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Electronics from China

This repo is a work in progress. Me and a bunch of my discord friends on Spacehuhn's discord server all like to purchase cheap electronics from China for projects, so we figured it'd be good to make a list of stuff that we have bought for those that are just starting out and want ideas/parts for projects.
All prices in Euro and USD.

Full Disclosure: Many of the links in the list are affiliate links, but since it is ali and prices are low we make next to nothing. We don't choose products based on what has an affiliate link availible; everything is picked based on quality, ratings, and our own experiences, and affiliate links are added later if they're availible for that listing.

Feel free add to it by making a PR.

Contributing Rules:

  • Issues are only for category requests, reporting or questions.
  • If a price is outdated make a PR.
  • If a Link is broken or outdated try to find a newer one or remove it if necessary then make a PR.
  • Make sure you add prices in both Euros and USD. You use google to find one or the other of them. Indicate a delivery charge by adding "+ Delivery" at the end.
  • Collaboration list below is only for major contributors.

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Table of Contents

Starter Kits

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
Keyestudio Learning Kit A microcontroller starter kit. Link €36.12/$45.00
Arduino Uno Starter Kit This starter kit has LOTS of stuff and seems to be the best on AliExpress Link €28.33/$35.30
Extra Component Case A cheap package with some extra components. Link €6.25/$7.79

Arduinos

Arduino Compatibles

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
Arduino Pro Micro 5V Small arduino with HID injection capabilities, can be used as makeshift rubber ducky Link €3.47/$4.27
Arduino Pro Micro 3.3V Small arduino with HID injection capabilities, 3.3v so need voltage level shifter for USB Link €5.28/$6.49 + Delivery
Arduino Nano For the Ethernet shield Link €2.22/$2.75
Digispark Small arduino like platform, keyboard injection capable Link €1.23/$1.53 + Delivery

Shields

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
Arduino Nano Ethernet Shield For the Arduino Nano; can be used for @spacehuhn's arp poisioning project Link €3.37/$4.14 + Delivery
Arduino GPS GSM GPRS Shield For projects where you need to involve SMS or location tracking Link $12.27

WiFi / ESP8266

Deauther 2.0

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
NodeMCU The main board that everything runs on (you only need this to run deauther 2.0), the rest of the stuff is just add-ons Link €3.04/$3.78
OLED Display For if you want to add a display to the deauther (.96 inch) Link $2.84
OLED Display To add a display to the deauther (1.3 inch) Link $3.82

ESP Modules

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
NodeMCU Look at @Spacehuhn's deauther project Link €3.04/$3.78
NodeMCU-07 Modified NodeMCU with ESP-07 and LiPo charger Link €8.13/$10.13 + Delivery
Wemos D1 Mini Another ESP, but smaller (and cheaper) Link €2.69/$3.29 + Delivery
WiFi Deauther 18650 connector + preflashed deauther software Link €12.19/$15.19 + Delivery
WiFi Deauther OLED ESP8266 + antenna + 18650 connector + OLED + preflashed deauther software Link €24.37/$30.37 + Delivery
PacketMonitor ESP8266 + antenna + 1.3" OLED + preflashed PacketMonitor software Link €10.56/$13.16 + Delivery
PacketMonitor32 ESP32 WROVER + 1.3" OLED + SD card support + preflashed PacketMonitor32 software Link €15.44/$19.24 + Delivery

Wifi Adapters

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
Usb WiFi Adapter Small USB adapter for wifi, injection cabable (depending on the one you get) Link €1.47/$1.83
USB WiFi Adapter USB WiFi RT5370 RaLink, with SMA detachable Link €2.29/$0
USB WiFi Adapter USB WiFi RT5370 RaLink Non-detachable Link €2.60/$0

Wifi Antennas

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
Yagi Antenna Long Range directional WiFi Antenna Link €9.45/$11.75

SBC's / Raspberry Pi related

SBC's

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
Orange Pi Zero Mini PC, like Pi Zero, but with USB and Ethernet ports Link €6.83/$8.49

Cases

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
Raspberry Pi 3 Case Case for Pi 3. Self explanatory Link €1.34/$1.67

Hats

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
Link €0/$0

General Electronics

Switches & Buttons

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
Mushroom Switch Big Red button for your big red button needs Link €3.49/$4.30
Mushroom Key Switch Mushroom button with key Link €1.01/$1.24
Simple Toggle Just a basic toggle. Link €0.77/$0.95

Relays

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
5V Relay Connnect this to projects with a higher voltage Link €0.43/$0.53

Microcontrollers

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
Teensy popular small form factor development board, can be used as HID injector Link €1.47/$1.83

Lasers

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
Link €0/$0

LCD's

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
16x2 LCD Cheap, good for Arduino and Raspberry Pi Link €1.27/$1.5

LED's

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
LED SMD LED 0603 Link €1.97/$2.45
LED SMD LED 0805 Link €1.87/$2.33
RGB LED WS2812B LED 30 pcs Link €3.01/$3.75
RGB LED APA102 LED Strip Black 1M 30 IP30 Link €10.46/$13.03

Passive Kits / Sets

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
Resistor resistor kit 0603 Link €1.16/$1.45
Resistor resistor kit 0805 Link €1.61/$2.01

IC's

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
Link €0/$0

Handy Modules

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
Level Converter TXS0108E 3.3v<>5v converter Link €0.60/$0.75
I2C HD44780 Adapter I2C HD44780 display driver Link €1.58/$1.97
CAN Module spi can module Link €1.04/$1.30
USB to Serial Allows you to connect your computer to serial devices for debugging Link €0.87/$1.08

Sensors

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
Humidity/Temperature Sensor DHT22 Link €2.27/$2.83
Tempurature Sensor Thermocoupler MAX6675 Link €2.00/$2.49
Gyro-Accel Sensor MPU-9250 Gyro Accelerometer Sensor Link €2.03/$2.53

Connectors

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
USB connector USB male A 10 pcs Link €1.17/$1.38
USB connector USB female A 10 pcs Link €1.24/$1.46
DuPont Headers Dupont Headers for projects Link €3.38/$3.99
RJ45 Ethernet sockets They're ethernet sockets. There's 20 of them. Link €2.54/$3

Cables & Wires

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
Link €0/$0

Power Modules, Boost Converters & PSU'S

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
Step down 3A Voltage Regulator Step Down Voltage Regulator Link €3.25/$3.83
DC-DC Step-down converter DC-DC Step-down converter 5 pcs Link €2.88/$3.40
Step Up Converter Boost Converter 3 pcs Link €2.83/$3.34
High Voltage Boost Converter HV Boost Converter Link €7.71/$9.09
Step Up/Step Down Converter Step Up/Step Down Converter Link €2.39/$2.82
DC-DC Step Up/Step Down Converter Step Up/Step Down Converter Link €1.16/$1.37
USB test load 15w USB test load Link €3.84/$0
3 USB Charging Module 3 USB Charging Module Link €1.64/$0
3.3V DC Stepdown 3.3v DC Stepdown Link €0.19/$0

Other Components

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
Rotary Knob for Potentiometer Knob that you can add to a potientometer Link €0/$1.85
Double sided perf board For when you want to make a project more permanent Link €0/$2.47
Portable Cable organizer large cable organizer for bringing with you on the go Link €0/$3
Link €0/$0

Handy Adapters & Cables

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
Micro HDMI to HDMI Adapter for Pi Zero Link €0.81/$1
Micro USB to USB Small adapters for Arduino Pro Micro Link €0.48/$0.60
HDMI to VGA For that old VGA monitor you have lying around Link €3.49/$4.33
USB A Male to Micro USB Female USB A Male to Micro USB Female Link €0.72/$0
USB A Male to Micro USB Female USB A Male to Micro USB Female 5pcs Link €0.53/$0
Arduino Micro SD Card Adapter For when you want to integrate a micro SD card into your project Link €0.74/$0

Other Electronics

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
Mini USB Host Shield Mini USB Host Shield Link €4.92/$0
Electronic Clock Soldering Kit Kit to help people learn how to solder. Link €2.36/$0

Tools

Meters & Testers

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
USB Tester QC2.0/3.0 USB voltage selector for testing Link €3.19/$0
USB power meter USB power meter Link €4.56/$0
LCR meter HoldPeak HP-4070L Digital Capacitance Meter Inductance Meter LCR Meter Link €14.22/$0

Test Cables, Alligator Clips etc

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
Alligator Clips Alligator Clips set of 10 piece Link €0.59/$0

Soldering

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
Link €0/$0

Prototyping

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
Mini Breadboard Small breadboard for projects Link €0/$0.42
Jumper Wires 3 types Dupont wire 20cm Link €1.95/$0
Jumper Wires 3 types Dupont wire 10cm Link €1.57/$0

Tool Kits

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
Link €0/$0

Networking Tools

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
POE Tester NF-440PT 802.3AF/AT POE tester Link €5.95/$0

Hand tools

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
Crimptool Dupont crimptool Link €3.91/$0
Tweezers 6pcs Metal Anti-static Tweezers Link €1.95/$0
Wire Cable cutters for working on pcbs and wiring Link €0/$1.76

Programmers

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
USB Byte Blaster USB Programmer for JTAG CPLD FPGA and NIOS Link €2.26/$0

Storage

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
Mini Pelican Case Mini shockproof case for storing items Link €2.05/$0

Other Tools

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
Soldering/Bench Mat For when you need a place to work on your desk. Silicon, claims to be heat resistant. Link €15.17/$18
Anti-Static Mat For working on Electronics, helps to ground your body Link €16.76/$0
Measuring Tool 0-36 Round AWG Wire Thickness Ruler Gauge Link €3.44/$0

Networking

Network Switches

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
Link €0/$0

Routers

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
Mini Router Hub Small router with two ethernet ports Link €12.38/$0

WIFI AP's

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
Link €0/$0

POE Splitters

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
POE Splitter POE Splitter 5V 2A Output Micro USB Link €5.68/$0

USB Networking

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
USB to Ethernet USB to Ethernet adapter, great for connecting to a Raspberry Pi Zero Link €1.40/$0
USB to Ethernet hub Same as above, but with 3 USB ports added in Link €0/$3.10

RF Related

SDR

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
RTL-SDR Allows you to receive signals floating in the air around you and decode them in programs like GQRX Link €0/$8

RF-Adapters

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
IPEX To RPSMA 5 pcs IPEX To RPSMA 17cm Link €2.92/$0
IPEX Connector IPEX Connector 20 pcs Link €1.16/$0
SMA Male To RPSMA Male SMA Adapter Link €1.35/$0
SMA Male To RPSMA Female SMA Adapter Link €0.77/$0
SMA Female To RPSMA male SMA Adapter Link €0.70/$0
SMA Female To RPSMA Female SMA Adapter Link €0.78/$0
SMA Male To SMA Male SMA Adapter Link €0.74/$0
SMA Female To SMA Female SMA Adapter Link €0.86/$0
RPSMA Male To RPSMA Male SMA Adapter Link €0.86/$0
RPSMA Female To RPSMA Male SMA Adapter Link €0.68/$0

RF Antennas

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
Link €0/$0

Lora

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
RPSMA PCB Edge Connector RPSMA PCB Edge Connector 10 pcs Link €1.95/$0
868MHz 5dBi RPSMA Antenna 868mhz 5dBi RPSMA Antenna Link €1.34/$0
LORA RFM95 868MHz LORA RFM95 868MHz Link €9.09/$0
LORA Module Shield LORA Module Shield (dont buy, pcb is wrong) Link €0.82/$0

RF Modules

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
RF Radio Module CC1101 433MHz Version Link €2.97/$0

GPS

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
GPS Antenna GPS Antenna for RTL-SDR or Arduino board Link €0/$8
GPS GPS NEO-6 Serial 3.3v Link €3.74/$0
GPS GPS NEO-m8n Link €5.71/$7.00

RFID

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
RFID Module RFID Module Link €1.29/$0

UHF / VHF & Ham Radios

Item Name Item Description Item Link Price
UV-5R Boafeng UV-5R Boafeng; Cheap Handheld Radio Link €27.47/$0
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