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by sparky
Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: BatchPCB
Topic: refund?
Replies: 22
Views: 9146

Let me explain, I, Nathan, oversee SparkFun and BatchPCB. SparkFun is huge and is getting huger (yes, grammar). BatchPCB continues to be a painful thorn as it can't get big enough to deserve the attention that you guys need. We run it only as a service for customers who need very cheap PCB service. ...
by sparky
Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: BatchPCB
Topic: refund?
Replies: 22
Views: 9146

Hi guys,

Unfortunately I am not the BatchPCB person. I can't look up orders. Please email support@batchpcb.com and include your order number in the subject so it doesn't get caught by our spam filters.

-Nathan
by sparky
Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: BatchPCB
Topic: refund?
Replies: 22
Views: 9146

Hi seravitae, We can't find your order based on the info in your post. Do you have an order ID we can look up? If your order was on panel 152 or panel 153, both have now mailed. They are a bit behind schedule, but nothing terrible. Even the oldest order was ordered on January 11 which makes 22 busin...
by sparky
Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:59 pm
Forum: BatchPCB
Topic: Batch PCB Status
Replies: 18
Views: 8807

Hey Mctylr,

Sorry for the delay. The BatchPCB person is out sick today. We hope to be back at full force tomorrow. I'll pass along your email address.

-Nathan
by sparky
Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: SparkFun Site Questions/Comments
Topic: Bug in Currency Converter ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2002

Sorry about that! It's an osCommerce thing. We have to manually click on a button to do the currency rate update. I can't remember the last time it was done (months ago) and the exchange rates have been pretty volatile as of late.

Should be fixed now.

-Nathan
by sparky
Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: SparkFun Site Questions/Comments
Topic: PIC-WEB and PIC-MINI_WEB source files
Replies: 3
Views: 2420

Elbow jabs also work well. ;) Thanks for the link update! Should be updated now.

-Nathan
by sparky
Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:25 pm
Forum: New Product Ideas
Topic: Arduino Proto-board Revision?
Replies: 3
Views: 3032

Hey SnarkyFish, It's all to avoid bus contention. The Arduino board has the ATmega UART wired to the FT232RL for programming/debugging. If we were to connect the BlueSMiRF to the UART as well, it would be bad - the FT232RL would try to control the RX line at the same time the BlueSMiRF was trying to...
by sparky
Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:59 am
Forum: BatchPCB
Topic: New new www.BatchPCB.com site
Replies: 16
Views: 10981

SMD boards are not *that* difficult. We solder everything by hand for protos. Even really small 0.5mm pitch stuff. Just takes practice. Stencils help a lot, but they are not manditory like many people believe. Now if you're talking about production - they're a must have. Saves tons of time. If you'r...
by sparky
Fri Dec 08, 2006 6:46 pm
Forum: BatchPCB
Topic: New new www.BatchPCB.com site
Replies: 16
Views: 10981

New new www.BatchPCB.com site

Hey all, Just an FYI. BatchPCB is going through some major changes. David Carne is now on the SFE team and has skillfully managed to re-write and re-automate the DRC bot. We now have better control over DRC so we should be able to iron out the DRC glitches as they hit. That said, the site with new D...
by sparky
Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: DOSonCHIP trouble
Replies: 19
Views: 8879

Hi Kam,

I've used the DOSonCHIP IC with great success. But it was a painful start. I recommend the simple RS232->UART test to get the unit up and running. Be sure to tie CTS ground. Hit enter twice and you should see the '>' prompt.

-Nathan
by sparky
Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: SparkFun Site Questions/Comments
Topic: Forum Limits - Less Spam
Replies: 13
Views: 5153

Yes to email validation but I don't think it helps much. Anyone can get an email address anywhere.
by sparky
Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:31 pm
Forum: SparkFun Site Questions/Comments
Topic: Forum Limits - Less Spam
Replies: 13
Views: 5153

Forum Limits - Less Spam

Hey Bill and others, I was talking to one of my coworkers here at SFE inquiring into how to limit the spammers. He mentioned that all the forums he ever joined were basically spam-fests... except for the ones he had to pay for. Hmmm. I don't suggest we start a cover charge at the door, but is there ...
by sparky
Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:28 am
Forum: SparkFun Site Questions/Comments
Topic: Spammer List
Replies: 686
Views: 128526

Thanks again for all your hard work Bill. The USB forum got created after you were modded and I forgot to add you. You're mod to the USB group now. We need to look into some tighter registration control, but I'm not sure there is an answer. Talking to some of my admin contacts, the only time the spa...
by sparky
Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:31 am
Forum: New Product Ideas
Topic: Change to PCB-FT232RL Breakout Board for FT232RL
Replies: 5
Views: 2951

Good feedback. We'll change it on the next board rev.

-Nathan
by sparky
Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:30 am
Forum: New Product Ideas
Topic: GE863-GPS
Replies: 23
Views: 10179

They're on the list of things to build immediately. Should be 2-3 days.

-Nathan