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Acrylic

Acrylic Concepts
Address: Suite 18-1410 40 Avenue NE, Calgary AB, T2E 6L1
Phone: (403) 974-3240

Industrial Paint & Plastics
Address: #5, 5558-1 Street SE, Calgary AB, T2H 2W9
Phone: (403) 252-8368

SABIC's Polymershapes
Address: 1440 Aviation Park NE, Calgary AB, T2E 7E2
Phone: (403) 250-1670

Canadian Engravers Supply (Laminate Acrylic)
Address: 4730-14th Street NE, Calgary AB, T2E 6L7
Phone: (403) 250-6774
Note: Protospace has an account under the name 'Calgary Protospace'. They don't typically do walk-ins so call ahead.

PlasticWorks Inc.
Address: 11711B-44 Street SE, Calgary AB
Phone: (403) 236-7700

Electronics

Solarbotics
MRO Electronics
Active Tech - Electronic Supplies Depot
Alberta Printed Circuits (PCB Fabrication)
Wonderful PCB (PCB assembly)
B&E Electronics
Phidgets

Fasteners

Fastenal
North Address: BAY P - 2020 32nd Avenue NE Calgary, AB T2E 6T4
Phone: (403) 291-3282

Bolt Supply House
North Address: 3437 12 Street NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6S6
Phone: (403) 250-2658

Triad Fasteners & Industrial Products Ltd.
Address: 2025 41 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6P2
Phone:(403) 287-3444

Metal

Metal Supermarket (Good for small quantities of common metals)
Address: 3716-56th Ave. SE, Calgary AB, T2C 2B5
Phone: (403)720-2267

Rainbow Salvage (Large Quantity Scrap Metal/Steel)
Address: #300, 104 East Lake Blvd NE, Airdrie AB, T4A 2G2
Phone: (403) 948 4901

Samuel Specialty Metals Canada
Address: 9112 52 St SE, Calgary AB, T2C 5A9
Phone: (403) 203-0731

Federal Metals
Address: 5135 94 Ave SE, Calgary AB, T2C 5J9
Phone: (403) 236-0402

Rosedal Sheet Metal (Full Sheets of 16-26 gauge)
Address: 2610 3 Avenue NE
Phone: (403) 569-0005

Textiles

Leather & leatherworking tools
Fabric Debot - Largest fabric store in Calgary

Tools

ACT Equipment (machine shop related tools, great stock)
Lee Valley Tools (woodworking)
Busy Bee Tools (imported largish tools, metal and wood. Cheap but not crap)
KMS Tools6311 Centre St SW

Wood

Windsor Plywood
Black Forest Wood
P.J. White Hardwoods
Upper Canada Forest Products
Bacon Veneer 403-250-3757 (Exotic Hardwood Veneers)

Other

Princess Auto
Ribtor (surplus and camping)
Lowe's (I only mention this because their selection is FAR better then the crap at Home Depot and Rona.)
Michael's (Stamp rubber)
The Camera Store (Photo processing chemicals and tools.)

Online

Automotive

ToyoDIY parts cross-reference
Megasquirt EFI controllers
Rock Auto
MOPAC Auto Supply

Electronics

Digi-Key
Mouser
Jameco
supremecable - Wiring harnesses
Sparkfun Electronics

Kits

Adafruit Industries
Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories
Mighty Ohm

LEDs

Phenoptix - Mostly LEDs but carries other components as well (Free shipping everywhere)
Superbright LEDs - LEDs

Tools

Canada's Tool Crib - If the website doesn't work, google: 'Canadas tool crib' and click on the first link. They have something weird with referrers.
KBC Tools - Flat shipping, $9, up to 50lbs.
MSC Direct - Amazing selection, order today, get a call about shipping tomorrow.

Metal

Metal Super Markets - Big selection, Big Shipping charges
Online Metals - Ships via UPS
Roto Metals - Non Ferrous metals.

Samples

Chip manufacturers are typically a good place to get free samples of components

Texas Instruments
STMicroelectronics
National Semiconductor

Other

K&J Magnetics - Magnets, lots and lots of magnets
VXB Ball Bearings
Deal Extreme - Cheap stuff out of China that's great for hacking purposes
Stock Drive Products - Gears, reducers, pulleys and whatnot
Black Rock Tools - Hand tools, free shipping if you spend $150