Making a list and checking it twice...
September 24, 2008
I am ready to place the order(s) for my parts for my first bot, however do to the overall total, which is right around $130 USD I will be doing it in two parts, off of two different paychecks.
I figured a good way to go would be to get the most expensive order out of the way, which is the one with the PICAXE starter kit, so I could start programming with some LEDs and such and such that I can pick up for cheap at Radio Shack. However I have a few questions to make sure I have everything right.
So, here's my list that I am getting from Sparkfun
PICAXE 28X1 Starter Kit
PiICAXE USB Programming Cable
H-Bridge Motor Driver 1A
The 1A motor driver says it is a comparable replacement for the L293D motor driver that fritsl uses in the Your First Robot tutorial, but is that the truth? http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=315is the 1A motor driver. Also I was wondering if the http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=319 dual motor gearbox they have on their is worth plopping down the money for, seeing as once I get all my parts for my first bot, I will be unable to order stuff for a month or three.