Thursday, 05-Dec-2002 17:56:27 PST
(Old EE281 links page, still
has some good information and resources)
- Atmel AVR and
other AVR-related links
AVR Homepage - the manufacturer of AVR
AVRStudio - Assembler and Programmer for Atmel
website - great news, forum, example projects,
and other information about AVR processors
- AVR-GCC - the best free compiler for AVR
page | download)
Reference - a listing of all the special C
commands available in AVRGCC
Web-ring - web rings are a little cheezy, but
hey, this one's got lots of good info
- Other Courses
Using AVR processors
- AVR Operating
Real-time operating system/kernel
Real-time OS/kernel operates on many kinds of
- AVR Ethernet
- AVR MP3 Projects
- listings and links to hundreds of MP3 projects, many
use the AVR
- YAMPP - mp3
player project and web-shop with mp3 player parts and
- Part Selection
- IC MASTER, a cross-reference index, is free at their Web site, www.icmaster.com. This is a very well known
cross-reference manual giving important component finding information.
- Digikey (www.digikey.com)
Digikey is a major distributer of electronic components,
test equipment, tools, and other supplies. Although their
prices are standard commercial rates (not surplus), they
almost always have stock on hand and you can rely on them
to deliver any quantity you need, quickly.
- All Electronics (www.allelectronics.com)
All Electronics is a large mail-order vendor with a
vast array of new and surplus parts for sale.
Check them out for basic electronics needs, or for
their assortment of random surplus parts like LCDs,
motors, lasers, etc.
- AZ Displays (www.azdisplays.com)
AZ Displays is a commercial LCD manufacturer and
distributer. Although they are a commercial distributer
with all the benefits of large product line and good
stock, they have excellent prices for both graphic and
character-based LCDs. Their prices occasionally meet or
rival that of surplus stores for harder-to-find graphic
- CrystalFontz (www.crystalfontz.com)
CrystalFontz is a distributer of graphic and character LCD
modules, as well as CPU/server monitoring hardware.
They have only a moderate selection, but the parts they
carry are quite good.
- BG Micro (www.bgmicro.com)
BG Micro is a small mail-order outfit with a quirky
selection of parts. Often a good source of LCDs,
motors, LEDs, and other random parts.
- Timeline (www.timeline-inc.com)
Inc. sells all kinds of bizarre electronic stuff.
Check them out particularly if you're looking for
graphic or character LCDs, lasers, or CCD image
sensors. Their prices are extremely low.
- Electronix Express
- Small Parts Inc.
Local Stores (mail order usually
- Jameco (www.jameco.com)
Jameco, like Digikey, stocks a wide variety of electronic
components, test equipment, tools, computers and
peripherals, and more. However, Jameco has an advantage in
that they sell both new and surplus electronic components.
This means that Jameco is often cheaper than Digikey, but
their stock varies more often and items available now may
not be available in three months. Jameco is located in
Belmont,CA on the peninsula. If you want to pick up
an order and save on shipping, mark your order "will
- Halted Specialties (www.halted.com)
8-7 M-F 9-6 Sat (408) 732-1573
3500 Ryder St,
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Halted is a surplus electronics outlet that deals in all
kinds of electronic components, computer hardware and
peripherals, some tools, and kits. Halted is particularly
good for the usual resistors, capacitors, diodes, leds,
transistors, connectors, inductors, transformers, and
typical logic and analog ICs. In addition to this they
have a good selection of other fun stuff like cheap
cables, fans, LED/LCD displays, random boards with good
parts, miniature video cameras, motors, lasers, RAM,
processors, etc. I highly recommend stopping by their
sunnyvale store to see what's available. There's far too
much stuff to list here.
- Alltronics (www.alltronics.com)
10-3 Sat (408) 943-9773
2300 Zanker Rd, San Jose, CA 95131-1114
Alltronics is like Halted but somewhat less organized.
Less organized sometimes translates into cheaper. They're
located in San Jose.
- Advanced Component
8:30-5:30 M-F (408) 297-1383
1534 Berger Dr, San Jose, CA 95112
Note: Excellent IC selection
- Anchor Electronics
Corner of Scott and Walsh
Directions: If you're going down Scott away from
Santa Clara University, take a left on Walsh and Anchor is the second building on the left. They've got a pretty noticeable sign.
Circuit Literature (design
ideas, theory, and schematics)
- Radio Shack 9-9 M-F 10-7 Sat &Sun (408) 243-8050
2770 El Camino Real (Moonlight Shopping Center)
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Note: great notes on circuit ideas
Engineer's Mini-Notebook by Forrest M. Mims III ($2/ea and worth their weight in gold)
Used Computer Related Equipment
- WEIRD STUFF Inc. 9:30-6 M-Sat (408) 743-5650
384 West Caribbean Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Note: unofficially will give a 10% off if you show your ID card, lots of old computers
Cheap Tools (for Mechanical Eng.)
- Post Tool 8-6 M-F, 9-5 SAT 10-4 SUN (408) 295-0230
1691 West San Carlos St., San Jose
Note: Stevens Creek turns into San Carlos St. going east
- Harbor Freight Tool 8-6 M-F 8:30-5:30 Sat 10-4 Sun (510) 793-5425
39155 Cedar Blvd. (exit west on Mowry from 880 N then take left on Cedar)
Note: farther away but very very cheap tools (a tap and die set costs $15)