Apliu Street has two major electronics component shops. Both carry way more stuff than our local electronics store, and the prices are a lot closer to eBay or Mouser than anything we’ve seen in the past.
These drawers contain a ton of parts, just grab what you need and pay on the way out. We picked up a 10W 10Ohm resistor for one of our Maker Faire demo projects.
More Apliu Street electronics shops below the fold.
These are the two main shops, H. K. Wing Shing Electronic Co and Pak Lik Electronics Co. We liked Pak Lik’s selection the best. It’s an authorized HAKKO dealer, and we bought a bunch of soldering iron tips there.
Big capacitors at Pak Lik. $7 Hong Kong dollars is equal to $1 USD, so the 100V 82uF cap is more than $15. Reasonable, but no bargain.
A display shows all the available HAKKO soldering tips. We bought some bevel tips for drag soldering.
Generic soldering iron and hot air stations were everywhere. These look just like our Aoyue soldering station, but have a different brand name.
While the prices weren’t lower than what you find online, we’d love to have a store in our neighborhood with this wide selection of Goot brand solder wick. Goot makes the brush on flux that won our flux-off.
More soldering supplies. This is a metal springy thing used to clean off a soldering iron instead of a wet sponge. Vimark bought the holder and a replacement sponge for 90 HKD, about $13.
New and used test equipment. Pak Lik seemed to have the best selection. Prices were reasonable, but better deals have been had.
A nice range of soldering supplies and PCB-mount connectors. The big bottle of liquid flux at the top could last a lifetime. We picked up some red binding posts for our Maker Faire demo for about $0.20 each.