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8: Where and how to buy electronic supplies

8: Where and how to buy electronic supplies

Update: 2018-05-28
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Will discusses where to purchase all the electronic supplies he mentions on the show as well as address some questions about cost and things to look out for.

He also recaps how the local hosted event for Arduino Day 2018 went.

When purchasing electronic supplies:

99% of what is needed can be purchased from Amazon & eBay
Great success with eBay
Exceptions with solder, LED strips, wires misrepresented, expect some dead components
Arduinos, ESP8266, sensors, resistors, ICs,
What NOT to buy from eBay:

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Solder; anything where performance is critical, high-end audio-amps, flash drives
High voltage, test equipment, batteries & battery banks,
Stuff “too” cheap probably is missing protection
Keep in mind, virtually everything is made in China
Take-away Lessons:

Start simple, because you may decide not get into it
A simple sensor kit is a good way to start:

Arduino
breadboard
wires
PIR
ultrasonic
LEDs
Youtube is a great resource for how-to and demonstartion
Links:

https://www.ebay.com/
https://www.amazon.com/
https://sparkfun.com/
https://adafruit.com/
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8: Where and how to buy electronic supplies

8: Where and how to buy electronic supplies

William Bushee & Ross Wickman