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by gchristopher
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Shipping Times
Topic: Please Bring Back USPS Shipping to AK/HI Residences
Replies: 0
Views: 1026

Please Bring Back USPS Shipping to AK/HI Residences

Most people living in Alaska or Hawaii do not order from retailers that only ship FedEx or UPS, primarily because of the large cost difference. Sparkfun offers FedEx SmartPost to save on shipping cost, but the performance is not close to competitive with USPS shipping options. Here's what happened w...
by gchristopher
Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Shipping Times
Topic: 18 days & counting, 4000 miles misrouted (not SFE's fault)
Replies: 1
Views: 1209

Re: 18 days & counting, 4000 miles misrouted (not SFE's faul

The little red box arrived! A couple Arduinos will get put to use. Also, Sparkfun reached out (they really didn't need to) about the late package.
by gchristopher
Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: Shipping Times
Topic: 18 days & counting, 4000 miles misrouted (not SFE's fault)
Replies: 1
Views: 1209

18 days & counting, 4000 miles misrouted (not SFE's fault)

Okay, I was kinda inspired by the post describing circuitous travel to Canada. The package is headed to Fairbanks, Alaska, and the UPS status after handing off to USPS is "Your UPS SurePost® package was transferred to the wrong post office. It is being corrected." Ordered 9/3/2015 Here's the UPS iti...
by gchristopher
Wed May 19, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: New Product Ideas
Topic: SMD cap/resistor kit
Replies: 4
Views: 883

Re: SMD cap/resistor kit

You can find SMD cap/resistor assortments on ebay with reasonable prices. The sellers seem to be pretty well established. It worked fine for me to jump-start my parts assortment for ad-hoc projects.
by gchristopher
Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: New Product Ideas
Topic: IXZ series IXZ-500 and IXZ-650 gyros
Replies: 11
Views: 3973

I wonder if there's any chance of the IDG-500/650, ISZ-500/650 and IME-3000 accelerometer set becoming available on Sparkfun? Seems like that's the combined application InvenSense intends for their 6 axis setup.