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Offline rgcustodioTopic starter

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where to get stuff in Japan?
« on: February 20, 2009, 05:20:12 PM »
I hope SoR has members from Japan!
I have recently relocated to Japan. My robots are still packed in shipping boxes. I'm planning of opening them soon.

The main question, does anybody know of a shop in Akihabara or anywhere in Tokyo that has embeddable boards for use in robotics? I know Akihabara has tons of electronics but I haven't been to every corner shop there. Also most sell non-robotic electronics, PC parts mostly.

Any help will be good.
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Re: where to get stuff in Japan?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2009, 06:17:19 PM »
Akihabara is great but its big and confusing!
I there three years ago,  when I came back I found this google map of the main robot spots made by the guys at robot dreams


I wish I had it when I was there, I didn't find any of the robot shops by randomly searching :(

I hope it helps you. :)

David
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Re: where to get stuff in Japan?
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2009, 06:01:55 AM »
great help!
thanks will try to hit these spots soon and give feedback here!
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Re: where to get stuff in Japan?
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2009, 10:09:42 AM »
rgcustodio, haven't seen you around lately!

I was planning to go to Japan this month actually, but the economy just keeps getting worse so I think I should save my money for now . . . got a robot [addiction] to feed and all . . . and no robot competitions this month in Japan that I know of.

This member: http://www.societyofrobots.com/robotforum/index.php?action=profile;u=401
is Russian, but lives in Japan. He might be able to help you out.

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Re: where to get stuff in Japan?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2009, 12:55:59 AM »
Sorry admin been very busy with work.

Well today I went to Akihabara to try and find these shops... hahaha I got lost... should have brought a copy of the map. I only found the Kondo shop.

I also found a shop not on the list Wakamatsu http://www.wakamatsu.ne.jp/ they are not robot specific but they do have some. I bought an ARM-based controller board today :-)
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