BatchPCB and OpenCircuits Feb 20,2006
Sparkfun has started two new spin-off sites recently, BatchPCB and OpenCircuits.... It's slower than other PCB fab sites, because they manufacture them in batches, but it's one of the cheapest I've seen.
Dick Blick Sep 24,2005
Dick Blick is a good source of art materials for physical computing projects. You can order online, or you can visit their store on Bond St, just a couple blocks from ITP.
Manufacturing Processes Sep 10,2005
Stanford University has some excellent files detailing how everyday things are made. There is also a companion site of videos and images.
Mettrix PCB fabrication Nov 25,2005
Mettrix is an upstate NY company who do PCB fab and assembly. Their work is recommended by Todd Polenberg, and apparently they can do Ball grid array parts too.
RepRap and Using Friendly Plastic Dec 2,2006
The RapRep project is an open-source rapid prototyper. Seems like a very nifty thing to build in one's (well-equipped) basement.
Thomas Register Aug 28,2003
Thomas Register - a large directory of industrial suppliers. The granddaddy of all industrial supply sources.
Toaster Oven Soldering Nov 14,2005
So we tried a few experiments in toaster oven soldering this weekend, and had limited success. In the end, it was easier to do the job with a soldering iron, because our surface mount chips were fairly big. But here's a few tutorials on others' attempts at it
What's Inside Consumer Electronics Sep 10,2005
Electronic Products is a commercial service for people wanting to know what's in their competitors gear. Not exactly for the beginner looking to build it from scratch, but has some neat examples.
eMachineShop Nov 14,2004
emachineshop will fabricate parts for you from drawings you make from their software. They're not cheap, but they are a way to get custom parts machined.