[Noisebridge-discuss] RadioShack video now live

Taylor Alexander tlalexander at gmail.com
Thu Jul 7 17:18:56 PDT 2011


Oh yeah I know about those drawers. But they're a far cry from what radio
shack apparently used to stock. I always hear stories from older people
about how they learned electronics from a heathkit they bought at Radio
Shack. I'd love it if they started carrying arduinos and sparkfun retail
products and all that stuff, and taught a new generation of hacker types.


On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 5:15 PM, Wladyslaw Zbikowski <
embeddedlinuxguy at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 3:41 PM, Taylor Alexander <tlalexander at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hah, I liked the part about the "special memory" of radio shack we
> hackers
> > have. "Special" in that radio shack abandoned hackers to sell cell
> phones.
>
> A little-known fact is that every Rat Shack (to my knowledge) has in
> the back a large gray cabinet with a couple dozen drawers, filled with
> assorted resistors, transistors, LEDs, and other components. This can
> be quite helpful if you're trying to finish a project at 6 on a Sunday
> evening out in East Bumfuck, Pennsylvania, for instance.
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