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Monday, 22 August 2011

Online electronics retailer Sparkfun allows you to view their entire product range as ASCII art... for some reason.

Have you ever been shopping online for electronic components and left wondering what your desired product would look like as ASCII art? Well neither had I, but I suppose somebody must have to motivate online electronics retailer Sparkfun to convert images of their entire product line to ASCII art.

The picture above depicts three items, all from their top seller range. Can you pick them? You may spy a 9 volt power supply on the left, a voltage regulator on the right, and that happy little chap in the middle is a humble 25c ceramic capacitor.

I certainly don't mean to discourage Sparkfun, it's truly something different, but I must say it did leave me scratching my head.

1 comment:

  1. For the record, I was bored one afternoon and figured "why the hell not?" after someone mentioned wanting ASCII art of a particular product.

    It's just jp2a output.