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Monday, 23 June 2014

Bill of Materials for Shrimping It!

The Shrimp Farm
As you may know I am running a diversion on Shrimping It! at BCS SPA next week.

People attending the diversion will be given the kits, and will get to keep the Shrimp they build.

I'm writing build instructions in an e-book on LeanPub. I'll be publishing it Real Soon Now(tm), before it's finished, with an initial minimum price of £0.

That means that you can get the e-book free and will get all subsequent updates without paying anything more. If you do, please provide feedback and let me know of any mistakes.

SPA Shrimp Kit
Once the book has been debugged I'll raise the minimum price to 99p, but early customers will still get updates free of charge.

The book is detailed enough that I hope you can build your own Shrimp following the instructions.

If you want to build a SPA-style Shrimp on you own, you can get just about everything you need from ShrimpingIt!

To my surprise and delight, buying from them will cost less than I paid for the SPA Kits, which I self-sourced. You'll need to order the Shrimp kit, a 400 point breadboard and a CP2102 programmer kit.

The kit doesn't include the Really Useful Box that SPA participants will get: one other thing you can't get from ShrimpingIt! (yet) is the LED I'm using. The LED has an integral resistor, so it's safe to put 5v across it. Get them from Farnell.