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Sources of Samples/Great products for your Mods.

by DNT 2.5 Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:28 pm

I will Update this thread as I find more sources. Almost all of these companies offer free samples, Some may Contact you, and some may want to be contacted, If you order samples Illegitimately, don't be surprised if they send a rep to your house.
On with the list:
LEDS
Marktech- http://www.marktechopto.com
Bivar- http://www.bivar.com
SunLED- http://www.sunled.com
Sensitron- http://www.sensitron.com
Phillips- http://www.philipslumileds.com/

IC's, Semiconductors and Microcontrollers
Atmel- http://www.atmel.com/
STmicroelectronics- http://www.st.com/stonline/
Texas Instruments(good for regulators, fast shipping, and they don't ask qestions)- http://www.ti.com/
Microchip- http://www.microchip.com
Linear technology- http://www.linear.com/
Zilog- http://www.zilog.com/
System General- http://www.sg.com.tw/semiGP/sample_E.asp
Analog devices- http://www.analog.com
Intersil- http://www.intersil.com
Agilent- http://www.semiconductor.agilent.com
FairChild- http://www.fairchildsemi.com
Infenion- http://www.infineon.com
Microsemi- http://www/microsemi.com
Onsemi- http://www.onsemi.com
Central Semiconductor- http://www.centralsemi.com



Switches
Lamb Industries- http://www.lambind.com
APEM- http://www.apem.com
NKK- http://www.nkkswitches.com/
Screen keys (LCD pushbuttons) http://www.screenkeys.com

Enclosures
Pactec- http://www.pactecenclosures.com/
Polycase (need to be contacted) http://www.polycase.com
Hammond MFG- http://www.hammondmfg.com/scpg.htm
Serpac- http://www.serpac.com/
OWk- http://www.okw.co.uk/

Passive Components
WMA- http://www.wima.com/en_index.php
AVX- http://www.AVXcorp.com
Vishay- http://www.vishay.com
Murata Europe- http://www/murata-europe.com

Connectors\
Molex- http://www.molex.com
kycon- http://www.kycon.com

Suppliers
Chesrep- http://www.chesrep.com
AstroRep- http://www/astrorep.com
FMG- http://www/fmgelectronics.ie
Electec- http://www.electec.com
Avnet- http://www.avnet.com
Promor- http://www.promor.com
TAM http://www.tamweb.com
Sockets
MillMax- http://www.mill-max.com
Power devices
supertex- http://www.supertex.com
Sipex- http://www.sipex.com
Protection
California Micro Devices- http://www.calmicro.com
Sensors
Allegro Micro- http://www.allegromicro.com
Tools
Above board Electronics- http://www.aboveboardelectronics.com
Curious Inventor- http://www.curiousinventor.com/store
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Re: Sources of Samples/Great products for your Mods.

by DNT 2.5 Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:41 pm

Orphans without groups
AAVID Thermal Alloy | http://www.aavidthermalloy.com | Sample Kits
WJ Communications | http://www.wjcommunications.com | Communication
Tyco | http://www.amp.com | Connectors and Cables
Fordata | http://www.fordata.cn | LCD
EM Microelectronics | http://www.emmarin.com | RFID
Elesta | http://www.elestarelays.com | Relays
Hittie | http://www.hittite.com | Microwave
Heyco | http://www.heyco.com | Grips and holders
AAVID Thermal Alloy | http://www.aavidthermalloy.com/ | Sample Kits
Parallax | http://www.parallax.com/ | Basic Sample Kit (have to be contacted)
Dealextreme - http://www.dealextreme.com
Newegg- http://www.newegg.com
Tigerdirect- http://www.tigerdirect.com
Modchip.ca - http://www.modchip.ca
Freeware files that can be useful- http://www.freewarefiles.com/
Stewmac (Instruments, but there are relevant things there)- http://www.stewmac.com/

Sources for screens for Portables or any other mod,
Any size- http://www.aeicomp.com/
2.5- http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/s ... r.60542099
3.0- http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/s ... r.60542099
3.5- http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/s ... r.60542099
3.5- http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/s ... r.60542099
3.5"- http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/s ... r.60542099
7- http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/s ... r.60542099
7- http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/s ... r.60542099
7- http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/s ... r.60542099
8"- http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/s ... r.60542099
9.5- http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/s ... r.60542099
Kits- http://www.purdyelectronics.com
Nintendo Security bits-- http://electricquarter.com/tool-38mm-45 ... b09ca0f43d
Heat & Realated
Very nice, copper- http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/s ... r.60542099
Aluminum, better for smaller stuff- http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/s ... r.60542099
1CM thick fan- http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/s ... r.60542099
Nice fan and heatsink for bigger things- http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/s ... r.60542099
Fan and heatsink, smaller than above- http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/s ... r.60542099
Round fan, good for smaller stuff- http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/s ... r.60542099
BIG FAN good for huge stuff (Xbox ETC)- http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/s ... r.60542099
Nice fan for Dreamcast projects- http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/s ... r.60542099



Another great place to get parts is old electronics, they are going to the dump anyways, might as well save the environment and get yourself some gently used parts for next to nothing!
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Re: Sources of Samples/Great products for your Mods.

by classicgamer5 Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:51 pm

Have you gotten anything LEDs from any of them before?
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Re: Sources of Samples/Great products for your Mods.

by DNT 2.5 Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:55 pm

classicgamer5 wrote:Have you gotten anything LEDs from any of them before?

Gotten some from Marktech, slow shipping though.
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Re: Sources of Samples/Great products for your Mods.

by Hobie-wan Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:33 pm

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Re: Sources of Samples/Great products for your Mods.

by DNT 2.5 Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:18 am

Thanks hobie, Updated the thread, anyone else got some sources?
Could this qualify as a sticky?
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Re: Sources of Samples/Great products for your Mods.

by Dylan Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:21 am

DNT 2.5 wrote:Sipex-http://www.sipex.com
Heyco |http://www.heyco.com | Grips and holders

Uh, no hyperlinks? What do you expect me to do, copy and paste them into my browser? Psh.
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Re: Sources of Samples/Great products for your Mods.

by DNT 2.5 Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:30 am

Dylan wrote:
DNT 2.5 wrote:Sipex-http://www.sipex.com
Heyco |http://www.heyco.com | Grips and holders

Uh, no hyperlinks? What do you expect me to do, copy and paste them into my browser? Psh.

Maybe I do! :mrgreen:
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Re: Sources of Samples/Great products for your Mods.

by Hobie-wan Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:33 am

DNT 2.5 wrote:
Dylan wrote:
DNT 2.5 wrote:Sipex-http://www.sipex.com
Heyco |http://www.heyco.com | Grips and holders

Uh, no hyperlinks? What do you expect me to do, copy and paste them into my browser? Psh.

Maybe I do! :mrgreen:
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Oh sure, now fix my link you baaaasterd!
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Re: Sources of Samples/Great products for your Mods.

by DNT 2.5 Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:14 am

Hobie-wan wrote:
Oh sure, now fix my link you baaaasterd!

Sorry Hobie, yours was the weakest link, goodbye.
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