The Essential Guide to Electronics in Shenzhen, Web Edition

It’s taken me a long time to get around to doing this, but here’s a link for a free-to-download copy of “The Essential Guide to Electronics in Shenzhen”. The catalyst that prompted me to finally get around to this is the fact that Crowd Supply is now sold out (I think Adafruit is also sold out, too). Since the maps in the guide are now quite out of date, I figure it’s not worth re-printing the guide. Instead, it may be more useful to publish a link, so that others can swap out the map pages with something more up-to-date and have a swing at making their own derivative works.

To the best of my knowledge, the last few physical copies of the book available for purchase are at MJ Maker’s stall on the 2nd floor of the SEG Plaza in Huaqiangbei. His stall number is 2A08; I think he has maybe 10 copies left as of this post. If you do stop by MJ’s booth, say hi for me.

Thanks again to everyone who supported the book campaign and purchased books. It was a fun adventure making and selling the guide. It was also a good reminder of why print publishing is a hard business!

22 Responses to “The Essential Guide to Electronics in Shenzhen, Web Edition”

  1. […] book is all-but-out-of-print (Huang notes that “the last few physical copies of the book available for purchase are at MJ Maker’s […]

  2. […] book is all-but-out-of-print (Huang notes that “the last few physical copies of the book available for purchase are at MJ Maker’s […]

  3. failrate says:

    Thanks again for providing high quality information to us, your random internet people :)

  4. Dave says:

    Thanks so much for the PDF version to accompany my (valued) paper one!

  5. Paul H. says:

    When I read the intro, I was sad to see your message to your friend, Gavin.
    I am sure that you thought of him when you uploaded it.

    You put much work and love into this, and really didn’t need to share this: this is extremely generous of you.

    Much thanks,
    Paul H.

  6. Winnie the Pooh says:

    halp how do I dodge tank

  7. Huan T says:

    谢谢你!

    I’m learning Chinese and that’s due to, a very large part, you and your partner who inspired me so much. It made me smile to see that you are inspired by someone else too. Such a wonderful world.

  8. Fabrizio says:

    Very helpful, thanks you!

  9. Noselace says:

    Bunnie… I just last month hunted down and bought your book.

    1: Thank you for making it free and digital.

    2: Aaargh!

  10. Daniel says:

    Thank you for making this high quality work avaliable worldwide.

    Are you interested in a Brazilian Portuguese translation? Please, send me an e-mail if so. Actually here in São Paulo we do have some smaller-scale Shenzen callled Sta Ifigenia (it is the name of a street but the entire neighboorhood is *the* place for finding electronics stuf).

  11. […] book is all-but-out-of-print (Huangnotesthat “the last few physical copies of the book available for purchase are at MJ Maker’s […]

  12. […] only been available in dead-tree format and now that all but the last few copies have been sold, he decided to make a web version available for free. We’d have to think a tablet or phone would be a bit harder to use in the heat of negotiation […]

  13. […] only been available in dead-tree format and now that all but the last few copies have been sold, he decided to make a web version available for free. We’d have to think a tablet or phone would be a bit harder to use in the heat of negotiation […]

  14. […] masks for chips; chips are surprisingly malleable, even post tape-out. I’ve also spent a decade wrangling supply chains, dealing with fakes, shoddy workmanship, undisclosed part substitutions – there are so many […]

  15. […] masks for chips; chips are surprisingly malleable, even post tape-out. I’ve also spent a decade wrangling supply chains, dealing with fakes, shoddy workmanship, undisclosed part substitutions – there are so many […]

  16. […] masks for chips; chips are surprisingly malleable, even post tape-out. I’ve also spent a decade wrangling supply chains, dealing with fakes, shoddy workmanship, undisclosed part substitutions – there are so many […]

  17. Trevor Cunningham says:

    Is there a similar resource for Guangzhou?

  18. […] has only been available in dead-tree format and now that all but the last few copies have been sold,he decided to make a web version available for free. We’d have to think a tablet or phone would be a bit harder to use in the heat of negotiation […]

  19. Liz Law says:

    Hi Bunnie,

    Thanks for sharing this, has been massively helpful in my research for a piece I’m working about the coronavirus’ impact on Shenzhen. Sorry to have to reach out here. Am wondering if you might be free for a chat some time this week? Am at the email above and also on Twitter

    Chrs, Liz

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