STM32 M0 board with BLE $25

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Re: STM32 M0 board with BLE $25

Postby RogerClark » Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:29 pm

I read the Hackaday thread on the OSHChip module, and watched some of the youtube video.

But the video was painful to watch,because IMHO the module creator / vendor , spoke about the nRF51822 as if he'd invented the nordic's chip himself.

Its just one of many nRF51822 modules. Its only distinctive feature is that the module footprint is a DIL IC.

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Re: STM32 M0 board with BLE $25

Postby martinayotte » Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:35 pm

Still this guys seems to have a huge CV and several patents according to his LinkedIn page ... ;)

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Postby RogerClark » Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:49 pm

No doubting the effort he put in to making that product.

I just doubt it was worth the effort, purely in terms of return on investment of the product its self.

I has however got his business a lot of publicity, so if you factor that cost, then it could be time well spent, even if the product doesn't sell in huge volumes

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Re: STM32 M0 board with BLE $25

Postby stevech » Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:11 am

martinayotte wrote:Still this guys seems to have a huge CV and several patents according to his LinkedIn page ... ;)

His OWN patents? Versus ones owned by employer or employer's customer?

Mine are "owned" by ex-employers. I'm too cheap to pay $$$ for the lawyers to get my own researched and filed.

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Re: STM32 M0 board with BLE $25

Postby RogerClark » Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:17 am

I think this guy is the company....

Anyway. Patents are only valid in small countries, not big ones like China ;-)

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Postby mrburnette » Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:51 pm

RogerClark wrote:<...>
Patents are only valid in small countries, not big ones like China ;-)



OMG! I spewed my coffee over that remark! :lol:

So, I own a patent which was assigned to my old company ... I certainly would have never paid the ridiculous lawyers and fees. Patents are really a rather stupid idea IMO, the concept of gloating on the concept of, "... I thought of it before you thought of it...." or in the U.S.A. "So what if you thought of it first, I applied for a patent first and it is mine!" Surely there is a corner in Hades where such discussions go on forever.

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Re: STM32 M0 board with BLE $25

Postby martinayotte » Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:30 pm

mrburnette wrote:OMG! I spewed my coffee over that remark! :lol:

Ray, will you change your avatar to show the spewed coffee ? :lol:

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Re: STM32 M0 board with BLE $25

Postby mrburnette » Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:15 pm

martinayotte wrote:
mrburnette wrote:OMG! I spewed my coffee over that remark! :lol:

Ray, will you change your avatar to show the spewed coffee ? :lol:


I have generally found that while definitely NOT good for the keyboard, a good spray of coffee does remove almost all of the collected dirt and finger oils from the LCD on he notebook! As the webcam was not running at the time, the event is lost in time; however, it went something like this:
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Re: STM32 M0 board with BLE $25

Postby RogerClark » Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:57 pm

Hi Ray,

I'm glad you spotted the humour that was intentional in my statement, as I realise in hindsight that it could be taken in the wrong way.

But I think there is a general consensus that the patent system no longer doing what it was intended do.

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Re: STM32 M0 board with BLE $25

Postby stevech » Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:43 am

Patent office (US) is FUBAR.

They just issue them and let the patent troll's lawyers duke it out for who's got the most money to waste in court. But then, much lawyer income goes to pay the country club dues and bar tabs. At over drinks, they collude on how to drag out the case since they know how much $ the litigants have.

Or is this too cynical?


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