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2005\09\13@100427 by shb7

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Hi all,

I just recently moved to Lexington, MA, which is a Boston suburb. I was wondering if anyone could recommend any shops in the Boston area that sell electronic parts. Also, are there any piclisters in the Boston area? (There must be some considering that it is hosted at MIT :-)


Thank you!

Sean



2005\09\13@102946 by olin piclist

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shb7@netzero.net wrote:
> I just recently moved to Lexington, MA, which is a Boston suburb. I was
> wondering if anyone could recommend any shops in the Boston area that
> sell electronic parts. Also, are there any piclisters in the Boston
> area? (There must be some considering that it

The best local shop is Jameco, which delivers to your door.  I get most
everything from Jameco and DigiKey.  Actually buying electronic parts retail
over the counter doesn't make sense anymore.  The volume is so low that they
have to charge $2.00 for a pack of 5 resistors.  No thanks.

That being said, I think U-DoIt(sp?) electronics on 128 in Waltham(?) is
still in business, but I haven't been there in over 15 years.

Also, I'm in Littleton (well actually Lawrence right now at a customer),
which is only two towns from Lexington.  We're on 119 right by 495 in
Littleton Common.


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2005\09\13@110236 by Paul Hutchinson

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> Hi all,
>
> I just recently moved to Lexington, MA, which is a Boston suburb.
> I was wondering if anyone could recommend any shops in the Boston
> area that sell electronic parts. Also, are there any piclisters
> in the Boston area? (There must be some considering that it is
> hosted at MIT :-)
>
> Thank you!
>
> Sean
>

Welcome to Massachusetts, the best store for parts in the MetroWest suburbs
is "You-do-it" Electronics Center in Needham, just off route 128. Their web
site has good directions and info on the products they carry.
http://www.youdoitelectronics.com/

Paul Hutch
Way out in Worcester County now but, formally of the MetroWest suburbs

2005\09\13@113043 by Mario Mendes Jr.

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Welcome to the area, Sean.

I live in Bedford and work in Burlington.

A few years back there were a few, but now we're reduced to the local
Radio Shacks, and as 2 other people already pointed out, You-DO-It
Electronics Center.

Unfortunatelly, going to either, is not a pleasant experience if you're
looking for something out of the ordinary, this is specially true of Radio
Shack.  In the end, if it is Sunday and all you need is an lm7805 or a few
leds, then either should do it, but be prepared to pay ridiculous amounts
of money (compared for the same things purchased online, such as Jameco,
Digikey, and others).  Unlike Radio Shack, You-DO-It does have a nice
stock of connectors, cables, pcb supplies and chemicals, etc, but of most
importance, they do have an incredible supply of "useless stuff" that when
you look at makes you go "hey, I could use one of these!".

-Mario


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2005\09\13@120339 by Mchipguru

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I too am in Worcester county. I am in Webster. Worcester used to have Stark Electronics and there was a Future storefront in the Westborough area too.
Larry
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2005\09\13@120743 by Thomas C. Sefranek

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Subject: [EE] Electronics stores near Boston

Hi all,

I just recently moved to Lexington, MA, which is a Boston suburb. I was
wondering if anyone could recommend any shops in the Boston area that sell
electronic parts. Also, are there any piclisters in the Boston area? (There
must be some considering that it is hosted at MIT :-)


Thank you!

Sean


Often I already have the parts I need, because of 35 years of electronic
design (and the accompanying Parts accumulation).  There used to be a shop
around the corner from Olin in Littleton, which had interesting stuff.

Like Olin I use Digikey, Allied, Mouser, and others via the net.

I'm out in central Massachusetts (Shirley), two towns west of Littleton.

P.S.  I "did" 25 years at Lincoln Laboratory there at Hanscom Field.
I got to know Lexington real well.

2005\09\13@121408 by Dmitriy Kiryashov

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Hi Sean.

Ebay, DigiKey, Mouser, Arrow, Future, Newark... :)
Component stores are dinasaurus these days.


WBR Dmitry.


> I just recently moved to Lexington, MA, which is a Boston suburb. I was wondering if anyone could recommend any shops in the Boston area that sell electronic parts. Also, are there any piclisters in the Boston area? (There must be some considering that it is hosted at MIT :-)

2005\09\13@130537 by Mchipguru

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There is also the MIT Flea Market each month that is very worth going to if you want to fill your junk boxes. You never know what you can pick up but so far I have never found PIC goodies there unless I was selling.
Larry


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2005\09\13@131437 by olin piclist

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Thomas C. Sefranek wrote:
> There used to be a
> shop around the corner from Olin in Littleton, which had interesting
> stuff.

It's still there, called Electronics Plus.  I use it sometimes when I need
something *now*.  They have a decent assortment of cables and connectors.  I
got an RJ connector crimping too there, for example.  I'm not sure I'd go
there much if it wasn't a 1 minute walk away though.


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2005\09\13@134401 by Hasan A. Khan

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Aah, the good old days!  I used to live in Waltham and
commuted to Burlington for over five years.
Evantually I got sick of the winters in New England
and that was mostly because skiing sucked there and
moved to Cali.

Anyway, I went to you-do-it in Needham once and Radio
Shack at the Burlington Mall and it was fine for my
very basic needs back then and I would also repeat
what others have said, buy online.

I hope you enjoy the icy, horribly cold and long
winter :)

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2005\09\13@185123 by Dave Tweed

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olin_piclist@embedinc.com (Olin Lathrop) wrote:
> Thomas C. Sefranek wrote:
> > There used to be a shop around the corner from Olin in Littleton, which
> > had interesting stuff.
>
> It's still there, called Electronics Plus.  I use it sometimes when I need
> something *now*.  They have a decent assortment of cables and connectors.  I
> got an RJ connector crimping too there, for example.  I'm not sure I'd go
> there much if it wasn't a 1 minute walk away though.

As far as I'm concerned, it's the only choice as a local store, when I need
something in a matter of hours instead of days. I've given up entirely on
Radio Shack, and You-Do-It is both too far away and too pricey for me,
although others have told me that they find their prices OK.

-- Dave Tweed
  Lowell, MA

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