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Bought 25 atmega328p-pu from digikey. Used westfw's optiloader to load optiboot bootloaders while chatting online. The optiloader is lightning fast!!
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Bought myself two Pro Minis off ebay:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Arduino-Pro-Mini-168-5V-16MHz-/280601525492?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4155277cf4

And some headers for them:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10x-Male-40-Pin-Single-Row-2-54-mm-Pitch-Strip-Header-/250583482161?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a57f07f31

As I have a pile of RTCs and crystals for them, I thought I should make a clock project. Maybe a talking clock using the speakJet shield, or a binary clock using shift registers, or even just repair the clock project I broke earlier... I bought the proMini so I can do all this, and more.

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Rockwell GPS-RX Module, 5v, RS-232 interface.

Used module.. but got it off ebay for.. ready?  $2.26 including shipping  smiley-mr-green

Also picked up eight (odd number to package, but whatever...) 1 watt LEDs in Red, Green, and Blue.  Seven dollars and change for what amounts to eight three-watt RGB LED's....  I love ebay...

Those came from other vendors, but a vendor I've gotten a couple of things from (stepper motors, a relay module, and I'm soon getting a bluetooth module from) is worth mentioning.  There's a bit of a language barrier, but if you want to buy multiples of things they even will negotiate on the price (I got eight of the stepper motors for $2.10 each I think it was, shipped  free). 

http://stores.ebay.com/happylirong
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3 ultra-sonic sensors for 11€, in eBay, really good pricing.
Will be probably used in my project if they interact with each one, if they do I will need to spend more than 50€ in 3 sharp IR distance sensors.
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I just got $60 of misc. stuff from Digikey. Mainly, I was picking up some 7-segment 4-digit displays, and 7221 drivers, but I always grab other useful stuff while I'm paying for shipping anyway. Trying not to buy much in the way of passive components for a bit, waiting to do 1 big collection of "grab bag" buys.
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 smiley-mr-green  smiley-mr-green  smiley-mr-green

Dig it.  I just got this for $1 at a garage sale up the street.  PRISTINE condition, looking for batteries at the moment...



I know I'm not the only one that considers this a stunning find.....
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smiley-mr-green  smiley-mr-green  smiley-mr-green

Dig it.  I just got this for $1 at a garage sale up the street.  PRISTINE condition, looking for batteries at the moment...
Custom power supply? smiley-razz
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"Hockey-Jakari Battery Eliminator available at additional cost"  Pretty sure it's 9v center positive, but I'll probably open the case to make sure before I reverse power it and cook something.. or better yet, I'll see if I can find some kind of manual or reference on Google (duh..)

Actually had six "c" cells around, powered right up. Now digging around for a connector or switchbox.. thing has RCA out, Channel 3.  Probably just jury rig the thing with a couple of alligator jumpers to test...First funny part- the audio doesn't come from the TV, it comes from a speaker in the console.... even without a picture yet, it's comfortingly Pong-Like.I wonder.. before I look it up... taking a guess.. 6502 or z80 you think?  I'm betting one or the other (or direct relative)

UPDATE: Seems it was made by someone called APF, this console was only sold for a short time, in 1977, apparently. LOL

"TV Fun was one of the largest selling TV games of its time. It was sold at Sears under the name Hockey Jockari. This is the Sears version. Hockey-Jokari is a classic pong system. It is one of the first system based on the common AY-3-8500 chipset from General Instruments. It offers four basic pong games : tennis, hockey, squash and single handball."

 smiley-mr-green HARDCORE flashback..  smiley-mr-green   We may have had one of these when I was a kid.. I remember we had a Pong of some type, but not sure if this is the exact one.  I was only ten years old at the time...LOL.  I love the old console systems, I will even run emulators once in a while for a Sonic the Hedgehog or Super Mario World fix...and who will admit to once in a great while remembering the path to the gold castle on Atari Adventure?  I have controllers, but I had my Atari 2600 stolen years ago.  This is pretty top shelf for retro console games..
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Now your kids can complain about how old school you are smiley-cool
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Did not buy this but look at the price:

http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10806

How can a nice scope cost only $400?! I thought it's at least $1K.
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Good deal! Are you ordering one?
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How can a nice scope cost only $400?! I thought it's at least $1K.

Well, that's in the ballpark with the Rigol DS1052E.
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Did not buy this but look at the price:

http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10806

How can a nice scope cost only $400?! I thought it's at least $1K.

I tried to order that (it has a much larger memory than my older scope) but, accustomed as I am to being charged an arm and a leg for shipping, in this case it was "not a valid shipping address".
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I tried to order that (it has a much larger memory than my older scope) but, accustomed as I am to being charged an arm and a leg for shipping, in this case it was "not a valid shipping address".

Don't you just love it! Computers make everything easier. Like when I was trying to change my address a while back on some web site, and it kept auto-filling the city based on the zip code, with the wrong name.  smiley-surprise
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Good deal! Are you ordering one?

No budget/tabletop space for that. I was just following sparkfun's Friday new products update. If I eventually buy a house, we should reserve some budget to fill it, right?
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