Member Since: January 20, 2006

Country: United States



Software Engineer with some hardware experience.

  • While I’m always blown away that Sparkfun gives $100k to us when they could pocket it (thanks you guys) the Captcha thing SUCKS! Please don’t ever use this lousy service again. I get tired of not being able to read their junk, and get the response “Are you a machine?” There are better services than Captcha’s garbage.

  • A company/org called SPARC? I’m really confused because I’ve used SHARC DSPs from Analog Devices…
    I’m going to send an email to Analog right now and tell them to SUE those SPARC clowns because their name is so close to the SHARC name, its confusing my poor little brain and I might be temped to buy some of this SPARC crap. And I’m sure by suing, it will make everything right, and make the world a better place to live in.

  • Yes, I’m using it at 3.3v. Just keep in mind, the current out of this thing is small; I’m buffering it using an op-amp.

  • I haven’t gone thoroughly the above spreadsheet, but Xcel has a similar spreadsheet and cost calculator here
    Based on their estimates for my 4 bedroom house, I would save about $250 yr. With rebates and tax credits, it would pay for itself in about 25 yrs +/- 3 yrs. Contrast that to about $7000 out of pocket NOW. But efficiencies will increase, along with fuel costs…

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