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jshalcott:
does anyone know where I could get spur gears and beval gears locally.

dunk:
not without knowing where "locally" is...

generally it's *far* easier to get premade gear boxes than individual gears. (less need for precision drilling on your part.)
try your local RC model shop.

dunk.

jshalcott:
i live in a city so places like that, or maybe a hardware store. would they have some

Admin:
buy some toys with gears and break them open . . . its the only way for 'local' purchases . . .

but it also depends on gear size you need . . .

also check this page for buying gears online (the cheaper more custom method)
http://www.societyofrobots.com/robot_parts_list_structural.shtml

nanob0t:
I had similiar problems back and just stayed away from gears.  I went with alternatives like belts or something.  Best place is to purchase gear boxes that have the configuration you need, but I have a feeling you have other plans for them.

If you don't mind purchasing things via the Internet, try this website, it will send you to some legit site that probably just manufactures gears.

www.thomasregister.com

Just get familiar with it and you can find anything.  Usually some companies just manufacture one thing and you can get them pretty cheap.

In fact, I was just looking for surface mount LEDs yesterday.  I used this website and 'sampled' about 5 parts from 20ish different sites out of 186.  So now I have tons of LEDs coming by mail for free, a good way to shop   8)    That's how I get PIC microcontrollers for my projects.  Except their new line of them.

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