Wednesday, 5 February 2014

A brief comparison of increase in price of electronics components since September 2012 by Team simple


 




In the past 2 years since we involved in doing electronic projects, we found that the price of the electronic components required for the projects keep on increasing every year. For example, we had spent nearly Rs.3,600 for complete design of a maze solving robot in December 2012. But on reviewing the price of those components now, we feel that the same maze solver would be built in Rs.4,200. Sooner, we realized that there are astonishing factors for the price hike.
For example, in 2011, there was a price hike due to the Earthquake in Japan. There are also price hike in electronics due to US federal Govt. shutdown, decrease in value of Indian Rupees versus US Dollars, etc.


Components
Price(In Rupees)
In September 2012
In July 2013
In Jan 2014
PIC16F877a CHIP
165
185
200
GSM SIM300 MODULE
1050
1200
1,420
GPS MODULE
1,600
1,780
1,940
8051 DEV Board
700
730
770
ARDUINO UNO
1,550
1,680
1,800
ARM7 MINI Board
1,650
1,700
1,900
BLUETOOTH MODULE
1,010
1,090
1,200
XBEE USB
590
630
680

  by Rajshri
These price hikes also falls upon the head of Electronics students who are planning to do some projects. So it is advisable to decide the project in advance and get the components as soon as possible before another hike hits them. 
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