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Offline galannthegreat

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Re: Is there any nice kits??
« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2009, 02:26:26 PM »
Don't forget the Molex style 3 pin connectors for making the sensors and battery pack.
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Re: Is there any nice kits??
« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2009, 08:41:35 PM »
Newest list:

Kit Item           Quantity
Printed Circuit Board         1
ATmega8 AVR, DIP package         1
Socket for ATmega8         1
CdS Photoresistors (matching)         2
5V Linear Regulator         1
Red LED         5
Green LED         5
Yellow LED         5
1.62 k ohm Resistor         8
330 ohm Resistor         8
30 position single in-line header         3
220 uF Capacitor         1
.1 uF Capacitor         3
3 position crimp header         3
Crimp pins         10
Lead-free Solder         36 inches
Misc wire, 24 gauge, solid         20 feet

http://www.circuitgizmos.com/products/cgsorkit1/cgsorkit1.shtml


The CGSORKIT1 contains the electronic parts for the $50 robot (except for the servos) all collected in an easy-to-purchase pack. No more wondering if the parts that you selected are right for the $50 Society of Robots tutorial. There are several benefits to buying this kit. First, you save some money over getting the parts all by themselves. Second, this kit contains more than the bare minimum for the $50 robot tutorial - wire, solder, LEDs, extra resistors. Third, the CdS cells are matched to each other - no guessing which ones are the same in the surplus set from Radio Shack.

Fourth, the ATmega8 AVR microcontgroller comes programmed with the Arduino bootloader, if you choose to develop with that environment. And, even if you don't, having that bootloader in the chip helps with debugging as the bootloader will blink PB.5 on power-up.

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Re: Is there any nice kits??
« Reply #32 on: June 13, 2009, 08:47:00 PM »
nice work gearmotion!
when you say pcb you mean the proto board right?
just a suggestion but i think maybe an additional 220uf cap should maybe be included? i remember i fried my first one because i put too much heat on it.
and wow, its the same cost as a bare bones board!
EDIT: gearmotion... wth is up with the shipping to australia for one bb board? look at the attached image.
ive heard of bad shipping rates but geez! ;D
« Last Edit: June 13, 2009, 08:54:10 PM by SmAsH »
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Re: Is there any nice kits??
« Reply #33 on: June 13, 2009, 08:56:13 PM »
nice work gearmotion!
when you say pcb you mean the proto board right?
just a suggestion but i think maybe an additional 220uf cap should maybe be included? i remember i fried my first one because i put too much heat on it.


Thanks!

Yes PCB - Printed Circuit Board as a "sea of holes" protoboard. Just like the board used in the $50 SoR Robot. (Not the white "solderless breadboard")

Like this: http://www.circuitgizmos.com/products/cgpcb/cgpcb.shtml

I appreciate the suggestions. But at some point I have to stop adding parts, otherwise I have to bump it above $14.99 and I really want to keep that price low.


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Re: Is there any nice kits??
« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2009, 08:58:20 PM »
and wow, its the same cost as a bare bones board!
EDIT: gearmotion... wth is up with the shipping to australia for one bb board? look at the attached image.
ive heard of bad shipping rates but geez! ;D

Yes. Right now there is an _issue_ with shipping. It should be fixed in a day or so.


(I'll offer you half off shipping, Smash. Just for you. :-) )

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Re: Is there any nice kits??
« Reply #35 on: June 13, 2009, 09:08:02 PM »
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Yes PCB - Printed Circuit Board as a "sea of holes" protoboard. Just like the board used in the $50 SoR Robot. (Not the white "solderless breadboard")
ahh ok, maybe call it protoboard? i always thought a pcb was the one with tracks all over it?
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(I'll offer you half off shipping, Smash. Just for you. :-) )
aww, how sweet! i think i have $500k sitting in my change bin right now ;D
although we are kinda thread-jacking and i think we may need to stop before we piss someone off...
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Re: Is there any nice kits??
« Reply #36 on: June 13, 2009, 09:51:40 PM »
nope im cool i like this kit and "almost" wish i got it not the bare bones kit.

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Re: Is there any nice kits??
« Reply #37 on: June 13, 2009, 10:02:21 PM »
i will have to agree that the kit packs more "value" as so to speak into the package for $15...
but the bare bones looks a bit cleaner as in it has less jumpers running around the place but it lacks the power buses :(
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Re: Is there any nice kits??
« Reply #38 on: June 13, 2009, 10:36:36 PM »
Wow, I apologize for any negative comments I made earlier about your $50 robot kit GearMotion :P.  What I especially like in your store is that you sell the protoboard for the $50 bot!......(Damned radio shack doesn't ship to Canada  >:()

edit: o wait, I just read this: "CG ONLY ships to/within the United States."     ......phoey...will u ever ship to canada?
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Re: Is there any nice kits??
« Reply #39 on: June 14, 2009, 09:45:05 AM »
Wow, I apologize for any negative comments I made earlier about your $50 robot kit GearMotion :P.  What I especially like in your store is that you sell the protoboard for the $50 bot!......(Damned radio shack doesn't ship to Canada  >:()

edit: o wait, I just read this: "CG ONLY ships to/within the United States."     ......phoey...will u ever ship to canada?

Yes..... Getting that to happen. Stay tuned....

i will have to agree that the kit packs more "value" as so to speak into the package for $15...
but the bare bones looks a bit cleaner as in it has less jumpers running around the place but it lacks the power buses :(

The kit is geared toward the SoR Robot. SoRobot?  ;) The Bare Bones Board does have the A0 to A5 lines that are set up for sensors and servos. More _would_ be nice.

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Re: Is there any nice kits??
« Reply #40 on: June 14, 2009, 12:14:52 PM »
Wow, I apologize for any negative comments I made earlier about your $50 robot kit GearMotion :P.  What I especially like in your store is that you sell the protoboard for the $50 bot!......(Damned radio shack doesn't ship to Canada  >:()

edit: o wait, I just read this: "CG ONLY ships to/within the United States."     ......phoey...will u ever ship to canada?

Yes..... Getting that to happen. Stay tuned....

Canadian shipping, now. :)

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Re: Is there any nice kits??
« Reply #41 on: June 14, 2009, 05:52:57 PM »
Thanks  :), but then again, $41.95 USD is a little pricey for shipping... :(

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Re: Is there any nice kits??
« Reply #42 on: June 14, 2009, 06:01:34 PM »
Thanks  :), but then again, $41.95 USD is a little pricey for shipping... :(

Did you order 20 pounds of stuff?

Or is there something wrong with PayPal?





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Re: Is there any nice kits??
« Reply #43 on: June 14, 2009, 06:03:04 PM »
Oh I just checked - there still IS something wrong... Lemme fix.
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Re: Is there any nice kits??
« Reply #44 on: June 14, 2009, 06:08:01 PM »
yea, I looked into it myself.  I had selected the arduino starter book package, thats what jumped up the shipping up by $23...from 19.95 to 42.95.  The book cant be That heavy now can it...^^

Edit:  Awesome! Its fixed  ;D, Thanks...$12.95 is much better  :D

Edit 2:  I just previewed the book through a youtube vid...good thing also because the book seems overly simplistic...
« Last Edit: June 14, 2009, 06:22:34 PM by Metal Slug 2 »

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Re: Is there any nice kits??
« Reply #45 on: June 14, 2009, 06:10:27 PM »
yea, I looked into it myself.  I had selected the arduino starter book package, thats what jumped up the shipping up by $23...from 19.95 to 42.95.  The book cant be That heavy now can it...^^

Well, it is "Getting Started" so it is obviously carved on a stone.


Now the next step is for me to move to Canada and test it out.



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Re: Is there any nice kits??
« Reply #46 on: June 14, 2009, 06:37:07 PM »
"good thing also because the book seems overly simplistic"

Just what i need ;D

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Re: Is there any nice kits??
« Reply #47 on: June 14, 2009, 08:23:06 PM »
No but I mean like over-over simplistic...stuff like...

"In order to program your arduino board, you have to plug the usb adaptor into a com port on your pc, or a usb serial port for a mac,...open up your arduino library and find "blinking LED" (or whatever it may be called).  Load the program and then press the "upload" button to program your arduino...to attach the LED, plug the longer lead of the LED, the anode, into port 'x' (whatever port was used in the program) and the shorter end into ground, or the pin marked "gnd"...."

I mean simple stuff like that...and unless this book has more advanced things, I dont think ill buy it...

edit: To SmAsH's comment below: ^^ yea lol, (or for people who only work one 4-5 hour shift per week due to inflation...)
« Last Edit: June 15, 2009, 01:29:56 AM by Metal Slug 2 »

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Re: Is there any nice kits??
« Reply #48 on: June 15, 2009, 12:32:22 AM »
that does seem a bit too little... like for people who have never heald a microcontroller before type thing.
the more advanced stuff is free on the internet! which is good for us people who are poor :)
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