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** AND/OR 4x Opto Switches (Dual Channel: [http://www.bgmicro.com/SWT1031.aspx BGMicro])
 
** AND/OR 4x Opto Switches (Dual Channel: [http://www.bgmicro.com/SWT1031.aspx BGMicro])
 
* User Interface (for use without attached computer)
 
* User Interface (for use without attached computer)
** 1x LCD Shield ([http://iteadstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=18&products_id=503 ITead], [http://www.dfrobot.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=51 DFRobot])
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** 1x LCD Shield ([http://iteadstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=18&products_id=503 ITead], [http://www.dfrobot.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=51 DFRobot]), and [http://www.adafruit.com/products/772 Adafruit] even has an I2C version (the LCD and buttons together only take two pins)
 
** OR 1x VFD Display ([http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/category/803/Vacuum-Fluorescent-Displays/1.html AllElectronics])
 
** OR 1x VFD Display ([http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/category/803/Vacuum-Fluorescent-Displays/1.html AllElectronics])
 
** 1x SD Card Shield ([http://iteadstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=18&products_id=232 ITead], [http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/sd-card-shield-p-492.html?cPath=132_134 SEEED]) or SD Card breakout ([http://iteadstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=18&products_id=439 ITead])
 
** 1x SD Card Shield ([http://iteadstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=18&products_id=232 ITead], [http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/sd-card-shield-p-492.html?cPath=132_134 SEEED]) or SD Card breakout ([http://iteadstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=18&products_id=439 ITead])
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** [http://iteadstudio.com/store/ ITead Studio], Shenzhen, China
 
** [http://iteadstudio.com/store/ ITead Studio], Shenzhen, China
 
** [http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/ Seeed Studio], Shenzhen, China
 
** [http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/ Seeed Studio], Shenzhen, China
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** [http://www.dfrobot.com/ DFRobot], Shanghai, China ''(I have no experience dealing with this company, but ran across them in my searches)''
 
* Electronic Surplus (US)
 
* Electronic Surplus (US)
 
** [http://www.allelectronics.com AllElectronics], Santa Clara, CA
 
** [http://www.allelectronics.com AllElectronics], Santa Clara, CA

Revision as of 03:54, 11 April 2012

MLange is located outside Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and is currently ordering electronics and eagerly awaiting the Inventables Mechanical Kit.

Ordering parts in Canada

The best prices for ordering parts in Canada are mostly found by ordering from US suppliers and dealing with the tax and duty incurred from importing into Canada.

Upgrades Planned (in no particular order)

  • Dust Brush
  • Emergency Stop Button
    • 1x PowerSwitch Tail II (I have the original PowerSwitch Tail) connected to the spindle power cord
    • 1x Red Pushbutton Switch (In the parts bins here somewhere, really) to pull PowerSwitch Tail high/low(?) (OFF) when depressed, and trigger the Arduino to "Shut. Down. Everything", including proper power-down of steppers(?)
  • Limit Switches (for the X and Y axes)
    • 4x Levered Microswitches (BGMicro)
    • AND/OR 4x Opto Switches (Dual Channel: BGMicro)
  • User Interface (for use without attached computer)
    • 1x LCD Shield (ITead, DFRobot), and Adafruit even has an I2C version (the LCD and buttons together only take two pins)
    • OR 1x VFD Display (AllElectronics)
    • 1x SD Card Shield (ITead, SEEED) or SD Card breakout (ITead)
    • AND/OR 1x Bluetooth shield/module (ITead, SEEED) or Xbee Shield (with Bluetooth or XBee module) to stream wirelessly (and/or perhaps for remote progress monitoring?)
  • Arduino Enclosure
    • Acrylic(?) box with fan and filter for venting
    • Touch sensors under the acrylic to allow for UI use without letting shavings/particulate/etc in?
    • OR maybe one of these for the "GO" button: (Rounded: BGMicro / Flat: BGMicro)

Companies that ship to Canada

This is far from an exhaustive list, of course, just a few favourites. The prices for things vary widely by store. (I don't have any vested interest in any of these stores, I'm just listing them for reference. Feel free to merge this into a larger list of stores/resources)