And most of us have a limited budget in buying stuff.
If you know the secrets of how to get electronic parts for free, you could be saving your self hundreds of bucks!
Step 1: Free samples
However, control your self! Don't ask for hundreds of components! No company will give you that much, just ask for a few.
Here is a list of some companies and manufactures that will give you some of their free samples...
For more information, check out this instructable! List Of **FREE STUFF** For your projects
Step 2: Talk!
I had successfully got two portable TV's and a radio boom box by simply talking!
Step 3: Computer Repair Stores
If you ask the manager nicely for blown electronic equipment like PSU's DVD/CD burners, they will usually give it to you.
If you do get a DVD/CD burner, you are very lucky...
Because inside a DVD/CD burner, it has a laser diode that cost several hundred bucks! With that laser, you can make a cool burning laser flashlight if you check out that amazing instructable!
Laser Flashlight Hack!!
I had successfully got a working 200 watts ATX power supply unit and converted into a lab power supply using help of those two instructables...
Convert an ATX Power Supply Into a Regular DC Power Supply!
ATX to Lab Bench Power Supply Conversion