[dorkbotpdx-blabber] Where do you get parts?
mykle at mykle.com
Sat Aug 18 13:18:14 EDT 2007
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On Aug 17, 2007, at 7:27 PM, Mark Gross wrote:
>> Whenever I want to build something, there is a large energy barrier
>> assocated with getting part. I either have to weezle out of work long
>> enough to get over to Norvac, or try to put together an order to one
>> of the fine web based sources. Problem with ordering, is a) 5 cent
>> resistor, 5 dollars shipping (I balk at that) and b) combination of
>> short attention span and shipping.
> Over time I've ended up sort of collecting lots of junk that I try to
> re-use. bags of resisters from Surplus Gizmo's or left overs form
> partially used kits... Just get extra stuff every time you need to
> one and over time you'll be rolling in crap and never have to go
> out to
> Norvac or RC or the internet for single things again.
extend that same approach to the other things a recycling
artist might need, like lumber, nails, paint, bits of interesting
garbage, textiles, clip art, funny outfits, broken electronics,
bits of wire, connectors, hunks of glass ... and you'll end
up with the hell that is my basement. =)
seriously, i've started changing my tune about this. i've
found that no matter how organized my hardware section is,
there are always an infinite number of things to be
organized. so i'm starting to be willing to spend the money
it costs to have someone else store that crap until i buy it.
but yeah, it's frustrating to always stop at the point of
"i just figured out why this amp doesn't work, but i need
a part i don't have." still, patience is a virtue.
sadly, i've not found anything like Norvac in the portland
metro area. i hate driving to Beavertron, but i do like
that place. Radio Shack has occasionally come across with
the right resistor or rectifier, tho.
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