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Where can I buy cheap import electronics in Seattle?

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
posted by stenseng on Jan 11, 2011 - 3 answers

WHAT IS THE EBAY FOR INTEGRATED CIRCUITS?

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]
posted by shipbreaker on Jan 2, 2011 - 8 answers

Best blu-ray player for an elderly person who doesn't have internet?

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?
posted by I'm Brian and so's my wife! on Jan 1, 2011 - 7 answers

possible to fix tv speakers buzz?

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?
posted by mmmmbobo on Jan 1, 2011 - 13 answers

What Arduino projects can I build with a radio or other scavenged household parts?

What interesting projects can I make with my Arduino and scavenged radio parts or other household items? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Dec 26, 2010 - 7 answers

¿Como se dice "Reprogram the remote"?

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]
posted by toodleydoodley on Dec 25, 2010 - 4 answers

Name that part! (electronics)

Name this electronic component / construction technique! Found inside a late 1980s Datron 1081 bench multimeter. [more inside]
posted by ryanrs on Dec 21, 2010 - 11 answers

Is there an car thief app for that?

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?
posted by R. Mutt on Dec 17, 2010 - 8 answers

Why does stuff disappear from Costco.com website without an out of stock indication?

Why does stuff disappear from Costco.com website without an out of stock indication? [more inside]
posted by Twinedog on Dec 17, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me navigate the world of diy audio kits with respect to guitar amps!

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]
posted by joydivasian on Dec 10, 2010 - 6 answers

where to get a dog door with a timer?

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]
posted by dontmesswithseth on Dec 4, 2010 - 8 answers

What's age-appropriate for a gadget-nut 4 year old?

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)?
posted by swimming naked when the tide goes out on Nov 25, 2010 - 24 answers

I've become afraid to park in my parking space.

I need help parking in my apartment garage parking space. [more inside]
posted by fiTs on Nov 20, 2010 - 24 answers

Or failing that, a time portal to 2005 and $100 or so in appropriately dated bills...

Does anyone make a thumb drive that plays MP3s? [more inside]
posted by 256 on Nov 16, 2010 - 24 answers

Is the Big Volume and Tone Knob lobby behind the lack of wiring straight pickup-to-jack diagrams?

How can I wire a bass so that the volume and tone knobs are bypassed? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Nov 13, 2010 - 5 answers

Using a Droid Phone as a WiFi Hotspot?

Should I replace my MiFi with a hotspot-enabled Droid? [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Nov 8, 2010 - 9 answers

Why does my TV's picture drop out intermittently?

Why does my TV signal disappear into static for minutes or hours at a time? [more inside]
posted by aaronbeekay on Nov 2, 2010 - 2 answers

How do I power a 5mW laser?

I have a 5mW laser module. What do I need to attach it to to power it? [more inside]
posted by RobotHero on Oct 27, 2010 - 9 answers

Can I use a Kindle charger on my Blackberry?

Can I use my Kindle charger for my Blackberry Bold? [more inside]
posted by stenoboy on Oct 16, 2010 - 4 answers

Circular LED Displays?

Circular multi-segment LED displays? Who makes them? [more inside]
posted by Marky on Oct 13, 2010 - 2 answers

Gadgets in Manhattan?

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?
posted by Mwongozi on Oct 11, 2010 - 9 answers

How much trouble am I flirting with?

Does a 120V AC -->12V DC power supply need an RF choke when used to power a small DC motor? [more inside]
posted by jon1270 on Oct 6, 2010 - 7 answers

Please recommend a soldering mat.

Please recommend a "soldering mat" or other heat-resistant surface. [more inside]
posted by crawl on Oct 4, 2010 - 14 answers

What kind of gadget can a newbie build using the vast inventory of Akihabara?

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]
posted by Deathalicious on Sep 28, 2010 - 7 answers

Biggest Bang™ for Buck

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]
posted by monocultured on Sep 22, 2010 - 3 answers

Digital screen for museum exhibit

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!
posted by nalyd on Sep 20, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me teach my son (and myself) electronics

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]
posted by rikschell on Sep 13, 2010 - 15 answers

Monsterfuzz wants to rocks your world

I have a friend who would like to learn the mechanics of building effects pedals for guitars. [more inside]
posted by kittyloop on Sep 9, 2010 - 9 answers

I want to lie to cars.

I need a little advice on an electronics project that I'm working on. [more inside]
posted by Jon-o on Sep 2, 2010 - 16 answers

If You Pop That One More Time.....

The speakers are popping and it's driving me crazy. [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Sep 1, 2010 - 6 answers

AC/DC for a sub. No, wait...

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.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium on Aug 24, 2010 - 9 answers

Shopping in London

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]
posted by convex on Aug 23, 2010 - 8 answers

Why does a fully charged battery last for a different length of time depending on how it's charged?

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]
posted by Wilka on Aug 18, 2010 - 4 answers

Advice on DLP projectors

What is the best type of DLP projector to get for home movie watching? [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on Aug 6, 2010 - 4 answers

Does Las Vegas have any reputable camera dealers?

Does Las Vegas have good, legit deals on cameras? [more inside]
posted by Joseppi on Aug 5, 2010 - 5 answers

Cash for used electronics?

Experiences with Gazelle, NextWorth, or other cash-for-electronics programs? [more inside]
posted by hansbrough on Jul 26, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me find a DIN rail Terminal Block for a standard DIP14 packaged chip (that is in-stock).

[Electronics Small Part Filter] Help me find a DIN rail Terminal Block for a standard DIP14 packaged chip (that is in-stock). [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker on Jul 21, 2010 - 3 answers

How to best dispose of my unwanted stuff?

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]
posted by digitaldraco on Jul 15, 2010 - 31 answers

Jake the Peg

RS78 L12A. What transistor do I need? [more inside]
posted by run"monty on Jul 5, 2010 - 8 answers

Easy DIY electronics project for a teenager?

Easy DIY electronics project for a teenager? [more inside]
posted by Joseph Gurl on Jul 3, 2010 - 15 answers

Source for Right Angle PC Mount Potentiometers

Where can I order Alpha Single-Gang 16mm Right-angle PC Mount Potentiometers that are 100K log/audio taper?
posted by drezdn on Jun 28, 2010 - 4 answers

Simple Thévenin equivalent?

What is the Thévenin equivalent of this circuit? [more inside]
posted by PuGZ on Jun 14, 2010 - 6 answers

We'll need a bigger icebox, ma.

[HomeApplianceFilter] So we've bought a new house...now we need furniture and appliances. But where to get them? [more inside]
posted by jstarlee on Jun 11, 2010 - 15 answers

How did you get involved in electrical hobby work?

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]
posted by codacorolla on Jun 10, 2010 - 13 answers

Is there something wrong with Malvino's Electronic Principles

Is there a reason Malvino's Electronic Principles would be considered a bad book? [more inside]
posted by Monday, stony Monday on Jun 9, 2010 - 2 answers

Good bare-bones TV set for people who don't know which features are the bones

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]
posted by escabeche on Jun 9, 2010 - 18 answers

How to mail sensitive electronics (e.g. RAM)?

How to mail sensitive electronics (e.g. RAM)? [more inside]
posted by mazniak on May 29, 2010 - 4 answers

How can hon-handy types get a TV installed in Boston?

How do embarrassingly non-handy people in Boston buy a flat screen HD TV and affix it to the wall? [more inside]
posted by mozhet on May 29, 2010 - 2 answers

Help me get a better earphone seal!

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.
posted by mattholomew on May 24, 2010 - 7 answers

A few volts here, a few amps there, and before you know it there might be nothing left!

Does leaving my phone's car charger plugged in to the car at all times significantly drain my car's battery? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on May 20, 2010 - 22 answers

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