mvsopen

Member Since: December 12, 2009

Country: United States

  • News - Happy Free Day | about 3 years ago

    I had several more correct quiz answers than I was credited for. The server refused to credit me for them, then crashed almost as bad as last year. Still, I made $24, so thank you for that.

  • Product KIT-09484 | about 3 years ago

    I have one of these, and it works well. But I did not know you could field-upgrade the firmware. Does anyone have a link for doing this?

  • Product TOL-10244 | about 3 years ago

    The original model of this OScope had a totally wrong charger for the supplied LiPo battery type (+5 volts, a small resistor, and nothing else). Do you know if that has been corrected with this version?

  • News - Free Day is January 13th,… | about 3 years ago

    As Bullwinkle used to say “This time, for sure!”<br />
    <br />
    My entire office spent hours banging on the SparkFun site. Every single tech I knew, everywhere, declared an “Internet Snow Day” and either stayed home, or “worked from their desk”, usually with their office door closed.<br />
    When the $100,000 limit was finally reached, you could hear the anguished shouts of “Nooooooooo!” echoing down the hallway. <br />
    <br />
    Hope I didn’t scare anyone!<br />

  • News - Amazing Quadcopters | about 4 years ago

    I want one!
    ~$450 in parts.
    http://hackaday.com/2010/01/15/aeroquad-build-your-own-quadcopter/

  • News - Eco-Gym | about 4 years ago

    The university I work for does this, on a somewhat limited basis. Several of their treadmills have been modified. The rear roller has a PTO which is hooked to a generator. The user then generates the overhead lighting for their workout by, well, working out!

  • News - All Over the Place | about 4 years ago

    RWizard: Without safety glasses, there’s the possibility, however slim, that it might happen. With the safety glasses on, it reduces that possibility to zero.
    Due to a genetic situation, I only have one eye that is functional Let me tell you, having no depth perception is so not fun!
    Please, I don’t want to see anyone wind up viewing the world the way I see it.
    A $8 investment to save your vision? You’d spend more than that in two days at StarBucks.
    Aside: Hanging on my eye doctor’s wall is a pair of safety goggles, with a steel screw embedded in the middle of the right lens. His neighbor was out weed-whacking, and the edger kicked up the screw. Without the goggles, he would have been blinded, or worse.
    Are glasses clunky, dumb looking and uncomfortable? Sure. But let me assure you, being blind in one eye is worse.
    -Rich
    -Rich

  • News - Register for the AVC - Pl… | about 4 years ago

    I’d add a couple of DIP headers up on the roof, just to personalize your building :)

  • News - Free Day Recap | about 4 years ago

    I just dumped and cleared everything in my cart. You thanked your IT staff for a day of chaos? In over four hours of trying, the page only loaded twice. That’s just sloppy IT practice, guys, and your staff should be taught the basics of how to use a load balancer.
    Or, better suggestion: Fire them for the terrible customer service we experienced yesterday!

  • News - Free Day is Done | about 4 years ago

    I feel like I was ripped off by a Woot BOC! I’ve been hitting “refresh” constantly, each time my browser timed out, starting 20 minutes before the Free Day started. In the past three hours, the Sparkfun site loaded for me exactly twice, and then crashed/disconnected when I attempted to view my (full) shopping cart.
    This was so not worth my time!

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