Boston Gear Aug 28,2003
Site includes a gearology workbook to get you learing about gears. Heavily geared toward their products, of course, but not a bad intro to the basics of gears.
Castlewood Nov 27,2003
Castlewood sells parts for in-class scientific demonstrations, including hand-crank generators, gyroscopes, and more.
EOL Surplus Jan 16,2004
EOL surplus - surplus optical, mechanical, and other parts. Thanks to Andrew Milmoe for the link.
Fischertechnik Aug 28,2003
Fischertechnik - German building kits...
Frank Tracy Aug 29,2003
Frank Tracy in Greenpoint carries ball bearings and mechanical supplies. He is expensive but they have good stuff and you can go SEE what you are buying.
Global Spec Mar 31,2004
Similar to the Thomas Register, but more specific to engineering needs.... Thanks to Brian Maniere for the link.
Goldmine Electronics Aug 28,2003
Goldmine - Surplus parts, cheap.
Grainger Aug 28,2003
Grainger - Electrical & Electronic supplier. Mostly industrial electrical, mechanical, and tool supplies.
HVW Technologies Aug 28,2003
HVW Technologies - Robotics sensors and motors, kits, and books. They carry some simple RF modules, and some nice accelerometers and FSR's, among other things.
Herbach & Rademan Aug 28,2003
Herbach & Rademan - Electromechanical suppliers; among other things, they make frame-and-belt combinations for building your own X-Y plotter device.
Images Co. Aug 28,2003
Images Co. - They make Air muscles and more.
K'nex Aug 28,2003
K'nex - Has a great website, and these kids' toys can be very useful for skeletons of small to mid-size structures. You can order parts individually online.
Marlon P. Jones Associates Aug 28,2003
MPJA - A variety of electronics, incuding miniature steppers dirt cheap...
McMaster-Carr Aug 28,2003
McMaster-Carr - All kinds of good mechanical, electrical, and electronic supplies. A staple source for physical computing.
Mondotronics Robot Store Aug 28,2003
Mondotronics - lots of robotics kits; makers and distributors of muscle wire. Motors too.
Pololu Oct 4,2003
Pololu sells parts and electronics for robots, many of which are useful in physical computing. They have some nice motor control boards, gearboxes, and circuit boards.
RepRap and Using Friendly Plastic Dec 2,2006
The RapRep project is an open-source rapid prototyper. Seems like a very nifty thing to build in one's (well-equipped) basement.
Rush Gears Aug 28,2003
Rush gears - gear makers...
Russell Industries Aug 28,2003
Russell Industries - Industrial and electronic supplies of all sorts.
SDP/SI Sep 14,2004
SDP/SI is a good place to shop for gears, shafts, sprockets, bearings.... Better and cheaper than mcmaster.com, according to Jin-Yo Mok, who contributed this link.
SciPlus Aug 28,2003
SciPlus - Surplus electronics, motors, military stuff, etc. Similar to All Electronics. Not always consistent, but interesting...
Servo City Aug 28,2003
Servo City - Servos, servo parts, and more.
Servo Systems Sep 14,2003
is a full service motion control distributor and robotic systems integrator. Lots of good motors and control systems for motors.
Small Gears in NYC Oct 4,2003
Three places that have limited supplies of small gears in the city: America's Hobby Center 263 W 30th 212.675.8922 Jan's Hobby on Lex between 93rd and 94th 212.861.5075 Action Hobbies 4103 Broadway 212.568.3677 The Americas Hobby Center, on a wholesale fur block, actually contructs custom remote cars to spec, so they have a ton of parts for axle-based mechanisms. They also have remote control plane, ship and helicopter kits and micro-servos (22 X 11 X 26mm).
Small Parts Aug 28,2003
Great on gears, bearings, and other moving parts as well. Their catalog is free, and invaluable to have on your shelf for physical computing.
Space Surplus Metal Sep 30,2003
Space Surplus Metal 325 Church St (just N of Canal) 212-966-4358 Nice, odd sorts of cold rolled steel, alum, stainless, copper.... Try to sound like you know what you are talking about.
Sterling Instruments Aug 28,2003
Sterling Instrument - gear makers and more.
The Erector FAQ Aug 28,2003
The Erector FAQ - a must for serious users of meccano Erector sets.
The Magnet Source Sep 29,2003
The Magnet Source - An excellent source of magnet products of all sorts. Thanks to Jenny Lee for the link.
The Robot Zone Jan 21,2004
The Robot zone is yet another robotics retailer, with a good supply of servos, gearboxes, and more. Thanks to Ed Bringas for the link.
The Wind Tunnel Connection Aug 9,2004
Because you never know when you'll need a wind tunnel. Here's a site that explains how a wind tunnel works.
Thomas Register Aug 28,2003
Thomas Register - a large directory of industrial suppliers. The granddaddy of all industrial supply sources.
Thomson Industrial Aug 28,2003
Industrial Catalogs - Free catalogs for any industrial part you can think of...
W.M.Berg Aug 28,2003
Warner Electric Oct 21,2004
Warner makes clutches, brakes, and other heavy-duty electromechanical controls. Thanks to Mike Olson for the link.