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hi all,

There was some discussion of a group in Bangalore last year but it's now read-only...

I just relocated to BLR from the UK and now have zero equipment except for the single duemilanove I threw in my suitcase.   smiley-sad

I'm wondering where Bangaloreans or Indians in general would look for components and equipment... do you all buy stuff on-line, or are there hobbyist/professional electronics suppliers in town? 

I've already found these guys btw:

http://build.simplelabs.co.in/
http://www.bhasha.co.cc/
http://www.rhydolabz.com/

...but will also need a proper India-based supplier with a wider range of components similar to Farnell, Digikey, Conrad etc.

Thanks!
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Hi,

Welcome to the forum...

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I'm wondering where Bangaloreans or Indians in general would look for components and equipment... do you all buy stuff on-line, or are there hobbyist/professional electronics suppliers in town?

Well some stuff can be bought online(boards, sensors, etc) for others it makes sense to visit the local electronics market over farnell / digikey (you would be surprised at deals you can get! but beware - you can get conned easily if you do not know the subject or are looking for specifics) Availability is limited to components / items that are time tested and are used for production - The hobbyist scene is quiet catching up in India... we(Simple Labs - http://build.simplelabs.co.in/)  are seeing an increase in product requests however there is a long way to go...  it would be difficult to find all the stuff as in digikey or other sites...let me know if you need any help

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OK, so any suggestions for Bangalore shops in the "local electronics market" if I just want to stock up on some basics to use with some students?

i.e. breadboards, multi-packs of resistors and capacitors, potentiometers, wire-strippers, soldering irons and selection of switches and sensors like LDRs, IR distance, tilt switches etc...

I've heard of Om Electronics - can I get all this stuff there?

As for getting conned I know the subject very well, but am a foreigner and have no idea of local prices so I guess I have no chance!  smiley-roll

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nothing i can suggest... not sure of bangalore... just find out the local electronics market and go in directly...
Caps - 1 - 15/-
Potentiometers - 10 - 50/-
Strippers - 35/-
Iron - 150/-

As for sensors, prices vary depending upon the student project season. check our website( www.simplelabs.co.in ) for the sensors and let me know if you need anything

I know its a rather late reply smiley-wink i've been traveling and couldn't check the forums for some time...

Cheers,
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You can find most of the Electronics shop in Bangalore at SP Road. http://wikimapia.org/3850077/Sadar-Patrappa-Road-sp-road

Notable shops where you get most of the hobby kits/components are

1) Vishal Electronics
2) Ohm Electronics
3) Ohm Technologies (For all things related to robotics)

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