Mail Order Resources / Parts

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Electronic Parts[edit]

Digi-Key[edit]

http://Digikey.com

  • Online Datasheet PDFs!
  • General electronics, ICs, and Microcontrollers


Technotronix[edit]

http://www.technotronix.us/

  • Turnkey Solutions
  • PCB Fabrication Services

4 PCB Assembly[edit]

http://www.synergisepcb.com/

  • PCB Design
  • PCB Fabrication Services
  • PCB Material Management

Mouser[edit]

http://Mouser.com

  • General electronics, ICs, and Microcontrollers
  • Better Part-Finding Interface than Jameco/Digi-Key, although the stock depth is somewhat smaller.

Waytek[edit]

http://waytekwire.com

  • Electrical wiring supplies

Sparkfun[edit]

http://www.sparkfun.com

  • High-end component "modules" (eg: ready to connect XBee, Bluetooth, GPS, LCD modules)
  • Custom adapter boards (for fitting odd-sized lcd cables, etc.)

Jameco[edit]

http://Jameco.com

  • "Starter" parts assortment sets
  • General electronics, ICs, and Microcontrollers

Newark[edit]

http://www.newark.com/

  • Similar to Digi-Key, Mouser

Asian Circuits[edit]

http://pcbamanufacturer.net/

Allied[edit]

http://www.alliedelec.com/

  • Enormous catalog

MPJA[edit]

http://www.mpja.com

  • Random liquidation of useful components and odd electronics
  • General electronics, ICs, and Microcontrollers

PCB Manufactuing Inc[edit]

http://www.pcbmanufacturing.org/

All Electronics Corp[edit]

http://www.allelectronics.com/

  • Surplus electronic and scientific stuff
  • Pretty cheap.

Gateway Electronics[edit]

http://www.gatewayelex.com/

  • Electronic components and kits

All Spectrum Electronics=[edit]

http://www.allspectrum.com/

Bittele Electronics=[edit]

http://www.7pcb.com/

Trossen Robotics[edit]

http://www.trossenrobotics.com/

  • Robot and RFID parts

Microchip[edit]

http://sample.microchip.com

  • Microcontrollers of all shapes and sizes
  • Will send free samples of most products.

Parallax[edit]

http://Parallax.com

  • Anything Basic Stamp related
  • SX Microcontroller related
  • Nice prebuilt sensor "modules"

Pololu[edit]

http://www.pololu.com/

  • Robot controllers (Atmel based)
  • Motor and Servo controllers
  • Robot-related sensors
  • Cogs, Wheels, Small DC Motors

DealExtreme[edit]

http://www.dealextreme.com

  • VERY cheap miscellany, esp. LEDs
  • oddball computer parts (e.g. CF to 1.8" HD adapters for 4th gen iPod SSD conversion)
  • cheap tools (multimeters, soldering irons...not extensive)
  • Free shipping/no minimum order, but expect it to take three+ weeks to arrive

HSC Electronic Supply[edit]

http://www.halted.com/

  • Lots of closeout electronics
  • Good for components and robot parts
  • Cool storefront in Sunnyvale, CA if you get to Silicon Valley

Goldmine Electronics[edit]

http://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/

  • surplus

YourDuino Shop[edit]

http://www.arduino-direct.com/sunshop/

  • Low Cost Arduino compatible boards
  • Sensors, Output Devices, Robotics, Electronics Components

M O T H E R L O A D of LINKS to Sources & Suppliers[edit]

http://amasci.com/supliers.html

Apex Electronics[edit]

http://www.apexelectronic.com

  • surplus

ProtoStack[edit]

http://www.protostack.com

  • Kind of like SparkFun

BulkWire.com[edit]

http://www.bulkwire.com/

  • wire

PCBs[edit]

4pcb.com[edit]

http://www.4pcb.com/

  • easy to deal with, reasonable prices, made in America, good software

BatchPCB[edit]

http://www.batchpcb.com/

  • run by SparkFun

Gold Phoenix[edit]

http://www.goldphoenixpcb.biz/

  • China
  • Used by BatchPCB

Fast Circuits Inc[edit]

http://www.7pcbmanufacturing.com/

Sierra ProtoExpress[edit]

https://www.protoexpress.com/

  • SF Bay area

Techno Tronix[edit]

http://www.technotronix.us/

  • Run By PCB Assembly

WellPCB[edit]

https://www.wellpcb.com/

  • Focus on pcb prototyping and assembly

OurPCB[edit]

https://www.ourpcb.com/

  • your most reliable PCB and PCBA supplier

Fabrication[edit]

Materials / Supplies[edit]

Scientific Equipment of Houston[edit]

http://www.agile-fx.com/servlet/StoreFront

  • Glassware, calipers, some surplus and bulk
  • Many of their best deals are on EBay

Igus[edit]

http://www.igus.com/

American Science and Surplus[edit]

http://www.sciplus.com/

  • Decent glassware, not as cheap as Houston
  • Random electronics and old stuff

Disco ball mirrors[edit]

1/2" mirror tile sheet @ KitKraft; 2.6¢/mirror

McMaster/Carr[edit]

http://www.mcmaster.com/

  • Huge inventory of mechanical parts and tools

SDP/SI[edit]

https://sdp-si.com/eStore/

  • Gears, bearings, etc.

NOD Electronics[edit]

http://www.nod-pcba.com/


Kits[edit]

AdaFruit Industries[edit]

http://www.adafruit.com/

  • Lots of solder-it-together kits, many featuring AVR chips
  • USBTinyISP programmer great for reprogramming AVR boards
  • Webforum to support kitmakers at http://www.ladyada.net/forums/

Maker Shed[edit]

http://www.makershed.com/

  • Storefront for Make and Craft magazines, subscribers can get 10% off orders
  • They resell lots of kits, including some by NYCResistor people
  • Good source of books and introductory project ideas

Fundamental Logic[edit]

http://store.fundamentallogic.com/

  • Canadian supplier of Arduino-based kits
  • Nice 7-segment kit that connects to PC via USB

NOTE: Fundamental Logic has cease accepting orders as of May 2010.