Sparkfun does an inventory clean-out/Dumpster Dive event once per year, it’s like Christmas for the Maker. They come in two variants, a 1.5lb box and 0.5lb box, and sell out pretty quickly. This was my first year but I’m a fan of the various Sparkfun contests and “unique” events they hold so I figured this would be fun and an opportunity to get some cool stuff for cheap, and it was.
This is the 1.5 lb box that showed up inside another Sparkfun packing box. I was like a little kid, I could not wait to open it up and see what I had.
|Box & Contents||1lb 14.4oz|
|Box Only||5.3oz||Contents||1lb 9.1oz|
|Shipping & Tax:||$10.66|
Piece by Piece with Thoughts
All in all, not a bad haul. Got some good things I don’t often spend money on (like headers even though they’re useful), definitely got some pieces I’ll use, and also got some trash or drawer fillers, but that’s how it goes.
Overall, I’d say I’m at a 7 out of 10 for satisfaction, $20 isn’t bad at all but the $10 dollars for S&H cuts in to the “deal” territory a bit. I’m happy with my purchase but not jumping for joy. But I’ll definitely go again next year.
Component Vital Details
|Half a Soldering stand||TOL-09477||< $5.95|
|FTDI Cable 5V VCC-3.3V I/O||DEV-09717||$17.95|
|IOIO and Breadboard Holder||DEV-11632||$0.99|
|Getting Started with Arduino – 2nd Edition||BOK-11471
|WAV Trigger||WIG-13660||Dead – $49.95|
|9V Battery Holder||PRT-10512||$2.95|
|Standoff & Screw Packs||Similar To: ROB-13136||Guess $10.00|
|VGA Connector PCB Mount||WIG-11569||3 x $1.50|
|Female Header Pack||Similar To: PRT-11269||23 x $1.50 (per 4)|
|Electrolytic Decoupling Capacitors – 4.7uF/5V||Similar To: COM-00523||28 x $0.50|
|Resistor 56 Ohm, 10 Ohm, 3.3k Ohm 1/6th Watt PTH – 20 pack||COM-11508||Approx. 20 x $0.95 (per 20)|
|Op-Amp (Thru-Hole) – LM358||COM-09456||$0.95|
|Inductor 220uH||Similar To: COM-00090||Guess 6 x $0.50|
|Sealed Membrane Switch Connector||Similar To: COM-08973||Guess $0.40|
|2 Pin Jumper||Similar to PRT-08233||Guess $0.50|