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Practical Electronics for Eventors

GENERAL MATERIALS
http://www.mcmaster.com/ – big mega warehouse for all materials and non electronics hardware, not too far to actually go there

-gavrieli plastics, hastings  - moldmaking …

MOLD MAKING
http://www.reynoldsam.com/ – Los Angeles distributor of Smooth-On products, silicon rubber, urethane rubber

http://www.smooth-on.com/ – Manufacturer of silicon rubber, urethane rubber, mold making and casting materials and supplies

ARDUINO SPECIALISTS
http://www.sparkfun.com/ - DIY shop, specializing in arduino kits, sensors, sheilds etc

http://www.adafruit.com/ – DIY shop, specializing in arduino kits, sensors, sheilds etc

http://www.arduino.cc/ – info on arduino, download arduino software here

SERVOS:
http://www.robotshop.com/ – servos, servo hardware, servo gears sprockets, and pulleys

http://www.servocity.com/ - servos, servo hardware, servo gears sprockets, and pulleys

http//www.lynxmotion.com/ – servos, servo controllers, servo hardware

GENERAL ELECTRONICS MECHANICS
http://www.digikey.com/ – general purpose electronics mega warehouse, servos also , every component almost, fast delivery

http://www.jameco.com/ – general purpose electronics mega warehouse, servos also , every component almost, fast delivery

http://www.mouser.com - general purpose electronics mega warehouse, servos also , every component almost, fast delivery, a bit more pricy then digikey or jameco

http://www.allelectronics.com – great surplus electronics store – close to ucla – good place to visit and get power supplies, motors, actuators, and relays

ONLINE BOOKS
http://proquest.safaribooksonline.com/book/hardware/arduino/9780596155704 –Getting Started with Arduino book on Safari Books Online. You must be on campus or using campus VPN.

http://proquest.safaribooksonline.com/book/hobbies/9781449399368?bookview=overview – Arduino Cookbook on Safari Books Online. You must be on campus or using campus VPN.

MISC
http://fritzing.org/ – circuit diagrams and drawings made easy

http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Electronics-Inventors-Paul-Scherz/dp/0071452818/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1301419683&sr=1-1

-led mounts – little holders to hold LEDs to holes, something looks like this: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a link from radioshack: http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062548

-a few blank arduino shield options:

personally I like the shields from Adafruit, here are the links:

http://www.adafruit.com/products/51

http://www.adafruit.com/products/192
- square header pins correct spacing for our sheilds

double-male header pins: https://www.adafruit.com/products/392

or stacking pins: https://www.adafruit.com/products/706
-batteries

most lithium batteries are 3.7v and you need 2 of them to power your arduino.

http://www.sparkfun.com/products/341

or this one from liquidware which is 5v:

http://www.liquidware.com/shop/show/MBP/Lithium+Backpack
-AA battery  holders

it holds your battery and you only need to wire the 2 wires to your arduino

http://www.sparkfun.com/products/550

-AC power receptacle

in case you want to something directly with AC power

http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/ACS-42/IEC-POWER-INPUT-RECEPTACLE-RT-ANGLE/1.html
-little circuit boards

breakout borads for hanging extra circuits

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103799
-ribbons cable

you can alos get your own ribbon cables: http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8535

and connectors: http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10965
-Ethernet cable connectors

in case if you think ethernet cable is better: http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8534


-servo extension wire

http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8738

 

- link to a speaker amp circuit

http://www.ecs.umass.edu/ece/m5/tutorials/PWMsoundTutorial.html

here is a tutorial on how to amplify your signal to drive a larger speaker – generally all transistors should work but some of them have poor precision.

 

 

 

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