May 29, 2012
about a month ago
For the same price, or maybe a little less, you can get a printer with twice the build volume. This printer incorporates old technology as well. It comes with 1 meter of filament?? You can’t make anything with that! My printer came with 2 rolls of 1kg ABS..
Sparkfun, I know this company probably gave a few printers just so you would sell it, but come on. It seems you are drifting away from what Sparkfun used to do. Sell components, not toys.
News - New Product Friday: Oh! M…
about 7 months ago
I think having complete kits is some what of a gamble. I think Sparkfun should have guides to building something. Like an arm, 4/6 wheeled robot, even up to a CNC frame. Sparkfun supplies most of the components to build these. Once you post online guides, you can go from there and supply a kit for the most popular one. This way, you don’t risk too much. I can’t believe I am telling a company this, but over the years seeing Sparkfun grow, I don’t want to SF lose a dime. Sparkfun is a top contributor to the open source community and don’t want to see that changed.
about 8 months ago
There is little ball bearings in a channel. But it doesn’t move smoothly. The screw in the middle holding the halves together is metal on metal. I even put 3n1 oil on it and it still doesn’t move smoothly. If you loosen the screw, it just makes the halves have play. This could have been better designed with an actual bearing, but for 7 bucks…
News - Enginursday: The Sky Is N…
about 9 months ago
Wow, the “$50SAT” really has my imagination going. In 10 years, I bet hobbyists will start putting “equipment” into space. Just having a piece of hardware in orbit and to be able to communicate with it for getting common readings would be mind blowing. These common sensors could be temp, radiation, even searching the radio spectrum for little aliens! Add in a camera or even video and I would be in heaven. Ok, now I am going to start brain storming..
I would highly agree with putting some ‘spacecraft’ parts up for sale. Nothing fancy, just something to give hobbyists a good start.
about 10 months ago
Need pull-up resistors on the I2C lines!
News - Does It Matter Which Brow…
about a year ago
I really can’t believe that no one has mentioned Opera.. Been using Opera for 5+ yrs now and is much faster than FF and IE (Which I used to DL FF). The only one I can’t give an opinion on is Chrome. Tried it a few years back as after I downloaded it, started it for the first time (XP Pro), it crashed. Restarted, I did get to Google.com and it crashed again. Uninstalled and used Opera ever since. I do use Firefox as I do work and design websites and need to know if they work on FF. I really think that Opera could compete against IE and FF if people just tried it..
about 2 years ago
Is Sparkfun going to post a datasheet or the exact dimensions?
News - BatchPCB and SparkFun are…
about 2 years ago
Yea, I got tired of changing the names myself, so I made that CAM file and sent it to Laen. Told him he could put it on his site for download for the wonderful service he has given me for a long time now.
I made that CAM file for him. The only thing that it does differently, is change the names of the layers to what Laen wants.
News - How to Build a Building
about 2 years ago
Usually, when a company expands this big, their prices go up. From a customer’s point of view, if they go up, I will go somewhere else. I like dealing with small businesses or companies that care about that one customer. Just remember how you got that new building. It was the customers you took care of that kept coming back to SF. You lose your customer service, you lose your building.
I hope that what I have wrote doesn’t happen. I have been a loyal customer for a while and will continue as long as your customer loyalty remains intact.
-Trevor (Yes, that’s my real name. Funny how few ‘Trevors’ there are)
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