09 Sep '13, 7pm

How FindChips started as a NASA engineer’s hack

A couple of weeks ago I was visiting SupplyFrame to meet the new owners of Hackaday. The CEO, [Steve Flagg] asked me how we can introduce FindChips to the readers. I’m used to people trying to get things on our front page so I had the question ready for him: where’s the hack? Much to my surprise he was ready for me. “What if I tell you that it started as a hack by a NASA Engineer?” It turns out he was right. He put me in contact with [Randy Sargent], the founder of FindChips.com . If you’ve ever hacked together a script to make your life easier you’ll want to listen to what Randy had to say. You never know when it’ll turn into a full-blown start-up. Beginnings It turns out that [Randy] wasn’t a NASA engineer when he founded FindChips, but he is now. For those that aren’t familiar with it, the site offers a unified search for electronic components that will give you data fr...

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