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Doctor Who

Member Since: November 4, 2008

Country: United States



Somewhere between 900 and something and 50




Jedi Knight Computers

Spoken Languages

English, and some Yiddish, also Klingon and sometimes a few others.

Programming Languages

Pascal, BASIC, and VEE (A graphic test and measurement language, also VB.


Too many to list here.




Computers, hardware for them, and SciFI, see the site for Doctor Who at the BBC for more hints.



  • This is retired. Who was its replacement?

  • Well the board works when powered via the barrel power connector. However connecting it to a FTDI friend that was bought for a completely different project and instructing the Arduino software to believe its talking to a Uno produces this error: Binary sketch size: 1,084 bytes (of a 32,256 byte maximum) avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00

    Now what? Is it possible something is not quite right? I followed the instructions to the letter.

  • The site for the new Internet of Things via Sparkfun mentions many things. And indeed they are sold via Sparkfun. But no Parallax Propeller? Its faster and reasonably easier to program then the Arduino.

    There is also the Netduino as well……

  • I find it rather ironic that they were in stock on Friday when I first discovered them here. And they are now out of stock.

  • @ARTTEC: What are you looking for? I’ve seen less for ordinary LED devices.

  • The one I bought from the ITP store for NYU sometime ago, (this one with the LEDs on it) resembles the first style. That is there’s a fixed blob on it for 3v3 volts. I know from my experiences with an older one, that without the LEDs on it that I can clear the blob and set it for 5v.

    But will plugging it into a TTL logic circuit damage one of these, if I were to leave it strapped at 3v3? I’m not ready to make this second one user selectable.

  • And I just received an update insisting that some of these arrived. What’s happening here?

  • Did the Dumpster Diver finish his deep dive?

  • Bought mine on the Saturday from the NYU computer store’s component selection. And I noticed the connector style when I got it home. Who makes it? And where do I find a male connector to mate with it?

  • That guy looks a of lot like the regular ones, except for the ears to attach to others like it. I’m impressed.

    As an old friend once said, “Count me in!”.