29. August 2012 by Peter
These items have now started to arrive. So each day I get home from work it is always exciting to see that santa brought to my mailbox today.
Today it was a 2 meters 40-pin flat ribbon cable. My God – wires are expensive!!! That 3m ribbon was $6.50 (From via eBay from liawu. I need to find something cheaper. Just the lower overhead-panel needs 100 switches and a ton of LEDs that all needs wires to a input/output-card.
Other goodies so far is the toggle switches with the white caps and the turn-knobs that costs fraction of the real boeing-style knobs. A bit of paint then I am sure I’ll do the trick – at $0.50 each! The company I bought it from on eBay also have their own webshop that seems to have some very cheap prices on basic electronics.
To be honest I have just ordered things of eBay without being sure what I am going to need. But it is pretty mainstream things I have bought, and the pice was only a few dollars per shipment.
On a totally different note I am amazed that you can buy 10 toggle switches for $5 including shipping. That covers production, handling, postage and shipping half way around the world. Amazing!