Surplus Electronics Wiki Growing Fast

April 7th, 2010 by Jeff

The past few weeks have seen a lot of activity on the MightyOhm Wiki!

Since it was mentioned on the Make: blog last week, helpful readers have been making significant contributions every day.

One highlight of the wiki is the Surplus Electronics Resources page, which I first posted about in February.  It has more than quadrupled in size since then and now includes surplus shops in the United Kingdom and Canada in addition to dozens in the United States.  If you haven’t seen this page yet, you should definitely check it out.

If you don’t see your favorite electronics surplus store on the list, please add it!  Several of these “junk shops” close every year due to rising rents and competition online.   Anything we can do to keep them in business will benefit the maker community.  One way to do this is by making sure that folks know that these resources exist, and this is where I hope the wiki will help.

I want to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who has been contributing to the wiki.  In particular, thanks for making it one of the best directories of electronics surplus stores on the web!

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2 Responses to “Surplus Electronics Wiki Growing Fast”

  1. Jon says:

    These days, it’s becoming increasing rare to find a decent electronics store, let alone surplus electronics stores!

    Perhaps the wiki should be expanded to include local electronics stores too. Obviously, a local store can’t carry the huge range of products that Digikey or Mouser do, but it’s nice to be able to find basic parts, cable, etc. without having to wait and pay shipping.


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