The Electronics Flea Market “swap meet” is held on the second Saturday (pre dawn) of each month, March through October (schedule). The flea market is organized by ASVARO for the benefit of non-profit amateur radio organizations in the Silicon Valley. The flea market was held in Sunnyvale in 2004-2005 and in previous years at Foothill College in Los Altos. The organizations that participate in the flea markets are active in amateur radio education, emergency communications, and civic support activities.
Someone needs to do one of those “Google map mash ups” to show where all the electronics flea markets are at in the world (and when!)…
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.