The Great Search: What to do when the part is out of stock? #TheGreatSearch @DigiKey @adafruit

The Great Search is a new series of videos (playlist) focused on searching the Digi-Key catalog to narrow down to the parts you want to buy. This week’s video:

We were purchasing some parts on Digi-Key and discovered that the part we needed was not in stock! Luckily, there are lots of alternatives. This week we’ll go over some of the techniques we use to find alternative parts so manufacturing is not halted!

Search yourself on Digi-Key at https://www.digikey.com/short/zfj8qn


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