ptyper draws our attention to a deal from TigerDirect which promises to deliver a new HEC 350W Power Supply at no cost after coupon and rebate. The deal says it runs until July 31, 2013. (While the initial advertisement says “free shipping today”, that appears to have expired as we were charged “postage and handling”.) […]
Here’s our Bus Pirate winter ad in the latest issue of the infamous 2600: The Hacker Quarterly. This ad is in the issue that hits newsstands now. 2600′s free ads are still the only advertising we do on a regular basis. We’re in good company in the 2600 marketplace, TV-B-Gone has an ad a few […]
Special thanks to the machinegeek for arranging the most recent ad in the infamous 2600: The Hacker Quarterly. This ad is in the issue that hits newsstands now. 2600’s free ads are still the only advertising we do on a regular basis. We’re in good company in the 2600 marketplace, TV-B-Gone has an ad right […]
When using LEDs in projects it’s good to know what could cause their failure, and design your device to prevent it: LEDs have a well-deserved reputation for high-efficiency operation, not to mention high reliability. Properly specified and implemented, LEDs should and do satisfy virtually every lighting application. Still, there are times when actual device lifetimes […]
video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Texas Instruments has a launched a new microsite known as TIDeals.com. They promise to deliver “the latest MSP430 MCU products at hugh discounts every two weeks!” At this writing they appear to be compiling an email list prior to the launch of their first “deal” in about two days.
Special thanks to the machinegeek for arranging our first ad in the infamous 2600: The Hacker Quarterly. This ad is in the issue that hits newsstands tomorrow. We’re in great company. Notice the TV-B-Gone ad in the lower right.
Seeed Studio has posted a guide to powering your projects off the grid. Battery, wind, hydro, solar, they’ve got it covered.
Seeed Studio has their Arduino ProtoShield kit remixed V1.0 selling today for $12.90. The shield kit features 100mil grid, full pinout of the Arduino, USB B type connector, free drill hole matrix of 32/50/80mil, breadboard style strip, UART and I2C pinout sets, 5V/GND/3V3 power rails, a free button as well as reset button pinout, Pin13 […]
Dangerous Prototypes is now a sponsor of the Open Hardware Summit. This wasn’t one of the original options in our Advertising roundup, but after pt’s call for sponsors we gave them half of our proposed advertising budget. We won’t pretend it’s altruistic, we get exposure and legitimacy by sponsoring. It is very much part of […]
Of the three publications we initially targeted for advertising, Make was the only one that doesn’t publish their rates online. We contacted them and got a price sheet. When we opened the Make ad rate PDF in Acrobat the embedded font wouldn’t display, but despite the totally garbled text (seen above) we could already tell […]
Dangerous Prototypes has always been a word-of-mouth operation. We survive on the traffic we get when you submit our projects to your favorite blog. Over the next few months we’re going to document our experience buying advertising, and try to figure out if it makes sense for us. We’ll share real numbers about the price, […]