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Post by terrydec on Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:51 pm

Does anybody want 19 red LEDS? I had to buy 20 to get the one I wanted.
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Post by terrydec on Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:54 pm

OUCH! These LEDs are projection, like in a pointer. I made the mistake of looking at it. Safety hint: NEVER look straight into a projection LED. Fix: I had to put a piece of black tape over the end.
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Post by terrydec on Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:49 pm

This isn't going to work.  I've had to order a pack of 25 diffused on Amazon.  25 for $4.25.  That's 25 for about the same price I'd pay for one at Radio Shack.  What's wrong with this picture?
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Post by Chas on Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:54 pm

Missin' Radio Shack, not me...

My experience with Radio-Shack is nothing but a long series of disappointments from shoddy components. Power diodes that short in use. Phone jacks with poor connections to the threaded bushing, half-dead batteries, hard drive power cable with 5 & 12 volts reversed. Coax cable and TV twin-lead with opens. Each one of these required a return trip, wasted time and money, delayed critical projects.

Fortunately, my need for electronic supplies in an R & D environment has gone away, then again so has Radio-Shack:)

Oh I did plan, all my components came from Digi-Key, Mouser, Newark, Allied and a few lesser others. Because an engineer will not plan ahead, Radio-Shack was a "fall-back". Then I got authorization for overnight shipments from the top three Smile

Now I have a bushel basket of carded components. I think I will flog them, someone might want to build a mock Radio-Shack store to re-live the "glory".

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Post by terrydec on Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:42 pm

That's weird that you had so much trouble.  My experience was the opposite of that.  I knew the guys and they sent a lot of repair and installation business my way.  And it is almost impossible to get a decent project box anywhere.
I'm really sorry to see them go.  I miss 'em.

I've been thinking that some smart entrepreneur should get their left over stock and sell online.
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