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I have all the lead I need, in the form of ammunition. For when ever the government thinks they want to take my gold and silver from me.

I thought the gold was all taken, taken to Fort Knox by order of one US president some 70ish years ago. I don't know if there's still gold in the fort or not smiley-wink

The prohibition on private ownwership of gold, except for jewelry, was repealed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_Order_6102

At the current price, I certainly wouldn't be buying any, even if I had the spare money.
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Some PISO shift registers and wires terminated with JST connectors.
I'm finally gonna get all the buttons wired up on my synth, so I can actually start programming the interface.  The software is going to be kind of modular, allowing for customizing modes of MIDI input (e.g. 4-note polyphony on one MIDI channel, or each voice on a different channel, or monophonic on one channel, but arpeggiating through all the current notes, or two voices in unison with different waveforms/transposition or combinations of these options) and varying modes of controlling parameters of the voices (e.g. linking settings for multiple voices, like if you wanted it to act like a polyphonic synth, or following a saved set of parameters, or following directly what knobs input)

It's gonna be awesome!
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a pocket microscope http://search.digikey.com/ca/en/products/26800C-542/243-1122-ND/2756904

It just arrived, I can't stop looking at random things with it
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a pocket microscope http://search.digikey.com/ca/en/products/26800C-542/243-1122-ND/2756904

It just arrived, I can't stop looking at random things with it

I purchased something like that a while back from Radio Shack; a very handy tool for checking over solder joints (or reading small text on SMT ICs)...
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a pocket microscope http://search.digikey.com/ca/en/products/26800C-542/243-1122-ND/2756904

It just arrived, I can't stop looking at random things with it

I purchased something like that a while back from Radio Shack; a very handy tool for checking over solder joints (or reading small text on SMT ICs)...

Very cool. Have you or anybody reading has any experiance with the below USB microscope. The price is attractive if it's any good.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/260848907249?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

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I have got a 400x magnification one of these, although I think all the extra magnification is done in software.  But it is still a very good piece of kit.
It was a bit of a faff to get it working with Linux until I found & compiled the source for the driver. It now works on Linux, but only at the native resolution, the driver doesn't support the fancy higher resolutions.
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If you go to the toy section, you may get lucky-- get a device called an "Eye-clops".  Got one "for the kids" for $20.

It's a macro video camera with a rudimentary LED ringlite.  The version I have is composite out, though they make USB.  Amazon's prices seem a lot higher than what I paid, but I'm sure you can shop around.  I think mine was on a clearance table at WallyWorld..

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You paid $20 for that! Go to Lidl you will get a 300x USB microsope for $30, and if those are sold out you will probably be able to get a bargain welders mask or similar whilst you pick up your fruit and veg.
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I have half a dozen wire stripper variants but I still end up putzing with an exacto half the time. I bought this on spec but it works really well, even on quite short pieces of loose wire and on tough ribbon cable.  It doesn't have slots or spots for different sizes of wire, I guess it counts on insulation being a particular thickness and not too compressible. so far no sign of damage to the wire.
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I just dropped a bit on mostly small bit but I did pick some extravagances.

UV leds, red/green -and- RGB leds and a couple of tiny boards with Arduino compatible SD ready to connect via SPI, if I read that correctly -- $8 each. here: http://www.pjrc.com/store/sd_adaptor.html

So I'm waiting for the post, they all shipped by yesterday... won't be seeing them Monday unless it's Monday 8 days from now which ain't impossible. And remembering the things I forgot to order back when I paid the shipping charges.
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2 boxes of this: http://www.fatwallet.com/static/attachments/8270_winchester40calammo.jpg

and a box of 100 12 gauge Federal rounds...

Well, off to go waste em all, cya later.
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I just dropped a bit on mostly small bit but I did pick some extravagances.

UV leds, red/green -and- RGB leds and a couple of tiny boards with Arduino compatible SD ready to connect via SPI, if I read that correctly -- $8 each. here: http://www.pjrc.com/store/sd_adaptor.html

So I'm waiting for the post, they all shipped by yesterday... won't be seeing them Monday unless it's Monday 8 days from now which ain't impossible. And remembering the things I forgot to order back when I paid the shipping charges.

That adapter looks great
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All Electronics order arrived Saturday, that's 2 days after ordering and over half the country away. New meter only a little better (maybe I should get an analog meter?) and that being the continuity check, hold button and ability to test more things.

I got the $10 visor with light and choice of 4 magnifiers at Harbor Freight today. It should be easier than using the lens on a stand I have. The lenses are 1.2X, 1.8X, 2.5X, 3.5X. They can flip up out of the way or down to magnify.

They were out of the clip-on magnifiers. Maybe next time.



 
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Well... FML, my Walther P22 blew up in my hand, so I guess my next purchace is either shipping to send it in for warranty, or to buy a new one...
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I am making a SAD lightbox double as a general soldering light with remote control here is the LEDs.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/220408382035?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
In theory it should make at least 8000-9000 lumen within the 40° beam angle ....

LED remote control: Suppose to be for coloured LED but it will let me select the number of roll to be lite.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170691140029?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

Perspex mirror as reflector, easy to drill holes:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/180579898692?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

Large project boxes can be expensive so I will use A4 size really useful box, the cloudy while cover will double as a diffuser:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Really-Useful-4Ltr-Box-Fits-A4-Paper-Clear-Pack-5-/260659252266?pt=UK_BOI_Office_Equipment_Supplies_Office_Equipment_ET&hash=item3cb0808c2a

Also 4 18650 Li-ion batteries for messing around with:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/180742201960?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
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