In any hacking/DIY endeavour, parts and knowledge are needed. This is a list of suppliers that I've accumulated over time. Note that I haven't necessarily dealt with all of these suppliers but they've all somehow ended up in my bookmarks.
If you're aware of any sources that should be on this page, please email me.
- My favorite supplier is Digi-Key. Their website makes it very easy to search for parts.
- Another popular supplier is Mouser.
- Jameco is a third option.
- Sparkfun has lots of nifty doodads, and is a major supporter of the DIY crowd. Even when the part is a bit more expensive, I encourage you to order from Sparkfun when you can. They support us, let's support them in return.
- Adafruit Industries is a web store operated by open hardware advocate Limor Fried.
- The Maker Shed, part of O'Reilley's Make brand, is a good starting point for many projects.
- All Electronics
- The Electronic Goldmine
- BG Micro
- And my favorite, here in the Dallas area, Tanner Electronics.
- smallparts.com sells, well, small parts.
- Berg has a bunch of neat looking stuff.
- SDP/SI is another supplier.
- Grainger is one of the big boys on the block.
- And of course, the 800-pound gorilla is McMaster-Carr.
- Limor Fried has a lengthy (if perhaps outdated) list of places where you can order sample electronics parts.