I've put up a (crude) "Local Resources" Page on the Wiki.
Hopefully it will evolve into something usable.
Please go crazy listing and reviewing.
i will post it to the wiki in a couple minutes
On Oct 29, 4:51 pm, "Matt Joyce" <mdjo...@gmail.com> wrote:
> jameco has some great assortment sets for setting up a starter collection of
> On 10/29/07, e c kern <eck...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > There is no such thing as a modern neighborhood electronics store. Try
> > doing a back-of-the-envelope calculation of the business model and you'll
> > see why. There used to be one u.s. chain that had a pretty solid
> > selection, active electronics, but they closed all their u.s. stores a few
> > years ago iirc.
> > Two words: junk box. Most people who have been serious electronics
> > hobbyists for several years have a much more extensive inventory than radio
> > shack. At that point it becomes more a matter of *finding* something than
> > *having* it. This is one of the reasons electronics is a frustrating hobby
> > for newbies. It's one thing to get hung up because you are missing some
> > weird, obscure part, but getting hung up for lack of a 74HCT08 or a 0.1uFceramic or something is just plain stupid. If that is your situation I
> > would recommend spending some cash (maybe a few hundred $) on front-loading
> > your junk box. If you assign your own time a non-zero value that will be
> > the best investment you ever make.
> > I've never been to one of these backroom electronics places on canal st,
> > but I would expect that if you want to haggle down to the 100-count digikey
> > price you might need to bring a gun ;-P.
> > -chris.
> > On 10/29/07, David Sanderson <sanderson.m...@gmail.com > wrote:
> > > Also try 269 Electronics, its at 269 Canal St. Talk to the old guy in
> > > the very back of the store. Be prepared to haggle
> > > --Dave
> > > On 10/29/07, Zach 'Hoeken' Smith <hoe...@gmail.com > wrote:
> > > > personally, i love octopart.com for finding electronics parts online.
> > > > i usually end up going through mouser.com for the actual order.
> > > > jameco sometimes has killer prices too, but less variety.
> > > > as for local electronics shops... there are some places in chinatown
> > > > that have been mentioned. the NYU computer store is a good choice, and
> > > > there is some random place full of cool junk that Bre found in williamsburg.
> > > > ~Zach
Your praises are making me blush!
On Oct 31, 12:38 am, "Eric Skiff" <glitchc...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Craig! Eric Skiff (of PodCampNYC) here. Awesome to see you here on the
> NYCResistor list. Somehow I totally missed that you'd joined.
> For anyone who doesn't know Craig, he does amazing things with wifi and is
> just generally awesome. He set us up at PodCampNYC1 with tons of
> Linux-firmwared linksys routers and had the place swimming in good, free
> If you need wifi access in NYC, check out his companyhttp://www.urbanhotspots.com/index.html
> Great to have you on the list, Craig, hope to see you at a meeting soon :)
> On 10/30/07, Craig Plunkett <plunk...@cedx.com> wrote:
> > Out in Syosset, there's LNL Electronics, on Robbin's Lane. They even
> > have a selection of Vacuum Tubes!www.lnl.com, they've been around
> > awhile, long enough to have grabbed a three letter domain back in the
> > day. They are the closest thing to an old time electronics store that
> > I know of out here.
> > -Craig