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by madeinoz
Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Constrained Storage Ideas?
Replies: 2
Views: 4079

Re: Constrained Storage Ideas?

Thanks Lyndon some great ideas. I'm going to head out today and see what equivalents we have over here in oz and to get some ideas
by madeinoz
Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Constrained Storage Ideas?
Replies: 2
Views: 4079

Constrained Storage Ideas?

G'day one and all, My tinkering/project area is fairly space constrained as I have no garage/workshop :( ...sigh I currently have two desks in the corner of a not much used lounge area. The problem is my purchases/components/projects are starting to sprawl across the room and I need some storage ide...
by madeinoz
Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: Chlorine Air Sensor?
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Chlorine Air Sensor?

G'day one and all, My day job is working in IT for a local government organisation, at a public indoor pool that the organisation operates, I'm having a lot of problems with corrosion due to chlorine levels in the air on PC's and datapoints in the offices adjacent to the actual pool (this is the poo...
by madeinoz
Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: SparkFun Site Questions/Comments
Topic: Simple parts inventory program? (free or opensource)
Replies: 21
Views: 31289

Re: Simple parts inventory program? (free or opensource)

I just came across this standalone OS inventory specifically for Electronic components.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/zparts/
by madeinoz
Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: Buzzer Used in RFID USB where can I get them?
Replies: 3
Views: 434

Re: Buzzer Used in RFID USB where can I get them?

SFE-TS-Mike wrote:This unloved part is available from DigiKey, no. 102-1265-1-ND.

And it looks like the next revision of the PCB will have a solder jumper to easily disconnect the buzzer <loud cheering>...
Ahhh thanks for that
by madeinoz
Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:34 am
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: Buzzer Used in RFID USB where can I get them?
Replies: 3
Views: 434

Buzzer Used in RFID USB where can I get them?

Does Sparkfun sell the SMD buzzers as used on the RFID USB board? If not where can I get them?

I have a project where I need a low profile SMD buzzer just like this one.

thanks...
by madeinoz
Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:25 am
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: SMD part organisation/storage and inventory program
Replies: 3
Views: 549

SMD part organisation/storage and inventory program

G'day one and all, I've decided to organise my geek area @ home, I have so many components, mostly small smd ones that I've bought for projects or samples I've ordered in. I would not have a clue what I've got and have probably double ordered things in the past. Before I head down the path of organi...
by madeinoz
Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: SparkFun Site Questions/Comments
Topic: Sparkfun, what do you use for product photos?
Replies: 1
Views: 817

Sparkfun, what do you use for product photos?

I like your product photos that include the size of products in mm and inch in the photo.

What do you use for this?

Thanks,

Stephen...
by madeinoz
Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: SparkFun Site Questions/Comments
Topic: Simple parts inventory program? (free or opensource)
Replies: 21
Views: 31289

Re: Simple parts inventory program? (free or opensource)

Can anyone recommend a simple to inventory program? The reason why I ask is last night it took me 7 hours to figure out what I needed to order from mouser. It was not fun trying to figure out what I had on hand, what was needed, ect.. To give you an idea of my needs - I need to keep track of about ...
by madeinoz
Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: New Product Ideas
Topic: RFM12 315/433/868/915MHZ RF module
Replies: 8
Views: 8861

Thanks for the replies! :D I guess it's worth at least trying to order some direct from the manufacturer. Even with shipping it's not outrageous. I'd have to layout some breakout boards first, but that shouldn't be too difficult. I already have a BOB for the DIP module. If you want I can send throu...
by madeinoz
Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: New Product Ideas
Topic: RFM12 315/433/868/915MHZ RF module
Replies: 8
Views: 8861

Re: RFM12 315/433/868/915MHZ RF module

I came across a couple of interesting projects. They combine an Arduino-compatible ATmega with an RFM12 315/433/868/915MHZ RF module. The JeeNode ( http://news.jeelabs.org/docs/jn3.html ), JeeLink ( http://news.jeelabs.org/docs/jl1.html ) and Strobit ( http://blog.strobotics.com.au/topics/embedded/...
by madeinoz
Fri May 22, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: ANNOUNCE: Wireless Arduino Open Hardware Project
Replies: 0
Views: 483

ANNOUNCE: Wireless Arduino Open Hardware Project

I'd like to announce the Open Hardware Project - Strobit Wireless Widget http://code.google.com/p/strobit The Wireless Widget is a compact Arduino based board with on board wireless and designed for low voltage and battery operation utilising the AtMega168V processor. The first v1.0 prototype boards...
by madeinoz
Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: PCB Design Questions
Topic: Best practice for BOM Generation with Eagle?
Replies: 3
Views: 4044

Best practice for BOM Generation with Eagle?

Hi Everyone, I'm in the process of creating a BOM from an Eagle design and was wondering what everyone else does for best practices? Is there a better way for me to manager my BOM and better tie it to my design, i.e. so I don't have to update a spreadsheet with additional information if I re-generat...
by madeinoz
Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:44 am
Forum: SparkFun Site Questions/Comments
Topic: Tutorial: What happened to the Eagle tutorial?
Replies: 3
Views: 1610

Thanks for that :)
by madeinoz
Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: SparkFun Site Questions/Comments
Topic: Tutorial: What happened to the Eagle tutorial?
Replies: 3
Views: 1610

Tutorial: What happened to the Eagle tutorial?

The Eagle PCB Tutorial seems to have gone from your site?

Can you please put it back online as I refer to it every now an then.