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    Hi,
    I am an a-level student an as I am a physics enthusiast, I want to play around with super-caps or solenoids and stuff like that. I also needs nice and neat circuit cables and batteries...
    I want to shop online, I would appreciate any recommendation on where to buy these kind of things ( i checked amazon, ebay and a few electronic equipment shop but there aren't awesome stuff, though i found some neodymium magnets which i ordered )
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    (Original post by thephysicsguy)
    Hi,
    I am an a-level student an as I am a physics enthusiast, I want to play around with super-caps or solenoids and stuff like that. I also needs nice and neat circuit cables and batteries...
    I want to shop online, I would appreciate any recommendation on where to buy these kind of things ( i checked amazon, ebay and a few electronic equipment shop but there aren't awesome stuff, though i found some neodymium magnets which i ordered )
    I just had a module on a project.............we used rapid electronics...........there were others, but cant remember
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    My college used Rapid Electonics to get their equipment. Maplin do stock the essentials too - But I find that they're sometimes quite expensive. Amazon can supply quite a lot of components too.


    If you're looking for neat circuits, "bread boards" (also called "proto boards") may be the way forward for you. It's basically an interface for you to plug in electronics into a circuit without the need to solder. You can either trim wire to size (single core wire is suitable because it fits in with ease, although multi-core wires can be used too if soldered) or just buy kits of lengths of wire suitable for bread boards. It's probably cheaper to buy a reel of wire and then get some wire snips to cut it to size. I don't bother with the automatic ones because single-core wire is very forgiving for snipping.
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    (Original post by thephysicsguy)
    Hi,
    I am an a-level student an as I am a physics enthusiast, I want to play around with super-caps or solenoids and stuff like that. I also needs nice and neat circuit cables and batteries...
    I want to shop online, I would appreciate any recommendation on where to buy these kind of things ( i checked amazon, ebay and a few electronic equipment shop but there aren't awesome stuff, though i found some neodymium magnets which i ordered )
    Try farnell, its where most uni's and the like get their kit from these days. Pretty extensive range...

    If you have any other electronics questions, also feel free to PM me.
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    Farnell, Rapid and RS are all good for electronics components, there are also other smaller specialist stores for certain things.

    You might find some places have a minimum order or that the postage is expensive for small orders.
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    Thanks very much everyone, these has helped a lot!
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    Farnell have free shipping on web orders at the moment. There are also some China/Hong Kong based sites such as Seeed studio (not seed) and deal extreme if you can wait a while
 
 
 
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