After seeing my talks and projects on Arduino lot of people keep asking me the same Question. Where do buy Arduino or other electronic components in Bangalore?
Instead of replying to them individually, I thought I would post about it here, so that it is useful for others as well.
Okay, to buy Arduino in Bangalore you have two options, either buy them offline (in a brick and motar shop) or buy them online.
Buying electronic components in Bangalore
In general you can find most of the electronic components that you need for your hobbyist projects in SP road in Bangalore. It is similar to Richee Street in Chennai. (I guess every city has a similar a similar road)
For people who are new to Bangalore, I have embedded a map of the place, which I am talking about below.
Shops that sell Arduino in Bangalore
In SP road, I know the following shops that sell Arduino. There could be others as well, but these are the ones that I have personally bought Arduino from.
- NSK Electronics (price Rs. 1300, checked on 24-March-2012)
- Vishal Electronics (price Rs. 1300, checked on 24-March-2012)
NSK Electronics also sells Arduino clones for a much cheaper price. Once thing to keep in mind is that, these Arduinos don’t come with the USB cable. You have to buy them separately. Don’t forget to buy them as well. Last time I checked the price was around Rs 20.
Buying Arduino Online in India
If you are not in Bangalore or if you prefer to buy them online then you can buy them from one of the below shops.
- rhydolabz.com – I bought my first Arduino from them, way back in 2010
- 9circuits.com – They are slightly costly, but they have Arduino ADK boards as well.
- tenettech.com – They have lot of good tutorials and also have a clone as well.
Buying USB Host shield
I have not seen any shop selling USB Host Shield in Bangalore so far. The only option is to buy them online from Circuits@home
If you find a better option, then let me know in the comments below and I will add them to the article. Till then, best luck with your Arduino 🙂
Thanks a lot for mentioning us. We also provide unmatched tech support for all the components, and hence the price.
Thanks a lot for the info. it was very helpful for my purchase.
Nice to know that this was useful for you.
BTW, just out of curiosity, what did you buy?
do aurdino clones work exactly the same ways as aurdinos do?
or will it need some extra circuit connections or programming?
Most of the time the clones are pretty much similar. Sometimes you might have to press the reset button manually to load the sketch.
You can also buy at OM Technology center in SP Road, when i went for buying there, i only got a clone of Uno as they ran out of stock. The clone costed 700.
OM Technology Centre is opp to Luciya Hotel, OTC Road.
The clone had “Freeduino USB 1.1” printed in it and i had a tough time finding what to choose in Arduino IDE to load it. FInally by mistake i choose Arduino Uno and it gulped the code. All over the net, Freeduino USB 1.1 mapped to Diecimilia.
do check out eNTuino and arduino compatible shields if you happen to buy it from India. http://entesla.com/development-boards/arduino
Hello there. I got a freeduino(arduino compatible). But i some how corrupted the bootloader. How am i supposed to fix it?
You may buy another AtMega328p chip with Arduino optiboot. Here is the link -> http://store.anterbox.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=60_64_73&product_id=105
Hello there, thanks for the reply but i am a total beginner and i don’t think i can fix a chip in to my old board.
and since the bootloader is only a piece of software , can’t i fix it somehow for free?
You will be needing an AVR programmer to program the bootloader again,
Check this page -> http://arduino.cc/en/Hacking/Bootloader?from=Main.Bootloader
I have used entuino from Entesla…Pretty good…more ffeatures than the original Arduino UNO or other boards in India
entuino any time. A few hundred more bucks yet cheaper than Arduino UNO and plus you get some cool features like double headers and LiIon battery charging capability on the board itself.
Thanks for the post.
Would you know a training center in bangalore for Aurduino.
I wanted to learn before i get into this, though i am an Electronics graduate , i am still a beginner.
To begin immediately, you can maybe start with these online series of tutorials which will ground up your basics and make you complacent enough to dig into advance aspects of it.
Do Check out DNA Technology (http://www.dnatechindia.com) as well very competitive rates and all India Delivery as well
Where in SP Rd can I buy the original arduino?
It would be nice if u would reply for my qn
There is this new place in SP Road called SILVERLINE ELECTRONICS, which provides the best quality od embedded development boards and sensors, with unmatched price, they have a huge variety and are very customer friendly, unlike the other established shops mentioned above they do not charge this high and are not arrogant at all, i have been to almost every shop in sp road, this was the best. The link to their location is below.
Contact details – 080 41124985, +91 7090939819, +91 9448306993,
139/5, V.T Complex, S.P Road, Bangalore-560002
Nice Post. But majority of vendors on SP Road(and other offline stores) have outdated components and module. They were good a few years back. But to build the latest embedded projects, you will have to look for an online store.
Currently the best rated store on Google is http://www.probots.co.in. They have both online and offline retail store with products on display.
They have wide range of Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Sensors, Modules, Components and More.