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* 3x [http://www.robotshop.com/ca/productinfo.aspx?pc=RB-Pol-176&lang=en-US Pololu A4988 Stepper Driver], ''$13.35 CDN'' each from RobotShop.ca
 
* 3x [http://www.robotshop.com/ca/productinfo.aspx?pc=RB-Pol-176&lang=en-US Pololu A4988 Stepper Driver], ''$13.35 CDN'' each from RobotShop.ca
 
* 3x [http://www.robotshop.com/ca/soyo-reprap-stepper-motor.html Soyo 2.8V, 1.68A, 61oz-in NEMA17 Stepper Motor]s, ''$18.56 CDN'' each, from RobotShop.ca or 3x [http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10846 58oz-in Stepper Motor]s, ''$16.88 CDN'' each from Sparkfun.com (US)
 
* 3x [http://www.robotshop.com/ca/soyo-reprap-stepper-motor.html Soyo 2.8V, 1.68A, 61oz-in NEMA17 Stepper Motor]s, ''$18.56 CDN'' each, from RobotShop.ca or 3x [http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10846 58oz-in Stepper Motor]s, ''$16.88 CDN'' each from Sparkfun.com (US)
* 1x [http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/PS-2445/24VDC-4.5A-POWER-SUPPLY/1.html 24VDC 4.5A Power Supply], ''$13 US'' from AllElectronics.com (US) (See also their [http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/PS-2442/24VDC-4.2A-SWITCHING-POWER-SUPPLY/1.html 24VDC 4.2A Power Supply])
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* 1x [http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/PS-2445/24VDC-4.5A-POWER-SUPPLY/1.html 24VDC 4.5A Power Supply], ''$13 US'' from AllElectronics.com (US). The connector appears to be suitable for a Molex Mini-Fit Jr™ 5557 (SKU# 39-01-2060, [http://www.digikey.ca/product-detail/en/39-01-2060/WM3702-ND/61379 Digikey.ca]) with Molex Mini-Fit Jr™ 5556 pins, but don't quote me on that until I have the unit in my hands. (See also AllElectronics' [http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/PS-2442/24VDC-4.2A-SWITCHING-POWER-SUPPLY/1.html 24VDC 4.2A Power Supply])
 
* 1x [http://www.dealextreme.com/p/aluminum-cooler-heat-sink-chipset-for-ram-memory-w-type-8-piece-set-35816 8-Piece Heat Sink Kit] (Maybe?) from DealExtreme.com (China) (Or [http://www.dealextreme.com/p/aluminum-alloy-chipset-heatsinks-for-pc-memory-chips-8-hsk-set-15361 these])
 
* 1x [http://www.dealextreme.com/p/aluminum-cooler-heat-sink-chipset-for-ram-memory-w-type-8-piece-set-35816 8-Piece Heat Sink Kit] (Maybe?) from DealExtreme.com (China) (Or [http://www.dealextreme.com/p/aluminum-alloy-chipset-heatsinks-for-pc-memory-chips-8-hsk-set-15361 these])
 
* 1x Arduino/clone (have)
 
* 1x Arduino/clone (have)
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* Limit Switches (for the X and Y axes)
 
* Limit Switches (for the X and Y axes)
 
** 4x Levered Microswitches ([http://www.bgmicro.com/SWT1118.aspx BGMicro])
 
** 4x Levered Microswitches ([http://www.bgmicro.com/SWT1118.aspx BGMicro])
** AND/OR 4x Opto Switches (Dual Channel: [http://www.bgmicro.com/SWT1031.aspx BGMicro])
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** AND/OR 4x Opto Switches (Dual Channel: [http://www.bgmicro.com/SWT1031.aspx BGMicro] / Single Channel: [http://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/prodinfo.asp?number=G18650 Goldmine-Elec])
 
* 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]), and [http://www.adafruit.com/products/772 Adafruit] even has an I2C version (the LCD and buttons together only take two pins)
 
** 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)
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** Touch sensors under the acrylic to allow for UI use without letting shavings/particulate/etc in?
 
** 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: [http://www.bgmicro.com/SWT1124.aspx BGMicro] / Flat: [http://www.bgmicro.com/SWT1123.aspx BGMicro])
 
** OR maybe one of these for the "GO" button: (Rounded: [http://www.bgmicro.com/SWT1124.aspx BGMicro] / Flat: [http://www.bgmicro.com/SWT1123.aspx BGMicro])
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== Interesting Items of possible use ==
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* 24-48VDC @0.4A -> 12VDC @0.4A converter, PCB-mount: [http://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/prodinfo.asp?number=G17936 Goldmine-Elec]... Still a bit high to power the Arduino from, though. Hmmm...
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* OR a small switching power supply from an external hard drive case: [http://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/prodinfo.asp?number=G18773 Goldmine-Elec].. Even has a USB port that the Arduino could patch into
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== Companies that ship to Canada ==
 
== Companies that ship to Canada ==

Revision as of 23:58, 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)
  • 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)

Interesting Items of possible use

  • 24-48VDC @0.4A -> 12VDC @0.4A converter, PCB-mount: Goldmine-Elec... Still a bit high to power the Arduino from, though. Hmmm...
  • OR a small switching power supply from an external hard drive case: Goldmine-Elec.. Even has a USB port that the Arduino could patch into


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)