So, I’ve been digging working at the Transistor Hackerspace. It’s got a lot of knowledgeable people who know a lot more about electronics and programming than I do. However, it’s a little father from home and work (about 15-20 minutes each) than would allow me to pop in and work on a project when I have a little bit of free time.
So I made a mini workshop by picking up a couple of “medium” storage containers from Harbor Freight Tools. They were on sale for $2.00 a piece. Man I love that place. There are so many possibilities for awesome inators lurking within it’s walls.
Anyways, my resistors and capacitors already came with their own boxes, and the rest of the components I had on hand fit, with room to add an Arduino with my ArduinoISP Deluxe Shield – ATtiny / ATmega programmer (which I can’t recommend enough!) . All this fits in one of the pockets of my laptop bag, so I’ve got all of it wherever I go. If I add a soldering kit and some mini-screwdrivers, I could probably setup shop anywhere and build a device to upload a virus to an invading alien horde.