Backyard Pilot

Member Since: August 10, 2012

Country: United States

  • News - April Caption Contest Win… | about 2 days ago

    Congrats on getting all those terms in 2 sentences. (also on using the term reluctance ;)

  • News - New Product Friday: There… | about 3 weeks ago

    Just an FYI, there is no actual link on the page for the Neurosky. I had to find it on the new section of the products page.

  • News - Your March Caption Contes… | about a month ago

    Everybody listen up! There is a small, furry…“animal” loose on the premises, and he may or may not be entirely “street legal.”

  • Product TOL-11456 | about 2 months ago

    Well, I went ahead and bought them to try, and the real testament to how well they work is that I didn’t even think of the noise issue until I got an email notification saying you had responded to my comment!

    I am using 5 of these to power Raspberry Pi B’s where the analog audio outputs of the RPis are going into a pretty serious amplifier for home audio, and I can say that I haven’t heard any noise whatsoever. I haven’t scoped them, but I didn’t need any special noise considerations, and even with the RPi output really low, and the amplifier all the way up, I don’t even hear a hiss out of the speakers (like I was with another, low-quality power supply).

    That being said, it would be awesome if you guys at Sparkfun would put up some form of measurement of “noisiness” on these kinds of power supplies (maybe Vpp_ripple or something like that). I’ve seen that a lot of people have been asking how noisy power supplies are.

  • Product TOL-11456 | about 4 months ago

    Does anybody know how noisy these are? I’m planning on using these to power a raspberry pi to use in a home audio system and until I get a proper DAC, I will be using the built in audio and it is extremely susceptible to power quality. Has anybody tried these with an RPi and the onboard audio?

  • News - Your March Caption Contes… | about a year ago

    Ever since chairs became extinct, life at work became much, much harder.

  • News - Your March Caption Contes… | about a year ago

    The Sparkfun software design team completely misunderstood the meaning of the term “team stacking.”

  • News - January Caption Contest | about a year ago

    Jim’s friends always wondered how he built that electric air guitar…

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