Thursday, December 10, 2015

How to get Arduino, Raspberry PI and other Embedded development tools in NIgeria



One of the major challenges Nigerian electronic engineering students, hobbyists, professional s and technicians face in in the country is  the availability of some electronic components for both analogue and digital circuit designs. I faced the same problems when I was starting up newly and it was no fun getting to know about a reliable vendor/store locally here in the country . Though it depends on your location and mobility in the country, you can actually get some if not most of these components within your tour area if you can perform a an extensive search as some of these vendors are totally offline and do not have an eCommerce. These items from  can be very affordable over the counter at the local stores here in Nigeria but when it comes to shipping the price is not funny. If you are close to any of these stores you can walk into any of them and get what ever you want they have at no extra charges. You will only have to pay for local shipping (way bill) if you are not really going to be able to physically be at local shops. The shipping is done through any of the public and commercial transportation parks across the Nation. I will have to point out that if you are requesting for shipping make sure you are buying enough components so that you spend less relative to the price of items you are buying,it makes no sense to ship a single microchip where the shipping cost would be more that five times higher the price
Some of the companies are:
MicroScale:

Formally located in Kaduna but now in Abuja. They really have good support and can send to anywhere in Nigeria, they serve those in the north very well and their products are very cheap regarding Forex Issues in Nigeria.

Jutronix:

Located in Nsukka main town Enugu state. You can go to the office and see things yourself as they are also so reliable and ships across the country through buses
They also serve the eastern dudes very well.

Hub360:

A very reliable Lagos based store that has all kinds of components in stock and even your requested item is not in their store they can help you buy directly from China within one week of ordering with a buy for me service.



 Okay please note, I am only recommending these sources on my own level of assessment because of the services I have received from them. I will add more sources to update the post when I confirm their credibility. Javaprince the Embedded. Thank you.
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