Let's Make Robots!

Free day...

Hey, so you've all heard of Free day over at SFE right? Doubtless everyone on LMR is participating, but I would just like to point out something. Buy only what you need. Try not to spend all 100 bucks available to you! Save some for others! If we all used 100 bucks, there would only be 1000 slots. If we used less, say 50 bucks, more people could join in! So please, just remember: This is a gift from Sparkfun. Please don't take advantage of it. Thanks!

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they are willing to give each of us 100$

might aswel use it, and 100$ really isnt much when your talking about robotics

True, but hey, if you have money already set aside for bot projects, spend that! Or just some of it. My point is: Don't be greedy!
i'm only 17, and no job, so someone that has a job, and money to spend, shouldnt be greedy because its already possible for them to purchase most of those items...

"This is a gift from Sparkfun. Please don't take advantage of it. Thanks!"

 Um...I think the whole point is for us to take advantage of it...

A.  if they wanted to make it for more people, they would have made t $50 for each person.

B. best bet is to ask that people don't order 25+ of one item that is cheap but not in full stock.

C. I have a job and make money, but I've also spent a lot of money on this hobby, particulary at SF, so getting something back from a company that offers it is what intend to do. 

D. Why not order the full 100 worth of items and give half of that away in a challenge....practice what you preach as they say.


Dent I must agree with voodoobot. They specifically said, one hundred dollars per person. As voodoo said, if they wanted more people to participate they would've raised the maximum or lowered the maximum per person. If people want to be honest, then they won't try and use separate households to get more and more free parts. It's first come, first serve. We as LMRians, can't go with only 50 dollars in parts when everyone else will go the full one hundred. I also garuntee that threre will be so many beginners that will buy parts that they don't even know how to use them. Like they will buy a picaxe or arduino board without even knowing to get a programming cable. Nice idea dent, but come on, how often does this happen? I'm spendin the full hundred.
Well I guess you can justify both points of views. Still, I disagree with taking it all when you might not even need it!
If you are honest with yourself, you'd see that you don't "need" to build robots. This is a hobby, a something we find appealing, enjoyable, a "want". Being content with what we have, as far as actual needs are, like food, air, a place to rest, is a very difficult thing at times. Taking what you are offered has no real negative impact, especially when it is not a "need".

I agree as well, don't take what you don't need...it just so happens though that what I need equates to 100+ dollars...  :D

So when you think of it, they'll be making money off of me anyway....and I'm sure thats what they want as well....

have 30$ yet! i used to have loads of stuff, but i eliminated what i could easily get or make, like Ir sensors...

Alright, I can see most people are opposed to this. Thanks to those who do save some for others, but I guess there are reasons to support both sides of this battle. Its your choice, after all.