Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum, as well as robotics. I pretty much have zero experience, aside from a few years of high school computer programming in Visual Basic, but recently I've been very interested in robots and I want to have some fun learning.
So, I've decided to build the $50 robot. Right now, I'm in the process of buying parts, but I'm having a bit of trouble. Digikey is currently sold out of "36 position breakaway male headers" and it looks like they won't get anymore until June. Since it sounds like you can buy breakaway headers in so many different sizes, I'm having trouble locating them anywhere else. Does anyone know how long Digikey usually takes to restock?
As well, the tutorial says that you'll need so many LED's, so many resistors, and so many capacitors, etc. I'm wondering if I should buy more than is required, so that if one doesn't quite work right, I have extras. Any suggestions?
Thanks everyone. I'm hoping I can get a fun summer project going.