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A project log for Travelling Hacker Box

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StevenSemancikStevenSemancik 02/24/2017 at 23:5011 Comments

I received the box early last week and was surprised at the variety of stuff. It was packed tight with stuff. My cat Cleo was particularly interested in the package:

I took a quick look and found a few items to work with. An esp8266, trinket, some really nice big MOSFET's, two shift registers, an in-system programmer (I always forget to order one of these so now I have one), PIR sensor and even a piece of muscle wire!!. Some interesting stuff to make a motion activated cat toy.

What I added, a few nice old miniature nut driver/wrenches, a couple of cold-war era sub-mini triodes (6247WA), a spare TI Launchpad, an HID ballast, one of those parrot picture frames (that runs Linux), Zilog Z8 micro, a vintage 'score and snap' (really handy for cutting PCB's), some Toshiba chips I think were used in cassette decks or telephones or something (sorry, no datasheet), two QFP test clips that I haven't used in years and some general purpose PNP and NPN's :

I took the box for a tour of Kelowna (as promised) and here are some pics. Kelowna is situated on the beautiful Okanagan valley and is home to the Ogopogo lake monster:

And now its off to the next stop, Calgary Alberta.

Discussions

Shulie Tornel wrote 03/06/2017 at 21:00 point

Wow, that cat is beautiful! Thanks for the update on ye olde traveling hacker box!

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antennas wrote 03/06/2017 at 20:39 point

Sweet it's coming here next!!  Sent you a PM Steven.

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Anool Mahidharia wrote 03/03/2017 at 14:16 point

Looks like the box is holding up good. Can't wait till it gets to my part of the world.

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David H Haffner Sr wrote 02/28/2017 at 16:39 point

I love that cat :)

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Mike Szczys wrote 02/28/2017 at 15:23 point

I love the "box in the wild" photos... brought a big smile to my face, thanks!

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icemandave wrote 02/28/2017 at 01:37 point

yay 3 dave comments ,   nice update on the box though.

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davedarko wrote 02/28/2017 at 07:00 point

That's a bingo!

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Dave's Dev Lab wrote 02/25/2017 at 04:21 point

Human, can Cleo haz box when done?

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davedarko wrote 02/25/2017 at 00:33 point

that's a cute cat :)

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ActualDragon wrote 02/28/2017 at 01:47 point

haha jokes on you its fake XD

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davedarko wrote 02/28/2017 at 07:01 point

Whaaaaaat.

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