Member Since: October 19, 2006

Country: United States


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C, C++, ASM, Objective C, C#


University of Missouri Rolla BSEE Air Force Institute of Technology MSCE



  • Since most of my Pi projects are headless, I use PyCharm with the pi configured as a remote development environment.

  • I agree with Pete here, 20 years is way too long. One year, on the other hand is probably not long enough. There is probably a sweet spot somewhere in the 5-7 year range, no renewals. The biggest change I would push for is to make patents non-transferable. By that I mean, the original patent holder could license the patent to anyone for manufacture, implementation, improvement, etc, but could not be licensed to or sold to a non-practicing entity. Hopefully that would drive corporations and individuals to use patents to reward innovation rather than as a defense mechanism against patent trolls.

  • Nate, I can honestly say the Nokia LCD screen and breakout board I ordered back in 2006 had a larger impact on my early career as an electrical engineer than anything out of silicon valley.

  • Will this affect the number of batteries you can ship simultaneously?

  • A rocket

  • I purchased two of these fans to use with some 40mm square TECs. I noticed the bottom of each unit was ever so slightly concave. As a result, I was not able to get adequate thermal contact between the TECs and the heat sinks using the thermal tape listed below. If you plan to use these heat sinks, order the thermal grease.

  • Have you all considered posting transcripts for the old folks who prefer the written word over YouTube(and the folks who are at work and can’t play the video)?

  • According to Einstein, the energy density of a singularity is infinite…all i have to do is solder this wire to it.

  • I can see the error with the IRQ in the schematic. On the chip the net connected to pin 11 is named /IRQ, however the net connected to pin 5 of the header is named IRQ. Eagle didn’t connect the two pins because the nets are mislabeled.

  • I too was able to get this board working. I made the mistake of buying a $3 GoPhone for the sim card. The GoPhone sim cards are not compatible with this module. However if you go to an ATT store, they will give you a sim card for free. I was able to call the 800 number and have them register the new sim on my GoPhone account and I was in business. If I hadn’t already setup the GoPhone, I would have been able to register the free sim directly on ATTs webpage.

    The AIP server that worked for me was “wap.cingular”, no username or password.