[sdiy] Digikey bags

mark verbos markverbos at gmail.com
Mon May 31 15:19:31 CEST 2021


I have a friend in India operating a pedals and synth company. He can top any of us in this regard. In many cases the products are built from reclaiming components from used gear and trash. The target prices for modules are well below $100 and the parts budgets reflect that.

Mark



> On May 31, 2021, at 12:11 PM, Roman Sowa <modular at go2.pl> wrote:
> 
> Luxury squared!
> 
> back in my early days we had to travel by bus to various distant parts of the town and visit all 7 electronic stores to find something remotely working like needed part, and most of all looking for parts not needed now but surprisingly available. I learned to come up with circuit ideas on the spot when I saw a component that I haven't seen before in any shop.
> 
> On rare ocasions I used to ride several hundred km to visit yet another stores. There were really good ones, people from entire country went there, and they were always crowded.
> 
> I can forsee someone will raise the stake to luxury^3 by saying they had no walk-in electronic stores. Well, I can't beat that. I was the lucky one.
> 
> Roman
> 
> W dniu 2021-05-29 o 00:11, Oren Leavitt via Synth-diy pisze:
>> Luxury!
>> Back in my day we had to leaf thru a 2 inch thick paper catalog, fill out and mail in an order form, and hope everything was in stock.
>> On 5/28/21 4:38 PM, Brian Willoughby wrote:
>>> Mouser recently added a feature that helps with this a bit. You can type in a value in the column heading for quantity, and the search results will hide all price ranges that don't include that quantity.
>>> 
>>> This doesn't allow sort to, e.g., sort by Q100 price, but if you're in a habit of scanning the search results for bargains, this highlighting (hiding) feature really speeds that up.
>>> 
>>> I have a hunch that they know what we want, and are slowly working on it. The search features keep surprising me by getting better, incrementally, over the years. They don't move fast, but at least they're moving in the right direction.
>>> 
>>> Brian
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On May 28, 2021, at 01:16, Roman Sowa <modular at go2.pl> wrote:
>>>> The nicest thing about DigiKey over Mouser is the search filters - selected parameters do not disappear in next step, so you can narrow it down later. And something Mouser can never do: select the list by the price at any quantity other than 1.
>>>> 
>>>> Roman
>>> 
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