Sourcing parts from TaoBao: a guide from an insider

If you think eBay, Aliexpress or Amazon can give you the best bang for your buck when buying electronics, think again.

Naomi Nu, more famously known on online communities under the name SexyCyborg, is a Chinese national that is well known in the maker’s community for creating lots of unusual and fun projects. She wrote a guide on hackaday on how to source parts from Taobao, the famous Chinese bazar.

A selection of rocker switches from TaoBao
A selection of rocker switches from TaoBao


If you’re ready to go down the rabbit hole for a few hours and explore the virtual turbo-charged RadioShack of today, follow this link:

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