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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Geek happiness is... a box from the parts store

My day was made this morning when I received my order from Digi-Key.  Yes, this contains the parts to finally build the real prototype of the SIDshield, including the 5V-to-12V boost converter, a 8-pin DIP chip TPS6734.  And, of course, the needed inductor, diode, and caps.  I also got the 1 MHz oscillator (ECS-2100), so the board can be completely self-standing.

What I forgot to order was the 14-pin and 8-pin sockets - but those I can get at the local store, I just have to find the time to bike there...