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How to Get Free Electronic Samples

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This instructable will show you how to get free electronic parts. That's right 100% free electronic components sent right to your door. Some manufactures and suppliers give their parts away for free for people to test them. I will put all of the companies that sent samples to me under a category determined by what parts they offer. Towards the end I will put the companies that I recommend to avoid because they didn't send samples to me. But before you go ask for free samples from these companies there is one thing that you should know. Never sell free samples on the internet to make money. The companies are nice enough for giving you free parts for your projects so don't sell them on the internet. Other than that have fun as you start to receive shipments of your free parts.
I will be updating this with more companies as I receive more samples from them. This took me awhile to make so feel free to like, share, and don't forget to follow me.

Hope you like it,
John




 
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Step 1: Semiconductors/ Microcontrollers

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Texas Instruments- Registration is required. Add items to cart and then checkout to order samples. No corporate email address was required. You don’t have to pay the shipping. It ships FedEx Ground.
Zilog- Registration is required. . You fill out a sample request form. No corporate email address was required. You don’t have to pay the shipping. It ships FedEx 2nd Day Air.

Step 2: Passive Components (Diodes, Capacitors, Resistors, Transformers, etc.)

TE Connectivity (they also have heat shrink, cable ties, terminal blocks, etc.)- Registration is required. Add items to cart and then checkout to order samples. No corporate email address was required. You don’t have to pay the shipping. It was easy with no questions asked. It ships FedEx Express.
shmadul18 days ago

Thanks bro

rlinnabaryjr15 months ago
Hello,

I am a 47 year old male in a wheel chair and decided on electronics' as a hobby that I would enjoy and be able to do in my physical condition. My mind has been bored with work alone and so I am working on starting to take an on-line electronics' coarse the MIT offers for free.

I have decided on building a couple of bench top power supplies for my 1st project to get started and was wondering if you could help me out with some of the parts that I will be needing. I don't want to sound greedy or anything, I would be more than great full for any help that you can offer me.

I am wanting to make 2 each 0 - 30 volt / 0 - 3 amp power supplies and here is the link to the programmable one that I like that I want to build: http://www.tuxgraphics.org/electronics/200707/bench-power-supply-unit.shtml#0lfindex6
If you can help me out with this project, many thanks to you and I won't forget what you have done for me for many years to come.

Thanks for your time and have a great day!

Rick Linnabary Jr.
1821 S. Gordon
Wichita, Ks. 67213
USA
(316) 440-3127
rlinnabaryjr15 months ago
Hello,

I am a 47 year old male in a wheel chair and decided on electronics' as a hobby that I would enjoy and be able to do in my physical condition. My mind has been bored with work alone and so I am working on starting to take an on-line electronics' coarse the MIT offers for free.

I have decided on building a couple of bench top power supplies for my 1st project to get started and was wondering if you could help me out with some of the parts that I will be needing. I don't want to sound greedy or anything, I would be more than great full for any help that you can offer me.

I am wanting to make 2 each 0 - 30 volt / 0 - 3 amp power supplies and here is the link to the programmable one that I like that I want to build: http://www.tuxgraphics.org/electronics/200707/bench-power-supply-unit.shtml#0lfindex6
If you can help me out with this project, many thanks to you and I won't forget what you have done for me for many years to come.

Thanks for your time and have a great day!

Rick Linnabary Jr.
1821 S. Gordon
Wichita, Ks. 67213
USA
(316) 440-3127
rlinnabaryjr15 months ago
Hello,
I am a 47 year old male in a wheel chair and decided on electronics' as a hobby that I would enjoy and be able to do in my physical condition. My mind has been bored with work alone and so I am working on starting to take an on-line electronics' coarse the MIT offers for free.
I have decided on building a bench top power supply with dual output 0-30 volt and 0-3 amp output and +5/-5 outputs along with +/-12 volt outputs for my 1st project to get started and was wondering if you could help me out with the aluminum cabinet that I will be needing. I don't want to sound greedy or anything, I would be more than great full for any help that you can offer me. I believe that it will need to be 12" wide, 6" deep and 4" - 5" tall.
If you can help me out with this project, many thanks to you and I won't forget what you have done for me for many years to come.

Thanks for your time and have a great day!

Rick Linnabary Jr.
1821 S. Gordon
Wichita, Ks. 67213
USA
(316) 440-3127
Advar7 months ago
Now, THIS is the type of useful information that this site is famous for! Thank-you very much! :))
andrea biffi10 months ago
some years ago I asked to many manufactures and suppliers for some specific samples from their catalog, but I had no luck :-(
mshbi (author)  andrea biffi9 months ago
Try some of these websites and you will get some samples.
I'll do it, thanks!
thebooms210 months ago
Atmel also samples just about any of their microcontrollers for free with free shipping. Weidmüller samples high end terminal blocks and other accessories and guarantees you'll have your parts in hand within 72 hours. I live in the states and even my stuff arrived within 3 days from Germany. I've sampled items from other companies over the years as well. This is great for students on a tight budget.
some of the components in camera flashes do not seem to be on sale anywhere. the little transformer specifically.
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