<html><body><div style="color:#000; background-color:#fff; font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt"><div><span>Might have been mentioned before, but&nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.radioshackcatalogs.com/">http://www.radioshackcatalogs.com/</a></div><div>At 5:50pm on a Sunday in San Francisco, RS gaveth an odd-sized barrel connector for a Canon D-10 waterproof camera and an LM317. Good enough for me..</div><div><blockquote style="border-left: 2px solid rgb(16, 16, 255); margin-left: 5px; padding-left: 5px;"><div style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><div style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'times new roman', 'new york', times, serif; "><font size="2" face="Arial"><b><span style="font-weight:bold;">From:</span></b> Taylor Alexander &lt;tlalexander@gmail.com&gt;<br><b><span style="font-weight: bold;">To:</span></b> Wladyslaw Zbikowski &lt;embeddedlinuxguy@gmail.com&gt;<br><b><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">Cc:</span></b> NoiseBridge Discuss &lt;noisebridge-discuss@lists.noisebridge.net&gt;<br><b><span style="font-weight: bold;">Sent:</span></b> Thursday, July 7, 2011 5:18 PM<br><b><span style="font-weight: bold;">Subject:</span></b> Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] RadioShack video now live<br></font><br>
<meta http-equiv="x-dns-prefetch-control" content="off"><div id="yiv898745870">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.<div>
<br><br><div class="yiv898745870gmail_quote">On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 5:15 PM, Wladyslaw Zbikowski <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a rel="nofollow" ymailto="mailto:embeddedlinuxguy@gmail.com" target="_blank" href="mailto:embeddedlinuxguy@gmail.com">embeddedlinuxguy@gmail.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="yiv898745870gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex;">
<div class="yiv898745870im">On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 3:41 PM, Taylor Alexander &lt;<a rel="nofollow" ymailto="mailto:tlalexander@gmail.com" target="_blank" href="mailto:tlalexander@gmail.com">tlalexander@gmail.com</a>&gt; wrote:<br>
&gt; Hah, I liked the part about the "special memory" of radio shack we hackers<br>
&gt; have. "Special" in that radio shack abandoned hackers to sell cell phones.<br>
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</div>A little-known fact is that every Rat Shack (to my knowledge) has in<br>
the back a large gray cabinet with a couple dozen drawers, filled with<br>
assorted resistors, transistors, LEDs, and other components. This can<br>
be quite helpful if you're trying to finish a project at 6 on a Sunday<br>
evening out in East Bumfuck, Pennsylvania, for instance.<br>
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