Member Since: June 23, 2008

Country: United States

  • I think you should consider stocking the Logic 8, not just the 4 and the Pro 8. The Logic 8 hits the sweet spot of being very powerful and still within reach for most hobbyists. The Pro is obviously better, but also costs twice as much, and it’s not really the stuff most hobbyists need.

    I got the Logic 8 recently and love it. Amazing product.

  • Do you have a sense when you’ll be getting the new 8MP camera?

  • Has anybody been successful in getting images downloaded from the scope? I’ve tried minicom on my Mac with a FTDI cable. The transfer starts, but it stops after a short time and the scope says that it was unsuccessful. I’ve tried with a level shifter and without, same thing with both. It looks like it’s starting to transfer but then goes out of sync after a few bytes.

  • Ouch, so many puns! No pictures of the carnage though? That’s disappointing.

    Pardon my Interruffion sounds like a great idea, though. And is probably going to survive for a bit longer. As a former dog owner, I only realized how much our dog was barking while alone when I set up a voice-activated recorder once (which gave me the number of barks during that time, but no other data).

  • Wait, an ATMega168 is more powerful than an Amiga 4000? Sacrilege! I demand a recount!

  • To add one more link to a related project: The high-altitude glider project should be of interest to you guys. They tied an R/C plane to a balloon, sent it into the stratosphere, and the plane then glided back to earth on autopilot.

  • Wow, I really hate that 500-character limit. Can’t you at least increase that to 750 or so? I’ve run into that a few times now, and I’m usually no more than 100-150 chars over.

  • That’s a bad article, but the problem is real - and not just for the military. Crap parts are sold as new ones and you never know how much they have been abused, etc.
    Another story that’s currently a big concern is chips that contain some evil payload in addition to their intended function. These could phone home, cease to work when told to do so, etc. I’m not sure if this would actually be feasible, but DARPA is spending a lot of money to develop the means to detect that kind of thing.

  • A USB scope! I want one! I’ve actually thought about building one with the Arduino, but obviously that would be rather limited. I’d definitely be interested in that.
    Some cheaper wireless options for networking Arduinos would be great. I don’t know how feasible that is, but $120+ just to replace a cable is kind of expensive.
    A “weather shield” would also be neat that fits on the Arduino and that has the same sensors as the USB Weather Board - would be cheaper and more hackable.

  • I kind of liked the previous layout. It looked good, but had that certain workshop smell to it. It had a personality. The new one is a bit too clean and too white in comparison. I also agree with Yury, some of the collapsible things don’t make much sense.

No public wish lists :(