Local Resources / Parts

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This is a rough list of local (New York Area) Resources and Parts Suppliers

Please add and elaborate.

Also see Mail Order Resources / Parts

Parts, Electronic[edit]

  • Tinkersphere
    • 304 East 5th Street (between 1st and 2nd Aves) New York, NY 10003
    • Stocks Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, Soldering kits, Robot kits, breadboards, jumper wires, electronic components, robot parts, sensors, and much more
    • Specializes in Robots, Toys, Hobby Electronics and Crafts for tinkerers. They do special orders if you need something for a specific project and the staff is highly knowledgeable.
    • Online ordering with same-day in-store pickup available


  • NYU Book/Computer Store


  • RadioShack
    • Some stores are better than others. Some good ones:
    • 781 Broadway (near the NYU computer store).
    • 42 Broadway (near Battery Park)
    • 114 Fulton St. (financial district). (Looks to be now closed)


  • Allstate Electronics
    • 170 - 30 Jamaica Ave. , Jamaica Queens
    • Tel - 1 ( 718 ) 291 - 3388 / 3389 / 3769


  • Leeds Electronics
    • 68 North 7th St., Brooklyn ( Williamsburg )
    • Map
    • http://leedsradio.com/
      • Odd Lot and "vintage" parts.
      • Photo (found on flickr): [1]
      • If you need a NOS or used tube, it's here, from audio tubes to cathode ray tubes
      • From time to time there will be a few Nixie tubes as well for great prices
      • Also a lot of heavy-duty connectors, enclosures and switches, great for effects pedals
    • Went there on May 15 2014 during business hours, but the door was locked. Store may not be always open -- call before going there.


  • 269 Electronics
    • 269 Canal St., New York (Manhattan - Chinatown)
    • http://www.nycresistor.com/2009/09/16/269-electronics/
    • In the very back of a generic looking Chinatown Gift/Watch/Purse Shop.
    • (212) 625-0405
      • Soldering Supplies & Beginners soldering kits (circuit board + components)
      • Assorted hand tools (screwdrivers, tweezers, etc)
      • NTE Distributor
      • Resistors, Capacitors, Switches, Wire, Connectors
      • Does not carry surface mount parts or 20Mhz crystals, but has more HAM Radio related parts


  • Argo Electronics
    • 393 Canal Street, New York (Manhattan - Chinatown)
    • (212) 226-4945
      • Mostly broken A/V gear, PC boards etc.
      • Some old CRO's & other test gear.
      • Surplus components of likely little value unless you're lucky.
      • Junk products.
      • Some new A/V cables, connectors, power supplies.
      • Has the occasional gem to be found.


  • Trojan Electronics


  • Wayne Electronics
    • http://www.wayneelectronicsparts.com/
    • 637 State Rt 23
    • Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
    • 973-839-5888
      • Pretty good selection of parts, mostly tools and hardware, with a few rare finds
      • NTE Distributor, but not the largest selection of those


  • Lashen Electronics, Inc.


  • Electronic Barn
    • 48 Farrand St, Bloomfield, NJ (973) 429-9304
    • Google Map: [2]
    • Located underneath the NTE warehouse
      • 2 rooms full with many bins full of electronic and mechanical surplus junk
      • Electronic components, giant capacitors, etc.
      • Similar to the surplus back room of Edmund Scientific
      • I haven't been there in 10 years. Hope they're still around!



1/11/2008 Update - I just called the number for Electronics Barn above, and it seems to have been taken over by another company. The person on the phone told me that I should go to NTEINC.com [3], and get part numbers, then I could order and pick up parts between 9-3.

I then went to nteinc.com, looked at the NJ distributors. Interestingly, one was listed in Bloomfield, and has a web site, here: [4]. The address appears to be the same. So Electronics Barn appears to now be a distributor called Solid State, Inc.

Local HAM Fests and computer shows flea markets[edit]

Good sources for cheap lasers, solar panels, computers, and electronic parts.


  • MIT Flea third Sunday of each month, April through October


Fabrication and Materials[edit]


  • Pearl Paint
    • 308 Canal Street New York, NY 10013
    • http://www.pearlpaint.com/
    • Phone: 212-431-7932
      • Assorted plastic, wood, foam, paper
      • Carries mold rubber and resin casting supplies for plastic casting

Pearl Paint has closed. Many unhappy customers.

  • Stock Drive Products / Sterling Instrument
    • 55 South Denton Ave New Hyde Park, NY 11040 (Long Island)
    • http://www.sdp-si.com
    • 516-328-3300
      • Gears, bearings, shafts, pulleys, sprockets, chains, belts
      • Free catalog with technical information



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