Ok so we want to get started with our Maker's club. We have an idea for a first project. Now obviously we need some electronic parts.
So I get online with RadioShack support and they tell me they don't ship to Canada. Oops!
This is where the collaboration piece comes in. I did a project with Jeff Cieszecki a few years ago so I email him. He refers me to Rory Winters and he mentions where he is getting parts these days.
He tells me about:
Digi-key will ship to Canada and cover the brokerage fee. Best place to buy bulk, if you know what you want.
Solarbotics is out of Alberta. No pst
Robot shop.ca is in Ontario somewhere
Arduino stuff from Hobby King in Hong Kong that I was very happy with. Shipping is pricey but no extra fee. best price by far.
Manitoba robot games website has some kits that might be pretty cool and easy way to get something going that moves.
Borgfeldt is an educational supplier that has cool tamiya products that are cheap and fun.they will supply schools. They have a website. To get prices you will have phone them or set up an account."
So I order from solarbotics and this is what we recieved:
Were still waiting on the order from Hong Kong.
Today we're going to begin using the book "getting started with Arduino" and talk about what junk we have at home that we can bring in to tear apart.
I'll let you know how it goes.......