Introduction: Places to Find Electronic Components

In this tutorial i will be telling you where to find electronic components lets begin...

Step 1: WARNING:

Some Electronics can be dangerous when not handled correctly use extreme cation and do not hurt your self

Step 2: Begin the Search

Look around your house for old unused electronics such as






battery backups

CFl light bulb's

Led light bulbs

Ice Makers



power supply's

hard drives

light fixtures

cd drive

blue ray drive


computer monitors

electric air fresheners

old toys

And More...

Step 3: Start Disassembling

Start Removing Screws and anything that looks like it might be holding it shut

Sometimes adhesive is used to old stuff shut so it may take some prying

Discharge the capacitors by crossing the terminals with a insulated screw driver so that you don't get shocked

Use a soldering iron and start to remove components

if you don't have a soldering iron i will show you how to make one in a latter tutorial But for now you can use some cutters and a flat blade screw driver and remove them I cant guarantee all parts will be removed in one piece

Step 4: Success

So now you know where to find parts

Good luck

Be Safe

And Have fun