The Silicon Valley eFlea electronic flea market was June 11. This is the flea market that Jim Williams was supposed to make, the day before he died. Bob Pease also kept promising me he would come down for one like he did last year, but he died a week later. So in honor of Bob and Jim, here are a bunch of pictures that I snapped at the June 11, 2011 eFlea. The next eFlea is July 9, 2011. Even if you don’t want to get there at 6:00 AM like we do, you can drop over for breakfast afterwards at Bobbi’s in Cupertino, around 9:30. We pretty much take over the outside patio.
Pictured above, a gaggle of air-dielectric variable capacitors.
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