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  • They were in nashville and our local micro group sent an email but no luck… :(

  • Grace said, “The most important thing I’ve accomplished, other than building the compiler, is training young people. They come to me, you know, and say, ‘Do you think we can do this?’ I say, "Try it.” And I back ‘em up. They need that. I keep track of them as they get older and I stir 'em up at intervals so they don’t forget to take chances."

  • try Speedball’s Acrylic Extender Base on a test swatch….

  • The MSDS is lacking in the “what the heck is in this stuff” department… my wife has shown me some clear hair dye that Joico makes … http://www.sleekhair.com/joi12-clear-mixer.html and I am 50:50 on an experiment… but I need to know if this has any metal components as using anything metallic when coloring hair, if the color that contains a developer, will have a chemical reaction with metal, and in rare cases that chemical reaction can cause the hair to dissolve.

  • so I could use a 9v battery and a zener diode @ 3v to get it down to 6 volts and pass it to the reed switch

  • cigar boxes from your local shop… :)

  • how can I control the “control” without a micro controller…. i want to use a reed switch to sudo-pwm the control but how could I get the voltage correct within the range of the “control” input voltages…. I could work it out but does the buck stop here lol what is the MAX voltage for the dimming inupt … in the guide it just states that above 2.4 is 100%

    EDIT after some RTFM it is -0.3 to 6v on the datasheet for CTRL can someone DCK this for me

  • ??? there is no link in the above post to the LED’s…. :P

  • Hate to pop your bubble but read this… http://www.orc.soton.ac.uk/fileadmin/downloads/100_years_of_optoelectronics_2.pdf

    .. this blew my mind ….

  • Hey Nick… Just to FYI the users and hackers at sparkfun… if you are using devices that draw more then about a half of an amp I would recommend doubling up the wires in riser cable…. the voltage/current drop is tremendous on such a small wire… While it works great for leds it might give some headaches to other projects… so a heads up for the folks…

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