Portland Electronics Resourcess –  They call this place the Silicon Forest, but you’d be surprised how difficult it can be to immerse yourself in electronics.  Find places to source parts, meetups to meet like-minded people, events, and other great stuff that make Portland a tech-friendly place!

DIY Resources – Places to help get your next project off the ground.

DIY Audio Circuits Eagle CAD Library – I’ve been working with Eagle CAD for a number of years now, and I have built a parts library for my own work after having to deal with the bland/clunky default and just-plain-wrong 3rd party libraries.

Component Suppliers – Just a short list of places that I have purchased components from.

Free Samples – Believe it or not, you can build a lot of projects for next-to-nothing if you ask the right people.  A number of component manufacturers offer free parts to students, small businesses, and the clever DIYer!  Try out all those modern components that TI is offering!