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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.

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Product Catalog Manager.

Spoken Languages

Inglish

Universities

CU Boulder, BA Psychology

Interests

Photography, urban exploration

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

New Product Friday: Just in Case...

We’re back with another round of products for your Friday. This week was have an assortment of different products as well as some demos. We also did a demo for our new FadeCandy. That concludes the video portion of our program; let’s take a closer look at our new products. We have a…

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AVC 2014 Course Preview

Have you ever wanted to spend six months toiling over a workbench creating a robotic masterpiece only to see it explode in a ball of flames five seconds after you turn it on the day of the race? We’ve got the perfect competition for you: the SparkFun AVC! The Autonomous Vehicle Competition…

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New Product Friday: Chomping at the BITalino

It’s Friday once again, so we have a few new products to talk about. Nick even joins us again to demo one of the new products. Be sure to check out the video. If you want to know more about MPPT, check out the section of the tutorial here. You can learn more about what it is, what it does and…

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New Product Friday: High Five For Wi-Fi

Products, products, and more products. That’s what Fridays are all about here at SparkFun. We have a few new things this week. Check out the video and hear our engineer Shawn explain the new CC3000 shield and breakout board. I’m not kidding here: $50k for the first person to figure out…

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New Product Friday: There is no Spoon

We’re back, as always, with more new products for you. This week we just have a few, but one of them is mind control, so we’ve got that going for us. Be sure to check the video. This really is the future, isn’t it? Put something on your head, load an app on your phone, and see your…

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New Product Friday: Sick, Yo!

Friday is all about new products here at SparkFun. This week is no exception. We have a pretty wide selection this week as well as another Robotics 101 video. First, here are the products. Can anyone guess the song that was playing on the Gram Piano? It really brings back some old memories. We only…

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New Product Friday: A Good Day to Pi

Hello loyal SparkFunions! We’re back for another round of “what’s new at Sparkfun.” This week we have a few SparkFun products, so let’s see what we’ve got. If anyone’s wondering, that was custard topped with raspberries. That’s the closest thing we…

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New Product Friday: Bubblicious

We’re back with more new products! We have a little bit of something for everyone this week. Be sure to check out the bubble displays in action in the video. I’m already trying to find a use for those displays. They aren’t the brightest in the world, but they’re really cool…

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New Product Friday: Dumpster Dive Dos

We have a little something for everyone this week. We’ve got some new Actobotics products, a new 9DoF breakout, the Sound Detector, and other goodies. And of course, we have the second round of the SparkFun Dumpster Dive. The Dumpster Dive will officially go live at noon (Mountain Time Zone).…

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New Product Friday: Brick Time

Woohoo, it’s Friday! Around here that means it’s time to talk about new products. We have some pretty cool stuff this week, as well as another Robotics 101 video, so let’s get to it. In our next installment of Robotics 101, the tables have flipped, kinda. Gregg, who’s usually…

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AVC 2014: Bots, Copters, and Red Balloons of Death

AVC is back and we’ve made some improvements to everyone’s favorite robotic challenge. If you’re not familiar with AVC (or Autonomous Vehicle Competition), it’s SparkFun’s yearly competition where we let you put your autonomous creation through its paces. This…

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New Product Friday: The Keypad to my Heart

Happy Valentine’s day SparkFunions! As always, we have a few new products for you this week. In addition, I’ve created world’s worst t-shirt for the product video. You might want to check it out. Be prepared to cringe. Apparently we really like Valentine’s day around here. I…

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New Product Friday: The Sound of Science

Hello and welcome to another Friday New Product Post, where we talk about the new products we have for this week. We have two videos this week, one for new products, and another episode of Robotics 101. Be sure to watch both, multiple times. We were playing with the speaker and amplifier a bit more…

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New Product Friday: New Product Smorgasboard

This is a pretty big week for new products. We have a lot of new red boards, as well as some revisions, and other goodies. We will be skipping the Robotics 101 video this week, just because we had so many other products. But don’t worry, we’ll be back next week with the Robotics 101…

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New Product Friday: Galileo Magnifico!

The weekend is almost here and that means it’s time to talk about new products. We just have a few products this week, but we have the new Galileo from Intel as well as another Robotics 101 video. Just to reiterate, the Galileo is only available for pre-order, and we’re not really sure…

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New Product Friday: Flex Your Creative Muscle

Welcome back everyone! It’s another Friday and another Friday New Product Post. Today we have two videos again - one for new products and another Robotics 101 segment. First, let’s check out the product video, complete with a couple of demos! If you’ve ever wanted to make a simple…

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New Product Friday: Full Tilt

The second product post of 2014 has a little something for everyone. We’ve got a new sensor, a new Simon kit, new wire strippers, and some revisions of older products. Check out what we’ve got for this week! Last week we skipped the Robotics 101 video, but it’s back again this…

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New Product Friday: Gearing up for the New Year

Hello everyone and welcome to 2014! It’s a bit too soon to tell, but it seems like it’s going to be a great year filled with new products, videos, and an occasional pun. I apologize for skipping the Robotics 101 video this week, but many people are on vacation (myself included) during…

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New Product Friday: Design-O-Mite!

Hello everyone! I don’t want to bum you out, but this will be the last New Product Post of the year, so enjoy it. But don’t worry, we’ll still have tons of new products for 2014. But for now, here’s your last batch of the year. Be sure to check out the tutorials for the…

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New Product Friday: Actobotics!

This week is a very special one for new products. Not only do we have more new products than ever before, but we also have a new video series as well. This week we are happy to introduce the Actobotics line of robotic components. We have a record-breaking 438 new products this week! Check out the…

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New Product Friday: Etch-a-Sketch

Welcome back everyone! This week I get to play games on RGB LED panels and stream music wirelessly from an iPhone. I sorta love my job sometimes. We’ve got some cool stuff this week, so check it out. The RGB LED panels are pretty cool and can be VERY bright with all the lights on. There are a…

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New Product Friday: TOR-NATE-O

We’re still recovering from the flood of sales from Cyber Monday, but don’t worry, we’ve still got some new products this week. Also, thanks to all of our customers for your participation with Cyber Monday, it rocked! I’ve been trying to get Nate to do a video for awhile.…

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New Product Friday: Talk Box

Happy Black Friday everyone! As always, we have some new products and a video for you. If you’re looking for deals, you might want to check back Monday for our Cyber Monday sale. We will be offering 10% off everything on our site, as well as an additional 20% off all products in the SparkFun…

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New Product Friday: Don't Tweeze Me Bro!

Prepare yourself, we have a lot of new products this week! Tools, cables, sensors; there should be a little something for everyone. Just a side note, I’ve tested the HDMI to VGA adapter on my Kindle Fire and it worked like a charm. So, if you have a tablet that you want to use on something…

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New Product Friday: Jurassic Spark

It’s Friday, and we’re back with another round of new products for you. We have a wide selection of new stuff, so sit back and enjoy. The ELastoLite product line is made of a lot of little parts. To better understand how they all work and how to connect everything together, check out the…

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New Product Friday: Food for Thought

Hello everyone and welcome to another Friday New Product Post from SparkFun Electronics! Not only do we have a ridiculous product demonstration this week, but we’ve also got a new website feature to talk about. Let’s start with the product video. I’m just going to say one thing.…

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New Product Friday: Classy Chassis

Hello everyone! Happy (belated) Halloween! Does the mere mention of the words ‘candy corn’ or ‘fun size’ make your stomach churn? If so, you probably had a good time last night. Although we all had our fill of candy (mostly), the week’s just not complete without a…

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New Product Friday: Sticky Situation

This week we have a few cool new products. If you want your mind blown, be sure to check out the video. The Z-Axis tape is pretty rad. But you should always watch every video. Seriously. Aside from the fact the chip needs a little pressure, I was pretty impressed with how easy it was to use tape to…

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New Product Friday: OLED Dog, New Tricks

Welcome back! We have a couple new products this week, as well as a demo that should have happened last week. Check it out! Last week LightManCA mentioned he’d like to see a demo of the RGB LED strips. Who am I to say no? That being said, if there’s ANYTHING on our site you’d like…

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New Product Friday: Strip Mall

Welcome to another Friday New Product Post. We have some lights, a couple new tools, and the feedback-inspired revision of the Cerberus cable. Sometimes when we design a product, we don’t realize that people will be using it differently than we had planned. Such was the case with the original…

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New Product Friday: Tilt-A-Whirl

Welcome to another Friday New Product Post. We’ve got a few products to talk about this week. We decided to take a revision of an older product and give it a proper demo, so check out the video if you want to see how the tilt-a-whirl works. There are numerous sensors you can use to detect…

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New Product Friday: Fly by Wire

Planes, magical wire, and plenty of revisions. That’s what’s in store for this week at SparkFun. Check out the video, check out those words I wrote, and enjoy. The muscle wire really does look pretty cool when you play with it. I couldn’t readily think of a use for it, but…

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New Product Friday: Big Motor Clip Time

As you are more than likely aware, this past week, many areas of Colorado were absolutely devastated by flooding. In some areas, nearly 20 inches of rain fell in just a couple days. The damage is significant and it’s going to take years to fully recover. SparkFun wants to help. So on Monday,…

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New Product Friday: Shield Your Eyes

Hello everyone! Even though we had some pretty intense flooding yesterday, we’ve got some new products to talk about. The VPN is flakey, the lights are flickering, but we’re doing our best to bring you new cool stuff. For anyone wanting to see what the OpenSegment shields look like lit…

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New Product Friday: A Generous Helping of New Products

This week we’ve got a little bit of everything. A new SparkFun tool, a couple of revisions, and a new board. Be sure to check out the video this week, it’s full of cringe. I challenge you to use a traditional third hand to eat tacos. I’m not saying this makes ours vastly superior,…

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New Product Friday: Blue Light Special

Welcome back everyone! As always, we’ve got some new products for your Friday enjoyment, including the long-awaited RN-52 breakout. I almost wish we had a more complex demo for the RN-52, but I wanted to show how it worked in a minimal configuration without much effort. Just a few buttons and…

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New Product Friday: Dumpster Dive

This is a special week for new products at SparkFun. Not only do we have bunch of new products this week, but we also have the first ever “Dumpster Dive.” Check the video below for more details. As we said in the video, the Dumpster Dive will not be available until noon Mountain Time.…

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New Product Friday: Uno Mas

Friday is your indicator that it’s time to talk about new products. As always, we have some cool new stuff for you. OK, you got me, I wasn’t really in the jungles of South America. But we did have the GTE knobs custom made. And they DO go to eleven, so there’s that. Also, if…

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New Product Friday: The RedBot

For everyone who likes new products, the next two weeks will be pretty special. We have a lot of new stuff this week, and even more coming up next week. This week we’ve got our regular new product video, as well as a supplemental video giving a demonstration of the RedBot Kit. Be sure to watch…

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New Product Friday: Books and Boards

Welcome back to another Friday at SparkFun. It’s like Christmas every week! This week we have some books o' knowledge and some electricity boards. Check ‘em out. The Internet has a wealth of information, but sometimes a book is a great resource too. Structured learning (like working…

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New Product Friday: Get Under Control

Welcome back everyone! Exactly seven planetary rotations have occurred, and we have new products. We have a little something for everyone this week, so check it out. The new camera module for the Raspberry Pi was pretty interesting to play with. We’re still working on a few demos, but…

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New Product Friday: SIK Products

I know why you’re here. You want to see what new stuff we have this week. Thankfully, we have new stuff for you to check out, so let’s see the video and then the products. The SIK is one of our most popular products here at SparkFun and we oftentimes forget that not everyone is as…

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New Product Friday: Ready, Aim, Fire!

Before we get started with our new product post (and it’s a good one this week, folks), we wanted to make a quick announcement - next week, starting at 12:01:01 a.m. (MT) on Monday, July 15th until Friday, July 19th at 11:59:59 p.m (MT)., SparkFun will be offering free economy shipping on…

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New Product Friday: Control Your Enthusiasm

Another week has passed and more new stuff showed up on my desk. We don’t have a lot, but we certainly have some products that at least a couple people will be excited about. First, here’s the product video. I really liked the old remote we had, but this one’s cooler. I foresee…

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New Product Friday: Pogo Springs

It’s Friday. We’re back. We have a few new products this week, and a demo video! Let’s check the first, the standard classic Friday New Product Video. Moving right along. Here’s the supplemental video for the ISP Pogo Adapter. It’s a little tricky to put together, so…

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New Product Friday

I just want to warn everyone right away before you discover it for yourself, we don’t have a product video this week. Instead, we have a demonstration video for a past product. Here it is - an assembly video for the Qtechknow ArduSensor Learning Kit. We are working on a cool new demonstration…

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New Product Friday: Product Jar

SparkFun and the Exploratory in Los Angeles are teaming to bring you an e-textile workshop. Our own Mike Grusin will be in LA working with Jean and the Exploratory folks to bring you a day based on the Lilypad Development Board. The morning will cover basic programming in the ModKit environment and…

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New Product Friday: The S.H.O.V.E.L.

Tomorrow (Saturday, June 8th) is the SparkFun AVC at the Boulder Reservoir. If you want to come, the event opens to the public at 9 a.m. and you can read more details here. If you can’t make the event, we’re planning on broadcasting a live stream of the entire competition starting at 9AM…

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New Product Friday: Take Me Down to Stencil Town

Welcome back! We’ve got a few products that should ignite some creativity in you. It’s quite the spread. First up, here’s the video for this week. Vimeo version can be found here If you’re at all interested in doing SMD work, you should check out the Simon Stenciling Kit.…

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Chernobyl and Back

A couple months ago, I left for Chernobyl to do some photography and take some readings with my DIY geiger counter/logger. If you missed the original post about the trip, you can check it out here. I’m back now, and not only do I have some pictures, I’ve got some stories and of course…

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Name Pieces Total
pan-tilt controller
5 11.3
coreskills
23 876.85
hackpack
44 485.8
door lock
4 48.2
lilypad_design_kit
21 73.05