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October 4, 2007

Electronic Parts Resources

Here are some resources to check out for electronic parts/Surplus items throughout the metro area---

it is organized by city--- starting w/bloomington

this information was taken from:

http://www.repairfaq.org/ELE/F_surplus_us.html

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Electronics Surplus Shop

I discovered an electronics surplus shop the other day. I haven't been there yet, but here's their contact information. I called them - their limited hours are 800-430 M-F so not terribly convenient. They don't appear to have a web-site.

ABC Electronics
315 7th Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401

612-332-2378


October 2, 2007

Breadboard Naming History

The breadboard derives its name from an early form of point-to-point construction. In the early days of radio, amateurs would nail copper wire or terminal strips to a wooden board (often literally a board for cutting bread), and solder electronic components to them.

September 26, 2007

Forrest Mims, III

Getting Started in Electonics is a classic.

Electronic Sensors Circuits includes some ingenious approaches to sensing.

September 13, 2007

ITP links

ITP (NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program) offers a wealth of resources.

You can find guidance re: electronics here and here and here.