The 99 Cent Store
OK, you may be shaking your head and thinking that I'm crazy, but the 99
Cent Store (and other 99 Cent-like stores) can have some really useful
stuff. The good stuff comes and goes so if you see something that's
really cool it's best to grab one, or twenty, when you have a chance.
When shopping, really take a good look at the stuff. Think about what's
inside and the shape of the case. Turn it upside down. Ask yourself,
"What could I make out of this which may be completely different from what
it's supposed to be?"
Some of the parts in these things you might be able to get cheaper if you
bought in large lots, but what are you going to do with a ten thousand
LEDs? (don't answer that) Depending on what you get, the components may be
way cheaper than if you bought them at the local hobby shack. I saw a
flash light with eight high intensity white LEDs. That's a deal. Most of
their calculators have "fake" solar cells but every once in a while they
have one with a real 1.5V solar cell. Cool! Even the coin cell batteries
in these things cost way more if you bought them separately. Buy
it, pull the batteries and chuck the rest!
Anyway, here's some cool, or strange, stuff that we've found.
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