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Shops in the Philippines

Hi everyone! I'm new here and in robotics world. Does anybody know any shops here in the Philippines where I can buy materials for robots like the stuffs needed from the Start Here page. Thank you

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Thanks a lot guys. I will realy try to be good on this stuff. I'm 16 years old and will be taking Mechanical Engineer in college, is this related in our hobby?

vishurockssrivastava's picture

and you want to do it in $15, I would suggest you to use an Atmega8 for the project. It is really cheap (as here), then read the tutorial here . Then you can replace the Sharp IR with your own IR sensors (materials here and here and tutorial here and here) and replace the motors with continuous rotation servos (find those yourself). You can use old scratched CDs and DVDs for the base. The circuit can all be in a breadboard (like this one). After that all you need to do is buy a few jumpers. So all in all, the cost of your project will be around $15 as is your budget. But, the challenging and good part is that you'll be required to program in C which will be a bit tough if you are new (I've done a 2 year course in C++ and I still coding in the new AVR C environment difficult).

If you want to stick with Uno, you can make your own Arduino Uno.

And I forgot to mention this in my last comment- 3 Servo Hexa Spider

What you end up making is what comes up in your ingenious mind, you are talented!!

jackryan's picture
On and www.alexan.com. But ill go for gizmo, they have lots of parts.
jackryan's picture
Oops, it should be www.alexan.com.ph. Sorry.
robotgoldfish's picture

Sorry for the dubble post.

robotgoldfish's picture

When I lived in the Philippines the electronics hobby was strong.  so i googled Manila and robot and got a few hits.

Toy Kingdom

buildcity

united toys

and Lil's (in the manila mega-mall) looked interesting.

     Also check out the ads in the local electronics magazines.  If someone doesn't already Arduino clones (update its called Gizduino) you might talk one of the kit makers to offering one.

 

Keep your eyes open for old or cheep toys that you can use parts from and start taking things apart.  Find the local ham operators and electronics hobbyist people and ask them the best places to shop.

Good luck

robotgoldfish's picture

When I lived in the Philippines the electronics hobby was strong.  so i googled Manila and robot and got a few hits.

Toy Kingdom

buildcity

united toys

and Lil's (in the manila mega-mall) looked interesting.

     Also check out the ads in the local electronics magazines.  If someone doesn't already Arduino clones (update its called Gizduino) you might talk one of the kit makers to offering one.

 

Keep your eyes open for old or cheep toys that you can use parts from and start taking things apart.  Find the local ham operators and electronics hobbyist people and ask them the best places to shop.

Good luck

Thanks guys. Now my problem is I dont have enough money for this. I thought it will only cost me $15 :(

jackryan's picture
Go here if your from manila, www.e-gizmo.com. its beside dela salle university. The location map is at the bottom of the site.
vishurockssrivastava's picture

I did the dirty job for you-