What is the best store to get simple pots and switches? Because RadioShack is a ripoff. Know of any good surplus dealers?

mouser is great

e.s.c. wrote:

mouser is great

http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/BI- … onMtd8E%3d
Are these any good?I'm going to be circuitbending keyboards.

I have also found these:
http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/BI- … IdDqtkQ%3d

http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/BI- … V%2foso%3d

http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/BI- … 51t4LzU%3d

it depends on what youre doing.. sounds like you're new to working with electronics, so i highly recommend reading this http://www.amazon.com/Circuit-Bending-B … 0764588877
the type and rating of potentiometer you use really depends on what exactly you're doing with it

e.s.c. wrote:

it depends on what youre doing.. sounds like you're new to working with electronics, so i highly recommend reading this http://www.amazon.com/Circuit-Bending-B … 0764588877
the type and rating of potentiometer you use really depends on what exactly you're doing with it

I'm not exactly new to electronics, I just don't know how much resistance i need. I'll probably pick up a few anywhere from 5k to 1M.

I usually get them from tayda.
Cheap Asian labour etc.

http://www.taydaelectronics.com/

Timbob wrote:

I usually get them from tayda.
Cheap Asian labour etc.

http://www.taydaelectronics.com/

good for switches, for sure. much easier to find what im looking for on that site.

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