Just a quick reminder to all the robo-geeks and electro-nuts out there, this Thursday, January 13th, is SparkFun FREE DAY. This year they have increased the give away pool of money from $100,000 to $150,000 and have gotten a lot more creative about the ways you can grab a piece of the action. It's open to anyone, even if you have never ordered from SparkFun before. But, you'll have a definite advantage if you are a long term customer, or are good at answering basic electronics questions.
In any case, you're going to have to be very quick. During the 2010 event, which was originally scheduled to last all day, all of the budget was given away in just one hour and 44 minutes. This time around it may go even faster, assuming that the SparkFun servers are up to managing the tsunami of users frothing at the mouth to get in, place their orders, and gorge themselves on an electronic SparkFun feast.