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; Metal Mart USA [http://www.metalmartusa.com]
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;The Maker Map [http://themakermap.com/]
: Located at 13mile & Dequindre. Sells all kinds of metal stock in small quantities. Even open on Saturdays, very hobbyist friendly.
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: A google maps display of local suppliers. Sources listed in this section should also (eventually) be on the Maker Map.
  
; 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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:1407 Allen Dr., Unit #G, Troy, MI 48083 (according to their website as of 2013-03-05).  Previously listed here as 30029 John R, Madison Heights.
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: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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;All America Plywood [http://www.allamericaplywood.com/]
: Located in Highland, MI. Sells domestic and imported hardwood in board feet.  Open Saturday Mornings.
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:Specializes in hardwood plywoods
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:18840 John R., Detroit, MI. 48203
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:Hours: M-F 8-4
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:(313) 891-6880
  
; Frentz & Sons Hardware [http://www.frentzandsons.com/]
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;Armstrong Mill Works [http://www.woodfinder.com/listings/004781.php]  
: 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 Highland, MI. Sells domestic and imported hardwood in board feet. Open Saturday Mornings.
  
; ASAP Source [http://www.asapsource.com/public/index.asp]
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;[http://www.armstrongtoolsupply.com/ Armstrong Tool and Supply]
: Located in Ann Arbor, a source for metal & plastic stock.
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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)
  
; Alba Plastics [http://www.albaplastics.com/]
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;ASAP Source [http://www.asapsource.com/public/index.asp]  
: 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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:Located in Ann Arbor, a source for metal & plastic stock.
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:Gone out of business?  Site now says to contact Alro Metals.
  
; Laird Plastics [http://lairdplastics.com]
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;The Electronic Connection
: 26403 Groesbeck Highway Warren, MI 48089
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:Electronic Components like chips, resistors, transistors, etc. and all the tools to assemble them
: (800) 873-8403
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:37387 Ford Rd, Westland, MI 48185-2282 (734) 595-6655
  
; Matzka Pneumatics & Hydraulics [http://matzka.com/]
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;Factory Steel [http://www.factorysteel.com/]  
: A candy store for moving fluids, from vacuum to 10,000psi. 10 mile & Mound.
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:14020 Oakland Ave. Detroit, Michigan 48203. Close to I75 & the Davison. Open on Sunday.
  
; The Electronic Connection
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;Frentz & Sons Hardware [http://www.frentzandsons.com/]
: Electronic Components like chips, resistors, transistors, etc. and all the tools to assemble them
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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.
: 37387 Ford Rd, Westland, MI 48185-2282  (734) 595-6655
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; RS Electronics [http://www.rselectronics.com/content/retail_store.aspx]
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;Harbor Freight [http://www.harborfreight.com/]
: Retail outlet for electronic components, connectors and tools.
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:Retail supplier of cheap Chinese tools.
: Hours 8-5 M-F
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:32706 JOHN R ROAD, MADISON HEIGHTS, MI 48071
: 34443 Schoolcraft Livonia, MI 48150
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:248-588-1673
  
=Online=
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;[http://industrialmetalsales.com/main.sc Industrial Metal Sales]
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:They do retail sales but not walk-ins. You have to order at least a day before pick-up.
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:95 South Rose Street, Mount Clemens, MI 48043
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:(586) 783-2238
  
; Digi-Key [http://digikey.com]
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;KBC Tools & Machinery [http://kbctools.com/]
: 95% of the electronic components you need.
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:6300 18 Mile Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48314
  
; Mouser Electronics [http://mouser.com]
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;[http://www.kittstools.com/ Kitt's Industrial Tools]
: Another electronics store.
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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.
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:27600 West 8 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48336
  
; Spark Fun Electronics [http://sparkfun.com]
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;Laird Plastics [http://lairdplastics.com]  
: Yet another electronics store.
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:26403 Groesbeck Highway Warren, MI 48089
: Good for male/female adapters and plugs (iphone/ ipod).
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:(800) 873-8403
  
; Marlin P. Jones & Assoc, Inc. [http://www.mpja.com]
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;Marsh Power Tools [http://www.marshpowertools.net/]
: Electronics and tool shop. Cheap and decent quality computer and electronics.
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;20579 Middlebelt, Livonia, MI 48152
: Good soldering equipment.
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; Jameco Electronics [http://www.jameco.com]
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;Matzka Pneumatics & Hydraulics [http://matzka.com/]  
: Electronics parts, some robotics parts.
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:A candy store for moving fluids, from vacuum to 10,000psi. 10 mile & Mound.
: Good source for hard to find "older" electronics parts, esp small EPROMS.
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; All Electronics Corporation [http://www.allelectronics.com/]
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;Metal Mart USA [http://www.metalmartusa.com]  
: Discount and surplus electronics, parts, accessories
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:Located at 13mile & Dequindre. Sells all kinds of metal stock in small quantities. Even open on Saturdays, very hobbyist friendly.
: Known for having strange and odd items in stock
+
  
; Electronic Goldmine [http://www.goldmine-elec.com/]
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;Motion Industries [https://www.motionindustries.com/]  
: Similar to All Electronics
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:Loads of mechanical components, in stock. Several locations around town.
: 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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;[http://www.motorcityfasteners.com/ Motor City Fastener]
: Lots of fun parts, alcohol sensors, random bits
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: 1600 East 10 Mile Road Hazel Park, MI 48030-1208
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:(248) 399-2830
  
; Small Parts, Inc [http://www.smallparts.com/]
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;Public Lumber Company [http://www.publiclumber.com/]
: The hardware store for R&D, not just miniature hardware, but also lots of nylon, teflon, etc.
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:Lumber, millwork, doors, hardware, adhesives, and finishes.
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:1001 East Seven Mile Road, Detroit, MI 48203
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:313-891-7125
  
== Project Ideas and Designs ==
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;RL Schmitt [http://www.rlschmitt.com/]
; Yahoo Groups junkyard_projects [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/junkyard_projects/files/]
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:Manufactures ANSI standard and custom Fixed-Limit Gages as well as standard and custom Endmills and Engraving Tools.
: Free online plans for lots of tools and project ideas. Requires registration to the yahoo group.
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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)
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;Rockler Woodworking [http://www.rockler.com/retail/royal-oak-michigan-hardware-store.cfm]
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:Nation-wide retailer of woodworking tools and supplies.
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:29918 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073
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:(248) 543-5110
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;RS Electronics [http://www.rselectronics.com/content/retail_store.aspx]
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:Retail outlet for electronic components, connectors and tools.
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:Hours 8-5 M-F
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:34443 Schoolcraft Livonia, MI 48150
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;Woodcraft [http://www.woodcraft.com/]
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:National chain retail outlet for wood and woodworking supplies.
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:Hours: Sunday: 11 AM - 4 PM Monday: 9 AM - 7 PM Tuesday: 9 AM - 7 PM Wednesday: 9 AM - 7 PM Thursday: 9 AM - 8 PM Friday: 9 AM - 7 PM Saturday: 9 AM - 6 PM
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: 39245 Van Dyke Highway, Sterling Heights, MI 48313 (just north of 17 Mile)
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= Online  =
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;All Electronics Corporation [http://www.allelectronics.com/]
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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.
 +
: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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;Online Metals [http://onlinemetals.com]
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:A good store for small quantities of metal.
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;Misumi [http://us.misumi-ec.com]
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:Automation Components, Press Die Components, Plastic Mold Components
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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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= Member Junk =
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Moved to [[Virtual Graveyard]]
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[[Category:Reference Data]]

Revision as of 10:28, 8 March 2013

Contents

Local

The Maker Map [1]
A google maps display of local suppliers. Sources listed in this section should also (eventually) be on the Maker Map.
Abel Electronics [2]
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 [3]
1407 Allen Dr., Unit #G, Troy, MI 48083 (according to their website as of 2013-03-05). Previously listed here as 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.
All America Plywood [4]
Specializes in hardwood plywoods
18840 John R., Detroit, MI. 48203
Hours: M-F 8-4
(313) 891-6880
Armstrong Mill Works [5]
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 [6]
Located in Ann Arbor, a source for metal & plastic stock.
Gone out of business? Site now says to contact Alro Metals.
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 [7]
14020 Oakland Ave. Detroit, Michigan 48203. Close to I75 & the Davison. Open on Sunday.
Frentz & Sons Hardware [8]
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.
Harbor Freight [9]
Retail supplier of cheap Chinese tools.
32706 JOHN R ROAD, MADISON HEIGHTS, MI 48071
248-588-1673
Industrial Metal Sales
They do retail sales but not walk-ins. You have to order at least a day before pick-up.
95 South Rose Street, Mount Clemens, MI 48043
(586) 783-2238
KBC Tools & Machinery [10]
6300 18 Mile Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48314
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 [11]
26403 Groesbeck Highway Warren, MI 48089
(800) 873-8403
Marsh Power Tools [12]
20579 Middlebelt, Livonia, MI 48152
Matzka Pneumatics & Hydraulics [13]
A candy store for moving fluids, from vacuum to 10,000psi. 10 mile & Mound.
Metal Mart USA [14]
Located at 13mile & Dequindre. Sells all kinds of metal stock in small quantities. Even open on Saturdays, very hobbyist friendly.
Motion Industries [15]
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
Public Lumber Company [16]
Lumber, millwork, doors, hardware, adhesives, and finishes.
1001 East Seven Mile Road, Detroit, MI 48203
313-891-7125
RL Schmitt [17]
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)
Rockler Woodworking [18]
Nation-wide retailer of woodworking tools and supplies.
29918 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073
(248) 543-5110
RS Electronics [19]
Retail outlet for electronic components, connectors and tools.
Hours 8-5 M-F
34443 Schoolcraft Livonia, MI 48150
Woodcraft [20]
National chain retail outlet for wood and woodworking supplies.
Hours: Sunday: 11 AM - 4 PM Monday: 9 AM - 7 PM Tuesday: 9 AM - 7 PM Wednesday: 9 AM - 7 PM Thursday: 9 AM - 8 PM Friday: 9 AM - 7 PM Saturday: 9 AM - 6 PM
39245 Van Dyke Highway, Sterling Heights, MI 48313 (just north of 17 Mile)

Online

All Electronics Corporation [21]
Discount and surplus electronics, parts, accessories
Known for having strange and odd items in stock
Craftics [22]
Materials, supplies, and tools for acrylic
Digi-Key [23]
95% of the electronic components you need.
Electronic Goldmine [24]
Similar to All Electronics
Also has cheap grab-bag boxes of parts for stocking the junkbox
FutureLec [25]
Lots of fun parts, alcohol sensors, random bits
Jameco Electronics [26]
Electronics parts, some robotics parts.
Good source for hard to find "older" electronics parts, esp small EPROMS.
Marlin P. Jones & Assoc, Inc. [27]
Electronics and tool shop. Cheap and decent quality computer and electronics.
Good soldering equipment.
Mouser Electronics [28]
Another electronics store.
Small Parts, Inc [29]
The hardware store for R&D, not just miniature hardware, but also lots of nylon, teflon, etc.
Spark Fun Electronics [30]
Yet another electronics store.
Good for male/female adapters and plugs (iphone/ ipod).
Online Metals [31]
A good store for small quantities of metal.
Misumi [32]
Automation Components, Press Die Components, Plastic Mold Components


Project Ideas and Designs

Yahoo Groups junkyard_projects [33]
Free online plans for lots of tools and project ideas. Requires registration to the yahoo group.

Member Junk

Moved to Virtual Graveyard