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Parts from Digi-Key!

Parts from Digi-Key!

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.

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 

RGB Leds

RGB Leds

I recently got my packet of 50 RGB LEDs, and free 50 current-limiting resistors to go along with it, direct from China. :-D

CueCat-Readable Barcodes

A Generic UPC-A Barcode

Barcode symbologies that the CueCat reads:

MSNTV2 Close-up

MSNTV2 Close-up

Here's a better shot of the MSNTV2.

Note: I added an old heatsink  to the Northbridge, as it tends to run warm. 

:thumbsup:

CueCat Hacking

CueCat Hacking

I bought 3 nice, new, and almost shiny CueCats in a package deal from eBay. :-D

As far as a tutorial for hacking CueCats, here goes.

MSNTV2 Hardware & Architecture

Here's what phpSysInfo has to say:

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