Member Since: September 15, 2009

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  • Custom Page - arduinoday | last month

    And free shipping on orders over $60 still applies I assume?

  • News - New Product Friday: A Gen… | about 8 months ago

    If that’s the case then all is well. I am at work and thus have not yet watched the video.

  • News - New Product Friday: A Gen… | about 8 months ago

    Yeah the guy that put up the above instructable in like 2007 did a great job. Just hate to see them pretend that they actually came up with it.

  • News - New Product Friday: A Gen… | about 8 months ago

    Please address….

  • News - Reworking with Hot-Air | about a year ago

    Silicone, not silicon…

  • News - New Product Friday: Sense… | about 2 years ago

    “..The accuracy of the kit is about ± 1mL.”

    Per second, I presume? Flow being a rate, not a volume, of course…

  • News - New Product Post: Electri… | about 2 years ago

    It’s my understanding, which may be incorrect, that everything has to go through their servers and there is no real standalone mode… so if they ever go out of business then all projects using these cease to work. To me that’s the biggest issue, and if it’s true, then this product isn’t for me. It looks interesting, but if everything I use it in is gonna die if the company doesn’t thrive off the bat then I can’t take a chance on it…

  • Product DEV-11008 | about 2 years ago

    No doubt. Boom-chicka-wow-wow…..

  • News - All Hail the DeployBot! | about 2 years ago

    I assume you’re only talking about “finished goods”, because if you’re talking about everything available at the store then you’re way off base if you believe that. I love sparkfun and they’re great for finding esoteric items, breakout boards, finished goods etc. But many times if you’re talking lowest-level components and general tools/supplies many of the products CAN be found elsewhere for much lower prices. If you just need an IC, LEDs, wire, resistors etc. then look at a digikey or mouser. You don’t think digikey and mouser like to make money? Of course they do.

    Sparkfun is great because of their niche products. And while you’re already placing an order, it might make sense on throwing in some hand tools or components so you don’t have to pay separate shipping from someplace else. But if one day you find that you ONLY need some components or supplies, please look around before you assume that you’ll find the best price here.

    The “surprise box” idea is perfectly sound IF you realize that they would probably use old stock, overstock items. Things that they may have made up too many of and they’re not selling well, or are reaching end-of-life as new versions come out. Of course they’re not going to take a hit on new products, but stores frequently have to move old inventory to make way for new. Heck just check out their ding ‘n dent section sometimes. Scrap boards are sold for solder practice. I think they’ve sold old soldermasks before. A year or two ago they got a huge batch of BAD microcontrollers from China and they sold them off as “curiosities” (why anybody would intentionally pay a quarter for a bricked POS uC is beyond me). Bags of sweepings of stuff that got dropped by the pick 'n place machines are sold. Sparkfun does a great job of monetizing their scrap, a “surprise box” is more of the same sort of thing. Just don’t expect to find a Raspberry Pi in there.

  • News - Free Day is TODAY! | about 2 years ago

    and…. it immediately says it’s over. Smooth butter so far.

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