MrWidget

Member Since: April 23, 2008

Country: United States

  • Dear Mario: I’ll be a little late finishing the race. The new Sparkfun shrink ray is pretty powerful.

  • I use this plan, http://www.embeddedworks.net/wsim665.html, but I’m going to look into the one that tbitson mentions below. Could be very handy.

  • Walt attempts his most difficult job yet - Mechanical Flea Circus Repairman.

  • Ok, Tom, your job today - soldering the tail light lead on the microcoptor… In flight! Have fun!

  • They will never make fun of me having an “imaginary” robot friend again!!! Do your stuff Skynet!

  • Hi Five, er.. One, Dude! Ever hear the one about Micro Farad and Millie Amp?

  • Anybody have luck getting this thing to talk at anything other than 115200? Like using the +IPR command? I wonder if it stores the current BR on the SIM or if it forgets the BR…

  • Never paid much attention to “sewable” electronics before - guess I’m the sort that would want to merge my car or something like that with the stuff I build instead.
    Pondering the Lilypad concept, however, with all this exposed electronics, how does this stuff deal with static electricity - seems to me if you sewed this stuff onto some nice polyester, you could build up quite a charge, especially in the winter. Snap, and it’s dead.
    I see a lot of folks working with this stuff, I wonder what the failure rate is…

  • Everything you would want to know is here - the company is mentioned in the datasheet.
    http://www.autosplice.com/compliant-press-fit/#link_nine
    These are designed to be press fit - as the name implies.

  • I wanted to use them for an ICD header - I found that if I took my Panavise and used the soft pad for the back and the hard paddle for the pins, I could very carefully press the header into the board.
    I too am worried about what kind of scarring of the through hole plating might occur though.

No public wish lists :(