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Arduino

USB driver for older Arduino (e.g. Arduino NG) is not included in the latest Arduino. Either use an older version of the Arduino IDE (0023 is good) or get the  driver directly from FTDI (Links forthcoming)

 

Information

 

555 Timer

Tutorial

Another tutorial

 

Arduino Ideas:

http://www.arduino.org/projects

http://www.arduino.cc/playground/projects/ideas

 

Resources

 

Software

http://www.fritzing.org Schematic and Breadboard diagrams. Free, easy to use, available for all 3 operating systems.

 

Surplus Electronics:

https://www.bgmicro.com

https://alltronics.com

http://www.allelectronics.com

http://www.meci.com/

 

Standard Electronics:
www.digikey.com

www.mouser.com

www.jameco.com - Local (Belmont). Store is mostly an order counter; will-call or store order OK. Surface delivery normally arrives next day.

 

Strobe lights, disco balls, flower arrangement supplies, party favors, LED trinkets, general weird stuff

http://www.fantasticosf.com/

 

Individual items:

VACTROL ANALOG OPTOISOLATOR

 

Arduino and accessories:

http://www.roguerobotics.com

http://www.sparkfun.com

http://www.adafruit.com

http://www.evilmadscience.com

http://www.seeedstudio.com

 

Sensor Data Network (social networking for sensors)

http://www.pachbay.com

 

If This Then That

 

LEDs

High intensity LEDs from http://www.luxeonstar.com/default.asp

Controller for Luxeon LEDs : BuckPlus from LUXdrive http://www.luxdrive.com/

Cool Neon might carry these

otherwise order from Digikey

 

Motors

http://www.halted.com/commerce/catalog/spcategory.jsp?category_id=1151&czuid=1332974427920

Heavy duty gear reduction motor. Plenty of torque. There is no stopping this baby with your fingers. Flatted shaft diameter 4mm, length 10mm. Approximately 120RPM at 12Vdc, 60RPM at 6Vdc and 30RPM at 3Vdc. 175mA no load current at 12Vdc, 100mA@6Vdc, and 90mA@3Vdc. Motor diameter 32.42mm, motor length 33.3mm, gear box diameter 33mm, length of the gear box is 20mm.

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