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Offline headingwestTopic starter

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Beginners parts kit
« on: February 10, 2013, 09:42:49 PM »
Hi All,

Be gentle, I'm just getting started. I've got my robot chassis from Hobby King, now I need to start attaching things.

I need some angle mounts, a spinny thing for the servos, an up-down thing for the distance sensor. Basically I'm looking for a kit that has a bunch of useful attachments and mountings, preferably with some mounts that can swivel.

And hopefully not too expensive!

Does anyone know of these kits? Or should I be looking for used meccano kits on Ebay?

BTW, my robot Percy has just been started and you can meet him here. http://jimsrobot.com/category/percy-the-robot/

Thanks for all your help.

Offline jwatte

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Re: Beginners parts kit
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 01:13:07 AM »
Used Erector sets might not be a bad idea!

Another option is the series of frames from Lynxmotion for hobby-style servos (fits Hitecs, but not many of the clones.)

A third option is to go with wood or plastic sticks, a drill, and a bunch of screws on your own.

A fourth option is to join some open workshop or maker space, and do laser cutting and wood routing and metal milling and vacuum forming plastics :-) (Yeah, I went that route -- I'm a year in and my robot is *almost* ready now...)

 


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