Member Since: January 8, 2008

Country: United States

  • 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

  • Nick, that’s the best yet!!! And super kudos to who ever did it - I’m still trying to add up all those digits and come up with 666.

    Yup - totally awesome.

  • Will Sparkfun be selling those data-terminal-thing-a-ma-jigs? Is that e-paper he’s running through it?

  • Nah, these are modern times. Folks are no longer required by law to have long hair before engaging in those things…

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