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RichQ
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Something similar
RichQ   7/1/2013 10:47:10 AM
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I have a rolling computer case instead of a backpack, but much the same kind of stuff inside: computer, power supply, mouse,  cellphone, USB chargers, cables (USB with interchangeable  client ends and Ethernet), paper, pens, business cards, coffee cards, travel club cards...

Not nearly as much fun stuff as yours, though, Max.

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Portable toolkit
RichQ   7/1/2013 10:50:14 AM
Over at Microcontroller Central, one of our bloggers (Adam Carlson) has written about the portable development toolkit he keeps in a backpack. Seems his day job is not about electronics, so in order to work on his home electronics projects at lunchtime, he created this carry-along lab bench. Check it out at Create a Portable MCU Tool Kit



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Less Stuff
DrFPGA   7/1/2013 11:04:01 AM
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Max-

My backpack has much less stuff in it but there are some similarities...

1) Laptop with power brick and power cord

2) iPAD and power cord (Nice case from Design West!)

3) Headphones (and Microchip wireless speaker!)

4) iPod

5) Books (about as much weight as the laptop. Usually library books- we have an excellent library system here in Bellingham WA)

6) Pens and note pad

7) Phone and power cord

8) Flash drive (just one- 8G is enough for me)

9) Diet Dr Pepper Cherry (In outside pocket. Must have pre-security check-in drink.)

10) Trail Mix 

 

Anyone else have any favorite travel "comfort food" items?

 

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What's in Woz's Backpack (Circa 2012)
DrFPGA   7/1/2013 11:07:52 AM
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Max- Your post made me remember this one:

http://gizmodo.com/5926598/the-amazing-contents-of-steve-wozniaks-travel-backpack 

 

Would be interesting to know what has changed since then...

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Re: Something similar
Max The Magnificent   7/1/2013 11:21:27 AM
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@RichQ: I have a rolling computer case instead of a backpack...

That's "So 20th century, my dear!" :-)

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Re: Portable toolkit
Max The Magnificent   7/1/2013 11:27:02 AM
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@RichQ: Over at Microcontroller Central, one of our bloggers (Adam Carlson) has written about the portable development toolkit he keeps in a backpack...

I just bounced over to MCC to read this article -- very interesting -- thanks for sharing

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Re: What's in Woz's Backpack (Circa 2012)
Max The Magnificent   7/1/2013 11:32:22 AM
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@DrFPGA: Your post made me remember this one...

Thanks for sharing -- that's great -- I once met "The Woz" (see Who Woz that masked man?) -- he's a real nice guy

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Heavy load
kfield   7/1/2013 11:33:56 AM
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Good grief Max, sounds like you need a steamer trunk to lug all this stuff around. I travel very light, and borrow what I need from people like you!!

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Re: Less Stuff
Max The Magnificent   7/1/2013 11:34:27 AM
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@DrFPGA: Nice case from Design West!

They were giving iPad cases away at Design West? I missed that ... but it really doesn;t matter, because I can't see me ever not using my leather iPad case from Saddleback Leather ... this just "Stands Proud in the Crowd" :-)

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Re: Heavy load
Max The Magnificent   7/1/2013 11:36:30 AM
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@kfield: I travel very light, and borrow what I need from people like you!!

And I cannot tell you how happy that makes me feel (LOL)

Did you check out that link that DrFPGA posted about The Woz and his backpack .... very interesting!!!

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