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  1. R.Spinks

    R.Spinks Guest

    I have a book full of various projects to build that I'd like to try. I have
    basically no electronics at home - a few caps and resistors ... but not
    much. Where is the best place to get electronics on line (radio shack has
    nothing). Also -- is it better to buy a 'grab bag' full of stuff off the
    likes of Ebay to start a home inventory and then order the stuff I don't get
    lucky to get on line from some other source?
     
  2. Fred Stevens

    Fred Stevens Guest

    Your first stop should be Digikey.
     
  3. At www.digikey.com.

    There's a small store near the corner of Scott and Walsh in Santa
    Clara called Anchor, I think, that sells some nice packages of
    electronics in hobbyist sizes.

    http://www.demoboard.com/anchor.htm

    When I fly to that area, I will sometimes visit and look around. And
    buy some things, too.

    Also, there is Mouser electronics at www.mouser.com (big catalog, like
    Digikey), BG Micro (smaller, some one-off sales) at www.bgmicro.com,
    Allied Electronics at www.alliedelec.com, and I'm sure you'll see
    others mentioned. No one of them is always better than another, on
    the issue of price. You will have to just shop a bit. Of course,
    EBay is another possible source, if you have an idea what you are
    looking for and know the value of it.

    Jon
     
  4. R.Spinks

    R.Spinks Guest

    Thanks to you both.
     
  5. ehsjr

    ehsjr Guest

    In addition to the other answers you got:
    http://www.allelectronics.com/
    http://www.goldmine-elec.com/default.htm
    http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/st...splay?storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&langId=-1

    Ed
     
  6. fengjianqing

    fengjianqing Guest

    What do you want? You can send me a sheet. Then I can help you.
     
  7. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    For the _cheapest_ electronics you can get, troll the dumpsters in
    tony neighborhoods and industrial parks. ;-)

    Good Luck!
    Rich
     
  8. Linh Hoang

    Linh Hoang Guest

    yup santa clara has a bunch of stores. basically you just walk in a
    big warehouse of junks. some stuff are cheaps other are expensive. eg.
    17crt monitor for 30 bucks. a small speaker for 25cents. :)
     
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