||No where what they used to have
but still stock a little bit of all the basics.
||Just the parts I have sorted and
put away. If your looking for something particular drop me a message on
the email list and I may have it.
|All have a ok selection of bar
and sheet metal stock (steel and aluminum). Also do not forget about
the plumbing sections its amazing what you can build out of PVC
plumbing parts. Fleet farm's bolts by the pound is a great source for
larger fasteners. Ace has just about any weird nut screw or bolt you
may need but you pay a premium for that selection.
|Great resources for beginner
bots. All have good stock of small inexpensive motorized cars and tanks
that make a good beginner bot. Also don't overlook legos or other
construction toys for bot building materials.
||Based up in the cities good
stock of electronic parts and ground shipping usually arrive in a day.
||Another electronics distributer
has a good stock of parallax micros and parts
||Good source for metal stock and
||Free basic cad software useful
for mechanical design and planning. Note sketchup has issues with very
small dimensions (less that 0.01") If you run into issues and your
using small dimensions try multiplying all your dimensions by 10 or 100.
||My build log of turning a $10
walmart RC car into a tethered robot for ball gathering as cheaply as
||Nuts and volts
robotic focused spin off. Covers lots of robotics topics from starter
bots to advanced combat. I have quite a few back issues if anyone wants
to take a look at them drop a note to wireb on the mailing list.