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  • ‘Right up there with Mullets.’

    G O L D !

  • Paul Rose


    roughly: foo-WHERE-tay

    Spanish for “strong”

  • manolo furullo

    you might use google’s translator voice synth by clicking on the little speaker

  • daqq

    Hi Dave,

    Nice video. But I would like to point out a minor issue – you forgot that the com IC is FT232HQ – that can work as a simple silly USB->UART converter, or in a FIFO mode that can support up to 40 Mbytes/sec.

    So it’s far from slow if they are using it in a different/mixed mode. Assuming from the bunch of signals going out of the thing, they are probably using it as a parralel converter.

    Thanks for the video,


    • Yes, I did not look up the specs of the chip.

  • Nick

    Dave dave dave, ROS Fuerte is the same of a ROS (ros.org) release.

  • Dave

    Mountain View isn’t part of silicon valley?! Since when? It’s actually more like the center of Silicon Valley.

    Schockley’s lab was there, Fairchild’s fab was there, etc, etc.

    I would the classic Silicon Valley extends from Palo Alto (or maybe Sand Hill Road) down to Cupertino, across to Milpitas, then north-west again. It’s all a matter of interpretation, of course, but Mt View is one of the core cities.

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