You have a budget to work to, which is :-
EE4/KME4 students £50
MSc students £70
This represents a limit you must work to as would be the case in industry. It is therefore important that you think your project through and carry out a costing before you start.
You should see the Technician in the Projects Laboratory for a general discussion about your project and the ordering process.
We keep commonly used resistors and capacitors in the Projects lab and a small stores in the department which holds commonly used components.
Look for the stores components catalogues in the labs for stock details. You should check to see if we have the components in stores before looking elsewhere.
For any items in the stores see the technical officer in the projects laboratory.
You need to do a feasibility study and agree your entire circuit with your supervisor so that you can place an order for all of your components at the same time (which may be with different suppliers).
The order then needs to be given to the technician in the appropriate division your supervisor is in so they can fill out the order form to have approved by their budget holder.
Orders are then sent to the subject group leader your supervisor comes under for approval before they are then sent to procurement for ordering.
We will not order components from the U.S.A. as the shipping cost and tax is usually far in excess of the order value. Neither can we buy from ebay or use paypal or Amazon.
You need to supply the supplier details if not listed on this page and the following:
Check the correct package as many components are now only supplied as surface mount devices. If this is the case, they often offer a small pcb to mount the device on to your breadboard, this should also be ordered.
There is only one shop to order from which is SUNDON MODEL SHOP, based in Luton, however do not order anything from their own website.
Once you have found what you want from any of these sites, use that individual company’s coding for ordering and pricing (excluding VAT).
You should then see one of the technitans in aerospace to place your order.