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Argo electronics is one of my favorite (weekly) stops on Canal street in New York City. Canal street is historically known for tiny packed-together stores filled with goods from China and street merchants hocking knock off handbags, Rolex watches to pirated DVDs, but there are a few electronic and electronic surplus places that are a treasure trove of goodness. In the past I’ve found things like $1 laser pointers, $3 VCR motors (good for robots) and boxes of power supplies. Whatever the prices say on the bins are negotiable, and you likely should… More photos – Link.


Editor’s note: This post kicks off our first of a few “mobile posts” which will appear on MAKE – sponsored by Windows Mobile. Only the links and voice that appear in the mobile post box (below) are part of the campaign on MAKE – pt.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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