Ok, here's the batch of parts I received from Digi-Key for my C64 DTV.
I ordered case-mount parts so I wouldn't have to worry about making boards to mount the connectors.
My new Magnetic Stripe TTL (Clock + Data) Reader from Digi-Key (Part# Z2064-ND); It's an Omron V3A-4K.
Here are a few things you can do with your new-found number-entry tool:
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:
I recently got my packet of 50 RGB LEDs, and free 50 current-limiting resistors to go along with it, direct from China.
Barcode symbologies that the CueCat reads:
Here's a better shot of the MSNTV2.
Note: I added an old heatsink to the Northbridge, as it tends to run warm.
I bought 3 nice, new, and almost shiny CueCats in a package deal from eBay.
As far as a tutorial for hacking CueCats, here goes.
Here's what phpSysInfo has to say: