RobBrownNZ

Member Since: May 8, 2006

Country: New Zealand

  • News - New Product Friday: A Goo… | about a month ago

    “A good day to Pi” - is that a Flatliners reference? If so, You Are Old. And so am I, unfortunately…

  • News - New Product Friday: TOR-N… | about 5 months ago

    That weather shield is nice and all, but I want to interface to one of these - http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/attachments/1795369-ForecastingStone.jpg - as it has greater measuring capabilities. Snow, fog, and earthquakes: how cool is that? Only thing is I can’t get any data on those stones. What I/O voltage? Clock speed? Communication protocol? Can anyone help me out?

  • Product CAB-12613 | about 5 months ago

    Could we have some data on this please? Supported resolutions would be good, also refresh rates. I’m also very interested in #47110’s / techiebot’s comments below, seems to be a bit of a concern.

  • News - New Product Friday: Shiel… | about 8 months ago

    Hooray for the TXB0104! Those are awesome chips, I’ve been wanting SF to get something like this for ages. I’ve had to use the Adafruit TXB0108 breakout instead, but I never use 8 channels. And the ‘0104 breakout is half the price of the '0108 breakout, so I can choose just the one that fits my needs. Nice one :)

  • News - Welcoming Our New Robot F… | about a year ago

    Do you have young children, by any chance?

  • Product CAB-11604 | about a year ago

    Ahh, you’ve made my day! I’ve found these to be stupidly hard to find, even though micro USB is pretty much The One Standard these days.

  • Product LCD-11612 | about a year ago

    Why do people feel the need to complain about SparkFun’s prices? SparkFun does what they do, and they charge what they charge, and you as a customer get to decide whether to buy or not. You can go and buy the “$40-$80” one. I’ll buy from SparkFun because I know I’ll get excellent service and support (which don’t come for free) and I’ll be part of a rocking community. Win!

  • News - New Product Friday: Brigh… | about a year ago

    Coincidentally, a couple of days ago I blew up a power supply by clipping the leads to each other… I must have put something on top of a clip, which drove the clip’s teeth through the insulation and onto the wires inside. Definitely my own fault, but it’s something to look out for!

  • News - Free Day 2012 is Under Wa… | about 2 years ago

    Major FAIL? They’re giving away a bunch of free stuff! If you don’t feel like it’s worth your time entering captchas for the chance at $100, then it’s YOUR CHOICE not to do it. No-one’s twisting your arm. Sheesh, with the whiners that are posting here I think Sparkfun’s most logical decision would be to scrap Free Day altogether. And who wins in that scenario? Luckily I suspect that there are many more people who are smart enough to see the goodness in Free Day, and who can accept not winning (or choose not to participate) without the need to complain about it.

  • News - Relaying the New Products… | about 3 years ago

    The ChipQuick looks like a good idea. Just wondering, I would normally use desoldering wick to clean up the pads afterwards. On the video you don’t, why is that?

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