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 +=====  Local  =====
 +Local places to pick up electronic components, (roughly) sorted by distance from NSL:
 +
 +  * [[http://www.itcelectronics.com/|ITC- Los Angeles]] 
 +  * [[http://www.frys.com/template/isp/index/Frys/isp/Middle_Topics/H1%20Store%20Maps/burbank/|Frys - Burbank]] 
 +  * [[http://www.duvac.com/|DuVac - Pasadena]]
 +  * [[http://www.candhsurplus.com/|C&H Surplus - Duarte]]
 +  * [[http://www.allelectronics.com/|All Electronics - Van Nuys ]]
 +  * [[http://www.nortonsalesinc.com/|Norton Sales - N. Hollywood]]
 +  * [[http://www.electroniccity.com/index.asp|Electronic City - North Hollywood / Burbank]]
 +  * [[http://www.industrialmetalsupply.com/|Industrial Metal Supply - Sun Valley / Irvine]]
 +  * [[http://www.apexelectronic.com/|APEX - Sun Valley]]
 +  * [[http://www.w6trw.com/swapmeet/swapmeet.htm|TRW Swap Meet - El Segundo]] - Last Saturday of the month.
 +  * [[http://www.harborfreight.com/|Harbor Freight Tools - Simi Valley, Pasadena]] 
 +  * [[http://www.frys.com/template/isp/index/Frys/isp/Middle_Topics/H1%20Store%20Maps/manhattan%20beach/|Frys -  Manhattan Beach]] 
 +  * [[http://www.frys.com/template/isp/index/Frys/isp/Middle_Topics/H1%20Store%20Maps/city%20of%20industry/|Frys - City of Industry]] 
 +  * [[http://www.fordelectronics.com/|Ford Electronics - Buena Park]] - Have both new and surplus stuff. Good resource for hard to find stuff.
 +  * [[http://www.orvac.com/|Orvac - Fullerton]] - Large selection of network/cabling supplies in addition to electronic components.
 +
 +===== Online  =====
 +
 +  * [[http://octopart.com/parts/search|Multi-vendor parts search]] 
 +  * [[http://www.mouser.com/|Mouser]] - [[Mouser Group Buy]]
 +  * [[http://www.ti.com/|Texas Instruments (free samples of many products)]]
 +  * [[https://securitysnobs.com/|Security Snobs]] - For all your high security lock needs.
 +  * [[http://www.arduino.cc/|Arduino]]
 +  * [[http://beagleboard.org/|BeagleBoard]]
 +  * [[http://www.gumstix.com/|Gumstix]]
 +  * [[http://www.adafruit.com/|Adafruit Industries]] - NSL gets a group discount. [[Adafruit Group Buy]]
 +  * [[http://www.sparkfun.com/|SparkFun Electronics]] - [[SparkFun Group Buy]]
 +  * [[http://nkcelectronics.com/|NKC Electronics]]
 +  * [[http://www.goldmine-elec.com/|Electronics Goldmine]] - Good deals on obscure and surplus stuff.
 +  * [[http://www.futurlec.com/|Future Electronics]] - Loads of chips and component "value packs." Slow, but rock-bottom prices.
 +  * [[http://www.vakits.com/|Nightfire Electronics]] - Nice selection of SMT parts kits at reasonable prices.
 +  * [[http://www.moderndevice.com/|Modern Device]]
 +  * [[http://www.liquidware.com/|Liquidware]]
 +  * [[http://www.digikey.com/|DigiKey]] - DigiKey offers free shipping when a Check acompanies your order [[DigiKey Group Buy]]
 +  * [[http://epboard.com/|epboard]] - surface mount prototype adapters and more
 +  * [[http://www.unicornelectronics.com/prod.htm|Unicorn Electronics]] - Electronic grab bags and cheap bits
 +  * [[http://leading-leds.com/|Leading Leds]] US distributor of LEDs from Chinese [[http://ledz.com/|Ledz.com]] - Fast service when I tried them
 +
 +===== Alternative or OEM places to buy things that sparkfun add a huge tax too then ship really slowly =====
 +Tactile switches, smd momentary [[NSL Cylon II]], 5 way joystick <BR>
 +  * [[http://www.hcc-ht.com/products/products_list.asp?which=Tact+Switch+Series|Hengtai Electronics]] - ( note the g )
 +
 +=====  PCB Houses  =====
 +  *  http:<nowiki>//</nowiki>xenon-tech.com Haven't used
 +  *  http:<nowiki>//</nowiki>www.ezpcb.com/ Good, cheap
 +  *  http:<nowiki>//</nowiki>www.4pcb.com Great
 +  *  http:<nowiki>//</nowiki>www.batchpcb.com eh, zero customer service, mistakes are common
 +  *  http:<nowiki>//</nowiki>www.pcbcart.com OK
 +  *  http:<nowiki>//</nowiki>www.silvercircuits.com/ Haven't used, but been really responsive and helpful
 +  *  http:<nowiki>//</nowiki>www.olimex.com Olimex are a great company
 +  *  http:<nowiki>//</nowiki>www.apcircuits.com
 +  *  http:<nowiki>//</nowiki>ecommerce.pcbfabexpress.com/index.jsp
 +  *  http:<nowiki>//</nowiki>http:<nowiki>//</nowiki>www.pcbonline.org/index.php BatchPCB gets their boards from here
 +  *  http:<nowiki>//</nowiki>www.e-teknet.com/
 +  *  http:<nowiki>//</nowiki>www.7pcb.ca/ low cost pcb assembly
 +  *  http:<nowiki>//</nowiki>www.aapcb.com/ Expensive
 +  *  http:<nowiki>//</nowiki>www.futurlec.com/index.shtml Ask arclight
 +  *  http:<nowiki>//</nowiki>www.7pcbassembly.com Haven't tried.
 +  *  http:<nowiki>//</nowiki>dorkbotpdx.org/wiki/pcb_order PCB batch orders.  No minimum, setup or postage fees.
 +  *  http:<nowiki>//</nowiki>iteadstudio.com/store/index.php  Another PCB batcher. About 10 bucks for 10 5cm x 5cm boards. 3 week turnaround.
  
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