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by sparky
Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: SparkFun Site Questions/Comments
Topic: Forum Limits - Less Spam
Replies: 13
Views: 5518

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: 5518

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: 137432

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: 3004

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: 10700

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

-Nathan
by sparky
Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:35 pm
Forum: New Product Ideas
Topic: GPS with 4 or 5 hz update
Replies: 9
Views: 4981

We've contacted USGlobalSat about this. I'll check with them to see what the status is.

-Nathan
by sparky
Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: New Product Ideas
Topic: Solar Panels
Replies: 10
Views: 4951

We had the cells fabbed in China for us. Well, they made us feel special but I think they're just stock cell products. The high efficiency cells look awesome. But they won't return our calls. And they've got some hairy export requirements. Speaking of which, we at SFE are starting to get paranoid be...
by sparky
Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:22 pm
Forum: New Product Ideas
Topic: GE863-GPS
Replies: 23
Views: 10700

GM862-GPS arrived today. So did a big lot of GM862-Quads GM862-Quad-Pythons. We're still trying to get the GE family out of Telit. They really weren't expecting the north america market to give them so much interest :) Cool Components ! How neat! It's like what Spark Fun was only 2.5 years ago... L...
by sparky
Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: New Product Ideas
Topic: Arduino Shields
Replies: 5
Views: 2747

Sorry we didn't list at same time. I was really paranoid about the cost of the smaller BB. That thing is really hard to find! We are having new ones made in China for a much lower price. Let us know if you have any other shield ideas.

-Nathan
by sparky
Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: SparkFun Site Questions/Comments
Topic: SFE Schematics..
Replies: 11
Views: 4575

Most of the older SFE schematics are Protel. All Olimex schematics are Eagle I believe. Our newer products (starting around May of this year) are Eagle based. I used Protel SE for a couple years, then DXP. Finally, we looked into the Altium suite. $12k was what we were quoted and was way too much. W...
by sparky
Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:04 pm
Forum: SparkFun Site Questions/Comments
Topic: RoHS icons
Replies: 1
Views: 1468

Hi, It's a work in progress. The Bluetooth SMD module is actually one of our first RoHS compliant items... And I totally missed it. Fixed now. When in doubt, just email us and we'll check the status. We're also trying to setup a pricing discount tier thing - 10% off for 10-99pcs of any item. Also ad...
by sparky
Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:58 pm
Forum: SparkFun Site Questions/Comments
Topic: Does SFE respond to emails?
Replies: 10
Views: 3472

Hi Leon, I see 4 emails from you in the general email box: 9:54am 9:56am 9:58am 10:08am From today, the 6th. We're moving as fast as we can. To answer your question, we have very few dimensional drawings and we don't have the ability to generate them as easy as you would like. It's about a 45 minute...
by sparky
Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:45 pm
Forum: SparkFun Site Questions/Comments
Topic: Support Forum Activation Requirement
Replies: 6
Views: 2574

Hi all, I am all about limiting the current spam level. However, here are the current posting limitations: You must be a registered user to post Registered users must enter a slightly obfuscated code (the funny looking work thing during registration) Is seems that the spam bots are able to scan and ...
by sparky
Thu Aug 03, 2006 1:52 pm
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: name that connector (then help me find em!)
Replies: 11
Views: 4237

Looks just like our Molex 50-pin connectors and mating connector on the GM862 cellular module.

http://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/Prot ... 504_sd.pdf

-Nathan
by sparky
Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:11 am
Forum: New Product Ideas
Topic: SCA3000-E01 accelerometer
Replies: 2
Views: 1518

Thanks for the heads up! I have have been really put off by VTI in the past. They rarely deliver on their product releases. If you do see this sensor ever actually get to market, please let us know and we'll spin a breakout for it.

-Nathan