October 31 - November 2, 2014 Cedar Rapids Marriott
DreamCon High School and College Workshop
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Coming back in Fall 2014, ICON,
Iowa's longest-running science fiction and fantasy convention,
is returning to the Cedar Rapids Marriott on October 31 – November 2, 2014!
Our Wonderful Guests of Honor
Check out our Guests page for more information on them
Hugo and Campbell winning author Elizabeth Bear
World Fantasy finalist author Scott Lynch
Artist Lar deSouza
Artist Megan Lara
Toastmaster Jim C. Hines
Gaming? Yes, ICON has tons of GAMING starting Friday afternoon and running through Sunday afternoon
2DKits will be at ICON 39!
2DKits.com is a creation of Dwayne and Dale. Playing with simple electronic circuits (in this case, blinkies),
2DKits is their way to do heavy electronic geeking, and allow other people to have fun at a reasonable cost and keep them from going broke in the process.
Currently Dale and Dwayne have several "blinkie" kits for sale. They are small boards running various PIC processors (16F688 and 12F683) to drive flashing patterns on various arrangements of LEDs, some with a push buttons, with communication via the RC-5 IR protocol. Without sounding too gushy, they are probably near the top in terms of expertise regarding these PICs. Well, that's what you get when you cross years of software engineering design experience, PICs, LEDs, and fun.
they found it was unpleasantly expensive to create a handful of boards, as the price breaks don't kick in
until several hundred boards. And don't even get them started on the individual components...
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