Timber Wolf

Member Since: December 28, 2009

Country: United States

Profile

Bio

Signed up to take advantage of Spark fun free day and was one of the many participants who left with nothing. I had such a bad experience with the server constantly crashing and just watching the amount given away crawl up like a dying bleeding animal and having 50 timeouts for every partially displayed page. I don’t plan to order from spark until I am done grieving or the next free day. If I can buy anything in my cart somewhere else I will. I had $207 order ready to shove through as basically 50 percent off and it didn’t happen. I looked forward to this for so long I feel like my cat died.

I’ve moved on it seems, I have discovered there are other fish in the sea and yet I have returned to order a few times from sparkfun. Seems I always have stuff in my Q I mean cart ready to go. The new cat’s named murphy.

Role

Working on converting 4FSK to serial using arduino

Organizations

Civil Air Patrol, 2600, DC401, AS220

Interests

Flying, Search and Rescue, Climbing, Electronics, Computers, Radio

  • News - Engineering Roundtable - … | about 5 months ago

    A thermostat might be a good idea to keep yourself from having to switch it on and off all the time like window wipers… Fuses are always a good idea, Putin a normally off relay in there connected to the accessory side somewhere (cig plug or radio) is good so you don’t kill your battery if you forget to turn it off.

  • Product DEV-09530 | about 2 years ago

    I should note on my advice to use a 5v regulator like an LM7805C I did find out the hard way that the LM7805C needs about 7.5V to power It’s self correctly and supply 5V.

  • Product DEV-09530 | about 2 years ago

    I lost track of this project for so long I didn’t know you addressed my ideas. I will be loading the new firmware to mine to take advantage of these new features you have added. That will make it much easier to use and copy the settings of the OpenLog. Thank you Nate!

  • Product DEV-09530 | about 4 years ago

    I finaly got arround to tinkering with this. I connected it to my openlog with a 5v regulator and heat sink to power the vcc on both and so far the results are amazing. It was a bit of a challange to build a box but I have replaced a serial printer on a phone system with the openlog a 2GB SD card this RS232 Shifter SMD, project case. I reccomend a 5v power regulator and heat sink even if you have a 5v power supply because a quick test of any power supply on a multimeter will show you they all lie and with the high side of the openlog at 5v there’s just no point risking it all for a 2 dollar part.
    If I could change anything about the openlog I would give it the option to write/read it’s settings to the flash card so they could be backed up, would not constantly write flash for file name incraments, could switched easily by swaping cards with two different pourposes, could easily be reset if bodrate etc was forgotten you could just format the sd card.

  • Product PRT-00449 | about 4 years ago

    I finaly got arround to tinkering with this. I connected it to my openlog with a 5v regulator and heat sink to power the vcc on both and so far the results are amazing. It was a bit of a challange to build a box but I have replaced a serial printer on a phone system with the openlog a 2GB SD card this RS232 Shifter SMD, project case. I reccomend a 5v power regulator and heat sink even if you have a 5v power supply because a quick test of any power supply on a multimeter will show you they all lie and with the high side of the openlog at 5v there’s just no point risking it all for a 2 dollar part.

  • Product PRT-00133 | about 4 years ago

    Would this allow me to connect an openlog directly to a serial port to replace a serial printer?

  • Product WIG-00735 | about 4 years ago

    This site is missing action shots…

  • News - Free Day Recap | about 4 years ago

    I wish you had a graph for browsers and a graph for browsers that completed orders. Just a curiosity over which browser handles timeouts better…

No public wish lists :(