EE Times' editor Martin Rowe crossed the Charles River to check out the monthly electronics flea market at MIT. Even Thomas Edison was represented this time.
On the third morning Sunday each month from April through October, engineers, students, technicians, collectors, and hardware hackers gather to see what's on sale at the MIT Swapfest. As I've done for the last several years, I made the trek over the BU Bridge to Cambridge. This time, I had to dodge many Boston University students in red graduation gowns on their way to the ceremonies.
On the Cambridge side, I managed to find parking close to the swapfest—a rare treat, indeed. The following pages provide just a sampling of what was on sale on May 15, 2016. There was so much test equipment this time that I had to break it up into several pages. Follow the links below to your favorite items but first, be sure to get a wooden glider.