Are there any basic electronic components one could produce at home from raw materials and sell them at competitive prices? Neglect the cost of labor.
>resistors. >capacitors. >potentiometers. >etc.
what kind of retard are you?
the autistic kind, please be patient with me and if that's entirely impossible then explain why please
Do your own research. Autism does not require spoon-feeding. READ. I did. How do you imagine people learnt things before the internet? (I was alive then.)
>Do your own research
That's what I'm doing
>resistors and shit are pennies
What does that change in regards to my question?
>That's what I'm doing
Spoonfeeding doesn't count. Stop wanting it. Learn by doing all your hunting without asking others to help. Master electronics first then you'll have most of your answers.
and variable capacitors too.
Do you not know how to, if confronted with (any) subject, how to systematically and comfortably go about learning it? The way is by doing. Autists of course can do this because they DO do it that way, for example railfan "foamers" who were that long before the internet.
Autists are best served learning how to master themselves like everyone else. To command themselves, to rule themselves, to take action themselves.
>Spoonfeeding doesn't count.
Go back to your cave and finish that wheel project, Grug.
Was that supposed to be wit? The way to accomplishment is self-mastery.
And the way to morondom is bothering people with some bullshit quasi wisdom rules and requirements. You were faced with a simple question. You could've answered or ignored it. Instead you decided to not answer and make a problem out of it. Noone cares about your 10000 BC grind lore, get the fuck out.
What do you actually envision when you say "at home" and "competitive prices"?
Do you mean by hand or with as little machinery as possible? Then no, don't be ridiculous. Quality is something you need to sell your items, unless you want to charge absurd prices to cover the cost of raw materials, advertising, shipping...
>Neglect the cost of labor.
Yeah, no. You live, you need food, so you want quantity to be high enough to count as an "income", else you're an altruist spending his life on making stuff only to sell it dirt cheap, merely living for the sake of making basic electronic components until you're out of money. But then you could just buy professionally produced goods and sell them at a slightly higher price and lower quantity on eBay. You'd still need to consider the cost of packaging and shipping to be covered by said increase.
You could buy actual machinery and produce the goods in economic quantities, but then you're moving closer to being a small business, defeating the "at home" in your question. The only question then is if your income can cover the material cost, electrical bill for the machines, and maintenance.
and shit are pennies
>What does that change in regards to my question?
Economics. If you want to sell at competitive prices, you need to factor in if the income you could get from producing goods is economically worth the work you put in.
>Neglect the cost of labor.
No. You live. You eat. Do you want to spend your free time (and potentially your actual income) making cheap electronic components by hand for the greater good? It's like giving blowjobs in back alleys for literal pennies. It's not worth your time, even if you enjoy giving blowjobs, retard.
>What do you actually envision when you say "at home"
It means I don't build a whole fab, rather few machines to speed and automate some steps
>and "competitive prices"?
what could I possibly mean by this
the cost of labor.
>Yeah, no. You live, you need food
>it's like giving blowjobs in back alleys
Jesus fucking Christ what is your problem
fucking wall of text gay 100 words or less
dude. resistors and shit are pennies. they're sold in reels of 1000 for 20 bucks. an argument could be made for chips and shit, but even those are nickels and dimes instead of pennies, and anybody who wants them would rather buy new and not worry about if they're going to work or not.
you don't have access to the sheer amount of e-waste you'd need to build up a viable supply of anything. if you just want to fill up your own stash for parts, go for it, but you're not going to make any money.
>Are there any basic electronic components one could produce at home from raw materials and sell them at competitive prices?
No. You'd need an incredible amount of raw material to produce the volume needed to keep cost down. The margins on that shit are low and you're never going to beat the Chinese for price.
>the autistic kind, please be patient
Autistic doesn't mean stupid. You asked a stupid question and you know it.
>You asked a stupid question and you know it.
I dunno man, some folks have photolitography setups in their garage, how come they couldn't compete with some pajeet tier factory from diarrhea prefecture like vidrel
custom transformers and inductors
It's not even economical to desolder them from otherwise free garbage devices.
Check out my handwoven artisan resistors on etsy.
A real hit with audiophiles.
This is the only use case I can see. Hand wound pickups for guitarists too.
What’s you Etsy I’d really like to see how you talk bout them. Audiophiles are weird customers.
>Audiophiles are weird customers
It's so niche though, since so few audiophiles are actually willing and capable of building their own crossover networks.
For those that are willing to put their own crossovers together, most will go to someone like Danny Ritchie at GR-Research to design a crossover and send them the parts they need, and the consumer will solder them together and install in their speakers.
This kind of product would only make sense to the subset of a subset of a subset of audiophiles designing and making their own DIY crossover networks.
Yeah I, not aware of who his customers are, but any resistor in the signal path is a possible candidate for convincing audiophiles that your product is a must have. Or guitar amp builders.
>and sell them at competitive prices
Only in extremely desperate times. People want traceability, QA forms and components prepackaged for insertion into pick and place machines.
For the end of the world scenario, check out
The closest would be building/repairing tuning capacitors and coils for old radios. The are a large number of autistic antique radio boomers who will spend an ungodly amount of time looking for specific radio parts.
Even if you could do this dont you know its anti Semitic and xenophobic to not outsource all labor or import labor and teach them how disabled trans people of color are the fabric of our society?
No. You buy good components, design the board, and have the board made. Then you sell the kit or assemble it yourself and sell it.
The thing that distinguishes you from cheap chinese crap is that you buy good quality components from a reputable seller, and put the work in to design something well.
There is one tiny niche you could try your hands on: vacuum tubes (or "valves", some call them).
Most are old new stock (NOS) which is a fancy term for old tubes in unopened packaging, made years and years ago. And stocks are depleting.
This is 1960 level tech so you could make it in yor basement. Just don't underestimate the skills you need to develop.