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On the first day of Taobao Christmas

Monday, December 29th, 2014

Taobao, the Chinese shopping site that combines eBay, Amazon, and Alibaba, recently got a lot easier for foreigners to use. As Sjaak documented in his Taobao buying adventures a few years ago, most foreigners use an agency that takes payment via Paypal, purchases your babies, and forwards them to you...

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And you what did you buy?

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Garyservin shared his latest electronics score in our "I just bought this, and you what did you buy ?" forum thread. He got a few Raspberry Pis and a Stellaris LaunchPad. Last week I received a Stellaris Launchpad and some raspberries! Got yourself some cool electronics you cant wait to...

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  • gant: They still have a couple of the more expensive (but still considerably cheap) 5S-I-S01 in stock...
  • readybrek: Anyone got a any recommendations for a budget-priced hot air station?
  • William: lol I'm happy to waste 3c for each program/debug cycle... but probably not the time spent soldering a new device down to a proto board!...
  • Joe Desbonnet: Ya, I can recommend the low melting point solder. I used brand 'ChipQuik' and it's amazingly easy to use.
  • Jerome: I need a new BusPirate for the Fablab ;) Many thanks!