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to one shelf of discrete components.
As a result, there's less to keep
track of, and I know where everything
is. Previously, it was a hunt to find that
elusive chip or breakout board. Now,
my hunting is reserved to online
The two to three day time lag is a
significant downside, but no greater
than working with components that
are no longer supported. So far, this
“just in time” parts procurement has
worked just fine.
As an aside, I've also shifted from
what I once considered standard 4-40
stainless nuts and bolts from suppliers
such as BoltDepot, to lighter smaller
M2x10 hardware from places such as
HobbyKing. I wouldn't think of
building a drone or any other compact
lightweight device with the old
However, there's still enough of
the heavy duty boards around such as
the Arduino UNO microcontroller
board to hang on to my supply of
4-40 hardware. I'm sure that eventually
— as with my collection of RF vacuum
tubes — I'll be tossing these, as well.
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$135 each 50 for $1.15 each
30 DETENT ROTARY
ENCODER WITH SWITCH
Alps mechanical rotary encoder
with momentary-on push switch.
30 detents. 6mm dia. aluminum shaft.
12mm square body. 7mm dia. x 10mm high
plain bushing. PC pins. CAT# RE- 30
Q6025P 25A 600V TRIAC
Teccor Q6025P. Triac.
Fastpak TO- 3 base.
10 for $5.15 each • 50 for $5.00 each
DIGITAL PANEL METER
Volts: 3. 5-30 Vdc.
Amps: 0-5A. Volts and
Amps on the same compact
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$1700 each WIRE MANAGEMENT KIT
2 for $10.00 each
A real bargain!
Includes 33 Ft
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CAT# WMK-1 $15 00 each
USB BREAKOUT CABLE
Provides two USB
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CAT# USB- 45
12 VDC 60 RPM MOTOR
60 RPM 12VDC, 2.5A.
Overall Dimensions: 7.5" x 3.0" x 1.6".
Rotating component of motor is a 3/8" dia.
Nylon bushing with four splines. Can be fitted w/ a shaft from either side.
$12 75 each
40 HOOK-UP WIRES, 24"
80 Feet of AWG 20
stranded, tinned wire.
Forty 24" lengths. 10
pcs each of black,
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Most prepped with QC
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Good quality 90°C, 300V
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