I previously wrote about Tayda Electronics, and their amazing prices on basic components. Just to try, I put in a small order, and it arrived by air less than two weeks later. The fact that you can order single components for the price of $0.01 is pretty amazing. Furthermore, they take the time and effort to put each type of item in its own little bag with a clear label. (As opposed to DealExtreme, which tend to lump things together and unlabelled.)

Mostly for my own reference, here's the things I picked up. Some basic stuff, but most interesting was the MAX7219 LED segment driver for only $1.25. I'll be using that in a project to control 64 LEDs, and hope to write about that shortly.

MAX7219 7 Segment + Dot Point -  Common Cathode serially interfaced display driver PDIP-24 LED 10mm Green Water Clear Ultra Bright - $0.10 LED 10mm Yellow Water Clear Ultra Bright - $0.10 LED 10mm Blue Water Clear Ultra Bright - $0.10 24 pin DIP IC Sockets Adaptor Solder Type - $0.08 0.1uF 50V 105C Radial Electrolytic Capacitor 5x11mm - $0.02 10uF 25V 105C Radial Electrolytic Capacitor 5x11mm - $0.02 Fuse Holder with Cover 5x20mm M205 PCB 15A - $0.16 Photo Conductive Cell Resistor LDR 650nm RADIAL KE-10720 - $0.24 40 Pin 2.54 mm Single Row Female Pin Header - $0.24 22pF 50V Ceramic Disc Capacitor - $0.01 10K OHM 1/4W 5% Carbon Film Resistor - $0.01 RGB LED 5mm Common Cathode - $0.27