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The venerable ESP8266, in an Arduino form factor. I've linked these before but they're getting cheaper and cheaper, and are massively handy. If you aren't `in the know`, these things are like an arduino, work with arduino shields, even with the arduino software, but are 10x faster, 32-bit instead of 8-bit, have 4MB of flash storage, and native WiFi internet capabilities! Definitely the modern replacement and a great way to get started.
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The STM32 is another handy microcontroller. Running at 72MHz with 32-bits of processing power, it provides far better Analog to Digital and interface capabilities, but lacks the native WiFi networking. Again can be used with the Arduino IDE, or another great use is http://tomeko.net/miniscope_v2c/ - an entry level USB oscilloscope (2 channel x 460kSPS) for under $2.
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These connectors will fit directly into breadboards, and provide an easy way to attach random bare wires. It's worth noting here that most breadboards can only handle around 1A of current, so be careful about connecting stuff up to your board, unless you want things to get... melty.
Electronic Cigarette lighter Windproof ultra-thin Metal pulse USB Rechargeable Flameless Electric Arc Cigar Cigarette Lighter
95144 in stock
Ok ok, smoking is bad for you. But for those of us still with the habit, why not light your cigarettes with high voltage? :D Contains a simple high voltage supply, lithium battery, and USB charging port.
99 in stock
Finally a good way to run those 100W LED chips from a 12V power supply. Just plug & play. Also a generally useful constant current step up power supply.
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This thing found its way into my shopping list as a way to use the left over stepper driver modules from my 3D printer, after upgrading them. A cheap little arduino shield that can be used to create a 4 axis engraver or printer.
Magnifying Glass LED Light 3.5X 12X Magnifier Repair Tools Loupe Magnifying Tool Alligator Clip Soldering Solder Iron Stand
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A simple set of helping hands, illuminated inspection loupe, and soldering iron holder. Rather basic but often considered essential tool on the bench, it can prove invaluable for holding boards and getting a better view while soldering.