Introduction: List of **FREE STUFF** for Your Projects

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This is a list of places which you can get FREE stuff from, you can use it in your projects.... Its free and the items are shipped free So yeah hope you like the list !

Ok so I organized this instructable by type of product.

PM me if you have a site you want added !

Sorry about the crappy pics I took them with my cellphone......

Step 1: So How Do I .......

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Simply fill out the forms with the product numbers you want and most places will ship within 1 - 3 weeks.

Step 2: Switches

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I have had good luck with several places.

-Apem (recommended)
They are really good for freebies. I got some key locks and industrial buttons for an electrical ignitor.
They take a little under 2 weeks to deliver.....
They have very high quality parts.
(update) Several people have asked how do I order from APEM SO:
Click on the type of switch you want and it will take you to a different page.... Under the ONLINE REQUESTS category click REQUEST SAMPLES.

-E Switch
There parts appear high quality
However I have not Completely ordered from them for the fact that you need a shipping number. So for this one you need a shipping number.

I placed my order about a few weeks back and still haven't received anything. (I will Update)
But this Place looks legit.

I just recently found out about this site. And am still waiting but this place seems legit.
Better then paying $3
For a switch at The Source/ Radioshack

Step 3: ICs, Semiconductors and Microcontrolers.

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Texas Instruments
I have ordered several packages from this place. I have gotten every thing I have ever asked for.

I have placed one order with these folks and I got it.

Step 4: L.E.Ds

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Step 5: Enclosures

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Yeah you could buy this or you coulld have a company ship you a plastic boxes for free.

This place will ship you 2 enclosures of your choice for free. They don't ask questions either....
They ship via FedexGround. If you live in Tampa You can probably get it next day. You even PACKING PENUTS YAY.....

Dont go trying to order the Nicest Case Like there R or RX series because they wont give it to you.....
I just got Mine Today......
Your going to have to send them an email.....

Your going to have to send a polite email to these people.
These people are legit....
Shipped with FEDEX GROUND

New Age Enclosures
They offer some stylish enclosures......I just contacted them....
I hope I get mine......

This place has a sample button near the bottom..... they got some nice enclosures too....
I'm still waiting for mine

Step 6: Cable Managment

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Your going to have to send them an email......

This place has more than just cable ties they got nuts and bolts and washers and....... Gears..... The list goes on....
I just order from them.....

I just sent these folks an email.......
I hope I get them...
YEP I am waiting on these people too

Step 7: Conectors and Pins

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YOur going to have to click around on their site a bit because i have no idea where you live....
This site is thanks to wa9ave

The Request samples button is at the bottom of the page.
I haven't recieved my shipment yet...
They will phone you..... They phoned me..... but I think im still getting away with it....
Hopefully he wont lookup my address in google earth.......
I told him I was making a control panel for a crane.....

Mill Max
They sell and sample connector pins for pcbs.......
I'm still waiting for my shipment

Step 8: Other

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This is the place where I put everything else......

This Place you have to contact and ask them for one.....
This place is awsome......

I guess this is some type of sample pack..... I am still waiting for mine....


AnimeshS20 (author)2017-06-06

I m from india and i need some electronic parts for my project . i m btech 2nd year student in bareilly , uttar pradesh, india. I need part arduino uno board, relays. I m making a voice controlled home automation , by which i can control room lights. So plz plz give me parts i will be very thankful ..

tovrea45 (author)2017-03-19

I need a low profile video card AMD, Nvidia or Intel for my HP slimline quad core computer for free please. Does anyone know where i can get one for free? Thank you.

lisajacksson (author)2013-01-11

I'm constantly looking for ways to get FREE STUFF, free stuff and free money is my life, but I'll pass on what ever this is.

NelleFoxxx (author)lisajacksson2017-02-15

Do you happen to have any free sample(s) / free product(s) / free service(s) that you would be willing to share with a fellow freebie hunter?

DIYPro0505 (author)2016-04-11

Does anyone know where I can get free mosfets?

Gelfling6 (author)2016-03-25

Noticed on step 4, you hadn't listed anyone for LED's. I haven't found any either, but if you don't mind waiting 3-4 weeks for them to arrive, I've ordered White, blue, standard red, green, yellow, and even RGB LED's from suppliers in China & Japan, for less than a penny per LED (just got 3 packs of 5mm 50X RGB LED's for about $1.50US total, free-shipped about 4 months ago. Compare to $3.50/per LED local.) via eBay. One thing I'd love to find, would be a SMT mount for some Serial (I2C) Flash RAMs that doesn't require permanent mounting (soldering) the chip to test.. (something to transition from SMT to normal pins for a breadboard.)

GabrielT37 (author)2016-03-03

Does Apem's sample request include free delivery as well?

Coffee bean (author)2008-12-01

have you gotten your enclosures from OWK?

thomcomstock (author)Coffee bean2016-01-21

Over $600.00 of sample product. Considering that we are looking to control semi-antonymous asteroid acquisition spacecraft from the inside of our own, extended-journey, manned spacecraft, I don't think that this is much to ask.

hexinverter (author)Coffee bean2010-02-16

I just got mine...$70USD worth of awesome enclosure-ness. They shipped out the next day with registered UPS tracking all the way to Canada. Awesome!

mike.blais2 (author)hexinverter2015-01-18

ouch, I hope you got a lot of cases for that money

Yup. All except for the last time.

I got mine

zoone (author)shammallamaman2009-06-22

what did u ask for

shammallamaman (author)zoone2009-06-23

idk, it has been a while since i asked for anything, but i asked 3 or 4 times and got them all but once

zoone (author)shammallamaman2009-06-23

so u got like 6 boxes

shammallamaman (author)zoone2009-06-23

i think 5

i got 2 boxes, 1 wrist strap, and 1 set of battery contacts

GergelyN (author)2016-01-19

You can also get free IC/microcontroller samples from Atmel (they make i.e. the Ardunio's micro, the ATmega328) and Microchip (they make i.e. the PIC micros, I already got two of them for free) if you have a university/company e-mail adress, along with nearly all IC manufacturer.

manos.dakos.1224 (author)2015-10-18

hey guys need help I don't know what to put on the company box I cant skip it because I have to fill it

ArtificerMade (author)2015-09-18

The Melcor link is live again as a redirect to Laird's ThermalManagement products

brunopgoncalves (author)2015-04-05

None for Brazil =/. But good infos

mike.blais2 (author)2015-01-18

I got 5 LM386N-4NOPB, 5 TL2218-285PWR, 5 TS3USB30EDGSR, 1 TS3USBA225RUTR, and 5 TUSB2036VF from Texas Instruments. They put all this in a good size box. I screwed up my order by only ordering 1 TS3USBA225RUTR instead of 5. also I need to make sure to order soic or dip chip because unless I can get them big enough, I can connect wires to them and universal pcb wouldn't work.

mike.blais2 (author)2015-01-18

Keystone site is easy to use. I keep you updated if I get anything

mike.blais2 (author)2015-01-18

I could be wrong but i don't think you can get free sample of case. You need to pay s&h at less

ccrh2008 (author)2011-03-05

Yeah.. I dont think serpac hammond or new age do samples now...

mike.blais2 (author)ccrh20082015-01-18

But you need to pay s&h charges

istoyanov (author)2011-07-07

for pactec do i have to pay for the shiping?

mike.blais2 (author)istoyanov2015-01-18

On Jan. 18, 2015 Yes you need to pay s&h charges.

mike.blais2 (author)2014-12-20

I can see that most of the comment are at lease 3 year old. Today I can't find a way to get these free sample

I am facing same problem.i cannot order free samples from ti and they have discontinued some of the products fro free sample.

yugmodnar (author)2014-10-25

Here's a site that gives samples of variable capacitors, along with other capacitors. I am currently waiting to recieve a sample.

Valocalrep (author)2014-10-09

Looking for some Anti Vandal switches but i cant find the form on Apem any ideas?

FDM3 (author)2014-10-08

Have gotten samples from multiple sites listed

diamondmine (author)2014-08-02

I had a sales guy phone me from apem. I'm having trouble finding the exact part number for some of their switches. Anybody else?

tomass1996 (author)2011-07-08

Sweet just recieved some enclosures from OKW,and a battery enclosure fron keystone :) I couldn't believe it when the OKW stuff turned up. because I'm in New Zealand so the samples were forwarded to my local distributer from the UK and then the distributer sent them same-day shipping to my city :)
I only got a small horde atm but I have a 12v sla battery, charger, and carry bag on the way. :)

tomass1996 (author)tomass19962011-07-22

I've now got 12v SLA battery, Charger, Carry Bag, Keyswitch, Terminal Block, Toggle Switch, Automotive Crimping Tool, Digital Multi-Meter, 3x OKW enclosures, Neck Strap(OKW), 4x AA Battery Case and 14 Thru-Hole Switches. I have 10,000 Cable Ties, 30cm HeatShrink, 250 sheets of 1-10 Stickers(for Terminal Blocks) on the way.

gauravmishra (author)tomass19962014-04-15

did you succeed? and from where did you order SLA battery?

ive been after a 12v SLA battery for MONTHS !!! severely disabled so cant work anymore and saving up for these things is near impossible lol !

what company did you get the SLA battery from, please please help ;-)

a great many thanks in advance, if you remember ! was a while ago !

RocketPenguin (author)tomass19962011-08-01

where did you get the multimeter?

tomass1996 (author)RocketPenguin2011-08-03

The OKW distributor in my country(New Zealand) practically sells anything to do with electronics. So after they forwarded the OKW samples and I was looking through the catalog they included and I emailed the guy I had been talking to. Thats how I got the 12v SLA battery, Charger, Automotive Crimping Tool and Digital Multi-Meter. They are based in Australia/New Zealand but they do sell to places like the U.S. but I don't know if they would send free samples there as in the catalog the base shipping and handling to the US is like $50AUD.

RocketPenguin (author)tomass19962011-08-06

ok thanks

tomass1996 (author)tomass19962011-07-27

Ok just recieved some more thru-hole switches, I told them I burnt out the leds in some of the switches they had sent me( which I had (-.-) ) So they sent some new ones :)

tomass1996 (author)tomass19962011-07-27

They lied to me they told me it was 10 packages but really it was jus 10 cable ties and 10 sheets of stickers. Though they sent their catalogues aswell which were well packed.

SIRJAMES09 (author)2014-02-17

as far as needing a business for them to ship to, I made mine up. :p

I've used this on other non-electronic related sites, & nobody has ever Questioned it.

if you have already tried to get samples, & they said they require a business name & addy, you can try again with a made up business name, just make sure it SOUNDS legit....maybe they will send you free samples....and maybe they won't.

For companies that you have not tried as yet to get samples, make up a legit sounding business name THEN request free samples.

Again, make sure it SOUNDS legit.

Good luck.

SIRJAMES09 (author)2014-02-17

I just spent about 1/2 an hour bookmarking all these electronic websites & organizing them in my favs....

TY for sharing this I write this, I'm making a shopping list of what I need & what I want.... 8)

harshsuthareddy (author)2013-09-28

free stuff???
how can i get it??

Graydant (author)2013-08-11

TI told me to get yourself a gmail or hotmail account and use that for your myTI account email. In the company name, put Independent Designer. Generally, we will approve these requests.

I did just that and it worked they sent my samples.

geekinthewoods (author)2013-05-28 give samples up to 25.00 including shipping.

VyreRain (author)2013-05-21

TI refused to send to me , they require a Business name and URL

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