I have been on a bit of a spending spree lately … I thought I would share what I have been buying as it comes in and then work it into my development plans.
My first items were some prototyping supplies from a place called - Proto Advantage
They have a good selection of stuff and prices are pretty reasonable
Vacuum Pen (TLVACPEN)
Premium Jumper Wires 6″ M/M Pack of 10 (WRMM10)
Premium Jumper Wires 6″ F/F Pack of 10 (WRFF10)
Magnifier 10x - Illuminated With High Power White LEDs (TLMAG01)
Deluxe Test Lead Set (TL-22)
Banana to Minigrabber Set (TL-12)
Solder Paste 0.5cc 63/37 Sn/Pb No Clean (SLD005CC-NC-PB)
Solder Paste Dispensing Needle Kit - 11 piece (DISPNDLEKIT1)
ESD Electronics Tweezers (TWESD-15)
TSOP-54 (II) (0.8 mm pitch, 10.16 mm body) PCB and Stencil Kit (PA0210-KIT)
PQFP-208 (0.5 mm pitch, 28 x 28 mm body) PCB and Stencil Kit (PA0202-KIT)
So you can probably tell from some of those items that I want to start experimenting with doing my own surface mount components for prototyping.
The second batch of items to arrive were some AVR XMega128 dev boards I recently acquired from ALVIDI.
The ones I picked up were the AL-XAVRB V2.0
These are nice boards at a very reasonable price - approx $45. Looking forward to see how I can integrate these into some of my co-processor based designs.
128K Flash, 8K SRAM, 2K EPROM, MicroSD socket and 16 or 32MB SDRAM
Still working on my follow up posts about RAM, STORAGE and NETWORK