sul

Member Since: October 15, 2009

Country: United States

  • News - Free Day is January 7th, … | about 4 years ago

    That is a pretty fantastic offer. Even though it’s still a month out, I’m already worrying about whether or not I’ll be able to participate, and your generosity is inspiring.
    That being said, I’d be happy to give you my address and a wish list under $100 if you want to make my Christmas so much better than any of my luddite relatives ever could :D. Then I wouldn’t have to worry about being up at 9:00am during winter vacation.

  • News - RoboJoust is off | about 4 years ago

    You should’ve hosted it after free day. ;P

  • Product DEV-09514 | about 4 years ago

    This is a fantastic package that I’d highly recommend to anyone getting started with microcontroller programming. The book is substantial, and the parts included are used to their fullest potential.
    HOWEVER———
    I love SparkFun for their original products, but I feel that they overcharge for certain things that are quite abundant (for example - nobody should ever pay 15 cents for a 1N4148, a part which is frequently priced out to tenths of a cent). This is one of those situations. What’s especially interesting is that not once in the description does it say anything about Parallax - the maker of this kit - giving the impression of exclusivity. SparkFun has marked this item up by 50% of its value - that’s OK for small components that are a dime a dozen, but for an $80 kit, this is unacceptable. If you are looking at buying this kit (which, again, I highly recommend), DO NOT BUY IT FROM SPARKFUN. Frys.com part number: 5229667

No public wish lists :(