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macegr

Osgeld is grumpier than Grumpy "Sunshine" Mike these days.

Sparkfun is good for breakout boards and original products, why shouldn't they make it worth their time to sell simple cheap logic ICs that could be purchased at a real distributor? They're not a wholesale chip distributor like Digikey. Plus, they get some of the rare chips out there for people to buy. They are barely making any money on some of the more expensive chips like the MAX6675, too.

You have to give them credit for practically inventing the current breed of small electronic startups. Used to be you had to have a brick and mortar store and send out a paper catalog. A lot of people (including myself) ended up starting their businesses because Sparkfun proved it was possible, in a few years, to go from one guy soldering in a bedroom to over 100 employees. After hanging out with Nate, Tim and others for a few hours after Maker Faire last week, I'm even more convinced they have their hearts in the right place. The Antimov contest is original and awesome, most contest robots end up destroying themselves anyway. Sure people make mistakes, but as shown in the case of the counterfeit chips Sparkfun does listen to concerns and correct the mistakes when people raise an objection.

Also, I bought some snake oil tonic from that VW bus guy, the stuff WORKS, gave me the strength of ten men and X ray vision!
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beige

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Must not be that be of an issue if no one has noticed.  

whats .01 of an inch between friends?


I had considered this, but if you use enough force to push a shield onto my mega2560 as it was you would have ended up with bent pins.


mowcius

I would say that 0.01" is a problem.

It needs to be sorted. Full stop.

Apart from that, sounds like the issue will be resolved soon enough after people send back their bad boards and hopefully receive something in return that looks like it was made by arduino.

It is a shame that a new product release has turned out like this but these things happen and unfortunately I think this will be staining the arduino team's record for a while to come.

Mowcius

pluggy

I'm reserving judgement on the quality of the boards until I see one for myself.  I'm prepared to accept "the man"'s explanation that the few people making a lot of noise about the poor quality are the exception, not the rule (at least for the time being).  

mowcius

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I'm reserving judgement on the quality of the boards until I see one for myself.  I'm prepared to accept "the man"'s explanation that the few people making a lot of noise about the poor quality are the exception, not the rule (at least for the time being).

Well I suppose that the thing is, I haven't seen a pic of a good one yet (apart from on the arduino site front page)

On that note, anyone got some pics of a good one?

Mowcius

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