[hackerspaces] Any hackerspaces selling electronics to the public?

Bob Baddeley hackerspace-discuss at bobbaddeley.com
Tue Mar 19 17:45:48 CET 2013

At our space (Sector67) we have a locked cabinet with lots of those 
things in it. Of course, that means only trusted people can have access 
to that locked cabinet to sell things out of. We've considered building 
a vending machine for them. Sparkfun has special accounts for 
distributors, so you can order them at discount and sell them at the 
same price Sparkfun offers them. Pretty handy when your peeps need an 
arduino fast and don't want to wait. Not super lucrative, but very 
convenient. We also have lots of bins of bare parts and resistors and 
random components that have been donated, but we don't charge unless 
they're being used in bulk. Basically it's a "don't be a jerk" payment 
policy for those things.


On 03/19/2013 11:34 AM, Phillip Broussard wrote:
> We are considering selling some of the more popular kits and parts to 
> the public out of our hackerspace. I would like to know if anyone else 
> does this and how successful they have been. The closest thing to 
> competition would be Radio Shack or driving 3 hours to the next 
> largest city.
> Phil
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