I recently took out an old Make: magazine from the local library. It had a lot of cool links. Here are some:
- USBCell. These rechargeable, AA batteries plug into a USB port. A two-pack costs £11. Their website says that AAA, C, D, and 9-V batteries are in the pipeline.
- Octopart. Type in a part number, and let Octopart find it for you. They now have a “parts list” feature that lets you build a parts list online or import a list from a .csv or .txt file.
- All Electronics. Surplus house. Sells everything from cable clamps to wall warts. Some good deals.
Weird Stuff. Another surplus house. Sells a lot of old computer gear (think Sun) and industrial equipment (valves, pumps, blowers).
- Hobby Engineering. Tagline: A supply store for people who want to build robots, electronic gadgets, kinetic art or anything else that moves, beeps or flashes. Carries a variety of educational kits as well as microcontroller parts and electronic components.
- FlyABird. Totally unrelated to ham radio. Sells machines called ornithopters that fly by flapping their wings. Very amusing.