Where to Find Project Parts



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Below are companies and their contact information. I have not contacted or purchased from all of them and give no guarantees. Please use this list with caution. If you have any you think should be added, please send them to me at mmorris -at- fau -dot- edu. Any errors can be reported to the same e-mail address.

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Vendors of Electrical Parts

Compiled with the help of Hank Vansant from Florida Atlantic University

South Florida Sources:

Atlantic Electronics
1727 Donna Road (Off Old Okeechobee Rd.)
West Palm Beach, FL
Phone: 561-686-8553   Fax: 561-686-6964

Electronic Equipment Co.
2550 Powerline Road   (North of Copans)
Pompano Beach. FL
Phone: 954-970-4299
Website: www.eeco.com

Marlin P.Jones & Associates, Inc.
P.O. Box 12685   (1133 Old Dixie Highway)
Lake Park, FL 33403-0685
Phone: 1-800-652-6733 or 561-848-8236   Fax: 1-800-432-9937
Website: www.mpja.com

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Omnitron Electronics
4801 Johnson Road
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
Phone: 1-800-370-6664 or 954-574-0347   Fax: 954-574-9528
Website: www.omnitronelectronics.com

Vance Baldwin Corporation Headquarters
7060 State Road 84, Suite # 12
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33317
Phone: 1-800-432-8542   Fax: 1-800-552-1431

Electronic Wholesalers AstroToo
6949 West NASA Blvd.
W. Melbourne, FL 32904
Phone: 321-727-9010   Fax: 321-727-97090
Website: www.astrotoo.com

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National (US) Sources:

All Electronics
14928 Oxnard Street
Van Nuys, CA 91411-2610
Phone: 1-888-826-5432   Fax: 818-781-2653
Website: www.allelectronics.com

BG Micro
555 N. 5th Street, Suite #125
Garland, TX 75040
Phone: 1-800-276-2206   Fax: 972-205-9417
Website: www.bgmicro.com

Digi-Key Corporation
701 Brooks Avenue South
Theif River Falls, MN 56701-0677
Phone: 1-800-344-4539   Fax: 218-681-3380
Website: www.digikey.com

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The Electronic Goldmine
9322 N. 94th Way, Suite 104
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Phone: 1-800-445-0697   Fax: 480-661-8259
Website: www.goldmine-elec-products.com

Herbach and Rademan Co., Inc.
353 Crider Avenue
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Phone: 1-800-848-8001   Fax: 856-802-0465
Website: www.herbach.com

Hosfelt Electronics Inc.
2700 Sunset Blvd.
Steubenville, OH 43952
Phone: 1-888-264-6464 or 1-800-524-6464   Fax: 1-800-524-5414

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Jameco Electronics
1355 Shoreway Road
Belmont, CA 94002-4100
Phone: 1-800-831-4242   Fax: 1-800-237-6948
Website: www.jameco.com

MECI Liquidation Outlet
340 E. First Street
Dayton, OH 45402
Phone: 1-800-344-4465   Fax: 1-800-344-6324
Website: www.meci.com

Mouser Electronics
958 North Main
Mansfield, TX 76063-4827
Phone: 1-800-346-6873   Fax: 817-804-3899
Website: www.mouser.com

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Newark Electronics
4801 North Ravens Wood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640-4496
Phone: 1-800-2-NEWARK (1-800-263-9275)
Website: www.newark.com

Surplus Traders
PO Box 276
Alburg, VT 05440
Phone: 514-739-9328   Fax: 514-345-8303
Website: www.73.com

Tucker Electronics
P.O. Box 551419
Dallas, TX 75355-1419
Phone: 1-800-527-4642
Website: www.tucker.com

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Vendors of Mechanical Parts

Compiled with the help of Vincent Lee, now FAU Alumni

South Florida Sources:

Belzer's Hardware
3198 N. Federal Hwy.
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: 561-395-2120
(General hardware store very close to campus)

Grainger Branch 482
1800 N. Florida Mango Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33409-6409
Phone: 561-684-6895   Fax: 561-686-1066
Website: www.grainger.com

MSC Industrial Supply Co.
1800 N. Powerline Road
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Phone: 954-969-9250 or 1-800-888-9452   Fax: 954-969-9452
Website: www.mscdirect.com

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Sewell Hardware Company
20 SE 3rd Street
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone: 561-395-7177   Fax: 561-347-9183
Website: sewellhardware.com
(Good for fasteners and close to campus)

Southeast RC
1901 West Copans Road
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
Phone: 954-978-6050
Website: www.southeastrc.com
(Local hobby shop that sells RC cars and RC related parts)

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National (US) Sources:

80/20, Inc.
1701 South 400 East
Columbia City, IN 46725
Phone: 260-248-8030   Fax: 260-248-8029
Website: www.8020.net
(T-slotted extruded aluminum that can be cut and connected with screws)

American Science & Surplus
P.O. Box 1030
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: 847-647-0011
Website: www.sciplus.com

P.O. Box 818
Pekin, IL 61555-0818
Phone: 1-866-512-1024   Fax: 309-382-1254
Website: www.lynxmotion.com
(Small motors, small robotic arms and related parts)

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6100 Fulton Industrial Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30336-2852
Phone: 404-346-7000   Fax: 404-349-2222
Website: www.mcmaster.com

Stock Drive Products
2101 Jericho Turnpike, Box 5416
New Hyde Park, NY 11042-5416
Phone: 516-328-3300   Fax: 516-326-8827
Website: www.sdp-si.com
(High precision parts, motors, rare items, custon in-house design items)
They offer CAD drawings of most parts and free literature for using their products

WM Berg
499 Ocean Avenue
East Rockaway, NY 11518
Phone: 1-800-232-BERG (1-800-232-2374)   Fax: 1-800-455-BERG (1-800-2374)
Website: www.wmberg.com
(Small components)

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Robotics Links

Acroname Inc.
4894 Sterlin Drive
Boulder, CO 80301-2350
Phone: 720-564-0373   Fax: 720-564-0376
Website: www.acroname.com

Arrick Robotics
10768 Technology Drive CR 2335
Tyler, TX 75707
Phone: 903-566-4700   Fax: 903-566-4709
Website: www.robotics.com

FAU Robotics Club
Helpful Links
Website: groups.yahoo.com/group/FAURobotics/links

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Other Useful Vendors and Links

Find Chips
Website: www.findchips.com
(Searches several distributes for chips by part number - even gives prices!)

Materials Data
Website: www.matweb.com
(Online reference for mechanical properties of industrial materials)

Battery Information
Website: www.batteryuniversity.com
(All kinds of information about batteries)

To be completed (always being added to)
Send me links!

This page was last modified on: 6 May 2008