Huaqiangbei is the place in Shenzhen, China, to shop for electronics components and devices. There are several multi-story buildings with lots of different electronics fares, and if you look for some specific components it’s more than likely to be found there. However it may take some time to find what you need there, but it may just have become a little easier, as Seeed Studio has published a map that you can buy for $5, or simply download for free (PDF).
The map has 2 main sections:
- Some general information about Shenzhen such as transportation (border crossing, station), leisure, main locations of factories, and a bit more.
- Huaqiangbei map with short descriptions of what you can buy in the different buildings, as well as places to eat, and stay.
Seeed Studio will also setup a wiki, so that makers can add interesting places they went shopping in Shenzhen.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.