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Offline livid86Topic starter

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Hello Everyone,

I've finally saved up enough money and found a good enough tutorial to get me started in robotics. I'm trying to follow the $50 robot guide and having a little bit of trouble finding some of the parts and just need someone to check i have got the right parts. I live in Australia and it's extremely expensive to get parts from America.

I live near a dse.com.au, and a jaycar.com.au. (Those are obviously urls and not shop names) and i'm happy to order online.

I appreciate any help and input that i can get. I'll show you what i already have found and what i need.


Hitec HS-311 servo - http://tinyurl.com/lw8xfz

5V Linear Regulator - http://tinyurl.com/n3jq4j
ATmega8 AVR - http://tinyurl.com/kq4zk6

28 pin DIP socket - haven't found
220uF+ Electrolytic Capacitor      - http://tinyurl.com/kupoo3

.1uF Ceramic - http://tinyurl.com/lxp7er
36 position breakaway male header - not found :(
340ohm resistor - i can't find
1.62Kohm resistor - can't find
LED    - i don't think i can go wrong with an LED
CdS Photoresistors  - can't find
Grid-Style PC Board - should be able to get one close to this at dse or jaycar


I haven't got a programmer but will this do the job?
http://tinyurl.com/nwr8r9

I'm not sure weather that actually programs them or is a connector to a development board or something.

Thanks so much,
I know this is a big ask but there are very kind people out there.

Thanks again,
Cory

Offline SmAsH

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gahhhzomgs! i knew there were other australians out there!
those are the exact servos i got!

28 pin DIP socket - haven't found-- dse or jaycar should have these, otherwise check futurlec.com.au
5V Linear Regulator - http://tinyurl.com/n3jq4j
ATmega8 AVR - http://tinyurl.com/kq4zk6
220uF+ Electrolytic Capacitor      - http://tinyurl.com/kupoo3
.1uF Ceramic - http://tinyurl.com/lxp7er
36 position breakaway male header - not found Sad dse has this.
340ohm resistor - i can't find dse has this
1.62Kohm resistor - can't find dse has this
LED    - i don't think i can go wrong with an LED
CdS Photoresistors  - can't find dse has this
Grid-Style PC Board - should be able to get one close to this at dse or jaycar dse has this exact one!
the programmer looks fine, im looking at buying the exact one :P
if you fail to find the parts, futurlec.com.au has all the parts for this project besides the servos etc...
and theyre only about 1/3 the price... and shipping is $4!
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Hitec HS-311 servo - http://tinyurl.com/lw8xfz
5V Linear Regulator - http://tinyurl.com/n3jq4j
ATmega8 AVR - http://tinyurl.com/kq4zk6
220uF+ Electrolytic Capacitor      - http://tinyurl.com/kupoo3
.1uF Ceramic - http://tinyurl.com/lxp7er


Those are all right.

I haven't got a programmer but will this do the job?
http://tinyurl.com/nwr8r9


Possibly. I've not used that so I can't tell you for sure.

28 pin DIP socket - haven't found
36 position breakaway male header - not found :(
340ohm resistor - i can't find
1.62Kohm resistor - can't find
LED    - i don't think i can go wrong with an LED
CdS Photoresistors  - can't find
Grid-Style PC Board - should be able to get one close to this at dse or jaycar


Two 14-pin DIP sockets end-to-end will also work.

You don't need one 36-pin break-away header. If you can find a few smaller headers, totaling enough pins, then that will do.


You could also try this, a Society of Robots parts kit: http://www.circuitgizmos.com/products/cgsorkit1/cgsorkit1.shtml

Offline SmAsH

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well the programmer says its able to program the atmega8 so i think its all good ;D
but it says it'll only work with avrdude...
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The $50 robot tutorial contains links for people buying from the UK (where I am) - and NO it wasn't written by me!

Why don't you folk from other countries create a Member Page eg '$50 robot parts in Australia', or '$50 robot parts in Greece' with links to all the various suppliers and links to any other posts eg programmers that worked/didn't.

Am sure Admin would give you links from the $50 project page to this reference in order to help others.

Just a thought
Webbot Home: http://webbot.org.uk/
WebbotLib online docs: http://webbot.org.uk/WebbotLibDocs
If your in the neighbourhood: http://www.hovinghamspa.co.uk

Offline SmAsH

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i made an Australian parts list ages ago...
http://www.societyofrobots.com/step_by_step_robot_australian_parts.shtml ... right under the parts table...
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