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The EE Compendium The Home of Electronic Engineering and Embedded Systems Programming


Buy and Sell

Robotic Market Specialized Yahoo group to buy and sell robot stuff


Robot Groups

TCRG Twin Cities Robotics Group
CHIBOTS Chicago Robotics Group
PARTS Portland Area Robotics
SRS Seattle Robotics Society
Triangle Amateur Robotics
DPRG Dallas Personal Robotics Group
Central Illinois Robot Club
Home Brew Robotics and Old site
San Francisco Robotics Society of America
Connecticut Robotics Society
Vancouver Robotics Club British Columbia, Canada
Bufbotics is a hobby robotics club in the greater Buffalo, NY area

Contests and Competitions

K'NEX K-bot World Championships
Robot Competition FAQ Maintained on Robots.net

Robot Discussion and News

Robot Haven- A refuge for robots Dedicated to news, information and discussion about robots
Robots.net Robot News and blogs

List of Links

http://www.euronet.nl/users/ragman/link_64.html
EE/Robotics References
Chris Hillman's Robo-Site! Massive list of animatronic, robotic and electronic links
Arrick Robotics Big list of links
EG3 Robot Links
Robotics Related Services on the Internet
ROBOLINKS.COM
HobbyTron.com - Electronic kits, educational materials, and more.
learnaboutrobots.com Educational materials

Suppliers/Retailers

Robot or Component Manufacturers

Circuit Specialists Large selection of permanent magnet stepping motor, hybrid, and variable reluctance stepper motors.
Robots Direct - UK Robot toys, robot kits and educational resources
Robots Direct - UK Robot toys, robot kits and educational resources
Servoshop - UK
Gecko Systems Makers of the CareBot robot
Evolution Robotics Makers of kits and software
Dr. Robot Kits, sensors, controllers
Robodyssey Systems Kits, sensors, controllers
Lynxmotion Kits, parts, books, software
Mondotronics "The World's Biggest Selection of Hobby Robots & Supplies!"
Arrick Robotics Automation, kits, parts, "The RoboMenu!"
Tower Hobbies Hobby supplies
Ramsey Electronics Electronic kits
HVW Technologies "Your Canadian Source for Microcontrollers, Robotics and Accessories"
Acroname Kits, Parts, books, information
Black Feather Electronics Kits, parts
Jameco Electronics parts
JDR Electronics parts
Digi-Key Electronics parts
Mouser Electronics parts
Supercircuits Small television cameras
HTI Systems Video Surveillance Equipment
123securityproducts Spy Cameras & Surveillance Cameras
BrickHouse Security Cameras and Video Surveillance
Active Robots Ltd - UK High-Quality Robotics kits, Robot Controllers & Hobby Electronics
Making Things Teleo interfacing products for the student, professional, and hobbyist
Robotbooks.com Books, videos, kits, parts, Battlebot motors and controllers
Solarbotics: Beam Robotics Resource BEAM Robots
Robix RCS-6 Robot Construction Set
Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument

Surplus

M.P. Jones
Herbach and Rademan
Electronics Goldmine
All Electronics
Alltronics
B G Micro
Andrews Machine Works

Industrial Robots

Trend Robotics, extremely pricy parts This guy keeps bothering me to add a link here and won't take "NO" for an answer. He even demanded that I remove this entire section if I wouldn't add his link. So, if you want to buy a $3,000 teach pendant, this is the place for you.

Big Motors and BattleBots type stuff

NPC Robotics Motors,R/C controllers, wheels, tires gearboxes...

Other

Repair Faq Mail Order List

Books

Robot Books
Electronic Circuits for the Evil Genius: 57 Lessons with Projects. Concepts and Applications for Beginning Analog & Digital Electronics

Online Magazines

SRS Encoder

Interfacing

General

Robot Circuits - Robotic Circuit Resource - Electronic Hobby Projects

USB Interfacing

Phidgets USA Supplier of USB motor controller and USB sensor product

Vector 2X Compass

PNI Corporation Home of Vector 2X compass
Vector 2X Compass Peter Anderson's book on parallel port interfacing
Using the Vector-2X compass Karl Lunt's sbasic method

Stepper Motors

Using disk drive motors
List of stepper motor links

Polaroid Sonar

Motors

PIC-SERVO Motor Control I.C.
Using MOSFETs
Motor controller references Jeff's collection of controller links

R/C Servos

All About Servos HVWTech
Electronic Gadgets for Radio Control Lots of circuits
PIC R/C Servo Control Code
Cord's R/C Model Electronics Premade R/C gadgets
Using R/C Servos with the RCX
4 Channel R/C Pulse to PWM controller Larry Barello creates a 4 channel motor driver using an Atmel CPU
Two Channel RC Pulse to PWM converter Larry Barello creates a 2 channel motor driver using an Atmel CPU
RC servo Larry Barello drives an R/C servo using an Atmel CPU
Standard Mixer With Exponential Control Slight theory
Medonis Engineering He sells a couple R/C servo controllers
VANTEC Big motor drivers that run from R/C equipment
FerretTronics R/C servo and stepper motor controller chips
Subject: R/C Servos 101 Chuck McManis explains R/C servos
R/C-motor German? Swedish?
All about our Robotics Products A few R/C products
Robert's Gadgets & Gizmos Projects Several R/C projects
InchLab Page Using R/C servos with Lego RCX controller
Sub Micro Servo Hack Jim Brown of DPRG shows how to hack a micro servo
PC-to-R/C Interface A PIC, an LCD and lots of chips. Includes good theory discussion.
Argos Pan-Tilt Head
Jeff's QuadraTwist Robot Jeff Hove of TCRG describes his Palm Pilot/Servo walker
RC Projects Ken Hewitt shows lots of circuits
Standard Technologies of the Seattle Robotics Society Using R/C servos as motors
Servo pulse to PWM converter Without CPU
Servos Wiring Diagrams Pin-outs for different brands
Servo Connector Pin-Out Pin-outs for different brands
Welcome to Alan's Hobby Web Links Page Lots of R/C stuff
Servo Interface 8 and 16 channel R/C control with PIC

Vision

Suface Digitizing Methods, 3D Surface Digitizers
U of C Laboratory for Computer Vision
Cognachrome Vision System User's Guide - Table of Contents
The mobot vision system
Robotics Interests Structured light and stereo vision

Batteries

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - DC Battery Specialists
Sci.Electronics FAQ: Battery Info Menu

Controllers

New Micros, Inc.
The Handy Board
Microcontroller/Microprocessor InternetResource List
losa.txt
M683XX Family Information
Motorola World-Wide-Web Server
Motorola Semiconductor Products
Basic Stamp
Basic Stamp
Basic Stamp
Basic Stamp
Basic Stamp
Basic Stamp

Related Information

comp.speech WWW Site
Quick Cam Stuff
Guru's Lair home page
the F.I.R.S.T. Robotics competition

Chips

Company list
Dallas Semiconductor Corp: Data Sheets - PDF Format
Chip directory - Index


Embedded and CPUs

80C535 Looks German to me
Atmel Microcontroller
Circuit Cookbook WWW page
Directory of /pub/circuit_cellar
Circuit Cellar Home Page
Real-time computing resources


Animatronics

V & W Animatronics Animatronics by V&W. Creators of animated & animatronic figures, models, displays, & special fx for film, tv, & the leisure industry.
Chris Hillman's Robo-Site! Massive list of animatronic, robotic and electronic links
Nimba Creations make animatronics for films, TV and theme parks

Misc Links

ramacorp.org A resource for robotics, neural nets and home projects
Wizard.Org Robot and electronics parts and info.
Thing Description of robot
Mobile Robots, Obstacle Avoidance, Dead-reckoning, Positioning Johann Borenstein - MEAM Robotics Lab
Automation and Processcontrol
WWW site for the 1995 BEAM Robotics Games
Robotics FAQ in Mosaic. This was written by a person at Indiana University.
Robohoo
The Comp.Robotics.Research Home Page (17-Mar-1996)
Robotics FAQ Table of Contents
TMZ Team Minus Zero - Battle Bots
AAA Industrial Robot Store Reveals Secrets : Home Page
http://www.euronet.nl/users/ragman/robotics.html
Automated Walking Vehicle
Robots, Rockets and Electronics
Robots Wanted: Dead or Alive, Whole or Parts.
Frank Scott's Hexapod Robots
AI applied to investing
The Genetic Programming Notebook
MachineGrid A Robotics portal featuring Tutorials,Autonomous robots,Fire Fighting robots,Microcontroller[PIC16F84 and the Motorolla 68HC11] based robots and Links