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- Electronic Parts and Equipment »
CU Electronics Store
On-campus source for Electronic Parts, prototyping supplies, Hand tools, and cabling needs. Located in Electrical Engineering wing, room ECEE 1B10, (next to the ECE student lounge).
Started by a CU Electrical Engineering Alum. Sparkfun is an online retail store that sells the electronic parts and modules to make your electronics projects possible. The website also has lots of tutorials and an enthusiastic user community. The website is a must see!!!
Sparkfun does not have a storefront. You must place a website order before you can pick up an order.
Boulder: 6175 Longbow Drive, Suite 200 (Located on 205 Bus route, Longbow at 63rd)
A great Electronics prototyping store with friendly customer's service. For electronic parts and prototyping supplies.
Boulder: 3095 Sterling Circle unit 1 (55th & Valmont)
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30am - 5:30pm, Saturday 10am - 2pm
For electrical parts and pieces
Boulder: 1895 28th Street (@ Canyon)
Acroname's mission is to provide expertise, applications and high quality products in robotics.
Boulder: 4822 Sterling Drive
The ultimate hardware store: Tools, hardware, plumbing, building materials, paint, sporting goods and lots of cool gadgets for your projects. If they don't have it, you didn't want it.
Boulder: 2525 Arapahoe Avenue, 303-444-1822
Located on Hop route, bottom of Folsom Hill @ Arapahoe
Boulder Electric Motor Co.
For electric motors of all sizes
Boulder: 3865 Walnut Street
Hobby Town USA
Robotics and radio-control car kits and supplies
Longmont: 1935 Main St., Longmont, CO 80501, Phone: 303-774-1557
Main Website: http://www.hobbytown.com/
Longmont Website: http://www.hobbiescolorado.com/?page_id=11
Westminster: 9120 Wadsworth Ave., Westminster CO 80021, Phone: 303-431-0482
Westminster Website: http://www.hobbiescolorado.com/?page_id=12
- Machine Shops »
Aspen Test Engineering
Todd Wyant, Aspen Test Engineer
Lafayette: 1200 Diamond Cr., Suite C
Boulder: 980 Lee Hill Drive
- Metals »
ALRECO Aluminum Surplus Supply
For aluminum, metals
Henderson: 11299 Brighton Blvd.
Den-Col Supply Co.
Full-service steel center; laser, punch plasma, plasma, flame cutting, shearing, sawing and metal inventory
Denver: 4630-T N. Washington Street
For structural steel
Lafayette: 1005 South 120th
Industrial Edge Supply
For scrap reclamation
Boulder: 4436 Driftwood Place
303-516-0400; fax 303-516-0401
Western Aluminum Recycling
For scrap aluminum
Boulder: 3280 Valmont Road
For all types of metals
- Miscellaneous Materials »
Kai Amey (ITLL Equipment Checkout Technician)
Kai recycles old GEEN 1400 project materials. See him (his office is on the ITLL 2B plaza level)
to inquire about free parts and materials you could use for your project.
Boulder: 2601 Spruce Street
For hardware, tools, screws, nails, pipes, dowels, raw materials, almost everything
Boulder: 2525 Arapahoe Avenue
Located on Hop route, bottom of Folsom hill @ Arapahoe
Not as helpful as McGuckin's, but it is a "big-box" hardware store in town
Boulder: 1600 29th Street
Manufacturing and industrial supplies
Boulder: 3825 Walnut Street
Great source for recycled scrap wood, metal, doors, windows, etc. Often gives great deals to students.
Boulder: 6032 Butte Mill Road
CU Property Services
Auctions of old CU furniture, computers, lab equipment, tools, etc.
Boulder: 2000 Central Avenue
For hobby and model supplies, dolls, and toys
Boulder: 2125 32nd Street
- Plastics »
Colorado Plastic Products
Large inventory of ABS, acrylic, Plexiglas, tubing, vinyl, cuts, welds, scraps
Louisville: 500 S. Arthur Avenue
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For laser-cutter consumables
For laser-cutter plastics
- Plumbing and AC Hardware »
For pipes, sprinklers, lawn and garden supplies
Boulder: 57th & Valmont Road
Meyers Heating & Air Conditioning
For heating, air conditioning, humidifying equipment and parts
Boulder: 260 Pearl Street
- Rapid Prototyping »
For rapid prototyping direct from CAD models using stereolithography
Westminster: 1490 121st Avenue, Suite 101
Contact: Tim Nakari, 303-453-3992
FDM rapid prototyping service
- Software »
An online blog to help educators who teach CNC-related subjects. The website offers free licenses (to .edu users) for G-Wizard, a calculator for determining feeds and speeds to help ensure you are using the CNC machines properly. Check out the blog for some great information on CNCing.
- Welding/Gasses »
For welding supplies and gases
Boulder: 3750 Walnut Street
303-444-2138, fax: 303-440-7730
CU-Boulder Physics Trades Teaching Lab
Provides a beginning welding class (and a machine-shop-technology safety course)