Electronics

Sparkfun Free Day Over

Free Day is over at SparkFun.com. Over $100k was given away in just under 1 hour and 45 minutes. According to their site they had over 1,000 orders and nearly 70,000 unique visitors.

By pixel, ago
Electronics

USB 3.0 Released

USB 3.0 spec has been released! Varying reports, but it looks like USB 3.0 will have 10x higher data rates (4.8Gb/s vs 480Mb/s), higher current (900mA vs 500mA), and a new interrupt driven protocol. You may notice that they have changed the female plug which means I wouldn’t hold my Read more…

By pixel, ago
Electronics

Lethal Electricity Explained

While searching for information on the lethal potential of electrical shock I came across an article by Zach Eveland that provides a clear and simple explanation. Play safe kiddies. “…it’s the current that kills, in most cases by interfering with the normal operation of the heart. Be careful though – Read more…

By pixel, ago