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DitchesHurt

Member Since: April 27, 2008

Country: United States

  • The Sparkfun engineering department bench testing their new dual brain Cyborg Programming Unit.

  • ^^^^^ and here come the bots! I guess Skynet was having some slow server issues before the product post went up.

  • The "ROMP" is just a Traxxas E-maxx with a fancy aluminum plate drilled to mount to the factory body posts.
    I'm surprised he's been able to suspend eight pounds on the plastic posts like that. For an extra $50 he could have upgraded to aluminum body posts. This could be done for $600 easy.
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXZJE4**&P=ML
    http://traxxas.com/products/models/electric/3903emaxx-specs

  • One design flaw I've come across with this board; when powering it from the header interface I have to add an additional 30+ degrees correction factor in addition to my local declination to get it oriented to true north. I think I have discovered the source of this offset. Near the magnetometer (between the comm header and SPI programming connections) there is a power trace. I did notice that there is a grounded plane on either side of it. However, unless there is an equal and opposite current flowing parallel to this power trace there would be a magnetic field setup in a plane orthagonal to this power trace. Others thoughts on this subject are welcome!

  • 2 hours of F'bomb5 got me two wrong questions (oops) and a completed quiz...don't get me wrong, I wanted to give up around hour 1.8 but then the digital God's smiled down upon me and let my bits flow through to the cloud :D

  • Aside from all the sour sally's, this was my first free day and this was definitely a truly unique experience. I look forward to participating in SFE F'bomb5 2012.

  • Back to work and actually earning $76 from working instead of pushing F5 like a mad-man

  • WHEW! THAT was intense...sparkfun, that was awesome, now go check the IT department and open a window for them...I'm sure it's like a sauna in there =)

  • Somebody hit the turbo button on those servers...

  • 15 minutes to go and I've got an 8s load time just on the documents for Sparkfun.com

No public wish lists :(