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Canadian eletronics supply

This is a site that I have recently found browsing ebay for a local supplier to help me along the way of learning and building.

 

http://www.dipmicro.com/store/

 

 

Please post if you know of any other Canadian affordable suppliers

IR and Ultrasonic

is it possible to connect GP2Y0A21YK0F ir sensor as a obstacle avoiding and SRF005 as motion detection? btw im using picaxe28x

Anyone seen any links to using a lathe /mill machine to make a robot.

I have only found ONE link searching the whole web. I recently bought a 7X10 lathe/mill machine and would like to use it to work on my robots, but no info except general operations.  Any links would be apreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

Simple Control of a DC speed controller

Hi.

I'm about to purchase 2x 12V motor speed controller to drive a remote control golf trolley (4QD Porter). They can be controlled via 0-5K resistor or 0-3v. I want to use a picaxe 28 to control the speed, what would be the easiest way to control them ?

I would prefer not to have a servo mechanically driving a pot, is there a simple solution.

Please assume total ignorance, i am very new to this.

Many thanks.

Ripsaw MS1

Ripsaw MS1

 

Imagine the 'H' bridges on this baby. More details here

Hello LMR

Hi LMR i just joined the site like a day or two ago and im starting to work on a robot named Scoots (going to add a blog post for that) but i been watching this site for atleast a week or two and i decided to join.

I need help

Hi all, there are problem i'm in laos and i need to try to make simple robot but i am a new student, my problem is in laos have not picaxe (CPU).. Tell me how i can do, please..

CNC/Prototyper for Cheap

I am making a robot that needs a kermillion custom parts and I have like no money. I have seen the reprap machine, and am interested.

 http://www.reprap.org/bin/view/Main/WebHome

(whats the difference between a reprap and a makerbot?)

 I have also seen a manual one that looks modifiable, but not as user friendly, for much more money.

Any suggestions?