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RobertC.

Member Since: November 30, 2009

Country: United States

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Moved out here to go to CU for engineering. Didn’t like that, transferred to business. Wasn’t too keen on that, transferred and finished up with a degree in psychology. Owned a high-end audio business for 5 years. Got tired of that. Got hired at SparkFun as a production tech. Moved up to tech support. Then became manager of product catalog.

Role

Product Catalog Manager.

Spoken Languages

Inglish

Universities

CU Boulder, BA Psychology

Interests

photography, urban exploration, travel, CNC

Websites

http://www.flickr.com/photos/genericprofilename/

Products from both sides of the tracks. A new kit with Microview, and a bunch of cast-offs from production.

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The VL6180 Time of Flight sensor hits this week - plus a few other gems!

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This week we have a couple new products to talk about for your next robotics project. Check it out!

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More new products, and our 200th New Product Video!

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Welcome to 2015! We have some new stuff to ring in the new year.

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For the day after Christmas, we have a few new products for you.

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AVC 2015 is Coming!

Check out what's new for everyone's favorite autonomous vehicle competition.

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More Edison Blocks and a new product to determine what's hot and what's not.

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A cool new sensor, some revisions, and other great stuff. Check out what's new.

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Books, cellular products, a couple new products, and everyone's favorite: the SparkFun Dumpster Dive.

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Robotic gripper arms, Actobotics stuff, and more! Check out the New Product Post.

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Lights, Wireless, and Pi. Check out the new stuff for this week.

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High-powered LEDs, an audio kit from Moog and more. Check out the new stuff for this week.

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Tons of new stuff this week including some Actobotics kits, robot parts, and more.

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More products and more shots of the new building.

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Even though we released a bunch of new products mid-week, we're back with even more new products. What is Friday without new stuff? I don't wanna know.

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New products for your Raspberry Pi B+, and our very last New Product Post Video shot at our old building. :-(

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New products, tools, and rockets. Yeah, rockets.

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Another Friday, another round of great new products!

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We have a few new things this week. Check out the post and we can point you in the right direction.

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This week we have a new educational board and a high-powered relay. Check it out.

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This week we have not only a few new products, but a puppy. Check out the cuteness.

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This is a big week. We've got a great video and a bunch of new products. Come check them out.

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Some more filaments and some retail kits. That's what we've got for this week.

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Kits, mounts, and buttons! Check out what we have for this week.

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This week we have yet another music making kit, a logging board, and power. Check it out.

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EL wire, power supplies, and some beginner electronics kits. Check out the goodies for this week.

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The future is here. This week we have a sound generator, 3D printer, and more!

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Paste, boards, revs, and more! Check out what's new this week.

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Stuff for your single board computer, LEDs, and a book for learnin'. Check out what's new this week.

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Friday Friday Friday! New products are here, come check them out.

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Prepare yourself, we have a bunch of new products this week. And a tank. Check it out.

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A whole boat-load of new sensors, new stuff from Modular Robotics, and more!

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New ElastoLite Kits and an awesome new single board computer.

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We have a couple of new Raspberry Pi shields and a bigger flexible speaker. Check it out.

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Tons of new enclosures, a few products for your Pi, and more.

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AVC is getting close, and it's time to check out the course revisions for this year.

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We've got new stuff this week. There's a biometric development board, a cool solar charger, and a couple of clearance items.

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We're back and we have some new products and an energetic guest engineer. Check out the goods for this week.

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This week we're tackling mind control. Check out our list of new products.

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We have a new inventor's kit, some audio products, and other great stuff.

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A new UV sensor, breadboard PCB, and a way to test your binary prowess.

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Bubble displays, a new barometric pressure sensor, and more! Check out what we have this week for new products.

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  • one of the reasons we went to the “all in one” SKU was to stop that from happening. Before, when we added stock, chances were that it was all a single build, and it was all the same thing. Since it was split between types, it almost always meant that it was the same thing that got added. But with everything combined, ALL builds go into the same box. And we’re always building about a dozen or so products, so when stock gets added, it will most likely be a mix. Check the video Friday, you can see what’s in the box, it’s a large assortment of stuff. You shouldn’t be getting the same thing if you buy multiples. Of course, no promises though.

  • Same as previous years. Spaced out on the inside of the course. Yellow at the corners, red in the middle. I think they were every 10 feet.

  • you know, it’s kinda random. Everything ships at different speeds, so sometimes it’s a flood of new stuff, and other times, there’s just not much. We got some cool stuff next week though. But I always say that :-)

  • yes! we always allow international entries. stay tuned, we really hope to do aerial at another time. just not for 2015 AVC.

  • The outer walls will be chain link fence, as before. The inner part of the course are the stanchions that we’ve used previously (good for object detection).

  • I can’t speak to this decision to charge for admission, but the surcharge is from Eventbrite. It’s $0.99 per transaction, plus 2.5%, plus a 3% transaction fee apparently.

  • I can promise you that the shortcut should be cool. There’s a gas engine involved.

  • oops, typo. It’s actually 150. we upped it at the last minute.

    the barrels are just like previous years, they’re just obstacles, but they don’t need to be ‘completed’ in any particular way.

  • we were toying with the idea of an enclosed course, but that limits the competition to quads and such. fixed wing would be out. but getting an arena big enough for an interesting competition was ultimately the issue. The course would rely heavily on vision tracking, and we’d need to give a LOT more notice for something like that. We’ll have something next year I assume, but we just need to plan it out a bit more.

  • About what aspect specifically? The competition is a lot of work and if there’s something we can fix to make it better, we want to know. Unfortunately, federal and state regulations aren’t within our power to change though :-/