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by unexpectedly
Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: I'm not over achieving at all...
Replies: 24
Views: 8390

Re: I'm not over achieving at all...

Some usability developments as I worked on finishing up the project: » When a TPS is bad, I don't print out the report. Printing takes 10 seconds and I'd often re-test a few times. » Detect if starting a test and the TPS doesn't react. Some are simply "open" and the shaft would turn forever; TPSs on...
by unexpectedly
Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: I'm not over achieving at all...
Replies: 24
Views: 8390

Got it DONE! :D

A month has passed and I got it done. Big thanks to majenko on chipKIT forums for his help with the TFT and my other various problems . majenko talked me into hosting my ST7735 code on Github and he's developed an entire TFT library !! Incredible work. Once I figure out the commands, I'll put up my ...
by unexpectedly
Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: Connectors for Thermal Printer?
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Re: Connectors for Thermal Printer?

Got a reply from SF tech support: Hi Chris, It's good that you asked. After some fiddling around in stock (and on the Digikey website) it looks like those connectors are male from the JST XH series. We carry PH and SH- but no XH, sad to say. The thermal printer might be the only XH-having item in st...
by unexpectedly
Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: Hose to use with Squirrel Cage Blower (Fan) COM-11270
Replies: 8
Views: 2557

Re: Hose to use with Squirrel Cage Blower (Fan) COM-11270

NICE!! That's a really cool project! BTW, what did you do for the font size? Is that just size(3)? And that is my favorite-est user interface shield ever.
by unexpectedly
Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: Connectors for Thermal Printer?
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Re: Connectors for Thermal Printer?

Not the 8613. Got `em :D These are bigger. Lots bigger. I bet the 9750 ones... Hmmm. I'll send them an email. Thanks!
by unexpectedly
Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: Connectors for Thermal Printer?
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Connectors for Thermal Printer?

Hi, regarding the thermal printer , would you please reply with what the 2 and 3 pin sockets for those wires are called? And do you sell them (please link to it) and if not, would you please share the Mouser link or something to it? My OCD hates that I don't have these. And I've bought like $30 of d...
by unexpectedly
Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: PCB Design Questions
Topic: Need a circuit board designer for small project
Replies: 16
Views: 2689

Re: Need a circuit board designer for small project

One PIC12F1822 (or 1840, doesn't matter), one tact switch, one coin cell, 3 LEDs, like 20 lines of code, PCB maybe 1/2" square at most, and it'll likely operate for a month after initial activation. I'll do it for $10K up front, $25 per module up front, plus 10% of any sales after. I promise I'm no...
by unexpectedly
Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: PIC Microcontrollers - Software and Hardware
Topic: How to Ask Questions the Smart Way
Replies: 5
Views: 872260

Re: How to Ask Questions the Smart Way

Ohhhh emmM Geeee! No one will read that; as soon as I saw the 1993-listserv format and scrolled down to see more contents that I want to read content my eyes glazed over.

Gotta condense it into a pictoral that's 1000px wide or so and not more than 1000px tall. :lol:
by unexpectedly
Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: Looking for a Spool to Mount to a Motor
Replies: 10
Views: 3023

Re: Looking for a Spool to Mount to a Motor

fll-freak wrote:ServoCity.com sells tons of stuff right up this alley.
I'm not sure if I love you or hate you for posting that link! :lol:

Thanks,
Chris
by unexpectedly
Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: Hose to use with Squirrel Cage Blower (Fan) COM-11270
Replies: 8
Views: 2557

Re: Hose to use with Squirrel Cage Blower (Fan) COM-11270

Oh cool! Got a write up on what you're doing with this?? :D Looks fun.
by unexpectedly
Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: I'm not over achieving at all...
Replies: 24
Views: 8390

Where it's at

I got a really late reply on the GHI forums saying the firmware needs to be updated on the FEZ thing I bought. :shifty: ummm, really? And they started piling on bagging on me for expecting to open the box and it working without having updated the firmware. I was so bitter that on my way to work I st...
by unexpectedly
Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: I'm not over achieving at all...
Replies: 24
Views: 8390

fail is all around us

A shiny new FEZ Cerbuino Bee showed up today. I am pretty anti-m$ but seeing the comments a few people have made and the appearance of great community support, I thought I wouldn't dismiss .NET products entirely. Just because of .NET, I never looked twice at Netduinos. First impression of FEZ / GHI ...
by unexpectedly
Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: I'm not over achieving at all...
Replies: 24
Views: 8390

Re: I'm not over achieving at all...

I hate to say it but I am regretting the choice to switch to the chipKIT based hardware. UNLIKE what everything says, Arduino does not run on it. Oh, my blink.ino example did. But nothing which actually matters does. Their fans and forums say to use DSPI lib for SPI, however, I couldn't get it to wo...
by unexpectedly
Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: I'm not over achieving at all...
Replies: 24
Views: 8390

Adafruit SPI 1.8" TFT working on chipKIT

YES!! Got the TFT working in chipKIT! It was a tad more difficult than I wanted, having to remove all AVR-specific code from Adafruit_GFX and Adafruit_ST7735, but over 3-ish days I was able to learn enough about it all that I got it done! From here, it should be fairly simple to get back to where I...