Electronics stores in Sunnyvale

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  1. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Question: Since Haltek came to grief, are there any good Electronics
    stores left in Sunnyvale? IIRC they used to be around Linda Vista Avenue
    but that was a long, long time ago.

    Then there is Fry's but that's more a computer parts store.

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  2. Joerg

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    Jim Thompson wrote:
    > On Tue, 03 Jun 2008 11:41:49 -0700, Joerg
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >> Question: Since Haltek came to grief, are there any good Electronics
    >> stores left in Sunnyvale? IIRC they used to be around Linda Vista Avenue
    >> but that was a long, long time ago.
    >>
    >> Then there is Fry's but that's more a computer parts store.

    >
    > You'll get mugged ;-)
    >


    I did hear some spooky stories about some areas there. Is it that bad by
    now? I booked the Maple Tree BTW, thanks for the hint.

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    On Jun 3, 11:41 am, Joerg <>
    wrote:
    > Question: Since Haltek came to grief, are there any good Electronics
    > stores left in Sunnyvale? IIRC they used to be around Linda Vista Avenue
    > but that was a long, long time ago.
    >
    > Then there is Fry's but that's more a computer parts store.
    >
    > --
    > Regards, Joerg
    >
    > http://www.analogconsultants.com/
    >
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    There's only Halted on Ryder St and Anchor Electronics:

    http://www.halted.com/
    http://www.demoboard.com/anchorstore.htm

    JDR Microdevices and Jameco are not too far but they are not stores
    for browsing.

    http://www.jdr.com/interact/default.asp
    http://www.jameco.com/

    I find it disappointing that I come here from Europe to Silicon Valley
    where many of the devices are designed (and in some cases fabricated)
    but the quickest way to get components is by ordering them from
    Digikey in the mid-west. Components have been around the planet twice
    by the time I get them.

    kevin
    kevin93, Jun 3, 2008
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  4. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Dave Platt wrote:
    >> Question: Since Haltek came to grief, are there any good Electronics
    >> stores left in Sunnyvale? IIRC they used to be around Linda Vista Avenue
    >> but that was a long, long time ago.

    >
    > Haltek was up in Mountain View. I miss 'em.
    >


    Yeah, don't we all miss those places :-(


    > Weird Stuff Warehouse is in Sunnyvale - they're on Caribbean, just
    > south of where Mathilda ends. More computer stuff than electronics,
    > but their as-is/junk room in the back is worth wandering through.
    >


    Thanks! That'll be the northern end and Mathilda is really close to
    where I work anyhow:

    http://www.weirdstuff.com/


    > HSC (Halted Specialties) is in Santa Clara, not far from the Sunnyvale
    > border. They're on Ryder Street, a little one-block loop by the
    > intersection of Central and Lawrence Expressways.
    >
    > Excess Solutions is over in Milpitas, on Milpitas Blvd. a block or so
    > south of 237.
    >
    > Advanced Component Electronics is in San Jose, on Oakland Road. No
    > weekend hours.
    >



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  5. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    kevin93 wrote:
    > On Jun 3, 11:41 am, Joerg <>
    > wrote:
    >> Question: Since Haltek came to grief, are there any good Electronics
    >> stores left in Sunnyvale? IIRC they used to be around Linda Vista Avenue
    >> but that was a long, long time ago.
    >>
    >> Then there is Fry's but that's more a computer parts store.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Regards, Joerg
    >>
    >> http://www.analogconsultants.com/
    >>
    >> "gmail" domain blocked because of excessive spam.
    >> Use another domain or send PM.

    >
    > There's only Halted on Ryder St and Anchor Electronics:
    >
    > http://www.halted.com/
    > http://www.demoboard.com/anchorstore.htm
    >


    Thanks. We had a Halted in Sacramento, AFAIK gone by now. But they
    didn't have much in the area of analog stuff. Mostly really old surplus
    gear.


    > JDR Microdevices and Jameco are not too far but they are not stores
    > for browsing.
    >
    > http://www.jdr.com/interact/default.asp
    > http://www.jameco.com/
    >
    > I find it disappointing that I come here from Europe to Silicon Valley
    > where many of the devices are designed (and in some cases fabricated)
    > but the quickest way to get components is by ordering them from
    > Digikey in the mid-west. Components have been around the planet twice
    > by the time I get them.
    >


    Europes still has some Conrad Shops in major cities. I guess the client
    base here in the West has eroded, kids don't build stuff anymore.

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  6. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Jim Thompson wrote:
    > On Tue, 03 Jun 2008 11:56:56 -0700, Joerg
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >> Jim Thompson wrote:
    >>> On Tue, 03 Jun 2008 11:41:49 -0700, Joerg
    >>> <> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Question: Since Haltek came to grief, are there any good Electronics
    >>>> stores left in Sunnyvale? IIRC they used to be around Linda Vista Avenue
    >>>> but that was a long, long time ago.
    >>>>
    >>>> Then there is Fry's but that's more a computer parts store.
    >>> You'll get mugged ;-)
    >>>

    >> I did hear some spooky stories about some areas there. Is it that bad by
    >> now? I booked the Maple Tree BTW, thanks for the hint.

    >
    > I always have a chauffeur ;-)
    >


    This time no chauffeur here but I got to Sunnyvale in 3hrs which is
    unusual. It's a nice hotel BTW. They've got complimentary copies of the
    Korean Daily but I can't read it. Internet access is very handy, I am
    writing this from there. Unpacked the laptop -> bingo.

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    http://www.analogconsultants.com/
    Joerg, Jun 4, 2008
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  7. On Jun 3, 11:41 am, Joerg <>
    wrote:
    > Question: Since Haltek came to grief, are there any good Electronics
    > stores left in Sunnyvale? IIRC they used to be around Linda Vista Avenue
    > but that was a long, long time ago.
    >
    > Then there is Fry's but that's more a computer parts store.


    I'm trying to set up a list & map of the more interesting electronics
    stores
    in the South bay:

    http://avtanski.net/projects/local_shops.html

    I still have to visit Excess Solutions in Milpitas - probably I'll
    have time
    to do it later this week.

    Is there some shop that I am missing? How is San Jose Scientific - do
    they
    have electronic components?

    Thanks,

    - Alex
    Alexander Avtanski, Jun 4, 2008
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  8. Joerg wrote:
    > Question: Since Haltek came to grief, are there any good Electronics
    > stores left in Sunnyvale? IIRC they used to be around Linda Vista Avenue
    > but that was a long, long time ago.
    >
    > Then there is Fry's but that's more a computer parts store.
    >


    Isn't Sunnyvale where Buffy hangs out?
    Don't you have a large vampire problem?

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    Dirk

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    Remote Viewing classes in London
    Dirk Bruere at NeoPax, Jun 5, 2008
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  9. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Jim Thompson wrote:
    > On Tue, 03 Jun 2008 21:43:55 -0700, Joerg
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >> Jim Thompson wrote:
    >>> On Tue, 03 Jun 2008 11:56:56 -0700, Joerg
    >>> <> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Jim Thompson wrote:
    >>>>> On Tue, 03 Jun 2008 11:41:49 -0700, Joerg
    >>>>> <> wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> Question: Since Haltek came to grief, are there any good Electronics
    >>>>>> stores left in Sunnyvale? IIRC they used to be around Linda Vista Avenue
    >>>>>> but that was a long, long time ago.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Then there is Fry's but that's more a computer parts store.
    >>>>> You'll get mugged ;-)
    >>>>>
    >>>> I did hear some spooky stories about some areas there. Is it that bad by
    >>>> now? I booked the Maple Tree BTW, thanks for the hint.
    >>> I always have a chauffeur ;-)
    >>>

    >> This time no chauffeur here but I got to Sunnyvale in 3hrs which is
    >> unusual. It's a nice hotel BTW. They've got complimentary copies of the
    >> Korean Daily but I can't read it. Internet access is very handy, I am
    >> writing this from there. Unpacked the laptop -> bingo.

    >
    > How often are you there (in Sunnyvale)? I _may_ be up there in a week
    > or so.
    >


    Only sporadically, usually whenever an EMC test is needed. There is a
    large EMC lab (Elliot) next to Moffett Field but sometimes we'll use
    their Fremont range. I'd scoot over there for a beer or two if it wasn't
    such a looong drive. Took me 3-1/2hrs to get back here. BTW if you
    arrive late and restaurants are about to close there is an In-and-Out
    Burger across and up El Camino on the other side of the street (to the
    right). Just a short walk. I usually don't frequent burger chains but
    this one is fairly good, not sure if you Arizonians have them. Try their
    "double-double" but don't tell your cardiologist about it.

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    What happened to R&D Electronics on Montague in Milpitas? The last
    time I passed by there they were gone. Did they move or go out of
    business?
    , Jun 6, 2008
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