Real men build their own digital clocks! IMO it's worth $2.19 just for the soldering practice. Don't get rusty on me, guys! An IC socket is included, but real men solder directly, as the picture shows. Sockets are for suckers.
Ken: Stock up on these for the next Parallax Expo/P2 party "Learn to Solder" booth.
BYO 3-6VDC supply. USB works for me. Scotch for me, Preston.
"When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."
- Pablo Picasso