Fuelled by insatiable curiosity
The other day I was making a LED flashing circuit. It was simple enough to only use discrete parts, atypical from my other (microprocessor-controlled) projects. After a good rummage through my bin of electronic components I came up short of an NPN transistor. Blast! I headed down to my local Dick Smith Electronics (DSE) store – but to my dismay – they have stopped selling electronic components! Arrrhhhh!