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1  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Makerbot's Discouraging News on: May 29, 2014, 12:32:00 pm
As far as I know, there has been steps that the original designer is taking to stop the patent from being approved or just trying to make Makerbot change the patent.  I am just trying to get the word out about what Makerbot is doing. 

They are in contact with Electronic Frontier Foundation.  There has also been alot a people collecting proof of prior art.  Especially the blog that Makerbot posted on their own site about the design.  All snapshots have made and most of the people who are involved and are wanting to help are submitting their proof to the USPTO by way of their electronic filing system.  There is a step by step guide here.

My main reason for posting here is to get the word out about how Makerbot is treating the open source community.  I know there are several members here that have 3D printers and are members of Thingiverse.
2  General Category / General Discussion / Makerbot's Discouraging News on: May 28, 2014, 05:22:01 pm
I hope this doesn't conflict with Arduino's forum rules but I really think this needs to get out to as much people as possible. 

Makerbot and it's affiliates (Stratasys/Thingiverse) are stealing the communities designs and patenting them for their own benefit.  More info here, http://www.fabbaloo.com/blog/2014/5/25/has-makerbot-crossed-the-line-for-some-yes.

I have uploaded several design there and have taken them down and most of the people are moving to YouMagine.com.
3  Topics / Product Design / Re: Custom Logos with OSH Park on: February 28, 2014, 06:33:46 am
This was my thought at first.  But I have made several boards with logos and if they don't render on the site, they will not be added to the physical board.
4  Community / Website and Forum / Uploader Full Message on: January 12, 2014, 04:15:55 pm
I have seen another member post this in a thread I read, but just now got this message when uploading a 102KB JPG image.  After I got past the message, it had deleted 3 paragraphs I wrote to help a member.  This is frustrating..
5  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: parts for fritzing on: January 12, 2014, 04:08:22 pm
..Well, I just had a Uploader Full message and just deleted about 3 paragraphs of text..  Nice new forum we have here.. 

On your image, what pins are cathode and anode, if I had the LEDs in my hands.  Same for the sensor.

On the image http://s19.postimg.org/tqvdaywn7/Arduino_Pro_Mini_schematic.jpg, do you see what CrossRoads is meaning by "I can see what every pin does?"
6  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: parts for fritzing on: January 12, 2014, 03:17:14 pm
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I'll give them a shot, too. Which one produces schemes close to the Fritzing look?

Not that I know of, but read what CrossRoads stated.  Schematics are the best illustration anyone could ask for.

Some tutorials for Eagle:
https://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/108


I will say that I used Fritzing before I used Eagle and after I found out the hard way that Fritzing was useless, I learned the basics of Eagle in a couple of days.  After a week I had a PCB made from it.  Trust us when we say that you are better off learning a real tool.  Going from Fritzing to Eagle was hard.  Learn Eagle first (or any CAD software).  

If you have any questions about how to do something in Eagle, there are a lot of us that are proficient at it.  Just post in the PCB design forum.
7  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: parts for fritzing on: January 12, 2014, 02:11:12 pm
If I were you, I would avoid Fritzing.  Try Eagle or other free PCB/schematic software.  Fritzing is not very versatile and the schematic portion is junk. 

But, if you insist, Google is your only hope.  Also try the the Fritzing site for parts.
8  Topics / Product Design / Re: Custom Logos with OSH Park on: December 25, 2013, 08:20:26 pm
No I haven't actually.  I did email Laen and he said to send him the image which I did.  But nothing further came from it.   I know that I ordered a board with logos on it and came back fine.  It might be just their rendering on the site is bugged.  But try it at your own risk.. 
9  Community / Website and Forum / Re: New Post Notification Emails. on: December 21, 2013, 08:42:04 pm
True, It's only certain threads that I keep getting emails for.
10  Community / Website and Forum / New Post Notification Emails. on: December 21, 2013, 03:20:04 pm
I keep getting emails for topics that haven't been posted in for months.  If you need more info please ask.
11  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: Arduino EasyVR Compiling / Upload Error on: December 05, 2013, 09:22:45 pm
Edit your original post and add [SOLVED] to the title.
12  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Seeedstudio touch shield on: December 05, 2013, 09:20:50 pm
I should be asking that to you.  How do you know you have a problem?
13  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: Arduino EasyVR Compiling / Upload Error on: December 05, 2013, 07:19:43 pm
I am not getting any errors from your code.  What IDE version are you using?
14  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Seeedstudio touch shield on: December 05, 2013, 03:29:32 pm
Yep, you do have a problem.
15  Using Arduino / Installation & Troubleshooting / Re: ANY avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync - WITH PRO MICRO ??? on: December 05, 2013, 03:23:20 pm
Your first mistake was buying boards from Asia and China.  You get what you pay for.

Search the error message on Google and you'll find alot of solutions.
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