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<| Mechanical

  • Mecha Design: SPD Tech Library, machine elements, gear, bearing, robot mechanics
  • Servolink: servolink.com - gears, plus on-line drive design
  • Suppliers:
  • ---- materials+metals: Onlinemetals, MetalSupermarket, Micromark
  • --- parts: ASAP Source, Century Spring, Machinist Materials, Online Metals, Small Parts, Vulcan Springs, battlebot list
  • --- gears & bearings: Allied Devices, American Science, Boston Gear, Dyna-Veyor, McMaster-Carr, PIC Design, Pitsco, QBC, Reid Tool, Rexnord, Servolink, Seitz, Stock Drive, WMBerg
  • --- belt drives: Dyna-veyor, Norco, Stock Drive
  • --- ball bearings: XTM [1] [2], VXB
  • --- tools: Micromark, tools.ontheweb, Toolhawk, toolstoolstools, Zonatool
  • --- linear actuators: Motion Tech, consumer.Direct, Redrock, C&H.Sales, ProductFinder, MovingMagnet, Exlar, Fasco, Ballscrews, SCT, Ultramotion, Hiwinmikro, Italy, Samurai/Katana, Zaber
  • --- micro actuators: Firgelli
  • --- construction sets: Merkur
  • Lubricants: general, silicon grease, white lithium grease
  • Machine Design mag: machinedesign.com - search on "robotics".
  • Milling Machines: Brute, Camtronics, Flashcut, Harbor Freight, Grizzly, Maxnc, Micromark, MSC, Sherline [1] [2], Taigtools, Unimat, training, PicoCNC, TurboCNC
  • Machine Shops (for prototyping): Hobbyist Workshop Net, eMachineShop
  • Forums on metalworking, etc: google, yahoo [1] [2] [3] [4]
  • Laser Cutting (plastics, etc): google [1] [2], Filener, Ohio.Laser, Pololu, Tesko, Crow, DCWaterjet [non-laser cutting], Rutherford
  • Misc: machine tools intro, mini-lathes [1] [2] [3], CNC.Zone, CNC-routers

    <| Motor Systems

  • Manufacturers: Globe, Johnson, Maxon, Merkle-Korff, Micromo [design assistant], Minimotor, MPS, Namiki, Nicco, Pittman, Portescap
  • Tamiya: tamiyausa.com - also Tamiya twin-motor, Tamiya sport tires [1] [2], Educational [1] [2] [3] [4], 4WD, Udisco, Barkingside
  • SMMA - Small Motors & Motion Assoc: smma.org
  • Motor Control: general info [start here], Motor Tech Corner, tank mods, Leang, Motion Control mag, Motors 1, References, [3], Microchip
  • PID Control: U.Mich, Bellevue, C.Cellar article, ControlEng [tutorials], Embedded article, Encoder article, ABRobotics, George II, PID info
  • Inverse kinematics: learnabout
  • H-Bridges: theory [1] [2] [3], MOSFET [1] [2] [3] [4] [5], Macmanis [1] [2] [3] [4], Bipolar [1] [2] [3] [4], TC4424, LMD18200, Omnirel, RobotPower
  • Motor Controller chips: STM [1] [2], National, Rohm, Zetex, Sensitron
  • Motor Wiring: 4QD [1] [2] [main capacitor], Free-Ed [lesson 10, 15], Indus.Tech, dc.motors, R/C
  • EMI Suppression: catching diodes, auto, mitigation, murata notes, fans
  • Encoder-less speed monitoring: black
  • Misc: directional transmission, advanced actuators, cordless screwdriver drive, Nerds-in-Control, gearmotor sizing
  • Suppliers:
  • --- motors: Danaher, EVParts, Jameco, MicroRC, NPCRobotics [1] [2], ResourcesUnltd, RobotCombat, TeamDelta, TechMax, TowerHobbies [spares], specs of Graupner/Mabuchi,
  • --- surplus motors: All.Elec, C&HSales, Herbach, Marketworks, Sciplus, Surpluscenter, SurplusSales, surplus
  • --- small gearmotors: ComoDrills, Conrad, Herbach, Hobbyengineering, HVWTech, Imagesco, Solarbotics [small Mabuchi gearmotors], Robotzone, Tamiya, TechMax
  • --- motor controllers: OSMC [1] [2] [3], RobotCombat, RobotSolutions
  • --- ESC - electronic speed controllers: theory, RC-Hydros, Vantec, 4QD, Novak, Mtroniks, XTM, AX2500, S.Rooster, comparisons
  • --- electric bikes: survey [lev], Toprun, EMB, Electro-drive, Nycewheels, Electroride, DX-Kit, Electricscooter, DOE, Electraride, WaveCrest
  • --- drive trains: kadtronix
  • Motor drive tutorial: ece.cmu.edu

    <| Miscellaneous

  • Pneumatics: actuators

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