philba

Member Since: October 23, 2008

Country: United States

  • News - Yay! Let's Play Copycat | about 3 years ago

    I’ve had experience dealing with sales from Chinese companies. Shipping time and cost, customer support and returns are a huge issue. While I will purchase from them, I assume that returns are a lost cause and just toss anything that doesn’t work correctly. Note that their shipping times are 2.5 - 3 weeks via airmail. And trying to get a screwed up order straightened out is like pulling teeth. <br />
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    On watermarking - you should do it. sparkfun.com will give you some free advertising.

  • Product WRL-09913 | about 4 years ago

    Has anyone gotten this to work with an iOS or Android? Any things to watch out for? I want to build a specialized measurement device and then use a smart phone or pad for the Logger and UI.

  • News - Voltage Divider App for i… | about 4 years ago

    I agree with the sentiment that this is much ado about nothing. I think an electrical engineering calculator with a whole slew of standard calculations would be worth posting about.
    Now, SPICE on an iPad would be really interesting.

  • Product DEV-09476 | about 4 years ago

    Is there a windows com port redirector for this device? I’ve groped around the wiznet site and didn’t see anything vaguely resembling. What I want to do is take a legacy serial device (lighting control system) and use a networked PC with it.
    Bonus points for win 7/64 support. That may be askin for too much.

  • News - SparkFun Gets a Cease and… | about 4 years ago

    Never give up, never surrender!

  • Product LCD-08799 | about 5 years ago

    Sure it can be used in “portrait” mode. It’s a SMAP - small matter of programming. You just have to do the work of turning everything 90 degrees. You won’t be able to use the built in fonts, though. Not hard to do but a bit tedious.

  • Product WRL-09333 | about 5 years ago

    Convenient. I wonder why divider resistor pads weren’t added to this? Since the device is not 5V tolerant you have to divide down to 3.3 (or 1.2 in some cases), that would save some futzing about if connecting to 5V stuff or in the case of the sens inputs, even 3.3V.

  • News - The Holy Grail of New Pro… | about 5 years ago

    The positive sides of pre-announcing are pretty obvious. One negative for the company doing the pre-announce is that it tends to kill sales of the product(s) being replaced. Any delays in the new product not only make customers unhappy but your CFO as well. Personally, I’d love to see a road map of what’s coming up but wouldn’t blame you in the least if you held it close to the vest until you were certain of delivery dates. Maybe it doesn’t matter for the small stuff but the cash cows need to be tended to…

  • Product COM-09320 | about 5 years ago

    wow, I looked at my BB and sure enough, that’s how it works. I’ve had it for 2 years and never realized that’s how it works. I would have called it cheesy engineering if I had never used it. quite effective at a low cost.

  • News - Baby Bluetooth | about 5 years ago

    or a piece of electrician’s plastic tape if you don’t want to open it up.
    I’ve notice a disturbing trend among devices - gratuitously bright LEDs. The blue ones are the worst. The blinking blue one on the wireless fob for Wii rockband is so fricking bright that you can read by it with the lights off and it continually distracts when watching the tube. I had to hack it. And the USB cell phone charger for my car has one that is so bright it’s reflection is distracting at night.

No public wish lists :(