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Where To Buy Electronic Components And Parts!


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Delextreme, now DX.com has really started posting a lot of electronics stuff lately. Programmers, bare chips, a lot of Arduino and STM32 stuff, a bunch of sensor boards, descretes, and packages of assorted descretes. I picked up the MPU6050 board, because I'm too lazy to make my own, also a Segger J-Link clone.

Just watch out with the descretes, a lot of things like resistors, capacitors, and leds are cheaper from someplace like Mouser/Digikey if you don't factor in the shipping. If you are ordering from Mouser/Digikey/Newark anyway, you should just throw in a bunch of various descretes rather than get the bundles from DX. At least price them out first.

Edit: also look at the packages of buttons, switches, USB connectors....

Breadboard power supply module $3.60

HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Sensor $4 - Remember when these things were like $30
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Another addition for the UK: http://www.esr.co.uk/
especially for some hard-to-get near obsolete semiconductors. I prefer the more usual suppliers like Farnell or Rapid for run-of-the-mill stuff, but ESR have a few odds'n'sods all to themselves.
Maplin's prices for electronic components and their after-sales service (not) are very uncompetitive.

Yet another supplier for hard to get semiconductors in the UK is : http://www.cricklewoodelectronics.com/Cricklewood/search.php
Robolab Technologies,

You can find each and every component that is used in robot manufacturing.

Controllers & Computers
Robot Servos
Motors & Wheels
Linear Actuators
Robot Sensors
Vision and Cameras
Lighting and Displays
Data I/O, Relay, and Phidgets I/O Boards
Robot Cables & Wiring
Hardware & Tools


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I checked prices with several places some were very expensive but I found one place Tayda Electronics that is very cheap much cheaper than ebay parts from China. I ordered 260 parts for $8.26 including postage, 80% less than what I paid for the same parts from China. This was much easier than ebay I did not have to search over and over and buy parts from 34 different places.
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Pars Druddle

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I value shop constantly amongst eBay, Tayda Electronics , BangGood. Excellent quality and prices to be had. If Tayda and Banggood don't have it check eBay.

Remember HK / China / Malaysia / Phillipines take a bit longer to arrive. You will get your items - they do care. Order in advance and be patient. I usually receive items in 2 weeks.

Microcontrollershop, Pololu , Futurlec , - Good deals on some things some times.

The only quality or quantity issues I have had in recent years are with Electronic Goldmine and All Electronics - They will fix problems promptly, but some days they can't count or ship from the rubbish bin. 10 years ago they had much better deals...
Generally overpriced, but check anyway:
Electronic Goldmine
All Electronics Corp.
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I'm surprised no-one has mentioned CPC http://cpc.farnell.com the consumer arm of Farnell
They are doing free postage at the moment, don't know if they charge to use private credit/debit cards though, which Farnell do (thank goodness that fact stopped me getting a Tenma meter from them!). Building up an order at the moment so I'll find out soon...


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Unless things have changed now they are amalgamated, but Newark in Canada (Farnell-Element 14- Newark) was high on prices and delivery.
I use either Digikey or Jameco.


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Most of the time I prefer McMaster
I second this. We use McMaster Carr a lot where I work, they have good quality products and are able to ship overnight. Not so much electronic components/parts, but definitely mechanical.

For the record, I do not work for McMaster, and this is not a paid advertisement. Just a comment from a happy customer.


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