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  1. Nothing to do with the chat (which was nuts!), but I’m totally jealous about that modular component tray setup behind you. That’s pretty sweet for organizing parts you’re using on a regular basis, or even tools. Haven’t come across anything similar here in Europe (though I probably haven’t looked hard enough either).


  2. kevin, they’re in every hardware equip. catalog here. called ‘akrobins’ (the original company who made them being Akro) but theres many knockoffs. the original akrobins are the best tho.

  3. Great chat session! With that many viewers an hour really wasn’t enough time 🙁 Could you guys set up an email where we could email you questions throughout the week and you guys go over them during the chat?

  4. it was fun, thanks for inviting me over!!

  5. The chat was fun this week! Keep up the great work. I think next week you can have phillip torrone be your special guest! Hehehe 😛

  6. I am totally bummed that I missed this chat! I have to pay more attention!

  7. Is there any way to download these chats after they have happened?


  8. not at this time.

  9. Fantastic chat! I love how companies just happen by accident. Thanks for sharing all the info.

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