Hobby Projects - Insulation tester, LED Circuits, Meters.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Fritzing is Product Design or EDA in Simplicity

"Fritzing is an EDA - Electronic Design Automation software with a low entry barrier, suited for the needs of designers and artists. It uses the metaphor of the breadboard.."

Fritzing is Product Design or EDA in Simplicity

"in the spirit of Processing and Arduino, developing a tool that allows users to document their Arduino and other electronic-based prototypes, and to create a PCB layout for manufacturing."

Fritzing Starter Kit to start learning Arduino

Fritzing Starter Kit to start learning Arduino

Related Reading -
  • Processing - open source programming language and environment
  • Arduino - open-source electronics prototyping platform.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Sparkle Labs Electronics DIY Kits

Sparkle Labs brings their expertise in design, branding, usability, and education to create hi-tech, hi-touch products and environments.

Sparkle Labs Electronics DIY Kits

Like the old Radio Shack spring circuits but updated with modern teaching styles. The growing DIY movement is empowering people to take control of their products and environment.

Sparkle Labs Electronics DIY Kits

Discover Electronics Kit contains everything you need to learn the basics of electronics and make your own projects. It contains the most common electronics components as well as a prototyping breadboard for you to get started right away. Easy full color diagrams teach you how to bring your own ideas to life.

Pololu - Electronic Modules for Robotics

Small electronics modules and simple mechanical components for for robot and motion control. Web Store provides parts like small gearboxes, breadboards, servos, and robot kits too.

Pololu - Electronic Modules for Robotics

The Orangutan SVP robot controller is a complete control solution for small and medium-sized robots running at 6 - 13.5 V. The module is designed around the powerful Atmel ATmega324PA AVR microcontroller (32 KB flash, 2 KB RAM, and 1 KB EEPROM) or ATmega1284P (128 KB flash, 16 KB RAM, and 4 KB EEPROM) running at 20 MHz .

Orangutan SVP Robot Controller

Orangutan SVP-1284 Robot Controller

The Orangutan SVP is also available as an SVP-324 partial kit or SVP-1284 partial kit that has all of the surface-mount parts pre-soldered and a variety of through-hole parts included separately.Mechanical Components include Motors, Gearboxes, RC Servos, Wheels, Tracks, Ball Casters etc.

ARobot Projects and Experiments

ARobot's controller board accepts the Basic Stamp II (purchased separately) which controls motors, LED's, buzzer, and other devices.

ARobot Projects and Experiments
  • Rugged aluminum frame (no plastic or wood)
  • Dual front whisker sensors
  • Rear wheel steering servo motor
  • Front wheel DC gear drive motor
  • Optical wheel encoder for distance measurement
  • On-board coprocessor handles all motor control

ARobot Projects and Experiments

ARobot's controller board has the ability to control 3 additional RC (Remote Control) servo motors which are commonly available at hobby stores for less than $20 each. These motors can be used to create a small robot arm or a moving head. The body contains openings to mount 2 of these RC servo motors.
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Arrick Robotics

Arrick Robotics was founded by Roger Arrick in 1987 after the personal computer accessory market became dominated by the far east which stunted the growth of Arrick Computer Products - a maker of switch boxes and power control products since 1980.

AVR Circuits by Vassilis Serasidis – AVRsite

Circuits based on AVR microcontrollers (?C) from Atmel. "little powerful things"

AVR Circuits by Vassilis Serasidis - AVRsite

AVR Circuits by Vassilis Serasidis - AVRsite

A mega32 based low speed oscilloscope. It can be used to measure signals up to 5 kHz. The input voltage range can be up to 24V AC or 30V DC. Designed by: Vassilis Serasidis - Language: C ( AVRstudio4 + WinAVR )

AVR based oscilloscope

Thursday, September 09, 2010

RobotShop Distributon - Automate your Existence

Specialized in personal and professional robot technology and offer a wide range of robotic products.

RobotShop Distribution - Automate your Existence

Supplier of Real robots, robot toys, robot kits and robot parts for building your own robots. Also robots that help out in House/Office Maintenance.

GEARS-IDS Extensive Invention and Design System

GEARS-IDS Extensive Invention and Design System
  • Build and control your own custom robots
  • Heavy duty parts made of steel and aluminium
  • No programming or soldering required
  • Standard hole spacing and modular design
The GEARS-IDS Invention and Design System gives teachers all the necessary tools to help students create world class engineering and robotics challenges in the comfort and convenience of their own classrooms in one complete package. From Trebuchets to Autonomous Robots,
Education Concepts:
  • Apply math and physics concepts to solve challenging problems
  • Exposure to engineering, mechanisms and machines.
  • Fundamentals of mechanics, electronics and pneumatics