Member Since: July 11, 2006

Country: United States

  • Infinitely many monkeys sitting at infinitely many typewriters will eventually produce the works of Shakespeare.

    Even if you manage to set up the monkeys and reliable typewriters, you still have to FIND the one that’s writing Shakespeare.

    I looked into this also many years ago, but in terms of auto-generating music. Play (somewhat) random notes and monitor some biofeedback sensors. Adjust the probability of note sequences based on what causes the desired biofeedback result (relaxed, excited, etc) and you have music personally tailored to your responses.

    Hey! I can buy all that stuff at Sparkfun now! Maybe I’ll try again.

  • Try a terrarium. I have several that I haven’t watered in almost a year. Including one with LED lighting, temp/humidity sensor, OLED screen and Arduino controller:

  • I never imagined that before now, but I doubt I’ll ever regain that innocence. Thanks ;-)

  • “Most of my colleagues go on backpacking trips when they have to do some thinking. I go to a good hardware store and head for the oiliest, dustiest corners. … If they’re really good, they don’t hassle me. They let me wander around and think. Young hardware clerks have a lot of hubris. They think they can help you find anything…. Old hardware clerks have learned the hard way that nothing in a hardware store ever gets bought for its nominal purpose. You buy something that was designed to do one thing, and you use it for another. ” - Neal Stephenson “Zodiac”

  • “The canine-ical form of this document lives in SparkFun’s internal wiki site.”

  • For those who don’t want to click through to the datasheet:

    “The 4D 4.3” LCD CAPE features a 4.3” TFT LCD 480x272 resolution display.”


  • In Soviet Russia, SIK experiments with YOU!

  • Thanks for the pet, Dad. He’s cute, but how do I get him to potty ON the papers?

  • Punishing meeting latecomers - You’re doing it right.

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