Supplies and how to get them
I've been browsing Instructables for quite a while now, but whenever I find something I'd like to dirty my hands with I'm stumped as to where and how to find supplies. So can anyone tell me how you get your stuff? LED lights, lengths of cords, magnets, soft metals, etc...
I've looked around various hardware stores nearby but usually they only sell things packaged which puts them out of my price range. Do you guys look at discarded things, or simply take regular appliances apart and scavenge what you?
Fire away, guys.