Links

If you’re looking for links to blogs and electronics sites similar to mine I recommend EEWeb “Site of the Day” directory, categorized by type and topic. New website link every day!

This list is updated frequently, additions and suggestions are kindly accepted in the comments field.

Update: Now featuring twitter links for online stores and suppliers which are represented on twitter.
Please note that not all suppliers are active twitter users, and their feed may not be updated on a regular basis.

See info below table for more info

LogoTagsSPC
Element 14/Farnell
Components, #, @element14
-NUS
Digi-Key
Components, #, @digikey
$32.5NUS
MakerShed
kits, arduino, components, modules,community, robotics, @makershed
$35.59NUS
Sparkfun
manufacturer, kits, arduino, components, modules,community, robotics, @sparkfun
$8.48YUS
Adafruit
kits, arduino, components, modules,community, robotics, @adafruit
$6.56YUS
Active Robots
Robotics
$5YUK
Bitsbox
rec, components, @BitsboxUK
$4.5YUK
DealExcel
Tools, instruments, @dealexcel
Free
WW
YCH
Earthshine Electronics
arduino, components, kits, robotics, @EarthshineElec
$2.97YUK
Future Electronics
components, #, @FutureElec
$35.33NCA
Futurlec$5NTH
Ledshoppe
LED, @ledshoppe
FreeYCH
Littlebird Electronics
kits, arduino, components, modules, robotics, @lbhq
$23YAU
Oomlout
@oomlout, arduino, tools, components, kits
$2.7YUK
MindKits
kits, arduino, components, modules, robotics, @MindKits
$53.59YNZ
MindSets
Components, kits, mechanics, MOC £10
$52NUK
MyDuino
arduino, clones, components, robotics
$2YMY
Pololu
manufacturer, kits, components, robotics, arduino, @Pololu
$8.95YUS
ProtoStack
components, kits, modules, @Protostack
$6
WW
YAU
Rapid
components, @Rapidonline
$60NUK
Robot Electronics
robotics, components, educational, mechanics
$24NUK
RS Components
components, #, @RSElectronics, @DesignSparkRS
$20NUK
RSH Electronics
components, @RSHElectronics
$6.5YUK
Seeed Studios
Free shipping @ $50, PCB, components, arduino, kits, robotics, community, @seeedstudio
$2.58YCH
Technobots
Rec, kits, modules, mechanics, arduino, robotics, components, @TechnobotsLtd
$7YUK
Trossen Robotics
kits, arduino, modules,community, robotics, @trossenrobotics
$36.56YUS
Solarbotics
kits, arduino, components, modules,community, robotics, @solarbotics
$8.53YCA
SK Pang Electronics
components, robotics, kits, arduino
$10.4YUK
Hobbytronics
arduino, robotics, components, @hobbytronics
$6.4YUK
Micro4U
components, robotics, arduino
$5.25YTH
ITead Studios
robotics, community, PCB, @ITeadStudio
$3YCH
Easy Electronics
components, arduino
$2YIN
Netram Technologies
Arduino, components, kits, modules
??ZA
Australian Robotics
robotics, components, kits, arduino
$15.8YAU
Cool Components
arduino, robitics, kits, modules, components
$3.7YUK
Mouser
Free shipping @ $120, components, #
$50
UPS
Exprs.
FdEx
NUS
Jameco
MOC $30, components, #
?NUS
FunGizmos
Robotics, components, kits, arduino
$14.85YUS
Electronics-DIY
Components, kits
$5YUS
Curious Inventor
Components, arduino, kits, mechanics
$3.72YUS
BG Micro
Components, audio, kits
$3.77YUS
Quasar Electronics
Kits, tools, components
$15YUK
Hobby Engineering
Robotics, components, mechanics, tools, kits
$8YUS
NKC Electronics
@nkcelectronics, arduino, components, robotics, kits, tools
$5.22YUS
Proto-Pic@Proto_Pic, arduino, kits, robotics, components$12YUK
Watterott Electronic
@welectronic, kits, robotics, components, arduino
$26
UPS
YDE
Hardware Kitchen
Arduino, robotics, sensors, open source,
$8.5YCZ
DFRobot
@dfrobotcn, kits, components, arduino, robotics, mechanics
$3YCN
Tayda Electronics
Components
$2.34YTH
ByVac
Modules
$2.1YUK
Arduino Store
@arduinoteam, @arduinoblog, official arduino store, beta
$17.6YCH
Inventables
@Inventables, materials, electronics, mechanical, construction, crafting, prototyping
$34NUS
BlueSmokeLabs
@BlueSmokeLabs, arduino, components, microcontrollers, tools
$4.25YUK
Fingertech Robotics
@FingerTech_Bots, robotics, hardware, R/C, materials
$8.75YCA
Polycase
@Polycase, cases, enclosures
$62.12NUS
Surplus Gizmos
@surplusgizmos, surplus, electronics, litterature, clothing, hardware, industrial, test, tools, instruments, educational
$31.35YUS
Tech Supplies
Picaxe, components, educational, litterature, tools
$3.3YUK
Superdroid Robots
@SDRobots, robotics, R/C, mechanics,
$37YUS
Dimension Engineering
R/C, DC-DC regulators, accelerometer,
$1.25YUS
Robotics Connection
robotics, sensors, kits, motor
$13.67YUS
Liquidware
@liquidware, android, embedded, sensors, kits, arduino, components
$32.25YUS
Arc Euro Trade
CNC, mechanics, tools, hardware, machines
$18.5YUK
LEDsales
LED
$16YAU
Bizbot Technology
Components, mechanical, robotics
$82.5YMY
Toys Downunder
R/C, arduino, makerbot
$7.40YAU
Zagros Robotics$12.95YUS
SG Botic
@sgbotic, robotics, litterature, components, kits
$47.25YSG
Robots In Search
@RobotsinSearch, robotics, components, mechanical, tools
$17.15YCA
RobotGear
robotics
$12YAU
RobotCraft
robotics, components
$18YCA
RhydoLabz
kits, components, robotics
$18YIN
Ocean Controls
cnc, arduino, litterature, components, tools
$18NAU
InMotion
arduino, components, robotics
$10YPL
GES Electronics
Components, tools, chemicals, robotics, mechanical
$3.4YCZ
MDFLY Electronics
Components, modules, CNC, power, programming, BGA
$6.4YUS

 

S: Shipping cost to Norway*
P: Accepts PayPal?
C: Country of origin

You can sort, search and manipulate this list based on shipping costs, if the site accepts PayPal or country of origin. For an example, to show only US based stores, type US in the search field or click the C cell and scroll to US entries. You can also search by tags.

Popular tags are arduino, robotics, components, free, rec (recommended by me), # (major component supplier), community…

* All shipping costs are checked manually by me, and are shown in US dollars. The value shown is minimum shipping cost to Norway. When shipping costs seems high, it might be worth checking out if it is courier or overnight shipping because it was the only available option.

The reason for adding shipping costs to Norway is simple. This list was intended for me. There are no places to get parts like this in stores here in Norway, and if I were to buy it from a Norwegian online store, shipping usually starts at about $15 (so 10 LEDs costs me about $15.5)! But also, since Norway is far north in Europe, and not a member of the EU, this part tells a lot about a stores capability to ship a cheap item to a  non-standard destination.

I’ll finish this page of with a link to a video blog post from Akiba (Chris @freaklabs) at freaklabs.org
http://www.tokyohackerspace.org/akihabara/
If I had this right down by my street, I may never have written this page…