Ten Places to Find Parts and Components
In This Chapter
Finding parts for your projects anywhere in the world
Finding local shops
Reusing old parts
You can find many Arduino-related shops in the world, but there are also a number of suppliers that are good to know about when shopping for parts and components.
RS Components (World)
RS Components markets itself as “the world’s largest distributor of electronics and maintenance products,” so it’s a reliable source of products available in an extensive range and at low prices. RS also has a sister company that operates in the United States, Allied Electronics.
Farnell is a British suppler of electronics with an enormous range of components to choose from. It operates worldwide under the Premier Farnell Group. This company is made up of several sister companies that allow the group to distribute to 24 countries in Europe (Farnell), North America (Newark Electronics) and Asia Pacific (Element14).
Rapid is one of the United Kingdom’s leading electronics distributors. Its main promise is to source components quicker than ...