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Maplin – Electronic Components and Tools

Computers and Electrical Spares and Tools. Hobby Gear & Electronics Materials. Educational Kits, Electronic Parts or Components. Cables and Wire management. Consumer Entertainment Electronics. Solar and Alternative Energy Kits.

Maplin – Electronic Components and Tools

Function Generator Kit

Microcontroller-based function generator capable of producing square, sine, sawtooth or triangle waves. The wave shape and frequency are adjustable via on-board push buttons.

Function Generator Kit

Escape Robot Kit

Uses three IR diodes Eyes to find its way around. Six legged self-assembly kit, with a choice of rolling or walking legs.

Escape Robot Kit

Excelta – Precision Hand Tools

Supplier of precision hand tools for electronics assembly and manufacturing including advanced styles of tweezers, cutters, pliers, custom designed tools.

Excelta – Precision Hand Tools

“Excelta Corporation was founded in 1957 by Jerome Dalseme. Mr. Dalseme has been credited with introducing many tools for electronics assembly that remain as the most popular assembly tools today.”

IntelliTweeze R-C-L TweezerMeters

Dual display read-out dominant and secondary parameter, Auto range, Three test frequencies, Analog Bar Graph, Audio Feed, DC Voltage measurements. Trace mode – oscilloscope display. Measures Continuity with beeper, Measures Diode Polarity.

IntelliTweeze R-C-L TweezerMeters

This four star IntelliTweeze is a quick and easy way of testing and troubleshooting many types of components. It will measure resistance, capacitance, inductance, continuity and diode Polarity. It comes complete with a charging stand.

Excelta Corporation
60 Easy Street Buellton, CA 93427

Dallas Personal Robotics Group – DPRG

Articles, Photo Gallery, Projects, RoboLinks, Tutorials, Here you can share and exchange solutions and ideas about the exquisite art of Robot Design and Building.

Dallas Personal Robotics Group – DPRG

DPRG members have created some tips and howto for the common issues faced by robot builders.

DPRG Projects

After 7 years in the Garland warehouse, the DPRG is searching for a new home. The new plan is to try the hackerspace model, combining grants, donations, and membership fees to fund a fully equipped community workshop.

Establishing a Dallas Maker Space

Every robot needs sensors of some type to interact with the world around it. Infrared LEDs and Infrared photo detectors are one way to detect objects, but they are easily foiled by surrounding ambient light.

IR Proximity Detector by Jeff Koenig, August 1998

IR Proximity Detector - DPRG
“Proximity sensors are commonly used on mobile robots for obstacle avoidance. This article presents a simple PIC-based, modulated infrared proximity sensor with dual angled transmitters and single receiver.”

From Hobby Hound – DIY Electronics

Ron of DPRG is using the “Rarey Technique” for Taming a Wild Robot that went Berserk. ;-)

Electro tech online – Design Forum

Building an electronic project or want some assistance. Submit your electronic questions at Electro tech online – Design Forum. Experienced members can help find a solution.

Electronic Projects Design/Ideas/Reviews

Electro Tech has been around for nearly a decade; has a membership of practical and seasoned enthusiasts, engineers and students. Here you may find many interesting ideas for projects and repair/fixing tips.

Renewable Energy – Discussion of Solar, Wind, Hydro and main stream renewable energy topics including RE projects.

Repairing Electronics – If you’re trying to fix an electronics device like a TV, Stereo, etc you can discuss it here.

Robotics & Mechatronics – Specific to discussions about robots and the making of.

From Hobby Hound – DIY Electronics

“I am on the other side of the river … :-) More than one, are an better experience.” – Mr Analog Meter