Appendix A. Parts and Suppliers

Parts

The following tables will help you to find the parts used in this book. Where possible, I have listed product codes for a few suppliers.

There are now many electronic component suppliers that cater to the maker and electronics hobbyist. Some of the most popular are listed in Table A-1.

Table A-1. Parts suppliers
Supplier Website Notes

Adafruit

http://www.adafruit.com

Good for modules

Digi-Key

http://www.digikey.com

Wide range of components

Mouser

http://www.mouser.com

Wide range of components

Seeed Studio

http://www.seeedstudio.com

Interesting low-cost modules

SparkFun

http://www.sparkfun.com

Good for modules

MonkMakes http://www.monkmakes.com Electronics kits for Raspberry Pis, etc.
Pimoroni

https://shop.pimoroni.com

UK-based retailer and manufacturer of interesting HATs
Pololu https://www.pololu.com Great for motor controllers and robots

CPC

http://cpc.farnell.com

UK based; wide range of components

Farnell

http://www.farnell.com

International; wide range of components

Cool Components

https://coolcomponents.co.uk

Wide range of accessories for Raspberry Pi

The other great source of components is eBay.

Searching for components can be time consuming and difficult. The Octopart component search engine can be very helpful in tracking down parts. MonkMakes, Adafruit, and SparkFun all have packs of components to get you started.

Prototyping Equipment and Kits

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