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new special robot search for SoR
« on: January 22, 2010, 02:19:27 AM »
I just added two new search engines for SoR.

Ever wanted a robot parts search engine, without all that other googley garbage?
http://www.societyofrobots.com/robot_parts_list_search.shtml

And another that searches only tools for building robots:
http://www.societyofrobots.com/robot_tools_search.shtml

Why use these over a normal google search? Well, they are designed to *only* search robot parts sites.

Give them both a try. You can find both linked from the Robot Parts List. The advantage is that you can now bypass the list and go straight to what you want.

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Re: new special robot search for SoR
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2010, 03:33:08 AM »
Brilliant idea Admin. Great new feature.

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Re: new special robot search for SoR
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2010, 08:54:44 AM »
I thought I was crazy. "Were these searches always here and I didn't notice?"
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Re: new special robot search for SoR
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2011, 06:23:40 PM »
Bad news.

Google is now limiting custom search to a maximum of 20 sites. Its part of their 'new and improved' upgrade. :-X

The robot parts search requires closer to 50 sites to function properly . . .

If we don't find a workaround by March 31st, we can say bye-bye to the robot parts search . . .

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Re: new special robot search for SoR
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2011, 09:02:42 PM »
If we don't find a workaround by March 31st

Lol, is this a way of asking us to look for a workaround as a certain secret product is taking all of Admin's time?  ;) ;)

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Re: new special robot search for SoR
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2011, 09:18:37 PM »
If we don't find a workaround by March 31st


Lol, is this a way of asking us to look for a workaround as a certain secret product is taking all of Admin's time?  ;) ;)


Nice Idea!

I'll go bug the guys at d.i.c. for search engine stuff...
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Re: new special robot search for SoR
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2011, 09:32:59 PM »
If we don't find a workaround by March 31st

Lol, is this a way of asking us to look for a workaround as a certain secret product is taking all of Admin's time?  ;) ;)

To be honest, I'm a bit resigned to it . . .

The only solution I could think of was dividing it into ~6 different searches, with about 20 sites each . . . a 'batteries search', a 'mcu search', a 'motors and servos search', etc . . . doable, but annoying and convoluted . . .

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Re: new special robot search for SoR
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2011, 09:56:05 PM »
Ever tried coding your own search engine tool ;)
If google can do it, anyone can ::)
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Re: new special robot search for SoR
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2011, 05:17:34 AM »
You can use any custom search engine for this. I had used "Sphider" in my site, and gave up later due to its weird letter based algorithm. But still worth a try... maybe aside to google search.
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Re: new special robot search for SoR
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2011, 03:19:04 PM »
@Admin
Send me the URLs for the sites you use and I'll try to create something.
Yep Java at the backend but just plain old HTML for the user - so none of your firewall strangeness !

Bit like the search functionality in my HTML WebbotLib docs http://webbot.org.uk/WebbotLibDocs/
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Re: new special robot search for SoR
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2011, 01:46:18 PM »
@Admin
Send me the URLs for the sites you use and I'll try to create something.

It's all the sites in the parts list:
http://www.societyofrobots.com/robot_parts_list.shtml

Like if I search for 'servo', it'll come up with all the pages selling servos.

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Re: new special robot search for SoR
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2011, 07:43:35 PM »
I'm too lazy to hunt'n'gather over all those links. PM me a list of URLs
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