Decision maker

Lately I've taken to browsing my local Radio Shack and "rescuing" some of the clearance items I come across.

Today I wandered in looking for some terminal lug strips and came out with 60' of hookup wire (can never have too much wire around, right?) and a neat little Velleman Decision Maker kit, both of which were on clearance.

About 15 minutes at the bench, and this simple little kit was all assembled. It's basically a binary magic 8 ball. Press the button and the LEDs flash quickly, eventually slowing down until one of them stays lit.

DecisionMaker.JPGIt's all through hole components, and is very easy to assemble making it an excellent kit for someone learning how to solder. Perfect for introducing soldering techniques to a kid.

Not bad for $2.