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by Kamiquasi
Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Would this happen to your kid?
Replies: 14
Views: 6632

Re: Would this happen to your kid?

And that 'clock' bears a striking similarity to a timer on a bomb. Bomb.png That's the student in question pointing to his clock thing. An over-the-top movie bomb, maybe. I don't question the need for the rules - I do question humans' ability to actual interpret those rules and apply them to a give...
by Kamiquasi
Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: micro blinky light
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: micro blinky light

Yeah, what DanV said - if you want to try ebay or aliexpress (beware shipping times there though), try: led 5mm (blink,flash,strobe) ( or even 3mm ) Prices are like $5 for 100 - they're really dirt, dirt cheap. I'm not even sure why they make them as I can't think of any product that uses them excep...
by Kamiquasi
Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:24 am
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: micro blinky light
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: micro blinky light

the ones i have are something like this but wider: http://www.ebay.com/itm/10pcs-Mini-Bright-LED-Micro-Light-Keychain-Squeeze-Light-Key-Ring-Blue-q4-/181866945715?hash=item2a581d5cb3 Does that 'blink', though? To OP: There are LEDs that have an internal blinking circuit - come in all major colors -...
by Kamiquasi
Mon May 11, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: PCB Design Questions
Topic: exporting eagle pcb as png
Replies: 5
Views: 952

Re: exporting eagle pcb as png

I think the term you might be looking for is anti-aliasing; Eagle doesn't anti-alias when exporting to bitmap formats. You'd have to either export to one of the vector formats and import that, or export at a much higher DPI, then scale it down in your graphics editor; note that this may make orthogo...
by Kamiquasi
Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Spare Parts robotics movie released today.
Replies: 2
Views: 1373

Re: Spare Parts robotics movie released today.

Congrats to Team 0x27 for having their ROV in the film :)

Semi-off-topic, but definitely general chit chat:
If you enjoyed that movie's story, have a look at Underwater Dreams as well - same story, but in documentary form, rather than the based-on-a-true-story dramatization.
by Kamiquasi
Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: SPARFUN LIDARS ARE DANGEROUS
Replies: 19
Views: 1468

Re: SPARFUN LIDARS ARE DANGEROUS

You seem to have posted this in several sections - so I'll just tackle this one. Could you provide more information on why you believe that this product is 1. dangerous, 2. illegal to ship and 3. ( as titled in another post ) illegal to use? The developer claims that this is a Class 1 device unless ...
by Kamiquasi
Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: Power consumption of the Sparkfun RedBoard?
Replies: 5
Views: 630

Re: Power consumption of the Sparkfun RedBoard?

As a semi-aside, if you're bound to ask about power consumption, development boards are probably a good route not to take. Just by going barebones Atmel chip, you'll be saving a lot of power while only giving up a few niceties. There's a pretty in-depth look at power saving on the latter (starting f...
by Kamiquasi
Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: normal led to lilypad usb
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: normal led to lilypad usb

That will depend on your LED's characteristics. You can use an online LED calculator, such as http://led.linear1.org/1led.wiz , to find a suitable part. As the 'Source Voltage', use what you are using to power it with. If connected via USB, this will be 5V. If via a LiPo battery, it would be around ...
by Kamiquasi
Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: Will you stock 3M Light Strings?
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Re: Will you stock 3M Light Strings?

Based on a third party demonstration video, it looks like it's 'just' a light pipe, but with a somewhat translucent outer layer. The effect should be pretty similar to the existing light pipe products (probably a bit more the white core ones than the plain ones); https://www.sparkfun.com/search/resu...
by Kamiquasi
Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: PCB Design Questions
Topic: Using an earlier version of Eagle?
Replies: 1
Views: 820

Re: Using an earlier version of Eagle?

I have loaded some version 7 files into my 6.5 without issue; since version 6, Eagle uses XML files as its main document storage format. Loading into version 5 would not work. The one thing you do need to look out for is that version 7 has added some features. While 6.5 can load the files okay, if a...
by Kamiquasi
Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: data.sparkfun.com
Topic: Using POST request instead of GET in the example
Replies: 5
Views: 2177

Re: Using POST request instead of GET in the example

Yes I am aware, that is what I am using it but it uses GET request not POST request. Using GET request is not secure which it adds the information into the URL Note that POST is also not secure, as its data can be read just as well by anybody intercepting the packets. However, as data.sparkfun.com ...
by Kamiquasi
Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: PCB Design Questions
Topic: Looking for someone to design a small board for me!
Replies: 7
Views: 1082

Re: Looking for someone to design a small board for me!

ah, shouldn't be all that bad then - you've got this :)
by Kamiquasi
Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: PCB Design Questions
Topic: Looking for someone to design a small board for me!
Replies: 7
Views: 1082

Re: Looking for someone to design a small board for me!

Dare we ask what sort of thing he's trying to cram into that space? :)
by Kamiquasi
Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Heart rate monitor
Replies: 1
Views: 905

Re: Heart rate monitor

SparkFun carry the Polar Heart Rate Monitor Interface which is exactly for that Polar model. It's not exactly cheap, though. Perhaps you can make Pulse Sensor work, though. Doesn't seem like anybody tried it on the chest, and you'd have to provide your own strap of some sort. Others will hopefully c...
by Kamiquasi
Mon May 12, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: PCB Design Questions
Topic: Layers 50, 57, 58 missing in Eagle Pro?
Replies: 1
Views: 1033

Re: Layers 50, 57, 58 missing in Eagle Pro?

Add them manually through the Eagle built-in command line:

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layer 50 Outline;
layer 57 tCad;
layer 58 bCad;
They should then show up.