Can you recommend some good stores like http://www.goldmine-elec.com/ and http://www.sparkfun.com/ I'm looking for little motors, gears, metal rods, rubber rollers/grommets as well as electrical components.
I'd like to teach myself electronics with a focus on audio. I'm starting with this book. What should I do/read from there? [more inside]
I have several boxes of expensive electronic components (like this DC-DC converter, various high-freq op amps, 14-bit ADCs, several rad-hard milspec discrete devices, etc.), and I'd like to sell them online. Is there an eBay-like Mouser or Digikey-type site?
Need help figuring out best option for a printer for a fashion company. [more inside]
Cheap CD player hisses. Worth the trouble to diagnose or fix? [more inside]
I need some electronics help - why is this FET not doing what I expect it to? [more inside]
I'm a hobbyist looking to buy an oscilloscope, and I need some advice. [more inside]
How can I trigger a relay using my (non jailbroken) iPod touch? [more inside]
Looking to buy some speakers for my iPod which I have absolutely no experience with. Looking for something in the $150 - $200ish range. [more inside]
Looking for the perfect laptop for traveling. Priorities are durability, lightness, and battery life, in that order. Performance is not too important, but it must run Windows 7 like a champ. Willing to consider netbooks. [more inside]
Save Our Planet Filter: My girlfriend is doing a "green energy" engineering project and needs inspiration. This is a project for an electrical engineering class in college so give us your coolest ideas for green energy projects. [more inside]
I've never seen this mathematical symbol used this way before. Can anyone tell me what it means? [more inside]
Help me find a new LCD television for my modern guest bedroom. [more inside]
Do you know of any camcorders or portable video recorders with composite (analog) input? [more inside]
Does anyone own a patent for the button? As in, the button you press to turn on your tv, or to dial your phone, or to nuke the planet from orbit. not the button on your shirt. [more inside]
Where can I find a cheap network cable tester, tomorrow morning, in NYC? [more inside]
I want to create a customized Settlers of Catan board. For the purposes of this question, it could also be a custom Monopoly board. I want the pieces ( cities / hotels ) to light up when they are placed on the board. I know I would put LED's in each piece, but besides that, I am not sure if or how I could power up the LED's. I am not an electrical engineer, but magnets, watch batteries or inductive charging sound good to me. Help me make an awesome electronic board game!
I'm looking to buy a personal handheld GPS unit mainly for hiking and geocaching. Recommend an awesome model for me! [more inside]
Few hours after work travel in Berlin and looking for local Akihabara or good electronics store. Any place close to S/U-bahn is ok.
sous-vide-Filter: I have a pot of water and I can buy an immersion heater or aquarium heater, but how do I control it to maintain an arbitrary temperature 40-100C within 1 degree, for cheap? External themostats for homes and microbreweries and aquaria seems to top out at 32C, and cost upwards of 50$. Scientific water baths and ovens cost $800+. And my oven is not accurate enough. [more inside]
What is the best universal charger to reduce cable clutter, esp while travelling? [more inside]
I'm about to start work in an electronics shop (mobile phones, hifis, computers etc) and would love some tips. [more inside]
Attention electronics tinkerers: I need to find a waterproof potentiometer without breaking my budget, and I'm not having much luck. Long-winded explanation inside. [more inside]
In order to fix a malfunctioning printer we have been told to unplug it and hold down the power button for one minute to release static. Are we being punked? [more inside]
Help me wire a wireless doorbell switch. [more inside]
Cheap and electronically disinclined: please help me figure out how to use this AC/DC adapter to power my computer speakers. [more inside]
Table Hockey in the dark? [more inside]
How can I strip a USB cable? [more inside]
Looking for an electronics supply store in NYC. LEDs, resistors, kits. Not boomboxes, televisions and Playstations. Suggestions? [more inside]
Looking for somewhere to buy electronic components in Los Angeles, possibly in bulk ammounts. Things like resistors, capacitors, op-amps, LEDs. I'm imagining a great big store with aisles and aisles of switches, knobs, project enclosures, components, wires and soldering irons. [more inside]
Tomorrow, my boyfriend and I will be photographed nude and somewhat covered in electronics (music making equipment and cords). Is there anyway to attach expensive, somewhat heavy mixers and controllers to our bodies? [more inside]
eat use this? Cheapo hair dryer suddenly flashing green light inside. What's going on? [more inside]
I've got $500.00 to spend for a new computer. I want to get the most bang for my buck. My needs are: - Play music - Edit and view photos - Edit and view videos - Create DVDs & Surf the Internet. My past history has been in PCs. I am open to building my own computer. So what should I get?
Returning to the States from Austria with electronic equipment: What to worry about at customs? [more inside]
Soon, I'm going to have a nice cash bonus at work and about two weeks of vacation time. I don't have enough money for a travel-vacation, so I figured I'd turn it into a learning-vacation: I'm going to focus on playing guitar, but also, I'd like to learn some 101-DIY electronics projects. I adored Lego Mindstorms as a kid, then kind of gave it up for awhile. Now I'm looking for something similar. More inside! [more inside]
How do I play videos from my iPod Nano on my Phillips television? My Phillips is a flat screen and has a USB port on the side, which my iPod can dock to. When I connect them, the television even recognizes that an iPod is connected, but doesn't seem to know what to do with it. Any ideas?
Should I fix my LCD TV or replace it? Our 18-month-old LCD TV has died. Tech support says it's probably the "main board." We're outside the warranty period. Repairs (including shipping) will probably run to at least half the cost of simply replacing it. [more inside]
Which mini HD camcorder should I buy—the Kodak Zi6 or the Flip MinoHD? [more inside]
How to rig up a foosball table to measure velocity of goals? [more inside]
How many laptops can I legally bring to Peru? [more inside]
Most recommended roomba, hopefully sub-$200 [more inside]
How long are you waiting to get an HDTV and Blu-ray player? [more inside]
Where in Vancouver/Fraser Valley can I find a good warehouse-type electronics store. Not looking for a Future Shop or Best Buy, anything with fancy display rooms or even carpet on the floor. Looking for something more similar to NCIX (thanks Emanuel from previous AskMeFi question), which I think is like Tiger Direct. [more inside]
What are your experiences with different brands and types of benchtop/lab power supplies? Do certain ones fail more often than others? Easier to fix? Better power conditioning? [more inside]
Any good (i.e. customer service wise/price wise) UK/Euro equivalents of sites like newegg for shopping for external hard drives?
Any good (i.e. customer service wise/price wise) UK/Euro equivalents of sites like newegg for shopping for external hard drives? [more inside]
Electronics Filter: I'm trying to source a certain type of connector for a cable I'm trying to make. Please have a look at my pictures. [more inside]
I need a new thermistor probe for this temperature controller. The manufacturer sells these for $37 shipped. Is there a less-expensive solution? [more inside]
I'm looking for a few knobs like these, seen on a Russian-built guitar effects pedal from the eighties. [more inside]