It’s spring here in Tindie-land, at least for those sellers north of the equator! While some are unloading hardware in spring cleaning mode, if you’re in the mood to acquire more parts for your bin, there’s a wide variety of under-the-radar equipment in the Tindie Flea Market. Let’s see what’s on tap this month:
Do you need a resistor for your latest simple robotics project? If that’s the case, then this is not what you’re looking for. On the other hand, if you need thousands upon thousands of resistors for your latest massive project, then this lot should keep you going for some time!
Some PCBs just aren’t up to the necessary standards to make it into product form. These might be prototypes, damaged during fab or delivery, or just don’t work as expected. While normally thrown in the trash, one hacker’s trash is another hacker’s treasure, so seller Semachthemonkey has made rejected RC2014 PCBs available in lots of 6.
Mini Laser Engraver
Do you like lasers? Do you like your stuff marked so that no matter how hard someone tries to erase your mark on something it stays “Property of Hacker XYZ?” If so, then this PiBot Desktop Mini Laser Engraver is worth a look.
Apple Macbook Laptop
If you’re curious about the Mac world, but have never wanted to plunk down the cash to give it a try, here’s an interesting option: a mid-2017 notebook with 8 GB of ram, selling for under $300. And it actually works—though not guaranteed by Tindie per Flea Market rules. The seller is going back to PC again for unspecified reasons.
Negative Ion Generator
As your PC takes in and discharges air, why not embed negative ion to neutralize harmful substances? This device mounts in a 5.25 inch bay to do just that, and includes a blue on/off switch!