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From VR to Every Type of Screw, Tour a Shenzhen Electronics and Hardware Market

Rex St. John recently took a tour of the SEG Electronics Market in Shenzhen, and as you might suspect – and the author suggests – it’s a balance of both ‘chaos’ and ‘craftmanship.’

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If Shenzhen is the Maker Mecca, the SEG Electronics Market may be the Kaaba, the center of the attraction, the entire point of going. There are ten thousand products, every maker device, every screw, every LED and every new trendy gadget piled into stacks and arranged into squares. Entering a side door in the building (which is labeled Huaqiangbei), a visitor is greeted by throngs of vendors selling the tiniest of components, cables, wires and more.

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