I’m brand new to the hardware world, so sorry if this is a dumb question.
I recently ordered a FEZ Reaper and a few components (buttons, sensors, etc.). I mistakenly thought it had an embedded USB port, but it doesn’t, so I have no way to power / program it. So I went to order a USB component (I tried USBSP-GM-330 and USBCDP-GM-280) but mouser.com no longer carries any. Ditto arrow.com and octopart.com.
What’s my best bet here? Are there other good sources for these parts? Or are there other compatible USB components I could use (that would be accessible to a noob like me)? Should I instead power the Reaper with a battery pack and use a serial port component for programming?
(I’m in NYC if that helps.)