[hackerspaces] where do you buy electronics components and tools?

Nate Bezanson myself at telcodata.us
Tue Nov 2 20:43:09 CET 2010

Has nobody mentioned DealExtreme and KaiDomain yet? Rivals, these two
sites both carry a strange selection of components and tools. DX is where
I get all my high-power LEDs, which I've never had a problem with, but
many of their other products are junk or worse. Some EL-wire I just
ordered, for instance, was actually clear plastic tubing with an LED in
one end. Still, worth doing for many items.

Shipping takes about two years, I swear. Maybe it's only three weeks but I
still forget placing the order, so when a package arrives it's like a
surprise gift! "Omg! Who bought me a bunch of card readers, rj45 couplers,
and a tube of thermal adhesive? That's exactly what I need; how


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> On 11/02/2010 08:09 PM, john arclight wrote:
>> Also, Electronic Goldmine has a lot of good surplus deals:
>> http://goldmine-elec.com
> uhhh, you beat me to it. But yeah they have especially the "weird"
> stuff...
> Wafers and all kinds of discard "junk" that is just ideal for playing
> around in Arts Projects.
> The only drawback: US Only
> I "smuggled" some stuff through the SanFran Airport but it was hard to
> convince the TSA that these 3kg of Electronics wasn't a Bomb...
> We also bought some LEDs from:
> http://www.hebeiltd.com.cn/?p=product
> but the quality is a bit of a Russian Roulette thing. Some where
> outstanding others just ridicoulous... (the Specs were always ok, but
> very cheap manufacturing processes on some products)
> cheers,
> Steve
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