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Seeed Studio 15% off sale

Posted on Thursday, November 26th, 2009 in News by Ian

Most items are 15% off at Seeed Studio today. This doesn’t seem to apply to our projects, we’ll try to get them included in future sales.

We’ve been eying these well-organized, but expensive, 0805 resistor and capacitor value sample books. 15%-off might sweeten the deal.

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6 Responses to “Seeed Studio 15% off sale”

  1. ewertz says:

    “These” books? When I saw them a few days ago, there was one of each. I’m assuming that Yageo sent them gratis and they decided to sell them. Which is perfectly fine if they were unsolicited…!

    I like them too. If I got them I would probably read them in a single sitting! :-)

  2. Ian says:

    Sorry, I didn’t notice they were gone. I saw them come up a few weeks ago and bookmarked them for a rainy day. So much for ordering the resistor book this afternoon :(

  3. Uwe says:

    Yup, I had the cap and resistor books on my wish list, too. :)

    Last night, when I checked in to place an order they were both sold out. :(

  4. pppd says:

    If you are looking for cheap 1206/0805 resistor/capacitor packs you can always try Sure Electronics. They ain’t so nicely packed but they are much cheaper.

    A 50 value x 100 pcs 1206 resistor pack costs $7,26
    A 50 value x 100 pcs 0804 resistor pack costs $4,49

    They are packed in separate labelled bags. You can also order them in tiny boxes but the shipping weight/cost increases.

  5. Ian says:

    I have a through-hole resistor kit with 10 each of the (R-13?) common values. I’d like an 0805 resistor kit because I only rarely need a value that I don’t keep in bulk. This got me thinking, what values do you use most often?

    You can get a feel from my designs, but here are the parts I use most often:

    Capacitors
    27pf (most crystal oscilators)
    0.1uF (buy by 100’s of 1000’s, use everywhere)
    10uF (A-case SMD, any other cap not covered by the previous 2)

    Resistors
    240R (this + 390R = 3.3volts from an lm317)
    390R (resistor for LEDs @ 3.3volts)
    100R (why not?)
    1000R (or 1k1, for LEDs @ 5volts)
    4K7 (pullups for MSP430)
    10K (pullups for AVR, PIC)
    100K (pulldown for various stuff)

    Regulators
    LD1117 for 3.3v and 5v in SOT223

    LEDs
    Various colors in 0805

    Jacks
    USB in SMD and through hole
    2.1mm power jack in SMD

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