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by saccade
Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Shipping Times
Topic: Shipping costs to California
Replies: 3
Views: 3047

Re: Shipping costs to California

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.

Thanks,
jp
by saccade
Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Shipping Times
Topic: Shipping costs to California
Replies: 3
Views: 3047

Shipping costs to California

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....
by saccade
Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: SparkFun Site Questions/Comments
Topic: Mechanical Drawings for breakout boards please
Replies: 0
Views: 627

Mechanical Drawings for breakout boards please

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...
by saccade
Wed May 12, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: New Product Ideas
Topic: SMD cap/resistor kit
Replies: 4
Views: 956

Re: SMD cap/resistor kit

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...
by saccade
Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: New Product Ideas
Topic: We need cases! Really cool designer cases.
Replies: 16
Views: 2466

Re: We need cases! Really cool designer cases.

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

Do you have examples of your work posted online somewhere?
by saccade
Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: SparkFun Site Questions/Comments
Topic: Forum links
Replies: 2
Views: 775

Re: Forum links

Wow - much better!

Thanks!
by saccade
Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: New Product Ideas
Topic: We need cases! Really cool designer cases.
Replies: 16
Views: 2466

Re: We need cases! Really cool designer cases.

@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?
by saccade
Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: New Product Ideas
Topic: We need cases! Really cool designer cases.
Replies: 16
Views: 2466

Re: We need cases! Really cool designer cases.

sk_uk wrote:OKW do some nice enclosures:
http://okw.co.uk/
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.
by saccade
Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: SparkFun Site Questions/Comments
Topic: Forum links
Replies: 2
Views: 775

Forum links

Hi,

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?

Thanks!
by saccade
Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: New Product Ideas
Topic: We need cases! Really cool designer cases.
Replies: 16
Views: 2466

We need cases! Really cool designer cases.

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...
by saccade
Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: New Product Ideas
Topic: Copper tape
Replies: 4
Views: 1082

Re: Copper tape

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?
by saccade
Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: PIC Microcontrollers - Software and Hardware
Topic: PICkit 2 or 3
Replies: 6
Views: 7786

Ditto the other comments on the PICkit 2. I just got mine ($35 + $10 adapter from Digikey) and I love it. In particular, I wanted something to make it easier to program a bunch of chips without stopping to click a mouse and watch the computer screen for every chip. The PICkit 2 solves this perfectly...
by saccade
Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:46 am
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: Puzzlemation on YouTube
Replies: 1
Views: 603

Puzzlemation on YouTube

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. http://www.saccade.com/writing/projects/Puzzlem...
by saccade
Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: PCB Design Questions
Topic: What is most useful PCB software?
Replies: 19
Views: 6906

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...