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LILYGO® TTGO Meshtastic T-Echo LoRa SX1262 Wireless Module 915MHz NRF52840 GPS for Arduino H505$67None (Yay!)Using Meshtastic (see meshtastic.org)https://store.rokland.com/cdn/shop/products/LILYGOT-Echo_460x.png?v=1658844137https://store.rokland.com/products/lilygo-ttgo-meshtastic-t-echo-white-lora-sx1262-wireless-module-915mhz-nrf52840-gps-for-arduinoScottLower bandwidth higher range alternative to WiFi/Bluetooth. Encryption is supported! See Meshtastic.org for the latest documentation and firmware. Supports I2C sensors.YesRF Hacking
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Bambu Lab Carbon X1$1,600yes3D printerhttps://cdn1.bambulab.com/x1/x1Series-main-bg-v1-sm.pnghttps://bambulab.com/en/x1xrayJump for joy if you can get Santa to leave one of these under your Christmas tree. You never know if reviews are really just hype. In this case the product delivers. I know it is serious $$$, but if you don't ask, the answer is always no.yesmaker
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Siglent SDG2122X Arbitrary Waveform Generator$970noneGenerating test signals for electonics designhttps://res.cloudinary.com/iwh/image/upload/q_auto,g_center/w_1024,h_768,c_lpad/assets/1/26/Siglent_SDG2122X.JPGhttps://www.tequipment.net/Siglent/SDG2122X/Function-Generator/xrayAn arbitray wave form generator rounds out an electronics work bench. After reading a lot of technical reviews this model gave the best bang for the buck.yeselectronics design, maker
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Raspberry Pi 5 4GB$60depends on useembedded computing and controlhttps://www.microcenter.com/endeca/zoomFullScreen.aspx?src=671924_620302_01_front_comping-jpghttps://www.microcenter.com/product/671924/raspberry-pi-5-4gbxrayThe next evolution of the Raspberry Pi.not yetmaker, hacker
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Raspberry Pi 5 8GB$80depends on useembedded computing and controlhttps://www.microcenter.com/endeca/zoomFullScreen.aspx?src=671925_619841_01_front_comping-jpghttps://www.microcenter.com/product/671925/raspberry-pi-5-8gbxrayThe next evolution of the Raspberry Pi.not yetmaker, hacker
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some sort of at home cloud storage $200-1500
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Shack in a Box (icom)$4,400noneA full VFH/UHF & HF Ham radio in a go kithttps://shack-in-a-box.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/AIO-7300-2730A-01.pnghttps://shack-in-a-box.com/radio-go-boxes/hf-vhf-uhf-all-in-one-go-boxhappymaanAll in one go box for ham radioyesham radio
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