One million new components to browse
October 24, 2008
As you all know, and as 1069 (Rick) recently described, LMR is very much alive, packing robo action :D
There is always something new to watch, learn, debate, and always the option to take the frontpage with your latest creation.
However, one area that is halting, is the components-section.
The original idea was that we should build a library of components, to centralize info. That way, if two or more different projects was using the same component, the info could be kept at one place.
And that would make it easier to find all info on that particular component.
But the section is by far the least active of LMR.
I realized that a guy called Ben (bens/350) from a company called Pololu was actually an active member on LMR.
Pololu is one nice company making robot-stuff (not just reselling) and so I asked him if Pololu would not want to enter their whole catalouge into our components section.
Ben and others where afraid that it would be like spam & hostile / commercial takeover of LMR.
However, to my knowledge we are all buying parts.. And if we where all sitting in a bar, buying beers, then would we not want a bartender close to us, showing us all he’s drinks & beers?
We can still comment on all the parts, so it is in fact just a handy catalouge right at our hands to use if we want.. and all LMR are still belong to us!!
Dan/TheCowGod/101 is doing a fantastic job at hosting LMR (he is paying all hosting out of he’s own pocket), and he is also now working on importing their catalouge.
If we do not like it, we can just take it off again.
If we like it, we can keep it, and get updates when they have new products.
If we love it, we can consider inviting more companies :)
It will come on air very soon, if it is not already when you read this! I hope it will be cool :)