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Guidebolt Public Knowledge-Base. Last updated 2022-10-05. Version 0.44.0 alpha (work in progress).

Information drives every thought, decision, and action. In our increasingly complex world where logic and trust are hard to weave confidently, it is easy to be misled by noise, incur unknown risks, and waste valuable resources. Truth is the fundamental solution.

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Introduction

Search Archive

Data archives primarily accessed via text search.

Web Search: DuckDuckGo, Google, Bing

Computational Search: WolframAlpha

Videos: Youtube

Documents: Library Genesis, Sci-Hub

Encyclopedia: Wikipedia

Codebase: Github

Public Backup: Internet Archive

Specifications: EverySpec

Datasheets: Alldatasheet

Electrical Part Inventory: Octopart

Engineering Reference: Engineering Toolbox

Material Properties: MatWeb

Semiconductors: Wikichip

Forums and Q&A

Online places to chat with other people, usually not real-time.

Large Forums (50M+ monthly unique visitors):

Medium Forums (1M+):

Small Forums (100K+):

Notable Reddit Subforums:

Companies

Buy parts and explore the latest products/technologies.

Common, Industrial: Grainger Canada, McmasterCarr

Common, Electrical Parts: Mouser Canada, Digikey Canada, Arrow

General: AMAZON, BESTBUY, HOME DEPOT, RONA, LOWES, ULINE

Electrical Parts: AMS, ANALOG DEVICES, DIODES, EPC, LITTELFUSE, MICROCHIP, MPS, MURATA, NEXPERIA, NXP, ONSEMI, RENESAS, ST, TDK, TI, INFINEON

Electrical Infrastructure (MFG): SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC, PHASE TECHNOLOGIES, MERSEN

Electrical Infrastructure (DISTR): HOUSE OF ELECTRICAL, CANADABREAKERS

Wire and Cable (DISTR): NORAMCO, ECSWIRE, NATIONAL CABLE SPECIALISTS

Wire and Cable (MFG): NORTHERNCABLES, SOUTHWIRE, ELECTROCABLES

Electrical: AMD, INTEL, SAMSUNG

Software: LINUX KERNEL

Pneumatics (Canada): SUPERLOK CANADA, PROAX

Ultrasonics: Crest Ultrasonics

Augmented Reality: Kura AR

Pneumatics: SMC

Construction: Diamatic

Certification: CSA, DLS, INTERTEK, OSHWA TUV, UL,

Standards: ISO, JEDEC, IEC

Software Design Training: Mirdin

Domain Name Registrar (Global): NAMECHEAP

Free TLS Certificates (Global): LETS ENCRYPT (recommended)

Internet Service Provider (Canada): TEKSAVVY

Phone Service Provider (Canada): FREEDOM MOBILE CANADA

Insurance (Canada): KASE INSURANCE

Bank (Canada): RBC

Tax Preparation Software: ARCADIA SOLUTION

Cross-Border Shipping: DHL

Standard Shipping: UPS, CANADA POST, PUROLATOR

Assorted: ATLAS TOOLS, ANDYMARK, CHIP QUIK, ASROCK INDUSTRIAL, IGUS, 3D FUEL, BASELABTOOLS, ALPHIDIA, NORDSON EFD, KVASER, MOLDEX, METAL SUPERMARKETS, TEQUIPMENT, RCC ELECTRONICS, MLTEST, BHPHOTOVIDEO

Special

Earth View: NASA EOSDIS Worldview, NASA ISS UStream, Google Earth

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