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April 24, 2008
about 9 years ago
I'm sure there is a good reason for this being $6 when it's intended sale price was "$4.30". Not saying it's not worth it though, this kit rocks for what it is, and what it is is pretty impressive. As mentioned above, it comes with quite a bit and it's worth it to get one just to play with it. The datasheets are great and not as cryptic as some of the avr sheets.
News - Free Day is January 13th,…
about 9 years ago
**trivia questions to get money are a terrible idea :( This is actually very a good idea. It keeps the people who know nothing or don't even try to learn about this hobby from just trying to get free stuff to sell it on ebay. Make a little effort would ya...<br />
**"Goal: Educate new users on the basics." <br />
--This is the whole point, and they even give you a guide to give you an idea of some of the questions that might appear...You did read the rules, right?<br />
**i'm afraid all you're going to do is discourage new users from trying to participate<br />
--Only the ones that don't want to learn. <br />
Sorry people, it's posts like this that irritate me....had to respond..<br />
***...and making people feel bad for trying to answer 10 questions<br />
--No crybabies allowed. If you can't take the time to learn the basics...maybe you shouldn't be involved in something.<br />
**Either give stuff away or don't do anything.<br />
**But making people who aren't experts feel stupid isn't a good way to promote your site.<br />
--Do you not study for a test in school? If you study and fail, that's one thing, but if don't study and expect to pass, you are failing at life.....<br />
about 10 years ago
Great module but have been having trouble getting the hardware flow control working.
will post to the forums
News - Free Day Recap
about 10 years ago
"Sparkfun, if you ever consider doing something like this again... please revise your plans. This did much more to hurt your reputation than it did to help you."
-- how exactly has this hurt their rep....please explain.... they were giving away free stuff and opened it to all....it got huge and a lot of people slammed their servers...
Being a long time customer, I'm bummed I couldn't get on the free wagon, but it's not the end of the world because I didn't get $100 dollars worth of free stuff that was never guaranteed to begin with...
To me their rep is not tarnished by this event...I was amused by it in fact...I saw what was coming for the last few days as it was building up....but I'm not holding it against them....The did something for a community and if that community is this unforgiving, I don't know...maybe we won't have a next time where they could improve upon the events that unfolded today...
"Now, take a look at twitter. I counted over 100 people bragging that they were using botnets, bragging that they were going to sell their "winnings," or that they had done some other dirty trick."
--Is there any proof that they won anything or did anything malicious? No....unless you have access to the SF servers or have seen the loot that these people got, it's just internet TROLLS...there are quite a few...
"How many upset, dissapointed and estranged geeks did you create vs. how many new customers have you gotten? I'll wager that you've actually experienced a net loss in customers."
--unknown how many new followers but I'm there is a mix of people who found something that they like and won't necessarily base their main opinion on an event were they were getting $100 dollars worth of free stuff...
I had a blackberry curve and palm pre neither could access the site....
"So I think apologies are in order for a poorly planned schmozzle rather than SparkFun patting themselves on the back."
Can someone call the wambulance...we have someone have entitlement seizure.....
"I suspect the only orders that got in were logged in and had a full cart way before the thing started. "
Actually not the case and...I had a full cart, logged in and have been a customer for several years...it wasn't a favorites game......it was just luck...
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