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Offline Togo5Topic starter

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British Microcontroller Dealership
« on: April 10, 2007, 03:35:27 PM »
Does anyone know of a british or english () website/dealer that supplies microcontrollers???

there must be many englsih robotics enthusiasts using this site as with very long thorough serching very few have come up

i am after the OOPIC-R board as iv heard its excellent

if anyone knows where i can get it in i would be very greatfull

thanks for your help.

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Re: British Microcontroller Dealership
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2007, 03:47:59 PM »
Get samples from Microchip. That's always quite fun.

Also, don't rapid electronics, rs components or............*groans*.........maplin 'electronics' do any?

Farnell, per chance?
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Re: British Microcontroller Dealership
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2007, 03:58:02 PM »
iv tried maplin, they only do one very simple type of microcontroller/programmer.

thx, ill try the others

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Re: British Microcontroller Dealership
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2007, 04:06:02 PM »
Maplin are stupid. That's why.

If you have any major problems I could help.......or I probably know people who will anyway.

Good searching etc
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Re: British Microcontroller Dealership
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2007, 04:18:29 PM »
yup. Hal9000 has the list of supliers i use covered appart from:
http://uk.farnell.com/jsp/home/homepage.jsp
(a little more customer freindly than digikey but a better range of bits than rs components.)

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Re: British Microcontroller Dealership
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2007, 05:02:03 AM »
thanks, the cheapest i can find it is 58, which isnt too bad, ill order it soon, i just gotta figure out how to use it now as iv never used a microcontroller or attempted to program!!!

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Re: British Microcontroller Dealership
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2007, 11:53:35 AM »
yup. Hal9000 has the list of supliers i use covered appart from:
http://uk.farnell.com/jsp/home/homepage.jsp
(a little more customer freindly than digikey but a better range of bits than rs components.)

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Yeah I said farnell actually *rasps* lol
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Re: British Microcontroller Dealership
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2007, 12:17:21 PM »
meh.
so you did.
type louder next time.

(i guess i meant to include http://digikey.com/. a *huge* range of parts but good luck with their catalouge if you don't know exactly what you want....)

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Re: British Microcontroller Dealership
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2007, 03:20:04 AM »
meh.
so you did.
type louder next time.

(i guess i meant to include http://digikey.com/. a *huge* range of parts but good luck with their catalouge if you don't know exactly what you want....)

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Lol yeah, digikey scares the crap outta me
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Re: British Microcontroller Dealership
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2007, 06:52:49 AM »
I love digikey, order from them all the time. Their online search engine is excellent - I almost never look in the paper catalog.

Digikey is the only place I know of where if you need a part, you can have it in your hands the next morning, without paying outrageous shipping fees.

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Re: British Microcontroller Dealership
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2007, 09:39:57 AM »
I love digikey, order from them all the time. Their online search engine is excellent - I almost never look in the paper catalog.

Digikey is the only place I know of where if you need a part, you can have it in your hands the next morning, without paying outrageous shipping fees.

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I find that the shipping fees are rediculous. Are we talking about the same digikey?  ;)
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Re: British Microcontroller Dealership
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2007, 03:57:26 PM »
I pay $8 (CAD) flat rate shipping. Since I normally order over $100 worth of stuff, its a small percentage. Normally next day shipping costs $30-40.

And not only that, but I'm in a different country!

Digikey has a sweet setup - every day, they take all the Canadian orders, load them into a truck, and then drive a truck to the border. They go through customs, and then (presumably) to Purolator's distribution center in Manitoba. For orders I submit up to about 5:00 pm EST, I get the next morning, typically by 10:00 am.

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Re: British Microcontroller Dealership
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2007, 04:01:38 PM »
So, maybe because it's canada. I'll maybe try again in the not too distant future. Their stock is amazing, though. I agree.
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