Category Archives: CLEARANCE ITEMS

Anti-static electronic component storage bins!

Great deal alert! We're parting with some of our static dissipative stacking bins - taking them out of service in our warehouse. There's still plenty of life available in these bins so grab them while you can at 60% off the price of new bins. The bins are perfect for storing all your sensitive electronic components and supplies. Also ideal for a warehouse environment where you need some ESD protection. Here are the larger size bins: Large Anti-Static Stacking Bin And here are the medium Read more [...]

Take better pictures with your cellphone camera

Whether you have an iPhone, Android or any other phone with a camera, here are our top 3 tips for getting better pictures with every shot. 1 - Composition: Even with an entry level camera phone, remember the basic rules of composition when taking cell phone pictures. The rules of thirds is important: don't place the subject of your photo in the middle of the frame. Place your subject in about 1/3 of the way into the frame. Also, if you are photographing people, line up your shot so that their Read more [...]

Wire Bending Radius Guide

At West Florida Components, we get asked very often about wire bending radius. It is important to have guidelines when working with wire or cable in your projects, particularly projects that involve curves, ductwork and buildings. There are a few rules of thumb that come into play when you think about the bending radius of wire and cable. Following these rules will ensure that your wire and cable projects go off without a hitch! Here is a chart to use: http://www.westfloridacomponents.com/wire-bending-radius.html Read more [...]

Great deal on copper plated circuit boards!

Ready to do some circuit work? Have any new projects that you need perf boards for? We received a shipment of copper plated circuit boards that are 'nearly perfect' - that is to say that they are identical to the regular perf boards that we normally stock except that they were poorly scored and separated by the manufacturer resulting in some unusable mounting holes. We're selling them in batches of 10 for $5.00. That's only $0.50 for each perf board. It's a great deal and they won't last at that Read more [...]

Google Doodle Honors Robert Noyce – “Mayor of Silicon Valley”

Robert Noyce is being honored by Google for his contributions to the electronic components industry on what would have been his 84th birthday. To commemorate his birthday, Google's homepage has a doodle which etches the Google logo onto a microchip, a technology that Noyce is credited with co-inventing. Known as the Mayor of Silicon Valley, Robert Noyce was the co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel and is credited along with Jack Kilby with the invention of the integrated circuit. Read more [...]

Cyber Monday deal: $24.99 to supercharge your laptop performance

We know there are tons of great deals out there today on Cyber Monday but we wanted to pass this one on to all our customers: Get 8GB 204 Pin DDR3 1333 RAM Laptop Memory by G.SKILL for $24.99 including shipping! If you have a laptop running 2 - 4GB of RAM right now, you can really give your notebook computer a major boost in performance. Important: This will work only if you are currently running the 64-bit OS version of Windows - don't waste your time if you are only running a 32-bit version. Read more [...]

Great deal: $349 for new laptops for travel or office

Need a small and thin laptop for travel? How about a larger 15.6" dual core for the home office? You can buy either right now for $349. The lighter and smaller notebook computer is currently available from Dell is a Vostro V13. Some of the features and specifications are: 2.0GB, DDR3-1066MHz SDRAM, 1 DIMM320GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, with Media, 32-bit, English Microsoft® Office Starter Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor ULV SU7300 (3M Cache, 1.30 GHz, 800 Read more [...]

Go Invisible: How to protect your privacy on Facebook

There have been a lot of news reports and discussions surrounding Facebook's privacy policies. Of course, if you are worried about web privacy, canceling your Facebook account is an option, but since many other sites have joined the Facebook Connect network and are utilizing the site's tools, you will need a Facebook account to be able to use these sites in the future. Plus, not everyone wants to give up their ability to connect with long lost high school buddies or share their latest baby pics Read more [...]

An alternative to buying an e-book reader: Google ebookstore

With its eyes firmly focused on the ebook market which is reportedly about $500 million in annual sales, Google has launched it's ebookstore. A fast look at the ebookstore appears to make it a smart alternative to buying proprietary e-readers and ebooks like Amazon's Kindle device.  At the beginning of 2010, Amazon held about 90% of the ebook market - a number that is estimated to drop to about 35% of the overall market in the next five years. What is special about Google's ebookstore? Purchasing Read more [...]

Android smartphone sales up a whopping 886%

Research firm, Canalys, reports that Android platform smartphone sales increased an amazing 886% in the 2nd quarter. An even bigger accomplishment is the fact that Android based phones now account for 34% of the market - topping all other platforms including Apple's popular iPhone platform. The press release from Canalys also reports that Android devices combined reached almost 475,000 units in Q2 2010 from no presence in the country a year ago. The Google-backed Android is available in phones Read more [...]