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Shenzhen day 1: Hua Qiang Bei market

Posted on Monday, November 19th, 2012 in Global Geek by DP

Today we also made our inaugural trip to the big electronics parts markets in Shenzhen. We met up with Mitch from Hackvana who showed us his favorite stands. We’ll shoot an interview with Mitch in a few days. We only had a few hours today, but we’ll be back here all week to source parts for our projects.

Lost internet in hotel so please blame any problems in his post on sausage fingers and tiny screens.


Giant LED mine light with HUGE heatsink.


Another mine lighting LED with huge heatsink.

A variety of LED spotlights.


All kinds of power supplies for the international market. US, EU, Australia.

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3 Responses to “Shenzhen day 1: Hua Qiang Bei market”

  1. Power supplies hmmm did you find rejected chumby supplies, by chance?

    http://www.bunniestudios.com/blog/?p=2579

    Awesome giant LEDs !

  2. Hardcore says:

    There is a better building than this, two blocks down same side, opposite SEC

    1. Power supplies are all FAKE and in some cases a serious fire hazard. (open some up), but yep they are cheap, about 20-40 RMB for the ‘switch mode’ brick type.
    2. Be aware that ALL your internet traffic is recorded in the hotels, so watch your passwords, in some cases the internet monitor units target foreign computers with viri or zero day exploits.

    The joys of being in China.

  3. JBeale says:

    Are those LED spotlights? They look like overhead street light fixtures to me.

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