Inventory and Wishlist

Available spares

These are for spares that are somewhat expensive but willing to sell if anyone needs them (you can also borrow them)

  • 5 * CPLD Xilinx xc9636 on PCB and headers suitable for breadboards, 42RMB each (rngadam)
    • rngadam needs 2
    • you can borrow the USB programmer
  • 9 * Ultrasonic sensors HC-SR04, 37RMB   (rngadam)
    • rngadam needs 4
  • 1 * RC toy car, 67RMB (rngadam)

Wishlist below:

ART specific

  • 6 * “Blue-pack” rechargeable battery pack (same as included with hobby cars)
    • 400mAh, 6.0V, rechargeable
    • http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=5257085554
  • 8+ * connectors for batteries (type compatible with battery pack)
  • 8 * Inexpensive infrared
    • e18-d80nk, 3-80cm
  • 4 * Precise infrared distance ranging sensor
    • Sharp IR GP2Y0A02
    • Sharp IR sensor GP2Y0A02YK0F (20-150cm)
  • n * Ultrasonic distance ranging sensor
    • HC-SR04
  • Arduino
    • 3 * Arduino Duemilanove (I’ve already borrowed one from Niko)
    • L298 Motor Shield:
      • http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=8350736618
ART Experimental parts
  • RF communication solution (for telemetry: low-bandwidth, medium-range or short-range with repeaters, low-power, inexpensive)
    • http://www.nordicsemi.com/index.cfm?obj=product&act=display&pro=103
    • USB PC dongle: http://www.nordicsemi.com/index.cfm?obj=product&act=display&pro=102
    • http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=8869725924
  • Bumper switch/whiskers
    • http://www.lynxmotion.com/p-60-bumper-switch-assembly-kit.aspx
    • http://www.impactlab.net/2006/10/08/designing-robots-with-whiskers/
Small Components

These are really inexpensives (<1 yuan each) so worth keeping inventory on:
  • Full range of resistances capacitors, inductors, diodes organized by value (example values below)
    • capacitors (general): 8p, 15p, 10p, 33p, 47p,  68p, 100p, 470p, 302, 332, 104,  103, 104,
    • capacitors (fixed polarized):  47uF*2, 100uF
    • resistances: 100,  150, 300, 330, 560, 1K, 1.5K, 2.2K, 35K, 120K,  6.8K,  2.2M
    • Inductances: 2.7uH, 4.7uH, 10uH,
    • Zener diode: 2.7V, 3V, 5V
    • Diode: 1N4148
  • Transistors
    • 2N222A, 2N3904 (NPN), 2N3906 (PNP), C1815,  8550, 8050, A1015
  • 555 timers
  • Variety of logic gates 74HCxxx
    • http://www.kpsec.freeuk.com/components/74series.htm
  • More and variety of switches (dip, toggle, mercury tilt, etc)
  • Slider potentiometers
  • Electret Condenser Microphone
    • http://au.alibaba.com/product/239198934-Condenser-Microphone-AMFO97A44NBAB.html
Mechanical parts
  • Variety of headers that fit on breaboard (2.54mm spacing)
  • Contact strips
  • Plastic offsets and motherboard mounting
  • Screws with nuts
  • Velcro strips
  • Tie-wraps
Motors
  • Servos! Big ones, small ones, silent (plastic gear and higher quality motors)
  • Rotary solenoids
    • http://www.ledex.com/rotary-solenoid/rotary-solenoid-comparison.html
Cabling
  • More of the wires in the starter kit, organized by length+color
  • Alligator clips (particularly small ones)
Sensors

See this for inspiration: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sensors
  • Hall effect sensors
  • Accelerometers
  • Gyroscopes
  • Compass
Material
  • aluminium
  • wood
Instruments and tools
  • Workbench light
  • Workbench helper hand
  • Caliper (Precision measurement instrument)
  • Scissors
  • Label generator
  • Sharpie fine point permanent markers
Safety equipment
  • fire extinguisher
  • particulate masks
  • safety glasses
  • gloves