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Laptop Hard Drive Adapter

Laptop Hard Drive Adapter

Well, I got this one (a pack of 5) from eBay seller igozz.

See, this one's simple. You plug a laptop hard drive on one end, and an IDE cable and Molex power adapter on the other, and you have a working internal hard drive for your PC. 

I am 'teh win'!

I am 'teh win'!

Well, I got the email today letting me know that I won this lovely LCD screen by playing Hacked Gadgets'"Name That Thing" Contest. You should go check out their site, it's got plenty of related electronics-hacking stuff.

Nokia 3310/3330/3390 LCDs (with PCD8544 Controller)

Nokia 3310/3330/3390 LCDs (with PCD8544 Controller)

I recently bought two Nokia LCDs from eBay seller talktalkmobiles, and each came with a free Torx-8 screwdriver.
The screens come from Nokia 3310, 3330 and 3390, and have built-in Philips PCD8544 controllers.

Freescale Samples

Freescale Samples

Here are some samples I got from Freescale Semiconductor. :cool:

Solar Panel

Solar Panel

Ok, so.. Long story short, our Canadian Tire had a $30 Eliminator 1.8W solar panel on sale for $10 this week. :eep:

Altoids Project Tin

Altoids Project Tin

Here's one of two Altoids cases that I purchased from a local discount store.. $1 each, with altoids and all. I must say, Cinnamon Altoids are stronger than the spicy candy hearts you get around Valentine's Day, but hey, it was all worth it.. For the case.

TTL Magnetic Stripe Reader

TTL Magnetic Stripe Reader

My new Magnetic Stripe TTL (Clock + Data) Reader from Digi-Key (Part# Z2064-ND); It's an Omron V3A-4K.

What to do with your newly-modified CueCat

Here are a few things you can do with your new-found number-entry tool:

Multi-colored Case Lights

Multi-colored Case Lights

Well, here's the front of my recently-rennovated computer case. By 'rennovated', I mean "replaced old-and-boring blue LEDs with the multicolor color-changing LEDs of coolness.

How I managed this was to:

SparkFun FT232RL Breakout Board

SparkFun FT232RL Breakout Board

This little guy will be making his appearance in some future electronics projects 

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