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Re: Shipping costs to California

 by saccade ¦  Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:01 am ¦  Forum: Shipping Times ¦  Topic: Shipping costs to California ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 3173

Hi Casey,
I sent the PM (at least I think I did...the forum shows it in my "Outbox", but not the "Sent" folder?). I also sent a message to Shay @ cservice with the order ID.


Shipping costs to California

 by saccade ¦  Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:24 pm ¦  Forum: Shipping Times ¦  Topic: Shipping costs to California ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 3173

I also posted this as a blog comment , but I thought I'd try here as well: I selected some small parts on the year end sale that looked like a good deal. They’re small, maybe a few ounces worth, and the order total was $6.65 Now I need to ship them, and the cheapest you can do is UPS for $13?? Ouch....

Self-folding origami circuit boards

 by saccade ¦  Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:41 pm ¦  Forum: New Product Ideas ¦  Topic: Self-folding origami circuit boards ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 563

Mechanical Drawings for breakout boards please

 by saccade ¦  Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:25 pm ¦  Forum: SparkFun Site Questions/Comments ¦  Topic: Mechanical Drawings for breakout boards please ¦  Replies: 0 ¦  Views: 653

Could we please get detailed mechanical drawings for your breakout boards? You guys do a good job with publishing the schematics, but if we're integrating the board into another board or case, we need to know dimensions, exact locations of connectors and mounting holes, and the precise location of a...

Re: SMD cap/resistor kit

 by saccade ¦  Wed May 12, 2010 3:16 pm ¦  Forum: New Product Ideas ¦  Topic: SMD cap/resistor kit ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 991

Yes. Actually, I'd also like to see a thru-hole kit for these parts as well (1/4 watt resistors). The key here is clever packaging; make it simple 'n cheap, but easy to locate the value you're looking for. The "box of little plastic envelopes" you get from Digi-key is pretty clumsy. My ideal would b...

Re: We need cases! Really cool designer cases.

 by saccade ¦  Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:07 pm ¦  Forum: New Product Ideas ¦  Topic: We need cases! Really cool designer cases. ¦  Replies: 16 ¦  Views: 2549

@LadyCartoonist - maybe you could suggest some designs to Sparkfun?

Do you have examples of your work posted online somewhere?

Re: Forum links

 by saccade ¦  Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:49 pm ¦  Forum: SparkFun Site Questions/Comments ¦  Topic: Forum links ¦  Replies: 2 ¦  Views: 825

Wow - much better!


Re: We need cases! Really cool designer cases.

 by saccade ¦  Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:42 pm ¦  Forum: New Product Ideas ¦  Topic: We need cases! Really cool designer cases. ¦  Replies: 16 ¦  Views: 2549

@Number21 - the stuff I've seen coming out of the MakerBot is a ways from the "classy living space" level - maybe someday.

I just heard of Protocase. Anybody used them?

Re: We need cases! Really cool designer cases.

 by saccade ¦  Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:35 pm ¦  Forum: New Product Ideas ¦  Topic: We need cases! Really cool designer cases. ¦  Replies: 16 ¦  Views: 2549

sk_uk wrote:OKW do some nice enclosures:
This is a nice variety of enclosures, but nothing particularly stylish or attractive. Getting something that looks nice in a living space usually requires going beyond plastic and white/black painted sheet metal.

Forum links

 by saccade ¦  Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:56 pm ¦  Forum: SparkFun Site Questions/Comments ¦  Topic: Forum links ¦  Replies: 2 ¦  Views: 825


Is there a web guru in the house who can tweak this forum's style sheet so that links show up clearly instead of just looking like barely visible boldface?


We need cases! Really cool designer cases.

 by saccade ¦  Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:47 pm ¦  Forum: New Product Ideas ¦  Topic: We need cases! Really cool designer cases. ¦  Replies: 16 ¦  Views: 2549

Here's a problem I suspect many gadget makers face...we create a cool new electronic gizmo, only to be told by the other resident(s) of the household: "You are not putting that...that.. thing on the nightstand / bookshelf / kitchen counter / etc." DigiKey, Jameco, etc. are full of bland plastic encl...

Re: Copper tape

 by saccade ¦  Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:01 pm ¦  Forum: New Product Ideas ¦  Topic: Copper tape ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 1099

Digikey can help you out here. I used this stuff for the Puzzlemation tray, and it works OK.

I say "OK" instead of "great" because it does tend to curl and come unstuck over time. If SFE tracks some down, maybe they can find something more permanent?

Puzzlemation on YouTube

 by saccade ¦  Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:46 am ¦  Forum: SparkFun Product Questions ¦  Topic: Puzzlemation on YouTube ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 626

Ever wonder what those nice 8x8 LED matrix displays Sparkfun sells would be like if they started animating when you pick them up? Check out Puzzlemation . Each tile has its own power and CPU. A special "tray" downloads an animation into a set of tiles.

 by saccade ¦  Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:43 pm ¦  Forum: PCB Design Questions ¦  Topic: What is most useful PCB software? ¦  Replies: 19 ¦  Views: 7058

I've been using Target CAD for a few years now. It's a bit quirky, but has overall worked well for several designs now. When I tested it against Eagle (v3 or 4?) a few years ago Target's UI and workflow was much better; I haven't compared it to Eagle V5 though (apparently Eagle improved significantl...