@Garcia: About the $8 board... must the discrete components be separately bought or are they included in an all-in-one kit?
My impression is that everything comes in the $8 kit ... but I haven't seen it yet (Caleb has dropped one tnto the post to me -- it should arrive on Monday -- so email me on Tuesday to ask me (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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