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Jeff Gier

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References for Insect bots
« on: June 12, 2015, 02:25:55 pm »
 

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Hello.  This is intended to be a non-biased and actively growing list of all resources available for building 150gram, 1 pound or 3 pound fighting robots.  Please leave feedback on parts or vendors in the comments section! 
If you were looking for information on how to build a fighting robot, consult the learning section or go here


A giant list of links (some are broken) can be found here.  http://www.teamdavinci.com/links.htm



Kits:
www.fingertechrobotics.com               Viper kits require very little machining. Servo magazine bot kits are more like instructions and materials 
www.kitbots.com                               Competitive ant and beetle kits
www.combatrobotkits.com/               Currently one antweight horizontal spinner kit
http://www.shop.rovparts.com/Robot-Parts_c22.htm

Learn:
http://sparc.tools/?p=131 The newest getting started guide
nearchaos.net/guide/                                         Intro to fighting robots.  Also a blog about combat robots.
www.riobotz.com.br/en/tutorial.html                    Very in depth guide to combat robots.  I still haven't finished reading it, but lots of good info inside.
www.totalinsanity.net/tut/novice.php                    Lots of different tutorials.  Just keep in mind that some of the component information is outdated now
http://www.totalinsanity.net/tut/other/list.php       THE LIST The answer to "What do I need to build a robot?"
www.robotcombat.com/tips.html                           I just stumbled upon this, but it has lots of frequently asked questions about the sport
https://web.archive.org/web/20160316143902/http://www.teamdavinci.com/understanding_pneumatics.htm      Information on pneumatic systems
www.fingertechrobotics.com/howto.php                         A few guides and tips here\
http://www.kickinbot.com/proj-index.htm                     Excellent guide on building a robot with common household tools
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86EJ05kBksA&list=PL0zMZkIMIyC9SBFDc8SqcasGF3EYRpPWB       Video series on building an antweight



Robot Parts:
Transmitter/Recievers
www.hobbyking.com
http://www.robotmarketplace.com/products/rc_gear_main.html
www.fingertechrobotics.com/products.php?cat=Radio+Equipment
http://www.towerhobbies.com/
http://www.rcboca.com/

Speed Controllers
www.ttrobotics.com/paypal-webstore/
www.hobbyking.com
http://www.fingertechrobotics.com/products.php?cat=Electronics
www.operativerc.com/
www.vexrobotics.com/276-2193.html        "vextroller"
http://www.towerhobbies.com/
http://www.rcboca.com/
http://www.shop.rovparts.com/Robot-Parts_c22.htm           Scorpion mini

Motors
www.fingertechrobotics.com/products.php?cat=Motors+%26+Mounts
www.servocity.com
www.kitbots.com
www.ttrobotics.com/paypal-webstore/
www.pololu.com
www.botbitz.com.au
www.solarbotics.com
www.robotmarketplace.com/products/motors_main.html
www.hobbyking.com
www.lynxmotion.com
http://www.towerhobbies.com/
http://www.rcboca.com/
http://www.shop.rovparts.com/Robot-Parts_c22.htm              similar to B16 with S7 motor shaft


Li-po Batteries
www.hobbyking.com      Self-termed "battery Heaven"
www.towerhobbies.com
www.thunderpowerrc.com  Higher quality batteries, but at a price
http://www.robotmarketplace.com/products/batteries_main.html
http://www.fingertechrobotics.com/products.php?cat=Batteries+%26+Chargers
Teambrood.com

Wheels and hubs
www.fingertechrobotics.com/products.php?cat=Hubs+%26+Wheels
www.robotmarketplace.com/products/mechanical_main.html
www.servocity.com
www.lynxmotion.com
http://www.towerhobbies.com/


Building Materials:
www.mcmaster.com                              Huge online store for nearly everything mechanical.  My favorite source for Garolite and round belts.
www.grainger.com                                Similar to mcmaster, but with stores around the Country
www.onlinemetals.com                          Good source of metals and plastic for building
http://www.titaniumjoe.com/                  Surplus titanium   
www.fingertechrobotics.com/products.php?cat=Materials+%26+Fasteners               Titanium, garolite, lexan, bolts and some other useful building parts
https://www.industrialmetalsupply.com/
http://www.minalex.com/             Aluminum Extrusions
http://www.ulbrich.com/               Mostly "Canada only"
http://www.mscdirect.com/           Another online industrial supply



Tools       
www.harborfreight.com

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www.mcmaster.com[/size]                     
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Re: References for Insect bots
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2015, 12:12:56 pm »
You can actually list www.FingerTechRobotics.com under every heading except "Tools" (hex wrenches and snap ring pliers aren't enough of a selection IMO).

We have a small How-To section - up to you if it's worth including.

I do sell Transmitters/Receivers and Building Materials (Lexan, Gr5 titanium, FR-4 garolite in fancy colors, screw packs, and of course NutStrip!)

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Re: References for Insect bots
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2015, 02:35:35 pm »
Hello,

I need some help specifically with the battery section and the tools section.  Please post if you have any sites you have used or heard of.  Thanks!

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Re: References for Insect bots
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2015, 02:46:05 pm »
Hello,

I need some help specifically with the battery section and the tools section.  Please post if you have any sites you have used or heard of.  Thanks!

Probably worth adding http://www.robotmarketplace.com/products/batteries_main.html and http://www.fingertechrobotics.com/products.php?cat=Batteries+%26+Chargers

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Re: References for Insect bots
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2015, 08:18:18 am »
I just found a nice little 26 minute 3-part video series that seems like a nice visual introduction on what goes into building an insect weight robot, I thought that it could go under the "Learn" section of the list:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86EJ05kBksA&list=PL0zMZkIMIyC9SBFDc8SqcasGF3EYRpPWB

Also, I found a site that has the type of smaller 4S LiPo batteries that I was having trouble finding elsewhere, to go under the "Li-Po Batteries" section:

http://www.teambrood.com