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6181  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: www.rc-expert.com, online radio control expert on: July 22, 2009, 11:16:38 pm
SPAM ?
6182  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Hoarding, or, Christmas arrived early on: August 10, 2009, 06:11:59 am
Do I sense a London swap meet in the making?   smiley-wink
6183  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Vacationing in BC on: July 22, 2009, 03:19:55 am
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I'm on vacation, spending a couple days in Vitoria and about a week in Vancouver.   So I nay be a  bit quieter than normal...
Bill, never thought of you as a naysayer  smiley-wink

Have fun!
6184  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: logo for arduino? on: April 28, 2009, 03:06:47 am
Along similar lines to wesfw, but simpler

6185  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Forum Etiquette on: May 22, 2009, 04:11:48 am
I agree with John that a longer list of recent posts would be much more convenient. For me, the single biggest improvement in usability of this board would be achieved by increasing the limit on recent posts from 25 to at least 100.
6186  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Futurlec...  legit or scam? on: March 11, 2009, 03:00:52 am
The contact phone numbers are on their 'About us'  page: http://www.futurlec.com/AboutUs.shtml

Good luck and please keep us informed of how you get on.
6187  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Futurlec...  legit or scam? on: March 10, 2009, 01:50:17 pm
Futurlec ship from Thailand. The are very clear on their web site that although they have offices in Australia, US and UK, they do not hold any stock in those places.
But is worrying if shipments are taking longer than a few weeks. Have you tried phoning their local sales office?
6188  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Futurlec...  legit or scam? on: March 10, 2009, 02:51:52 am
Similar to melka, I have placed a couple of orders with them without any problem and I have recommended them a few times in these threads.  I would be interested to hear how they respond; please keep us posted.  
6189  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Arduino, a weapon of mass destruction?! on: March 31, 2009, 05:03:10 am
Good to hear that it worked out ok in the end.
I think the moral of the story is:  Don't make jokes about drugs or bombs to bureaucrats – they really don't think that's a laughing matter.
6190  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Future of arduino on: December 19, 2008, 09:08:33 am
Jeff,  what you want may already be available, check out the sanguino: http://sanguino.cc/

And if you need something beefier than that, have a look at the wiring i/o board:
http://www.wiring.org.co/hardware/index.html

If those don't fit the bill and you think a LOT of people are wanting capabilities not available on existing boards, why not draw up a spec and see if you can convince one of the many companies selling arduino related products to invest in its production.

IMO, one of the key reasons for the arduino success is that it has focused on simplicity and low cost rather than power and flexibility.

I trust that as the arduino team bring out new and more powerful products they will do so keeping the arduino simple and affordable.
6191  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Arduino Duemilanove w/ATmega168 @ $22* promotion on: March 15, 2009, 01:31:01 am
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If someone manages to buy all 30 boards, then I guess the community is not ready for total openness  
A single purchase of all the boards would only say something about the buyer, not the community.

Anyway, good luck with your promotion
6192  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Arduino Duemilanove w/ATmega168 @ $22* promotion on: March 14, 2009, 01:17:46 pm
I agree with Nachtwind, if the primary purpose is to increase the user base (and of course, your customer base) then limiting one per IP address would seem more effective.

But perhaps if your ecommerce site can handle it, how about offering one per hour. That way those in far flung time zones also get a chance to get a board.
6193  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: servo-servo mechanicals on: January 29, 2009, 03:05:58 pm
Hot glue works well for this kind if thing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glue_gun

It produces a strong bond but can be seperated. If you wrap the servo with masking tape you can prevent the glue from permfinantly sticking to the case of the servo.
6194  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Cheap equipment on: February 02, 2009, 11:44:11 am
@uzimonkey: congrats on that scope, it will probably last forever.

If you are interested in a logic analyzer of around the same vintage, the HP 1650B is a simple easy to use analyzer that you can find for very little money (although they are heavy so shipping can be significant) for example: http://cgi.ebay.com/Hp-1650B-Logic-Analyzer_W0QQitemZ330303804557QQcmdZViewItemQQptZBI_Analyzers?hash=item330303804557&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

And the HP 16500 is  a more sophisticated (and complicated ) analyzer that also can be found going cheap.  This one is starting at $24.99 with  $39 shipping (its really heavy!)
http://cgi.ebay.com/HP-16500B-Logic-Analyzer-bad-hard-drive-w-16550A-Card_W0QQitemZ230321822018QQcmdZViewItemQQptZBI_Analyzers?hash=item230321822018&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

The description says the hard drive is faulty but you can replace the drive. My 16500c drive went faulty shortly after I got it and I replaced it with a flash disk plugged into an IDE adapter.  I think you can still download the software from the HP Agilent site.

Anyway, a PC logic analyzer is probably more convenient and easier to use so don't let me tempt you into a complicated DIY repair project  smiley-wink

Good luck!
6195  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Cheap equipment on: January 29, 2009, 10:40:20 pm
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it's really inexpensive to pick up a Tek 465B and probes.
Seconded, its a really good scope. Or go with the 468 which is the 465B with the digital storage option. There is one on ebay here: http://cgi.ebay.com/Tektronix-468-100MHz-Dual-Ch-Storage-Scope-READ_W0QQitemZ250365329008QQcmdZViewItemQQptZBI_Oscilloscopes?hash=item250365329008
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