Recommend places to shop for cheap import electronics in Seattle. Think knockoff ipads, android tablets, unlocked smartphones, and other geeky gadgets straight off the boat from China...The kinda stuff you can get at sites like www.chinavasion.com
I have a lot of (old) ICs Integrated Circuits. (Also, crazy piles of capacitors and resistors, etc. but let us concentrate on the ICs.) Is there a website where an average citizen with these items can sell them to buyers? I fear they would just get lost buried or unseen on "ebay", even moreso on "craigslist". SeekIC.com seems like the kind of site I am after, but I would like to sell to buyers in the USA. [more inside]
My mother-in-law's old DVD player bit the dust recently and we would like to get her a blu ray player. She does not have internet and has a Magnovox 27 inch analog TV. She just wants to be able to view DVD and Blu ray movies. Any recommendations on a good, basic player?
My boyfriend has a Phillips 32" in flat LCD HDTV, that appears to be from 2006 or 2007. The screen seems to still be in great shape, but the speakers have developed an annoying buzz. Is it likely that the speakers could be fixed at a reasonable cost, or do we need to junk the tv completely and just get a new one?
What interesting projects can I make with my Arduino and scavenged radio parts or other household items? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good, inexpensive English-Spanish lexicon of TV/Cable/Broadcast technology terms? My sister does Spanish-language technical support for a large TV cable and Internet provider. She's first-language fluent in Spanish, but like many Spanish-speaking U.S. natives, leans heavily on Spanglish for many of the neologisms ("el remote") of the electronic age. [more inside]
Name this electronic component / construction technique! Found inside a late 1980s Datron 1081 bench multimeter. [more inside]
Recently, a friend's beat up old car was stolen the old fashion way - with a screwdriver to the ignition. This made me wonder about auto theft and newer, computer chip laden cars like the 2011 Volvo that I rode in yesterday. Has the computerization of automobiles led to new ways to steal cars? Basically, is there an car thief app for that?
Why does stuff disappear from Costco.com website without an out of stock indication? [more inside]
I finally figured out the perfect gift to get the boyfriend but am having trouble finding what I want. Help me navigate the world of diy audio kits with respect to guitar amps! [more inside]
where can i buy a dog door with a timer OR how can i make one OR is there somewhere i can commission such a thing? [more inside]
My 4.5 year old got to play with my friend's Ipod Touch, loved it, and is now adamant that Santa is bringing her one. This ain't going to happen. However, I would like to find her some kind of age-appropriate equivalent toy for Christmas. We don't do huge Christmas celebrations or massively expensive gift-giving, so this will be her big present, even if it's under $75. What can you recommend that won't make her ultra-disappointed (understanding that disappointment is a part of life, yadda yadda yadda)?
I need help parking in my apartment garage parking space. [more inside]
Does anyone make a thumb drive that plays MP3s? [more inside]
How can I wire a bass so that the volume and tone knobs are bypassed? [more inside]
Should I replace my MiFi with a hotspot-enabled Droid? [more inside]
Why does my TV signal disappear into static for minutes or hours at a time? [more inside]
I have a 5mW laser module. What do I need to attach it to to power it? [more inside]
Can I use my Kindle charger for my Blackberry Bold? [more inside]
Circular multi-segment LED displays? Who makes them? [more inside]
Where in Manhattan should I go to look at and possibly buy gadgets, electronics, and computery type stuff that would be hard to buy (excluding online) anywhere else?
Does a 120V AC -->12V DC power supply need an RF choke when used to power a small DC motor? [more inside]
Please recommend a "soldering mat" or other heat-resistant surface. [more inside]
I need an easy, yet cool-looking electronics project. In around one month, I'll be visiting Tokyo, including a day-long trip to Akihabara. Inspired by this post I think it would be really, really cool if I spent part of that day buying parts in order to create something electronic. Difficulty: I have close to zero experience with electronics. [more inside]
I'm going to travel a bit and might try to combine that with shopping. (a very novel notion, I know) Price-comparisons wanted. [more inside]
I'm looking for a digital picture frame that can play video and sound. I'd like to find something as close to 15 inches wide as possible. This is going to be used as a part of an exhibit, and must be no wider than 15 inches, total (screen + frame + anything else). There are no specific height requirements. Thank you!
My son got a 130-in-1 electronics lab for his 8th birthday and discovered digital logic from MacCauley's How Things Work. Now he wants to build a half-adder. Help? [more inside]
I have a friend who would like to learn the mechanics of building effects pedals for guitars. [more inside]
I need a little advice on an electronics project that I'm working on. [more inside]
The speakers are popping and it's driving me crazy. [more inside]
My son wants to DJ using a conventional amplifier and speakers, but with his car amp (Pioneer GM-D7400M) powering an 800 watt sub-woofer. This requires a 110 volt wall outlet converted to 12 volts. Can he use a battery charger, or does he need a larger, non-pulsing DC source, like an actual battery or DC power supply? Any other options/wiring tips? TIA.
I will be visiting London for two weeks or so in mid September this year, and I will be doing a lot of shopping. Since I have been recently working and living in Egypt, I intend to buy myself a new phone and some electronics, and maybe clothes. (electronics here are too expensive and not everything is available) [more inside]
When I charge my phone using a portable charger, the battery runs out quicker than if it's charged from the mains. Why is this? [more inside]
What is the best type of DLP projector to get for home movie watching? [more inside]
Does Las Vegas have good, legit deals on cameras? [more inside]
Experiences with Gazelle, NextWorth, or other cash-for-electronics programs? [more inside]
[Electronics Small Part Filter] Help me find a DIN rail Terminal Block for a standard DIP14 packaged chip (that is in-stock). [more inside]
I am working on getting rid of a lot of old possessions (baseball cards, electronics, clothes, etc.) that I've accumulated since childhood. I am not certain of the best way to dispose of some of these things. What's the best way to make sure most of it doesn't just end up in a landfill and/or might also bring me some profit? [more inside]
RS78 L12A. What transistor do I need? [more inside]
Easy DIY electronics project for a teenager? [more inside]
Where can I order Alpha Single-Gang 16mm Right-angle PC Mount Potentiometers that are 100K log/audio taper?
What is the Thévenin equivalent of this circuit? [more inside]
[HomeApplianceFilter] So we've bought a new house...now we need furniture and appliances. But where to get them? [more inside]
I’m coming from a non-technical background, and would like to learn more about circuit design and electrical engineering on a hobby based level. How did you get involved, and what resources are good for beginners? [more inside]
Is there a reason Malvino's Electronic Principles would be considered a bad book? [more inside]
We're thinking about getting rid of our 1975 digital-tunerless Zenith and buying a new TV set. I've never in my life purchased a television and I'm a bit bewildered by the many options. [more inside]
How to mail sensitive electronics (e.g. RAM)? [more inside]
How do embarrassingly non-handy people in Boston buy a flat screen HD TV and affix it to the wall? [more inside]
Will these triple-flange sleeves work with Shure SCL2 earphones? If not, does anyone know of a third party vendor that makes compatible triple flange sleeves for the SCL2? I'm having a hard time getting any of the included sleeves to form a seal with my elfin ears.
Does leaving my phone's car charger plugged in to the car at all times significantly drain my car's battery? [more inside]