Member Since: November 18, 2008

Country: United States





C/C++ [embedded] programmer

Programming Languages

C, C++, PHP, Python, VB6 (deprecated)


Analog and Digital Electronics

  • News - Microcontroller Contest F… | about 3 years ago

    Why do I feel like I’ve just been rick rolled?

  • News - Gravatar! | about 3 years ago

    For those of you who believe that gravatar or anybody else could figure out your email address using md5 hash, please read this answer that was discussed on Stack Overflow:
    Decoding Email Address from Gravatar
    For those of you who rather not want to read the lengthy response, he basically demostrats that it is impossible to figure out the original data that was used to generate the hash in the first place.
    Now if you were to go to gravatar’s website and create account / sign in to set your own avatar image by then they definitely have your email address, so the argument is mute at that point. And of course gravatar will be able to track you by your email address as to what sites(and specific pages) you have posted (not activity visited) on.

  • News - Gravatar! | about 3 years ago

    I wonder what my gravatar is…

  • Product PRT-00114 | about 4 years ago

    I just finished assembling and soldering mine tonight. Wasn’t difficult at all and good practice for me. It was such a great relief when I saw that bright red LED light up when I plugged the 9 volt 350mA wall wart.
    I then checked the voltages and got 3.34 volts on the 3.3v and 5.12 volts on the 5v. It’s all good. Thanks SparkFun for such a good kit. :)

  • News - Have a Cool Project? | about 4 years ago

    About the free day thing is there any kind of a dead line? Because it might be up to three weeks from now before I document anything about my projects I’m doing since I’m still doing research to figure out a few problems.

  • News - Free Day Recap | about 4 years ago

    Well for small parts like ICs and etc.. they are higher in price than say if you were to get it yourself from mouser or digikey, but if you were to go to Radio Shack (The SHACK now rolls eyes) they would price it four times as much, if they even carried it.
    As for PCBs and other complete working solutions/products they are cheaper over all than you creating it yourself or getting it else where such as bluetooth or GPS modules.

  • News - Free Day is Done | about 4 years ago

    Oh man, and I thought everything would be quiet without further announcements about free day so that I would actually have a chance. Now you’ve gone and done it by reminding everyone about it right after Christmas and New Years.
    Now I suppose I’ll have to have an atomic clock sitting by my side Thursday morning to keep me on track so I could ninja checkout before everybody else does. ;)

  • Product GPS-08975 | about 5 years ago

    This module is on par with FV-M8 (formerly the EB-85A) module in terms of protocol, sensitivity (tested both modules indoors in the basement) and functionality (minus a second UART RX/TX pins of which wasn’t useful on the EB-85A anyway).
    The two really nice features that this GPS module has, compared to the FV-M8, is a battery to preserve GPS data and quite a bright red LED that blinks once per second upon fix. Not to mention the big price difference.
    It is more convenient to use without requiring a special cable and connector (or a break out board) as others have mentioned about it. Overall I see it as a great replacement/alternative for the FV-M8.
    Now there is one interesting difference from this module and the FV-M8 is that there is no EMI shield housing the components. Not sure if that will effect or matter to anybody else in terms of quality of the module because so far I’ve seen nothing wrong with the LS20031 module.

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