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1  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Your latest purchase on: November 25, 2011, 11:47:41 pm
Bought 2 10' iPhone cables, and 2 2 amp iPad chargers off ebay... Already got the cables (3 days later) and they work great! Cost me $3 each, compared to the $30 each that high quality ones (Griffin Technology) cost.
2  Community / Bar Sport / Scorpions: ever been stung? on: November 21, 2011, 08:24:22 pm
Has anyone out there been stung by a scorpion? I had it happen once before, and I couldn't find relief... It happened again, and I'm wondering what on earth can make this go away?
3  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Your latest purchase on: November 19, 2011, 06:24:54 pm
Just went christmas shopping... Bought my bro the Xbox 360 controller he wanted. D

(don't worry, he doesn't read arduino)
4  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Your latest purchase on: November 07, 2011, 09:26:57 pm
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Don't underestimate the power of a .22... Anyhow, the rim split, and the gasses came out the back, finding any way out that they could.

Aw heck, I've had that happen in several revolvers.  I just dropped them by a gunsmith for a look-see and they never had to have any work done.
Well, a P22 is a semi auto, so when it blows, the gas doesn't just go out the side... it goes any where it can. I'm gonna make a youtube vid about how walther handles it, and review their coustimer service.
5  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Your latest purchase on: November 07, 2011, 06:47:39 pm
Jeremy, it's a 22LR rimfire, how the heck did you blow it up?  Get a round trapped in the barrel from a light load? 

Is your hand OK?..    Now we know why safety glasses are a really good idea.
Don't underestimate the power of a .22... Anyhow, the rim split, and the gasses came out the back, finding any way out that they could.

And yes, my hand is fine.
6  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Your latest purchase on: November 06, 2011, 04:44:43 pm
Well... FML, my Walther P22 blew up in my hand, so I guess my next purchace is either shipping to send it in for warranty, or to buy a new one...
7  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Your latest purchase on: November 06, 2011, 09:52:44 am
2 boxes of this: http://www.fatwallet.com/static/attachments/8270_winchester40calammo.jpg

and a box of 100 12 gauge Federal rounds...

Well, off to go waste em all, cya later.
8  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: Motorized Potentiometers on: November 05, 2011, 12:37:49 pm
OK, I don't know if you get what I'm doing. I'm making something where I can set a pot to whatever value. Then, the arduino saves it, and I can change it... I press a button and the pot goes back to where it was...
9  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: Motorized Potentiometers on: November 05, 2011, 11:52:08 am
Excuse me asking, but why look for a motorised potentiometer when you could use a digital potentiometer to achieve exactly the same task for very much less in terms of expense, complexity and power usage.
Because I need to turn them... I don't exactly know how to twist a digi pot...
10  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Motorized Potentiometers on: November 05, 2011, 12:30:07 am
Well, I am making a project, and I got the idea of using motorized potentiometers. I found slider pots at SparkFun, which I need. However, I also need a few rotary pots.

Does anyone know where to get a motorized rotary pot?
11  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Your latest purchase on: November 01, 2011, 10:30:42 pm
Uh oh! This thread is getting a little lonely... Time to wake it up.

I bought:
  10 x 16 pin dip sockets
100 x 50k resistors
  50 x 75k resistors   
  50 x 43k resistors
100 x 2n2222 transistors

all off of ebay... and payed like $15 for it all, shipped...
12  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Creating DIY Ardino's on: November 01, 2011, 10:16:33 pm
RBBB:
"Specifications
 •2.1mm power jack
•Arduino Diecimila bootloader
•ATmega328 Chip"

I have a couple of FTDI Basic's, I use them all them to download sketches into standalone boards.  No messing around with string a bunch of wires to an Arduino - just plug it onto 6 pins & go.
I could just update the bootloader, correct?
13  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Creating DIY Ardino's on: November 01, 2011, 06:10:52 pm
Just curious... Does that kit come with the 168 or the 328? Cause the PCB shows 168.
14  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Creating DIY Ardino's on: October 31, 2011, 11:56:46 pm
So this RBBB thing... Do you recommend that I get the PCB's, and buy the parts elsewhere, or buy the whole kit for $110 ($11 each)?
15  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Buying Fake Boards on Purpose on: October 31, 2011, 09:44:50 pm
It's a permanent project, not a temporary thing. It's gotta be solderable, or header-able... As in an arduino clone with perf board on top so I can disconnect it.

As for that DIY mega thing, my soldering iron sucks. I would probably break many of those chips. For the MEGA, I might just get a legit board, considering it has all the parts needed to make it work, and on board usb conversion.

If someone can tell me the best place to buy parts to make an arduino, I will probably do it myself. I'm bad at picking parts, so it was more expensive than it should have been when I tried. So if someone can make me a list of parts, that would be great.
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