Tim v2.1

Member Since: April 15, 2008

Country: United States

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Java, C/C++, JSP, HTML, Basic, Assembly, C#, Perl, AIX/Linux shell, MsDos batch files..

  • News - Enginursday: Yeah, I foun… | about 2 months ago

    I was curious myself and poked around a bit - This looks awfully similar, might even be theirs: http://www.ebay.com/itm/331119044135

  • Product DEV-12085 | about 2 months ago

    • So there is a slick bezel in the related products for this… Is there a (somewhat) easy way to make use of the buttons with it the bezel and still keep the professional look? Maybe something along the lines of a ‘hat’ of sorts you could set on the microswitches before mounting screen to bezel, and drill holes in the correct locations in the bezel, and the ‘hats’ would remain captive between the bezel and screen? Or is there something easier I’m missing?
  • Product ROB-12075 | about 5 months ago

    Thanks for the clarification! - So I’ve got a probably about 100+lb lawn mower based off of a power chair I’m looking to replace the controller on. Running at 24V and climbing some 45deg hills while mowing, I’m betting the motors are pulling well over the 9A each, possibly even over 9A on more ‘normal’ terrain still. It sounds as if this is well designed with the PTC’s being the weak link, If I found I was tripping them after a decent period of mowing time, if I was heat sinking the FET’s and maybe fan cooling, I’m thinking I’d be pretty safe replacing the PTC’s with something of higher value (possibly even just a non-PTC)? - Thanks in advance for any input!

  • Product ROB-12075 | about 5 months ago

    I just thought I’d double check I’m not mis-reading something, but it looks like in the user manual (page 13) this TRex is rated at only 9A constant per h-bridge/motor, and not ‘average currents of 18A per motor’ as stated in the description here?

  • News - New Product Friday: Big M… | about 7 months ago

    - I’d second ditching the continue button. Sparkfun has one of the neatest, cleanest layouts of any site I frequent with great write ups; I’d definitely pass on the ‘continue reading’ button becoming a permanent feature though. Scrolling past an article is easy enough if for some reason I don’t want to read it, and something might catch my attention and I’d decide to look at it while scrolling past. My preference would be it takes effort to not read an article, not effort to read it. I can’t say I speak for the general public though, so just take it as my 2 cents. I’m sure I’ll survive if the button stays. :-)

  • News - Androids Love IOIOs! | about 2 years ago

    • Gotchya… I was going for remote starting my car via my phone (actually RN-41 was used for increased range), so a physical connection kind of defeated the purpose. :-) I definitely hear you on the ‘one less thing to go wrong’ though, it all depends on what you’re looking to do…
  • News - Androids Love IOIOs! | about 2 years ago

    Agreed… I’ve done an RN-42 to homebrew arduino before to get a project talking to an Android device, and I guess I’d just rather spend the extra $20 or so to have a slim and trim one board solution rather than spend the time wiring up an RN-42 and arduino (or Propbridge), and more time futzing with the config/code. Both valid options, although by the time you buy and config bluetooth to something else the elegance and simplicity of using this would be hard to beat I’d think.

  • News - Androids Love IOIOs! | about 2 years ago

    • Unless I missed something, the Propbridge doesn’t have built in bluetooth though, which would be a selling point of the IOIO for me. Being able to wirelessly integrate a project to phone is slick…
  • News - Free Day 2012 is Under Wa… | about 2 years ago

    Well if you didn’t win nothing you should be happy! :-)

  • News - Your December Caption Con… | about 2 years ago

    Cow suit - $84.75. The reaction you get asking your friend to milk you - Priceless.

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