EEVblog #737 – World's Biggest Collection Of Electronics Components

EEVblog #737 – World's Biggest Collection Of Electronics Components

Dave uncovers that has to be one of the world’s biggest and most meticulously sorted collections of vintage electronic components!
And all this sold for $405 on ebay!
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50 Comments

  1. david perets on August 5, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    like child in candy store

  2. FAHEY on August 5, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    Repeat with me: "Oooohhh! Ceeeee! Deeeee!" And actual Owner/Collector ABANDONED it! I guess that means something. There is no record that he actually *tried* to sell them _as components_ on EBay or anywhere else.

  3. Andre Oliveira on August 5, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    bad camera focus.

  4. abdulrahman horani on August 5, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    Wow really it’s amazing, I used to do it in the same way but very little.
    Thanks for this video.. 👍

  5. Chad Forquer on August 5, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    I wonder if just sorting the items calmed his OCD and he didn’t really do anything with it.

  6. Jose Milian on August 5, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    that shaky camera work made me super sick.

  7. Arena engineering on August 5, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    An online museum of Russian (USSR) electronic components (in Russian), but just looking interesting. http://www.155la3.ru/

  8. Respawn Restricted on August 5, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    The way I been going on aliexpress thatd gonna be me in 5 years

  9. Eldon Janzen on August 5, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    The owner, I would give a big guess, had Asperger’s syndrome. super organized, meticulous extremely consist lable formate highly detailed… The guy had to have autism and was probably really smart too.

  10. Fifury161 on August 5, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    Wow, 5 years on and no follow up – this guy needs interviewed, more details needed!

  11. Lilly like da flower on August 5, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    What an incredible shed

  12. Alexander on August 5, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    I hope this has all gone to a makerspace or an electronics school or some other place where it is going to be appreciated and didn‘t get mostly dumped.

  13. Igor Rizvić on August 5, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    Omg..what a collection..going overboard a little bit maybe hhh

  14. 𝗘𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗚𝘆𝗮𝗻 on August 5, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    Jackpot for any Electronics Hobbiest and Engineer like me❤️

  15. max factor on August 5, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    Obviously they were selling these online on eBay or something

  16. Karl Martell on August 5, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    Whatever you do, do it well and consider the end. And after the end of this
    magnificent collector they rip it all apart and sell it for a few pennies.
    I’m sure the new owners throw the most of it in the trash can. He had an
    obsession which people who come after him can’t share and I hope it brought
    him joy and sense. He was able to keep it in a great order and this is what
    most of us do never achieve with our thousands of parts. To have all you need
    at hand and find it in seconds is the heaven of electronics hobby.

  17. Amrish Hirani on August 5, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    Bigger than a China market Loved it thanks

  18. raghavendra Raghu on August 5, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    Please find this guy need to ask lot of questions

  19. Nonito Odjinar jr. on August 5, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    Can we order from your store and sent it to my place here in philippines.what is the minimum order.

  20. Trent Jackson on August 5, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Used parts? Forget the 20K offer.

  21. sponsjeee on August 5, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    could not watch… hold the ffing camera STIL!

  22. Tom Storey on August 5, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    You have to eat a hell of a lot of takeaways to get to that level of organisation 😂

  23. Jeff Avery on August 5, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    As I see him going through this stuff, all I can think of is Dustin Hoffman in Rainman "ohhhooo Vern, V. E. R. N. these people are going to be here all day…"

  24. Arash Ghasemi on August 5, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    He is now in heaven sharing room with Kirchoff, Ampere and George Ohm. RIP ⚰️

  25. Don Matejek on August 5, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    WTF Dave…The man died, and left electronic Heaven?

  26. Riccardo Z on August 5, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    all those vacuum tubes. ghosh. seems more a collector than a real lab. awww

  27. Franjo Grbanic on August 5, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    my porn

  28. ABDUL MAJID on August 5, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    Amazing, we want to see that peson?

  29. Road Runner on August 5, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    A hoarders dream

  30. POW on August 5, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    What you doing this week? Desoldering…

  31. Allan Skogsholm on August 5, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    @bigclivedotcom would have given an offer for sure, thats an amazing collection

  32. Richard Commins on August 5, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    Dave, that was the biggest pile of sorted electronic junk that I ever seen.  This is something I did at 12 years old to learn about electronic parts.  If this man is not mentally ill or of low IQ, then he has OCD.  Except for screws and nuts, 95% of all that stuff is worthless and obsolete.  Even the equipment is very old and belongs in a museum instead of an electronics lab.  I would say everything in the building is worth about $300.  The time and effort to sell any of that equipment just makes worthless equipment more expensive.  Now all of that in 1968 would be very valuable.  This is 2020, 50 years later.  When I build a product, I do have to collect a quantity of parts in bins to build my design.  Who would want a SN7400 digital part today?  I would use a LS7400, HC7400, HCT7400 and better yet, rarely use discrete logic in a design.  That is what processors are for today.  Old unsoldered heat-sinks are not even good for their scrap metal.  Like I said at the beginning, it is all old obsolete electronic junk.  Would you use a 12AX7 tube in a new design?  LOL

  33. Johnson Lam on August 5, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    Well it’s sad that, in my city Hong Kong a bit old or vintage thing will vanish so quick that only preserve in our memories. When looking into US or Australia, a large house or storage can store these are almost impossible. Living space is so large in western world, that’s why we got lot of people emigrated.

  34. salahzayouna on August 5, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Too organized went wrong. I wonder if this was a work of one person or a group.

  35. Charles Goehring on August 5, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Looks like he worked years to build a parts recycling business but it turned out to not be such a great business idea with surface mount devices arriving and cheap slave labor in Asia. Poor guy ended up wasting his efforts.

  36. LetsFixIt on August 5, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    wow pretty cool

  37. Craig VR on August 5, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    Incredible. Wish I’d known him.

  38. team416 hammertownindustrys on August 5, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    Love the vids but u need a gimble man .. I’m eating and watching and the shakey camera is literally making me nauseous

  39. Hugh Glassey on August 5, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    this person has more stuff then jaycar

  40. aalkounis G on August 5, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Oh my god! That’s how organized every guy wants to be, but will never be. This guy had 2 whole shops in one house! Briliant collection, I would love to have that.
    If noone bought these things I hope they went to a university or two, somewhere in the world.

  41. Steve Tobias on August 5, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    Did you put an offer in for the lot? $500 to $1000 would get you everything your having a wet dream about.
    By the way I would have been like creaming myself to have all that.
    Absolutely gobsmacked!!!

  42. Fabio Soriano on August 5, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    At the begining of the vídeo I thought those box were just rare silicone parts like CA3080…

  43. Imla Assuom on August 5, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    That’s a genius work!?

  44. Badhon Ebrahim on August 5, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    give us a list of all these components.

  45. Umar Zubair on August 5, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Want see owner picture

  46. Stan Burton on August 5, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    So how you gonna get all this stuff home?

  47. P T on August 5, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Did ‘Dave’ really go abroad I wonder?! Cannot imagine how anyone with that much of an obsession would just let that go for $405??! Seems a bit of a sad story tbh! (…… but great for those who got in there first & grabbed a cheap bargain out of it)

  48. hernanc on August 5, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    This guy used to be a bum and collected electronics trash, eventually he made himself a collection and became a millionaire, bought an island in the Caribbean and is having us looking at all this crap he collected.! LOL! Drooling anyway!

  49. Black Mamba on August 5, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    Small collection https://youtu.be/GGGSz2E2GPQ

  50. MrMamanDon on August 5, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    I am experiencing existential crisis, all the work I do, all the work I have will go to some dave and that too at very best else they’ll it throw away trash. 🙁

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