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 +===== Food and Beverages =====
 +Collected [[food|here]].
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 ===== Electronics ===== ===== Electronics =====
-  * [[http://​www.leeselectronic.com/​|Lee'​s Electronics]]:​ 29th and Main - 4522 Main Street+  * [[http://​www.leeselectronic.com/​|Lee'​s Electronics]]
 +    * 1st location: 29th and Main - 4522 Main Street 
 +    * 2nd (larger) location: King Ed and Fraser - 4131 Fraser St
   * [[http://​www.mainelectronics.com/​|Main Electronics]]:​ 29th and Main - 4554 Main Street   * [[http://​www.mainelectronics.com/​|Main Electronics]]:​ 29th and Main - 4554 Main Street
   * [[http://​www.rpelectronics.com/​|RP Electronics]]:​ Rupert and Grandview Highway - 2752 Rupert Street, Vancouver   * [[http://​www.rpelectronics.com/​|RP Electronics]]:​ Rupert and Grandview Highway - 2752 Rupert Street, Vancouver
   * [[http://​www.mroelectronics.com/​|MRO Electronics]]:​ 1st and Boundary - 1745 Boundary Road, Vancouver   * [[http://​www.mroelectronics.com/​|MRO Electronics]]:​ 1st and Boundary - 1745 Boundary Road, Vancouver
-  * [[http://​www.interiorelectronics.com/​|Interior Electronics]] 1st and Boundary - 1520 Boundary Road, Burnaby +  * [[http://​www.interiorelectronics.com/​|Interior Electronics]]1st and Boundary - 1520 Boundary Road, Burnaby 
-  * [[http://​www.smi-elec.com/​|SMI Electronics]] Near Willowbrook Mall - #109 20120 64 Ave, Langley+  * [[http://​www.smi-elec.com/​|SMI Electronics]]Near Willowbrook Mall - #109 20120 64 Ave, Langley 
 + 
 +===== Art Supplies ===== 
 +  * [[http://​opusartsupplies.com/​|Opus Art Supplies]]: Cambie & Hastings downtown or Granville Island 
 +  * [[http://​canada.michaels.com/​|Michaels]]:​ Alberni Street near Burrard Street and Broadway near Cambie. Has almost everything craft-related,​ but is expensive. 
 +  * [[http://​www.deserres.ca/​|DeSerres]]:​ Broadway near Granville 
 +  * [[https://​www.facebook.com/​rathartsupplies/?​ref=aymt_homepage_panel|Rath Art Supplies]]: Main near Kingsway
  
 ===== Craft Supplies ===== ===== Craft Supplies =====
-  * Urban Source: Main Street between 15th and 16th Ave. All kinds of recycled craft materials - everything is cheap! +  * [[http://​www.urbansource.bc.ca/​|Urban Source]]: Main Street between 15th and 16th Ave. All kinds of recycled craft materials - everything is cheap! 
-  * Dressew: Hastings ​Street about 3 blocks west of VHS: Sewing/​fabric/​knitting/​etc. Huge selection, dirt cheap!+  * Dressew: ​337 W Hastings ​St, near Cambie - Sewing/​fabric/​knitting/​etc. Huge selection, dirt cheap!
   * Yoko YaYa: Tinseltown Mall, 1st floor. Japanese dollar store with all kinds of neat stuff.   * Yoko YaYa: Tinseltown Mall, 1st floor. Japanese dollar store with all kinds of neat stuff.
   * Daiso: Aberdeen Mall in Richmond. Same as Yoko Yaya, but about 5 times more stuff.   * Daiso: Aberdeen Mall in Richmond. Same as Yoko Yaya, but about 5 times more stuff.
-  * Michaels: Alberni Street near Burrard Street. Has almost everything craft-related,​ but is expensive.+  * [[http://​canada.michaels.com/​|Michaels]]: Alberni Street near Burrard Street ​and Broadway near Cambie. Has almost everything craft-related,​ but is expensive. 
 +  * [[http://​www.deserres.ca/​|DeSerres]]:​ Broadway near Granville
  
 ===== Hardware ===== ===== Hardware =====
-  * Home Depot - Terminal Ave (about 1km east of Science World) +  * [[http://​www.homedepot.ca|Home Depot]] - Terminal Ave (about 1km east of Science World) 
-  * Home Depot - Cambie ​near Broadway +  * [[http://​www.homedepot.ca|Home Depot]] - Cambie ​& 8th 
-  * Army and Navy - Hastings Street, just a few doors down from VHS; go out the door and turn right.+  * [[http://​www.canadiantire.ca|Canadian Tire]] - Cambie & 7th 
 +  * [[http://​www.armyandnavy.ca/​|Army and Navy]] - Hastings Street ​downtown or 8th St in New Westminster.
  
 ==== Screws, Fasteners ==== ==== Screws, Fasteners ====
-  ​* [[http://​www.pacificfasteners.com/​|Pacific Fasteners]]:​ 3934 East 1st Ave. They stock a huge range of fasteners (nuts, bolts, screws, nails etc.) and are pretty close to MRO.+<WRAP center round tip 60%> 
 +[[tool:​fasteners|Need help figuring out what nut, bolt, screw, washer or fastener what you want? See this handy page!]] 
 +</​WRAP>​ 
 +  ​* [[http://​www.pacificfasteners.com/​|Pacific Fasteners]]:​ 3934 East 1st Ave. They stock a huge range of fasteners (nuts, bolts, screws, nails etc.) and are pretty close to MRO.  ​[[http://​www.pacificfasteners.com/​Book.pdf|Old Catalog]]
   * [[http://​www.brafasco.com/​|HD Supply Brafasco]]: 443 Terminal Ave.   * [[http://​www.brafasco.com/​|HD Supply Brafasco]]: 443 Terminal Ave.
-  * [[http://​www.fastenal.com/​|Fastenal]]: ​36 East 5th Ave, and many other locations.+  * [[http://​www.fastenal.com/​|Fastenal]]: ​SE Marine Dr and Knight St, and many other locations
 +  * [[http://​www.canadianstainless.ca/​|Canadian Stainless Fasteners]]:​ 75 Clipper St, Coquitlam.
  
-==== Metals ==== +==== Bearings ==== 
-  * [[http://​metalsupermarkets.com/​|Metal Supermarket]]: ​Still Creek Drive in Burnaby. Good source for metal rods, beams, angled, etc. in stainless steel, aluminum and more.+  * [[http://​www.ringball.com/​home.html|Ringball]]:​ Mainly bearings, some linear slides and some acme screws and such. Good prices, but $30 minumum order. 
 +  * [[http://​www.dx.com|DealExtreme]]:​ Free shipping, probably knockoff bearings. 
 + 
 +===== Metals ​===== 
 +  * [[http://​metalsupermarkets.com/​|Metal Supermarket]]: ​Two locations: close to Lake City Way skytrain station ​in Burnaby ​AND just East of the Knight St Bridge (close to the IKEA) in Richmond. Good source for metal rods, beams, angled, etc. in stainless steel, aluminum and more.
   * [[http://​www.northstarmetalrecycling.com/​|North Star Metal]]: Metal recycling (wander around; just stay clear of the forklifts).   * [[http://​www.northstarmetalrecycling.com/​|North Star Metal]]: Metal recycling (wander around; just stay clear of the forklifts).
   * [[http://​www.mbsuperiormetals.ca/​|MB Superior]]: Metal recycling (good for wire; ask them to see it).   * [[http://​www.mbsuperiormetals.ca/​|MB Superior]]: Metal recycling (good for wire; ask them to see it).
   * Main Sheet Metal: Main Street near National Ave, just below the Georgia Viaduct.   * Main Sheet Metal: Main Street near National Ave, just below the Georgia Viaduct.
 +  * [[http://​www.esthers.ca|Esthers Sheet Metal]]: 3890 East First Ave.  Next to Pacific Fasteners. ​ Is a trade supplier that mostly does made to measure flashings for construction. ​ Will cut metal sheet to size and bend as per spec.
 +  * [[http://​completemetalmarkets.com/​|Complete Metal Markets]]: #173-2251 No 5 Rd, Richmond
  
-==== Miscellaneous ​==== +==== Machining and Metalworking ​====
-  * [[http://​www.leevalley.ca/​|Lee Valley]]: SE Marine Drive at Knight St Bridge. +
-  * [[http://​www.princessauto.com/​|Princess Auto]]: Opposite side of the highway from IKEA in Coquitlam.+
   * [[http://​www.kmstools.com/​|KMS Tools]]: Next to the IKEA in Coquitlam.   * [[http://​www.kmstools.com/​|KMS Tools]]: Next to the IKEA in Coquitlam.
   * [[http://​www.busybeetools.com/​|Busy Bee Tools]]: Near Braid skytrain station in New Westminster.   * [[http://​www.busybeetools.com/​|Busy Bee Tools]]: Near Braid skytrain station in New Westminster.
-  * [[http://​www.summittools.com/|Summit ​Tools]]: ​1st Ave at Boundary+  * [[http://​www.kbctools.ca/|KBC Tools & Machinery]]: Annacis Island, just south of New Westminster
-  * [[http://​www.fastenal.com/|Fastenal]]: 36 East 5th Ave, and many other locations+  * [[http://​www.actequipment.com/|ACT Equipment]]: Near Lougheed Hwy & Willingdon ​Ave in Burnaby
-  * [[http://​www.alderauto.ca/|Adler Auto]]: Surrey and further out locations. +  * [[http://​www.thomasskinner.com/|Thomas Skinner]]: Just East of the Knight St Bridge (close ​to the IKEA) in Richmond.
-  * HollyNorth Production Supply: 1st Ave at Boundary, kind of hard to find. These guys sell to the film industry, but they do cash sales too. +
- +
-==== Bearings ==== +
-  * [[http://​www.ringball.com/​home.html|Ringball]]:​ Mainly bearings, some linear slides and some acme screws and such. +
- +
-==== Plastics ==== +
-  * [[http://​www.plasticworks.ca/​|Surrey Plastic Works]]: Plastic sheet/​bars +
-  * [[http://​www.ippnet.com/​|Industrial Plastics & Paints]]: Plastic sheet/bars, paints, polishes, coatings, resins, mold making, fibre glass, carbon fibre.+
  
 ==== Foundries ==== ==== Foundries ====
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   * [[http://​www.thompsonfoundry.com/​|Thompson Foundry]]: Steel/Iron   * [[http://​www.thompsonfoundry.com/​|Thompson Foundry]]: Steel/Iron
   * [[http://​www.robarindustries.com/​index.html|Robar Industries]]:​ Steel/Iron and others   * [[http://​www.robarindustries.com/​index.html|Robar Industries]]:​ Steel/Iron and others
 +
 +===== Woods =====
 +  * [[http://​www.homedepot.ca|Home Depot]] - Terminal Ave (about 1km east of Science World)
 +  * [[http://​www.windsorplywood.com/​|Windsor Plywood]] - Near Granville & Broadway
 +  * [[http://​www.dickslumber.com/​|Dick'​s Lumber]] - Burnaby
 +
 +==== Woodworking ====
 +  * [[http://​www.leevalley.ca/​|Lee Valley]]: SE Marine Drive at Knight St Bridge.
 +  * [[http://​www.summittools.com/​|Summit Tools]]: 1st Ave at Boundary.
 +  * [[http://​www.kmstools.com/​|KMS Tools]]: Next to the IKEA in Coquitlam.
 +
 +===== Casting and Mould Making =====
 +  * [[http://​www.fibertek.ca/​|Fiber-tek]]:​ Boundary Rd at 1st Ave.
 +  * [[http://​www.ippnet.com/​|Industrial Plastics & Paints]]: Near IKEA in Richmond.
 +
 +==== Costuming and Makeup FX ====
 +  * [[http://​www.fibertek.ca/​|Fiber-tek]]:​ Boundary Rd at 1st Ave. Sell Worbla and casting supplies.
 +  * [[http://​www.hollynorth.com/​|HollyNorth Production Supply]]: 1st Ave at Boundary, kind of hard to find. Large range of makeup FX and similar products.
 +
 +===== Plastics =====
 +  * [[http://​www.ippnet.com/​|Industrial Plastics & Paints]]: Near IKEA in Richmond.
 +  * [[http://​www.plasticworks.ca/​|Surrey Plastic Works]]: Plastic sheet/bars. Ask for offcuts.
 +  * [[http://​www.associatedplastics.com/​|Associated Plastics]] on Hastings
 +  * [[http://​www.urbansource.bc.ca/​|Urban Source]]: Main Street between 15th and 16th Ave.
 +  * Sabic Polymershapes in Coquitlam
 +
 +===== Miscellaneous =====
 +  * [[http://​www.leevalley.ca/​|Lee Valley]]: SE Marine Drive at Knight St Bridge.
 +  * [[http://​www.princessauto.com/​|Princess Auto]]: Opposite side of the highway from IKEA in Coquitlam.
 +  * [[http://​www.kmstools.com/​|KMS Tools]]: Next to the IKEA in Coquitlam.
 +  * [[http://​www.busybeetools.com/​|Busy Bee Tools]]: Near Braid skytrain station in New Westminster.
 +  * [[http://​www.summittools.com/​|Summit Tools]]: 1st Ave at Boundary.
 +  * [[http://​www.kbctools.com/​can/​main.cfm|KBC Tools & Machinery]]:​ Annacis Island, just south of New Westminster.
 +  * [[http://​www.acklandsgrainger.com|Acklands Grainger]]: Many locations, but limited hours. The location near VHS is closed in May 2016.
 +  * [[http://​www.alderauto.ca/​|Adler Auto]]: Surrey and further out locations.
 +  * [[http://​www.hollynorth.com/​|HollyNorth Production Supply]]: 1st Ave at Boundary, kind of hard to find. These guys sell to the film industry, but they do cash sales too.
  
 ===== Computers & etc ===== ===== Computers & etc =====
-  * [[http://​ncix.com/​|NCIX / Netlink Computers]]:​ Anything by way of computer stuff, many locations+  * [[http://​ncix.com/​|NCIX / Netlink Computers]]:​ Anything by way of computer stuff, ​Broadway near Burrard and many other locations 
 +  * [[http://​www.ntcw.com/​|New Type Computer]]: Yaletown
   * [[http://​linhawstore.com|Linhaw]]:​ Cables, racks, etc (Need an account ahead of time, sells to businesses only)   * [[http://​linhawstore.com|Linhaw]]:​ Cables, racks, etc (Need an account ahead of time, sells to businesses only)
  
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   * [[http://​digikey.ca/​|Digikey]]:​ They'​ve got pretty much anything, and they ship overnight from Canada.   * [[http://​digikey.ca/​|Digikey]]:​ They'​ve got pretty much anything, and they ship overnight from Canada.
   * [[http://​ca.mouser.com/​|Mouser]]:​ Similar to Digikey, but ship from the US (taking an extra day usually).   * [[http://​ca.mouser.com/​|Mouser]]:​ Similar to Digikey, but ship from the US (taking an extra day usually).
-  * [[http://​www.sparkfun.com/​|Sparkfun]]: Awesome site with tutorials and lots of breakout boards and rad parts.+  ​* [[http://​canada.newark.com|Newark element14]]:​ Similar to Digikey and Mouser, but slower and more expensive shipping. 
 +  ​* [[http://​www.sparkfun.com/​|SparkFun]]: Awesome site with tutorials and lots of breakout boards and rad parts.
   * [[http://​www.adafruit.com/​|Adafruit]]:​ Good starter kits, mostly revolve around Arduino.   * [[http://​www.adafruit.com/​|Adafruit]]:​ Good starter kits, mostly revolve around Arduino.
 +  * [[http://​www.seeedstudio.com/​|Seeed Studio]]: Similar to SparkFun, located in China. Offers services such as PCB manufacturing and laser cutting also.
 +  * [[http://​iteadstudio.com|ITead Studio]]: Similar to Seeed Studio, and also located in China.
 +  * [[http://​modtronicsaustralia.com|Modtronics Australia]]:​ Very Niche store - great for hobbyist wireless modules.
  
 ==== Free samples ==== ==== Free samples ====
Line 76: Line 130:
   * [[http://​www.inventables.com/​|Inventables]]:​ Acrylic sheets, woods and vaneers, moulding materials, etc.   * [[http://​www.inventables.com/​|Inventables]]:​ Acrylic sheets, woods and vaneers, moulding materials, etc.
   * [[http://​www.repraper.com/​|RepRaper]]:​ Cheap ABS and PLA filament, parts, and electronics for 3D printers.   * [[http://​www.repraper.com/​|RepRaper]]:​ Cheap ABS and PLA filament, parts, and electronics for 3D printers.
-  * [[http://​openbeamusa.com/​]]: ​OpenBeam USA is an online retail store that sells mechanical bits and pieces for your projects. +  * [[http://​openbeamusa.com/​|OpenBeam USA]]: An online retail store that sells mechanical bits and pieces for your projects. 
-  * [[http://​www.mcmaster.com/​]]: ​McMaster Carr - massive ​catalog of engineering components, US only shipping apparently +  * [[http://​www.mcmaster.com/​|McMaster Carr]]: Massive ​catalog of engineering components. Not the cheapestbut the only source for many things. Used to be US-only, but ships (fast) to Canada now. 
-  * [[http://​us.misumi-ec.com/​]]: ​Misumi USA - another ​massive catalog of engineering components+  * [[http://​us.misumi-ec.com/​|Misumi USA]]: Another ​massive catalog of engineering components
 + 
 +==== Miscellaneous ==== 
 +  * [[http://​www.aliexpress.com/​|Ali Express]]: Sort of Amazon meets eBay in China - and almost everything that is manufactured in or for China is available here (i.e. almost everything). 
 +  * [[http://​www.dealextreme.com/​|Deal Extreme]]: Almost anything is available here from electronics dev boards to clothing. Chinese, very cheap price & quality, free slow shipping. 
 +  * [[http://​www.banggood.com/​|Bang Good]]: Very similar to Deal Extreme in every way, but often cheaper. 
 +  * [[http://​www.lockpickcanada.com|Lock Pick Canada]]: Lock picks, practice locks, related tools
  
 ==== Surplus ==== ==== Surplus ====
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   * [[http://​www.securitymailservices/​|Security Mail Services]]: Blaine   * [[http://​www.securitymailservices/​|Security Mail Services]]: Blaine
   * [[http://​prshell.com/​PriceList.htm|Point Roberts Shell]]: Point Roberts   * [[http://​prshell.com/​PriceList.htm|Point Roberts Shell]]: Point Roberts
-  * [[http://​tsbshipping.com/​|TSB Shipping Plus ]]: Point Roberts+  * [[http://​tsbshipping.com/​|TSB Shipping Plus]]: Point Roberts 
 + 
 + 
 +===== Software tools =====
  
 +  * [[http://​woodgears.ca/​gear_cutting/​template.html|Woodgears.ca]]:​ Online gear calculator
 +  * [[http://​www.algodoo.com/​what-is-it/​|Algodoo]]:​ Free 2D physics software (linkages, springs, motors, optics...)
  
 ===== Other ===== ===== Other =====
-  * Great West Wholesale - This is a wholesaler for anything you would find at a dolor store.+  * Great West Wholesale - This is a wholesaler for anything you would find at a dollar ​store.
suppliers.txt · Last modified: 2016/08/01 03:22 by rsim