Every market we’ve visited on the Global Geek Tour has a preponderance of LEDs. Hua Qiang Bei takes it a step further with a six floor building dedicated to LEDs and accessories. It’s unbelievable.
Resistors and LEDs by the meter.
Stands with piles of wire are common, they sell connectors and make custom cables. This is the actual stand were Seeed Studio sources the Bus Pirate probe cable.
We can’t get over the great selection of mechanical stuff like buttons and switches. Amazing.
This stand can make customized buttons like you see in the bottom row of the display. For a $30 setup fee and minimum order of 10 buttons @ $2.50 you can have your very own custom button in a week. We’d like to have some made with the Dangerous Prototypes logo.
All the Chinese eBay stores need padded mailers, and this stand in the LED trading center specializes in them. Most have preprinted customs forms. Some had gift already checked, many had “Electronics” “$10” and gift already filled out. A huge time saver for sure.
Seriously, 6 floors of this. It just goes on and on. You only need to hit the first two floors to get a good feel for it though.