Sunday, 26 August 2012

Cheonggyecheon Electronics Market

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When we were in Seoul, we made a trip to the Cheonggyecheon electronics market, a maze-like network of small streets and shops selling LEDs, electronics and other supplies such as outdoors carpeting, fire extinguishers, aluminum profiles, etc. That day, I was looking for a bit of EL wire (electro-luminscence wire), and we went around with the simple goal of to finding out the estimated price of LEDs and EL wires.

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The place is like Sim Lim Tower but spread out over many little small winding streets. In the end I discovered that EL wire is not common in Seoul, but certainly many types of LED strips and boards can be bought and customized here. We received a quote of around 60000 won for a 5m LED strip and an additional 30000 for the inverter. If you can bargain in korean (which we fail totally at doing) you might get a better rate than this.

But if one is in Seoul and looking for parts, this is probably the best market I've seen there. Looking online for more information, I also found that someone had made a great map of the market here on dangerousprototypes.

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