- U.S. based manufacturers of electronic kits
and other products including clocks, timers and
radio equipment. Site includes product details
and online ordering.
Electronics Components - UK supplier of a large range of semiconductors, components & equipment both to
private individuals and to businesses.
ESR also stock the full range of Velleman kits & modules.
Farnell - Farnell's range is very extensive - including some not-so-common
parts. They also have an online catalogue including a large datasheet library.
Electronic Developments - Specialize in PIC
and Atmel AVR programmers and software,
including assemblers, C compilers and more all
at reasonable prices.
Foster Transformer Company - Manufacturers of standard stock
and custom wound transformers, power supplies, solenoids & other
Manufacturers of USB to serial interface chips,
ideal for easy implementation of USB interfaces
in new and existing designs.
Greenweld is under new ownership and is up and
running again. They stock surplus stock as well
as some new items. Their website now includes
their full catalogue complete with online
Kanda - Electronic kits, programmers, debuggers, chips, training and more.
Labtronix - UK suppliers of a variety of test, measurement & soldering equipment.
LC-LED - Online
supplier of LEDs including high brightness
types, LED light fixtures and LED displays.
Mable Audio - Chinese stockist of audio conmponents including tubes, sockets, pots, chassis, handles and lots more.
Magenta Electronics - Magenta offer a handful of kits (although sadly far fewer than they once did) along with an electronic design consulatancy business.
Maplin Electronics - Maplin are no longer a high street name, but their online presence lives on. Whilst their focus is now
on consumer electronics, they do still sell kits, single board computers (Raspberry Pi etc.), microcontollers, tools and more.
Electronics - Manufacturers of PCB making
equipment, chemicals and materials. Also
manufacture printing equipment for panels, PCBs
Microchip - Manufacturers of the
PIC microcontroller, being used more and more
to replace a whole board of components with one
chip and some software. Their site contains
info. on all the devices, datasheets, free
software to download such as the MPLAB package
and MPASM assembler, enthusiasts pages, links
- PIC, Arduino & ARM based single board computers (SBCs)
and peripheral boards, custom hardware and software solutions.
netCOMPONENTS - Component sourcing
of billions of parts from hundreds of
suppliers. Multilingual site includes demos of
integrated circuits, and many other
Northern Connectors - Specialist distributor of a wide range of industrial connectors & components.
Parallax - Manufacturers of BASIC
STAMP microcontrollers. Their site also
contains more useful information on PIC
microcontrollers, including many application
notes on issues such as sending and receiving
serial data using a PIC, and much more.
Definitely worth a look if you are into
ProActive Components - US suppliers of obselete, hard-to-find or long-lead-time millitary and commercial
Proto-PIC - A wide selection of components and products, including (to name but a few) Arduino, BBC Microbit & Rasberry Pi.
Consultancy services include design, assembly, programming & STEM teaching aid development.
Quasar Electronics - Vast range of kits,
tools and much more. Kits range from beginner
level to advanced.
Rapid Electronics - Suppliers of electronic components, electrical equipment,
tools and educational supplies. More than 50,000 products available online with free UK
mainland delivery on orders over £30 ex VAT, same day despatch and no minimum order value.
Large product range (Over 110,000 products!).
Register on their site to access the online
catalogue and datasheet library.
Sir-Kit Electronics -
Modular electronics kits aimed at GCSE physics,
technology and electronics students. Site also
contains some useful general tips for both
students and teachers. Well worth a
of Reading - Suppliers of used and surplus
test equipment. Large stock including
oscilloscopes, power suppliers, meters and much
more. Website includes stock list.
West Coast Magnetics - US company
manufacturing transformers, chokes and
inductors. Site includes datasheets and online
ZD Integrated Circuits - Electronic component distributor.
Web site includes real-time stock search facilities.