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Materials Resources Answered

It'd be helpful if we could create a permanent page to list recommended vendors of common supplies. If you have a favorite website for LEDs, magnets, electronics, or any other parts you could contribute to it. It would be a materials wiki, except one person updates it. An instructable wiki would be helpful as well, but one step at a time, eh?

For example:

Parts
Klockit
Clock movements and parts
pchcables.com
One-foot USB extension cables (so common!)
Tap Plastics
Acrylics. Scrap bins in stores are a great resource.
digikey
Gobs of electronics.

Magnets
K&J Magnetics
Neodymium magnets. Check out their surplus items and eBay auctions for deals.

Printing & Cutting
blackbookstencils.com
Lasercut stencils. Never used, looks good.
[http:///www.calsilkscreen.com calsilkscreen.com]
Excellent full-color vinyl stickers with cheap die-cuts (batches of 1,000)
psprints.com
Stickers are decently priced, but don't have glossy coat that protects them.
overnightprints.com
Really great full-color, double-sided, round corner business cards
Sticker Guy
$20 for 250 b/w stickers, but delivery can take up to 8 weeks.

Other
ocremix.org
Great free remixed video game music

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mickeylynn
mickeylynn

13 years ago

Calsilkscreen.com is a nightmare. These guys don't even know what customer service is. They charged my company over $600 before I even saw a proof and when I dissaproved, they stopped answering and ignoring my phone calls for refund of monies. Still fighting this...

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 13 years ago

Sorry to hear that. My experiences have been the exact opposite with quality that met my expectations. I guess I've just been lucky. I hope that ends well for you. Meanwhile, I tried out psprint for stickers and it was a disappointment. The vinyl felt cheap and the designs got rubbed off a little while in my pocket.

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royalestel
royalestel

14 years ago

Amen. AWESOME suggestion. Yet another reason I love you. Really great full-color, double-sided, round corner business cards: overnightprints.com Great free remixed video game music:ocremix.org