Pick and Place Spare Parts Grab Bag

At our current size, it's inevitable that there will be some waste in production. This is a grab bag of some of the parts that have fallen off the pick and place machines. It pains us not to use these parts knowing they are still 99% good. But because of our crazy growth we just can't justify testing and reusing them. That's why we're putting them up for sale: hoping to divert some electronics trash and give our customers some useful parts to pull from.

You will get a bag of various parts to use for whatever you want. As stated above, they are untested, and you will get whatever we send you. If you don't like gambles, this is not for you. We only guarantee you get 'something'.

The picture is a good representation of what you get.

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  • BerenV / about 2 years ago / 1

    Wow, I just got an email that this product has been retired :-(

    You guys must have really improved the accuracy of your pick and place machine! (Or found uses for the dropped parts)

  • Mattzz / about 8 years ago / 1

    P&P Spare parts! But what if something on the machine breaks and you already sold all the spare parts?!

  • Member #742506 / about 9 years ago / 1

    How often do these and the other "Dings and Dents" items actually become available? I've been staking out these product pages for over a month and haven't seen any available :(

  • Member #623550 / about 9 years ago / 1

    How much will it cost (In around about terms) to ship this to the UK?

  • customerX / about 14 years ago / 16


  • MostThingsWeb / about 13 years ago / 4

    Here's hoping your Pick and Place machine spews enough parts in time for my next order to stock a few of these grab bags. Nothing personal...

  • I see slide switches, MBRA140 diodes, 100uF caps, a tri color LED, inductors, a LM1117 v-reg, and hmmmm lots of other stuff.

  • CJG / about 14 years ago / 3

    OH I WANT !!!
    This reminds me yesteryear when radio shack wasnt the "would you like to buy a cell phone" shack. And the manager of the local store was a HAM that would put out grab bag boxes.
    I would save up my quarters and run down on Friday afternoon and buy one. And be set for a weekend of melting solder.

    • unmanaged / about 12 years ago / 1

      I live in Nashville and we have what I think is the last independent radio shack... just got some seed studio stuff from him ... he said he would carry spark fun stuff if he could sell it

      • Shavik / about 12 years ago / 1

        I live in Nashville also. Where is this Radioshack you speak of? I know the one near me actually has a decent selection. Would be nice to have another source for those "oh crap" moments on Friday afternoon when Sparkfun is a weekend away shipping wise.


        • FlowerAskew / about 11 years ago / 2

          Radioshack is an okay choice if you need something pretty general, and don't have time for shipping. The one near me is pretty good. The components seem overpriced for their quality. A pack of resistors is like $1.95 or so.

  • "Oh, the grab-bag is out of stock again." "So, you're just going to wait for their machine to break down for them to come back into stock?" "Guess again. Have you seen my sledgehammer?"

  • Gosh darn......any more coming soon? And a larger stock I hope?

  • staticboy / about 12 years ago / 2

    MUST HAVE...You might have problems with your machines later... >:D

  • MTMentat / about 13 years ago / 2

    Are these gone forever?? :(

  • Darn, 7 in stock but I didn't see the email for 25 minutes and missed out.

    My wife will be very happy about this and now I'll go back to resurrecting "ding and dent" products that I'm hoarding :)

  • Gone in under 30 minutes. Wish me better luck next time.

  • Josh_Hawley / about 9 years ago / 1

    gah! gone already!

  • Dickcheney / about 10 years ago / 1

    Hey, they could keep track of how many of these things they have to sell. If they notice that they have a lot of these, they'd be like "Hey! We have too many grab bags! The pick and place machine must be broken again" =)

  • Josh_Hawley / about 10 years ago / 1

    got an email saying there were 8 of these in stock, and they were gone by the time I clicked the link!

    • Dragon88 / about 10 years ago / 1

      I came to the site as soon as I saw the email and 5 were already gone. I was able to snag a couple. These little bags of parts are awesome if you do SMD prototyping.

  • Mattzz / about 10 years ago * / 1


  • isaacbwagner / about 10 years ago / 1

    I just got an email saying that you had more in stock. Are they gone already, or has the website just not updated yet?

    • JohnathanN. / about 10 years ago / 1

      I got one today :)

    • Gizmoguy / about 10 years ago / 1

      Me too... I could not have been any faster. I literally opened my browser as soon as the email arrived and in less than 10 seconds I had the product up in front of me and it was already out of stock! Gahhh! :)

      • Gizmoguy / about 10 years ago / 1

        I think it pays off to have a last name closer to the beginning of the alphabet in cases like this. Mine is near the end and I bet I got the email at a disproportionately late time compared to someone who's last name starts with A. ;)

    • MTMentat / about 10 years ago / 1

      Ha, I'm sure that someone else faster than us bought them.

  • Member #479375 / about 11 years ago / 1

    So glad i grabbed one of these. Cant wait to pick through it.

  • Member #423683 / about 11 years ago / 1

    When are these coming back?

  • JuanFer / about 12 years ago / 1

    Come on! What? Again none left for me? :'(

  • Member #283070 / about 12 years ago / 1

    Congratulations to the lucky few that got these today. I had one in my cart but lost it when I had to log in to check out.

  • Tomasreabe / about 12 years ago / 1

    Whell those 8 went quick

    • Mohamed Yousry / about 12 years ago / 1

      yes very quick ... just I've received the email .. and all quantity has gone!!

  • JellyFish / about 12 years ago / 1

    Everything else Has now been updated... I hope this will be..

  • Will these ever be back in stock?

    If not, they should be classified as retired!

  • MostThingsWeb / about 12 years ago / 1

    Any ETA on this? I would imagine that by now you have a nice collection of parts. Side question: Does the Pick & Place realize when it drops something? Will it go back and grab another part?

    • Member #532278 / about 10 years ago / 1

      "Side question: Does the Pick & Place realize when it drops something? Will it go back and grab another part?", The answer is yes!

    • TECH GEEK / about 12 years ago / 1

      no and yes

  • Robert Jacobs / about 14 years ago / 1

    Too bad :(

  • :( did i miss something???

  • arduino_ftw / about 14 years ago / 1

    dang those ran out fast

  • baum / about 14 years ago / 1

    Those went quick.

  • Valen / about 14 years ago / 1

    How many bags were there to begin with?

    • trevor / about 14 years ago / 1

      It looks like on January 4, there were 20 bags. The first order came in at 9:03 am, the last one was gone by 9:22 am.

      • wow thats fast! I wish there was an app that could send me a notification on my phone that would be like, hey theres some dings and dents for sale!

        • Member #95079 / about 12 years ago / 2

          You can setup autonotify to your email address. and thats pretty close to what you want

    • straylight / about 14 years ago / 1

      when i ordered one there were 10 left. about 5 minutes later they were all gone.
      so WHO knows...

  • oh man! i wish i would have seen this... i would have bought a few... I have my own stock of parts like this but i rip off other boards or stuff i find.

  • ~JdOwNj~ / about 14 years ago / 1

    That was quick... Admittedly I was planning on buying a bunch, so Karma got me...

  • Dean_Kreger / about 14 years ago / 1

    So much for hoping these would last until Free Day! ^^;

  • CF / about 14 years ago / 1

    Just got one! I blinked and now there all gone!

  • At prices like these! 2 sold!

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