sblaszak

Member Since: June 6, 2006

Country: United States

  • Product GPS-08785 | about 2 years ago

    My apologies, you are correct. I was adding that warning to all of the Sirf based GPS modules listed here and misread this product listing. It says it’s compatible with the Sirf based EM406 GPS module but it does not actually come with that module. Whether, or not, it will work above 60000 feet is based on the module chosen. As for all modules having altitude limits, that is the opposite of everything I’ve ever heard. The only limit I’ve heard of is the 60000 foot limit set by the US FAA. They require that no unit work at that height while moving over a certain speed. However, some companies (like Sirf) misinterpret the requirements and turn it off if either is true. This makes those units much less useful for anyone doing things like high altitude ballooning.

  • Product SEN-08773 | about 4 years ago

    @shaunb: Color cameras always have IR filters on them because the IR light that digital camera sensors are sensitive to will distort the colors/lighting of any picture taken with a camera without a sensor. Likewise, I’m assuming, they put a visible light filter on all cameras sold as dedicated IR cameras (like this one). Since humans can’t see IR frequencies (and, for that reason, displays aren’t designed to be able to reproduce true IR images) it makes sense that all images recorded by IR cameras are converted to black and white, by default, when displayed.
    On an unrelated note, I just wanted to clarify a minor mistake in the specifications given in the above description. The real resolution for this camera is 500x582 pixels. As I said, it’s a minor difference but, sometimes, it’s those minor difference that can make a huge difference to someone’s project.

  • Product GPS-08416 | about 4 years ago

    PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: THIS UNIT WILL NOT WORK AT AN ALTITUDE OVER 18000 METERS (60000 FEET)
    THIS UNIT WILL NOT WORK AT AN ALTITUDE OVER 18000 METERS (60000 FEET). This doesn’t matter to most people, but is important to hobbyists that take part in high altitude weather ballooning, amateur rocketry, etc. Someone I know mistakenly purchased a unit with a similar limit for ballooning and I’m hoping to save people from making the same mistake.
    I’m going to post this in the comments section of all similarly limited Sparkfun GPS products in the hope of saving someone from from making the same mistake. I apologize if the Sparkfun guys consider this spamming, that isn’t my intent. It, also, isn’t my intent to drive business away from Sparkfun. They have an awesome collection of GPS products and many of the other modules don’t have this limitation.

  • Product GPS-09159 | about 4 years ago

    PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: THIS UNIT WILL NOT WORK AT AN ALTITUDE OVER 18000 METERS (60000 FEET)
    THIS UNIT WILL NOT WORK AT AN ALTITUDE OVER 18000 METERS (60000 FEET). This doesn’t matter to most people, but is important to hobbyists that take part in high altitude weather ballooning, amateur rocketry, etc. Someone I know mistakenly purchased a unit with a similar limit for ballooning and I’m hoping to save people from making the same mistake.
    I’m going to post this in the comments section of all similarly limited Sparkfun GPS products in the hope of saving someone from from making the same mistake. I apologize if the Sparkfun guys consider this spamming, that isn’t my intent. It, also, isn’t my intent to drive business away from Sparkfun. They have an awesome collection of GPS products and many of the other modules don’t have this limitation.

  • Product GPS-08621 | about 4 years ago

    PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: THIS UNIT WILL NOT WORK AT AN ALTITUDE OVER 18000 METERS (60000 FEET)
    THIS UNIT WILL NOT WORK AT AN ALTITUDE OVER 18000 METERS (60000 FEET). This doesn’t matter to most people, but is important to hobbyists that take part in high altitude weather ballooning, amateur rocketry, etc. Someone I know mistakenly purchased a unit with a similar limit for ballooning and I’m hoping to save people from making the same mistake.
    I’m going to post this in the comments section of all similarly limited Sparkfun GPS products in the hope of saving someone from from making the same mistake. I apologize if the Sparkfun guys consider this spamming, that isn’t my intent. It, also, isn’t my intent to drive business away from Sparkfun. They have an awesome collection of GPS products and many of the other modules don’t have this limitation.

  • Product GPS-08291 | about 4 years ago

    PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: THIS UNIT WILL NOT WORK AT AN ALTITUDE OVER 18000 METERS (60000 FEET)
    THIS UNIT WILL NOT WORK AT AN ALTITUDE OVER 18000 METERS (60000 FEET). This doesn’t matter to most people, but is important to hobbyists that take part in high altitude weather ballooning, amateur rocketry, etc. Someone I know mistakenly purchased a unit with a similar limit for ballooning and I’m hoping to save people from making the same mistake.
    I’m going to post this in the comments section of all similarly limited Sparkfun GPS products in the hope of saving someone from from making the same mistake. I apologize if the Sparkfun guys consider this spamming, that isn’t my intent. It, also, isn’t my intent to drive business away from Sparkfun. They have an awesome collection of GPS products and many of the other modules don’t have this limitation.

  • Product GPS-09038 | about 4 years ago

    PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: THIS UNIT WILL NOT WORK AT AN ALTITUDE OVER 18000 METERS (60000 FEET)
    This unit uses a Sirf-III GPS chipset has a limitation that buyers should know about. THIS UNIT WILL NOT WORK AT AN ALTITUDE OVER 18000 METERS (60000 FEET). This doesn’t matter to most people, but is important to hobbyists that take part in high altitude weather ballooning, amateur rocketry, etc. Someone I know mistakenly purchased a Sirf-based unit for ballooning and I’m hoping to save people from making the same mistake.
    I’m going to post this in the comments section of all the Sirf-based Sparkfun products in the hope of saving someone from from making the same mistake. I apologize if the Sparkfun guys consider this spamming, that isn’t my intent. It, also, isn’t my intent to drive business away from Sparkfun. They have an awesome collection of GPS products and many of the other modules don’t have this limitation.

  • Product GPS-08785 | about 4 years ago

    PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: THIS UNIT WILL NOT WORK AT AN ALTITUDE OVER 18000 METERS (60000 FEET)
    This unit uses a Sirf-III GPS chipset has a limitation that buyers should know about. THIS UNIT WILL NOT WORK AT AN ALTITUDE OVER 18000 METERS (60000 FEET). This doesn’t matter to most people, but is important to hobbyists that take part in high altitude weather ballooning, amateur rocketry, etc. Someone I know mistakenly purchased a Sirf-based unit for ballooning and I’m hoping to save people from making the same mistake.
    I’m going to post this in the comments section of all the Sirf-based Sparkfun products in the hope of saving someone from from making the same mistake. I apologize if the Sparkfun guys consider this spamming, that isn’t my intent. It, also, isn’t my intent to drive business away from Sparkfun. They have an awesome collection of GPS products and many of the other modules don’t have this limitation.

  • Product GPS-08234 | about 4 years ago

    PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: THIS UNIT WILL NOT WORK AT AN ALTITUDE OVER 18000 METERS (60000 FEET)
    This unit uses a Sirf-III GPS chipset has a limitation that buyers should know about. THIS UNIT WILL NOT WORK AT AN ALTITUDE OVER 18000 METERS (60000 FEET). This doesn’t matter to most people, but is important to hobbyists that take part in high altitude weather ballooning, amateur rocketry, etc. Someone I know mistakenly purchased a Sirf-based unit for ballooning and I’m hoping to save people from making the same mistake.
    I’m going to post this in the comments section of all the Sirf-based Sparkfun products in the hope of saving someone from from making the same mistake. I apologize if the Sparkfun guys consider this spamming, that isn’t my intent. It, also, isn’t my intent to drive business away from Sparkfun. They have an awesome collection of GPS products and many of the other modules don’t have this limitation.

  • Product GPS-00465 | about 4 years ago

    PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: THIS UNIT WILL NOT WORK AT AN ALTITUDE OVER 18000 METERS (60000 FEET)
    This unit uses a Sirf-III GPS chipset has a limitation that buyers should know about. THIS UNIT WILL NOT WORK AT AN ALTITUDE OVER 18000 METERS (60000 FEET). This doesn’t matter to most people, but is important to hobbyists that take part in high altitude weather ballooning, amateur rocketry, etc. Someone I know mistakenly purchased a Sirf-based unit for ballooning and I’m hoping to save people from making the same mistake.
    I’m going to post this in the comments section of all the Sirf-based Sparkfun products in the hope of saving someone from from making the same mistake. I apologize if the Sparkfun guys consider this spamming, that isn’t my intent. It, also, isn’t my intent to drive business away from Sparkfun. They have an awesome collection of GPS products and many of the other modules don’t have this limitation.

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