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Axel Berger
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I can recommend some "beautiful" "rare" "antique" sewing machines from eBay for that sort of task.
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Rob Morley
Actually I find Apple powerPC machines are excellent for that purpose
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The Natural Philosopher
IIRC Tandy shops were franchises of the US based Radio Shack company. And a name can be bought. The "about" page on tandyonline indicates they were related to a Tandy store/stores some how.
Agreed... B-)
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Dave Liquorice
But have you looked? Tandy shops were always pricey compared to Maplin for components and when the shops disappeared the web was still in nappies. Got to admit I've never seen them on the first page of google when searching for a widget, nearly always some combination of Digikey, Mouser, CPC, Farnell, RS and Rapid. A widget that is more "maker" related will drag in Pi Hut, Pimoroni, Makersfy, Adafruit.
Well yes but it's not easy for the home hobbiest to use SMD's. So being able to buy a "ready to go" board for just a quid or two more than the main part itself is very handy. You can get generic SMD breakout boards but they aren't cheap and aren't "ready to go", you need to add any periheral components some how.
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I think it attempts to imply it, without specifically saying it.
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Andy Burns
Agreed, also the range is minimal compared to a real Tandy of the 1980s let alone the extended range in the Cambridge one (most of the stuff behind the counter downstairs was nothing to do with Tandy at all).
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Ahem A Rivet's Shot
Well yes, I often search for electronic stuff on Google, nearly always buy it from eBay, Chinese or small UK sellers.
Just a couple of examples:
generic boards for 99p from a Chinese eBay seller
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If you look carefully the actual product purchased is shown in small text just above the body of the review.
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I present the headquarters of Tandy Corporation Ltd:
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With 2 to 3 day delivery.
With 2 to 3 week delivery.
I have used Chinese eBay or Amazon sellers shipping from China/Hong Kong a few times and not had any problems. It's the long delivery time I dislike, so tend towards chinese sellers "fullfilled by Amazon" for stuff I can't find (at a sensible price) from a smaller UK supplier/CPC/Farnell.
If you have URLs for small UK electronic component suppliers post 'em. I'd rather use them than Amazon.
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Buy from Amazon, not just 'fulfilled by Amazon'.
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I've had a few odds and ends from
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Andy Burns
Well that makes a change from a PO box in Delaware.
For some reason this talk about Tandy has caused me to wonder whether "The Radio Shack" is still going somewhere in Scotland - apparently the existence of this shop (and associated trade mark) was the reason we had Tandy in the UK instead of Radio Shack.
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Ahem A Rivet's Shot
I've had good service from Rapid Electronics,
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and, only slightly off-topic, if you need epoxy board in small amounts (304mm x 152mm sheets, 0.4-3mm thick) for building enclosures, mounting electronics etc, HobbyPlastic
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is a good source.
My RPi is currently installed in a transparent octagonal Mozartkugeln plastic box on an internal structure made from 1.6mm and 0.8mm epoxyboard. A power socket plus the USB and RJ45 sockets are on cutouts on one side and a power switch is in a cutout in the opposite side.
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Martin Gregorie
I'd suggest asking in uk.radio.amateur, but I'm far too nice to send anyone to that cesspit.
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I buy from
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There's now a moderated group:
uk.radio.amateur.moderated
which is active and clean.
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And very hard to post in.
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Moderation isn't the fastest there, but I've had no difficulty posting on-topic.
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