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= Member Junk =
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; Metal Mart USA [http://www.metalmartusa.com]
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= Local  =
: Located at 13mile & Dequindre. Sells all kinds of metal stock in small quantities. Even open on Saturdays, very hobbyist friendly.
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; Factory Steel [http://www.factorysteel.com/]
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;Abel Electronics [http://www.abelelectronics.com/]
: Close to I75 & the Davison. Open on Sunday.
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:27201 Harper Avenue, Saint Clair Shores, MI  48081 (4 Blocks South of Eleven Mile on the west side of Harper Avenue)
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:Phone: (586)777-8232.
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:Decent selection of commonly-needed components and other electronic parts.  Also, very friendly and helpful.
  
; Motion Industries [https://www.motionindustries.com/]
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;Alba Plastics [http://www.albaplastics.com/]  
: Loads of mechanical components, in stock. Several locations around town.
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:30029 John R, Madison Heights. Sheet plastic, bent and formed into all sorts of neat stuff. (Display cases, bulk food bins, etc.) Also sells full sheets if you ask. Surprisingly good website for a local place.
  
; Armstrong Mill Works [http://www.woodfinder.com/listings/004781.php]
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;Armstrong Mill Works [http://www.woodfinder.com/listings/004781.php]  
: Located in Highland, MI. Sells domestic and imported hardwood in board feet. Open Saturday Mornings.
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:Located in Highland, MI. Sells domestic and imported hardwood in board feet. Open Saturday Mornings.
  
; Aco Hardware [http://www.acohardware.com/]
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;[http://www.armstrongtoolsupply.com/ Armstrong Tool and Supply]
: Across the street from '''OLD''' I3 Royal Oak - good selection of bolts and other fasteners
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:Jewelry and craft supply: Brazing, abrasives, specialty pliers, carving tools, burrs and cutters, etc. A trove of goodies for the small-parts worker.
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:31541 8 Mile Road, Livonia, MI (just west of Merriman/Orchard Lake)
  
; Frentz & Sons Hardware [http://www.frentzandsons.com/]
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;ASAP Source [http://www.asapsource.com/public/index.asp]  
: 1010 North Main Street, Royal Oak (about 10 minutes by car). A real hardware store, with metal stock, bins of everything, and staff who know their stuff.
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:Located in Ann Arbor, a source for metal & plastic stock.
  
; ASAP Source [http://www.asapsource.com/public/index.asp]
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;The Electronic Connection
: Located in Ann Arbor, a source for metal & plastic stock.
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:Electronic Components like chips, resistors, transistors, etc. and all the tools to assemble them
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:37387 Ford Rd, Westland, MI 48185-2282 (734) 595-6655
  
; Alba Plastics [http://www.albaplastics.com/]
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;Factory Steel [http://www.factorysteel.com/]  
: 30029 John R, Madison Heights. Sheet plastic, bent and formed into all sorts of neat stuff. (Display cases, bulk food bins, etc.) Also sells full sheets if you ask. Surprisingly good website for a local place.
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:Close to I75 & the Davison. Open on Sunday.
  
; Matzka Pneumatics & Hydraulics [http://matzka.com/]
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;Frentz & Sons Hardware [http://www.frentzandsons.com/]  
: A candy store for moving fluids, from vacuum to 10,000psi. 10 mile & Mound.
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:1010 North Main Street, Royal Oak (about 10 minutes by car). A real hardware store, with metal stock, bins of everything, and staff who know their stuff.
  
; The Electronic Connection
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;[http://www.kittstools.com/ Kitt's Industrial Tools]
: Electronic Components like chips, resistors, transistors, etc. and all the tools to assemble them
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:Candy store of tools and supplies, many of the same items as Harbor Freight but so much more on top of it. Not terribly organized, so just go and browse.
: 37387 Ford Rd, Westland, MI 48185-2282  (734) 595-6655
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:27600 West 8 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48336
  
=Online=
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;Laird Plastics [http://lairdplastics.com]
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:26403 Groesbeck Highway Warren, MI 48089
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:(800) 873-8403
  
; Digi-Key [http://digikey.com]
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;Matzka Pneumatics & Hydraulics [http://matzka.com/]  
: 95% of the electronic components you need.
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:A candy store for moving fluids, from vacuum to 10,000psi. 10 mile & Mound.
  
; Mouser Electronics [http://mouser.com]
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;Metal Mart USA [http://www.metalmartusa.com]  
: Another electronics store.
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:Located at 13mile & Dequindre. Sells all kinds of metal stock in small quantities. Even open on Saturdays, very hobbyist friendly.
  
; Spark Fun Electronics [http://sparkfun.com]
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;Motion Industries [https://www.motionindustries.com/]  
: Yet another electronics store.  
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:Loads of mechanical components, in stock. Several locations around town.
: Good for male/female adapters and plugs (iphone/ ipod).
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; Marlin P. Jones & Assoc, Inc. [http://www.mpja.com]
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;[http://www.motorcityfasteners.com/ Motor City Fastener]
: Electronics and tool shop. Cheap and decent quality computer and electronics.
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: 1600 East 10 Mile Road Hazel Park, MI 48030-1208
: Good soldering equipment.
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:(248) 399-2830
  
; Jameco Electronics [http://www.jameco.com]
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;RL Schmitt [http://www.rlschmitt.com/]  
: Electronics parts, some robotics parts.
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:Manufactures ANSI standard and custom Fixed-Limit Gages as well as standard and custom Endmills and Engraving Tools.  
: Good source for hard to find "older" electronics parts, esp small EPROMS.
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:Order directly from them or through their eBay store (which sells at a discount over catalog prices but you can still pick it up in person)
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:Hours 8-4:30 M-F
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:34506 Glendale St, Livonia, MI 48150 (a block or two from RS Electronics)
  
; All Electronics Corporation [http://www.allelectronics.com/]
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;RS Electronics [http://www.rselectronics.com/content/retail_store.aspx]  
: Discount and surplus electronics, parts, accessories
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:Retail outlet for electronic components, connectors and tools.
: Known for having strange and odd items in stock
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:Hours 8-5 M-F
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:34443 Schoolcraft Livonia, MI 48150
  
; Electronic Goldmine [http://www.goldmine-elec.com/]
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;The Maker Map [http://themakermap.com/]
: Similar to All Electronics
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: A google maps display of local suppliers
: Also has cheap grab-bag boxes of parts for stocking the junkbox
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; FutureLec [http://www.futurlec.com]
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= Online  =
: Lots of fun parts, alcohol sensors, random bits
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; Small Parts, Inc [http://www.smallparts.com/]
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;All Electronics Corporation [http://www.allelectronics.com/]
: The hardware store for R&D, not just miniature hardware, but also lots of nylon, teflon, etc.
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:Discount and surplus electronics, parts, accessories
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:Known for having strange and odd items in stock
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;Craftics [http://www.craftics.net/]
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:Materials, supplies, and tools for acrylic
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;Digi-Key [http://digikey.com]
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:95% of the electronic components you need.
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;Electronic Goldmine [http://www.goldmine-elec.com/]
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:Similar to All Electronics
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:Also has cheap grab-bag boxes of parts for stocking the junkbox
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;FutureLec [http://www.futurlec.com]
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:Lots of fun parts, alcohol sensors, random bits
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;Jameco Electronics [http://www.jameco.com]
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:Electronics parts, some robotics parts.
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:Good source for hard to find "older" electronics parts, esp small EPROMS.
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;Marlin P. Jones & Assoc, Inc. [http://www.mpja.com]
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:Electronics and tool shop. Cheap and decent quality computer and electronics.
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:Good soldering equipment.
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;Mouser Electronics [http://mouser.com]
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:Another electronics store.
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;Small Parts, Inc [http://www.smallparts.com/]  
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:The hardware store for R&D, not just miniature hardware, but also lots of nylon, teflon, etc.
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;Spark Fun Electronics [http://sparkfun.com]
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:Yet another electronics store.
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:Good for male/female adapters and plugs (iphone/ ipod).
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== Project Ideas and Designs  ==
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;Yahoo Groups junkyard_projects [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/junkyard_projects/files/]
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:Free online plans for lots of tools and project ideas. Requires registration to the yahoo group.
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Revision as of 09:38, 31 January 2013

Contents

Member Junk

Moved to Virtual Graveyard

Local

Abel Electronics [1]
27201 Harper Avenue, Saint Clair Shores, MI 48081 (4 Blocks South of Eleven Mile on the west side of Harper Avenue)
Phone: (586)777-8232.
Decent selection of commonly-needed components and other electronic parts. Also, very friendly and helpful.
Alba Plastics [2]
30029 John R, Madison Heights. Sheet plastic, bent and formed into all sorts of neat stuff. (Display cases, bulk food bins, etc.) Also sells full sheets if you ask. Surprisingly good website for a local place.
Armstrong Mill Works [3]
Located in Highland, MI. Sells domestic and imported hardwood in board feet. Open Saturday Mornings.
Armstrong Tool and Supply
Jewelry and craft supply: Brazing, abrasives, specialty pliers, carving tools, burrs and cutters, etc. A trove of goodies for the small-parts worker.
31541 8 Mile Road, Livonia, MI (just west of Merriman/Orchard Lake)
ASAP Source [4]
Located in Ann Arbor, a source for metal & plastic stock.
The Electronic Connection
Electronic Components like chips, resistors, transistors, etc. and all the tools to assemble them
37387 Ford Rd, Westland, MI 48185-2282 (734) 595-6655
Factory Steel [5]
Close to I75 & the Davison. Open on Sunday.
Frentz & Sons Hardware [6]
1010 North Main Street, Royal Oak (about 10 minutes by car). A real hardware store, with metal stock, bins of everything, and staff who know their stuff.
Kitt's Industrial Tools
Candy store of tools and supplies, many of the same items as Harbor Freight but so much more on top of it. Not terribly organized, so just go and browse.
27600 West 8 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Laird Plastics [7]
26403 Groesbeck Highway Warren, MI 48089
(800) 873-8403
Matzka Pneumatics & Hydraulics [8]
A candy store for moving fluids, from vacuum to 10,000psi. 10 mile & Mound.
Metal Mart USA [9]
Located at 13mile & Dequindre. Sells all kinds of metal stock in small quantities. Even open on Saturdays, very hobbyist friendly.
Motion Industries [10]
Loads of mechanical components, in stock. Several locations around town.
Motor City Fastener
1600 East 10 Mile Road Hazel Park, MI 48030-1208
(248) 399-2830
RL Schmitt [11]
Manufactures ANSI standard and custom Fixed-Limit Gages as well as standard and custom Endmills and Engraving Tools.
Order directly from them or through their eBay store (which sells at a discount over catalog prices but you can still pick it up in person)
Hours 8-4:30 M-F
34506 Glendale St, Livonia, MI 48150 (a block or two from RS Electronics)
RS Electronics [12]
Retail outlet for electronic components, connectors and tools.
Hours 8-5 M-F
34443 Schoolcraft Livonia, MI 48150
The Maker Map [13]
A google maps display of local suppliers

Online

All Electronics Corporation [14]
Discount and surplus electronics, parts, accessories
Known for having strange and odd items in stock
Craftics [15]
Materials, supplies, and tools for acrylic
Digi-Key [16]
95% of the electronic components you need.
Electronic Goldmine [17]
Similar to All Electronics
Also has cheap grab-bag boxes of parts for stocking the junkbox
FutureLec [18]
Lots of fun parts, alcohol sensors, random bits
Jameco Electronics [19]
Electronics parts, some robotics parts.
Good source for hard to find "older" electronics parts, esp small EPROMS.
Marlin P. Jones & Assoc, Inc. [20]
Electronics and tool shop. Cheap and decent quality computer and electronics.
Good soldering equipment.
Mouser Electronics [21]
Another electronics store.
Small Parts, Inc [22]
The hardware store for R&D, not just miniature hardware, but also lots of nylon, teflon, etc.
Spark Fun Electronics [23]
Yet another electronics store.
Good for male/female adapters and plugs (iphone/ ipod).

Project Ideas and Designs

Yahoo Groups junkyard_projects [24]
Free online plans for lots of tools and project ideas. Requires registration to the yahoo group.