For Want of a Mini DIN Plug

Picked up a packet modem today (an AEA Packratt 232 USB – thanks Rob!) – it will let me use the Mac to transmit to satellites and the space station – so I can do more than just listen.  But… I need a special connector for my radio, so I’m now patiently waiting for yet another small package to arrive in the mail.

When working with hardware, it seems there is a lot of waiting for small things to arrive in the mail. 🙂  I guess it’s the hardware equivalent of compiling 😛

And yes, I scoured the house for an old PS/2 keyboard to cannibalize, to no avail.

And yes, I’m totally going to use this to integrate APRS geolocation into a MapKit app on OSX.

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Allen

Husband. Father. Proud Virginia Tech alum. Software Developer. Hardware Whisperer. Amateur Radio operator. Motorcyclist. Coffee lover. Stuff.

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