it, took it home and looked it over. Power on made the rectifier tube begin to overheat so there looked to be a possible shorted component somewhere. Further inspection showed a B+ wire passing through a sheet metal bulkhead had it’s insulation cut through. Replacing that fixed it. I felt so great at fixing it that I changed majors to electronics and had a successful 40 year career from that point on.

    So finding old stuff at a thrift store can have hidden unexpected benefits.

  • There was also a limited 7 bit version and since it was one bit shorter, it had only half as many characters. It was often referred to as “half-ascii”.

  • Whatever you are doing to make the text jump up and down the page while I’m trying to read it, PLEASE STOP!

  • How about a tutorial on setting up a small company in your dorm room that grows into a $30 million company in a few years?

  • When seafood goes bad…

  • The Ozzies are there, wish you were fine… http://sunrise-ii-sunset.tumblr.com/post/134525452471

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