I was in St. Paul, and robotics class is starting earlier this year. Time for a trip to my favorite surplus store, Axman Surplus. Axman is a pretty cool place, although it is getting a little harder to find great deals on electronic components. It seems to have caught on a bit amongst the urban hip, and it might be influencing the merchandise assortment.
But it does make for some very creative decor. The sales staff are very hip, and near as I can tell they get to use anything in the store for display purposes. Lately they have been going crazy with things suspended from the ceiling.