I haven't used earbuds in a long time. They either fall out of my ears, sound like you're listening to music through a tin can, or even (in the case of the ones that go in your ear) hurt.
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This is my new Freeduino, which I purchased as a kit from the fine folks at the AlphaOne Hackerspace table at QuahogCon 2010.
What I Did:
I took a Cellboost IPR3 that was otherwise destined for a dull life of providing power to an original iPod Shuffle, and converted the cable normally used for charging it into a USB-A-to-2-pin cable using the cable from an old computer case's hard drive activity light. (Using the cable is a bonus for me, since this cable has been kicking around the junkbox for ages.)
Here's what I gained (physically) from QuahogCon 2010 (in no particular order):
For those who are curious about some of the particulars of the game, here is what I gleaned from the goings-on at the 'con (And from a lot of borrowing Jimmie's badge, and soliciting button-presses from random 'con attendees).
Spoiler Warning: If you want to try to disassemble, packet-sniff, or otherwise decode the Humans vs Zombies game completely on your own, don't read on.
My latest Sparkfun.com order.
For PIC programming:
BOB-00193 (1): Adapter board for Microchip ICD and ICD2
For (hopefully) adding some IR functionality to my QuahogCon badge:
COM-09349 (4): Infrared LED - 950nm
DEV-00348 (2): Olimex Carrier Board for OKI ML67Q5003
After two editions and thousands of copies, "Radio Monitoring: The How-To Guide" has been published online under a CC license. Big thanks to T.J. "Skip" Arey, N2EI.