electronics flea market

September 23, 2006 at 10:40 pm | | great finds, hardware, nerd, stupid technology

Sorry I haven’t written lately: I was busy at the ACS meeting, then I was the opposite on a nice vacation.

Recently, my lab took a field trip to the local electronics flea market (William joined us, and can add his own comments). It was really a blast, especially if you’re this guy:

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Mostly, the stuff for sale was real junk:

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but there were some good finds. W.E. bought a “broken” green laser pointer for $15, and “fixed” it by flipping the batteries to be in the correct orientation. I found a great pair of magnifying eyeglasses, which didn’t even need tape:

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and William bought at decelerometer for a dollar:

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So, you know, it was worth the trip.

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  1. wowm didnt know such a thing existed. i’m down for going there as soon as my analog/digital breadborad trainer kit arrives!

    woo hoo

    Comment by ilya — September 24, 2006 #

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    Comment by ashley — February 9, 2007 #

  3. Some of the vendors are professionals, there to buy and sell electronics for a living. Others are amateurs, mostly there to clear out their garages. They all get the same warning: It’s considered taboo to sell furniture, clothes or other typical yard-sale fare. The Swapfest has a charter explicitly barring it from becoming a general flea market.

    Comment by noname — November 9, 2019 #

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