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Offline robonerd137Topic starter

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Electronics Resources
« on: July 15, 2013, 10:15:45 AM »
I am new to robotics. Can you guys point me to some websites and stores to buy parts for electronics. I plan on using Arduino and MSP430.

Offline jkerns

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Re: Electronics Resources
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2013, 10:22:28 AM »
Mouser.com  Big general electronics
Pololu.com    hobby electronics
sparkfun.com   hobby electronics
jameco.com     hobby electronics
digikey.com    big general electronics
I get paid to play with robots - can't beat that with a stick.

http://www.ltu.edu/engineering/mechanical/bachelor-science-robotics-engineering.asp

Offline jwatte

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Re: Electronics Resources
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2013, 04:24:04 PM »
Those are all solid sources. I'd like to add trossenrobotics.com as a source for Dynamixel servos and parts, as well as walker and arm kits, and servocity.com and robotshop.com for more generally robot-ey things. And adafruit.com for more Arduino-like and project-like things.

My ranking of how much I buy from those sites is probably:
1) digikey.com -- best price and selection if you need raw electronic parts, with good customer service
2) pololu.com -- very well tested gear with great customer service
3) trossenrobotics.com -- dynamixel based things, with good customer service
4) jameco.com (which I buy from when I need something today, as they're just up the street from me!)
5) sparkfun.com -- when the others don't have what I need
6) adafruit.com --  when the others don't have what I need, with great customer service
7) mouser.com -- when something's out of stock at digikey.com

There's also mcmaster.com, hobbypartz.com (servos, batteries, RC,) hobbyking.com (servos, batteries, RC,) amainhobbies.com (RC,) integy.com (RC,) element14.com, and a bunch of other companies that may or may not come in handy depending on what you want to do :-)

Offline robonerd137Topic starter

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Re: Electronics Resources
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2013, 10:34:47 AM »
Thank you @jwatte and @jkerns :-)

 


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