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Member Since: March 31, 2008

Country: Canada

  • My eyesight probably isn't so great so I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered it was a Smart PANTRY project and not some kinky fetish project!

  • Thanks for the info. I'm going to pick up this board next week and will try the light pipe approach although i'm thinking I might need to change out the IR leds with ones that have a "flat" top so they can mate correctly with the pipe, right?

  • Dumb question: If I have a protective transparent plastic or glass shield, does that count as being "reflective"? I'm guessing that by adjusting the sensitivity I could "null out" any effects from this shield. Another interesting use for this could be monitoring an oil tank gauge. As the indicator moves up/down it would reflect on a specific photo sensor and give a digital read of the gauge.

  • ... you're probably wondering why there's dried blood on this spear? Simple. I DON'T WANT NO STINKING SOLDER BRIDGES.

  • FYI - If you want to check for older episodes, do a search for "According to Pete" in NEWS.

  • Just got my Sparkfun Bus Pirates and you might want to check the output caps for the Micrel LDOs for NON Low-ESR, I was running a HOPE RF module and noticed that the switched 3.3V was giving ~0.2V P-P of ramp noise. Added a 10uF Electrolytic across the output cap (as suggested here http://mightyohm.com/blog/2013/02/simple-fix-for-bus-pirate-power-supply-oscillations/) and Voila!, ramp gone. The device datasheet has more explanations for this requirement.

  • Man, you guys are getting awesome with the editing, lighting and the comic flow of these videos! Good going!

  • I'm puzzled as well. On the Roving Networks site it says that the unit "Supports Bluetooth data link to iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch", but the UM doesn't make any reference to that.

    In my case i'd like to be able to use the RN42 to tether with an iPhone so my device can access the internet.

  • Check out this instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/Toaster-Oven-Reflow-Soldering-BGA/

    It has Python: http://www.telit.com/en/products/gsm-gprs.php?p_id=12&p_ac=show&p=47

  • I'm guessing he's using a softbox .... but ya, the lighting is the first thing that impressed me.

No public wish lists :(