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MLange is located outside Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and is currently ordering electronics and eagerly awaiting the [https://www.inventables.com/technologies/cnc-mill-kits-shapeoko Inventables] Mechanical Kit.
 
MLange is located outside Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and is currently ordering electronics and eagerly awaiting the [https://www.inventables.com/technologies/cnc-mill-kits-shapeoko Inventables] Mechanical Kit.
 
  
 
== Ordering parts in Canada ==
 
== Ordering parts in Canada ==
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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). 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])
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* 1x [http://www.digikey.ca/scripts/DKSearch/dksus.dll?Detail&itemSeq=113302286 24VDC 4.5A TDK/Lambda PSU] (''$32.69 CDN''), [http://www.digikey.ca/scripts/DKSearch/dksus.dll?Detail&itemSeq=113302279 24VDC 6.5A TDK/Lambda PSU] (''$38.04 CDN''), or [http://www.digikey.ca/scripts/DKSearch/dksus.dll?Detail&itemSeq=113302276 24VDC 6.25A Delta PSU] (''$44.82 CDN'') from Digikey.ca.
* 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])
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* 1x set of heat sinks (?)
 
* 1x Arduino/clone (have)
 
* 1x Arduino/clone (have)
 
* 1x Tap and Die Set (have)
 
* 1x Tap and Die Set (have)
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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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* Wire Wrap
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** Wrap wires with spiral-wrap tubing ([http://www.digikey.ca/scripts/DKSearch/dksus.dll?Detail&itemSeq=113303111 Digikey.ca]) to prevent pinched wires
  
 
== Interesting Items of possible use ==
 
== Interesting Items of possible use ==
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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
 
* 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
 
* NICE power supply, but the international shipping and order minimum doesn't do it for me, but US folks, check this out: ([http://www.herbach.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=HAR&Product_Code=TM00PWS4420&Category_Code=PWS Herbach & Rademan - Ascom Frako #77-527-2300])
 
* NICE power supply, but the international shipping and order minimum doesn't do it for me, but US folks, check this out: ([http://www.herbach.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=HAR&Product_Code=TM00PWS4420&Category_Code=PWS Herbach & Rademan - Ascom Frako #77-527-2300])
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== Companies that ship to Canada ==
 
== 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.  
 
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)''
 
''(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)''
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'''Pro Tip:''' Don't ever import something into Canada by UPS or Fedex unless absolutely necessary. Go for USPS whenever possible. Even if it's a bit more expensive to ship, it will save you a lot when you take into account UPS's rather high brokerage fees.
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* Electronic Parts (Canada)
 
* Electronic Parts (Canada)
** [http://www.digikey.ca DigiKey Canada] (Ships from USA, but they will bill Canadian GST/PST/HST so you won't get charged a C.O.D. by the UPS driver)
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** [http://www.digikey.ca DigiKey Canada] (Ships from USA, but they will bill Canadian GST/PST/HST so you won't get charged brokerage fees and such by the UPS driver)
 
* Electronic Parts and Assemblies
 
* Electronic Parts and Assemblies
 
** [http://www.adafruit.com Adafruit], New York, NY
 
** [http://www.adafruit.com Adafruit], New York, NY
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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)''
 
** [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
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** [http://www.allelectronics.com AllElectronics], Santa Clara, CA (They call you with a shipping quote to Canada if shipping is over $10. Website doesn't calculate shipping. $7.50 minimum shipping and handling. Offers USPS and UPS to Canada)
** [http://www.alltronics.com Alltronics], Van Nuys, CA
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** [http://www.alltronics.com Alltronics], Van Nuys, CA (Offers USPS and UPS to Canada)
** [http://www.bgmicro.com BGMicro], Garland, TX
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** [http://www.bgmicro.com BGMicro], Garland, TX (USPS to Canada, $7.50 minimum shipping and handling)
** [http://www.goldmine-elec.com Electronics Goldmine], Scottsdale, AZ
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** [http://www.goldmine-elec.com Electronics Goldmine], Scottsdale, AZ (USPS to Canada)

Revision as of 23:39, 13 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; however, RobotShop.ca offers quick shipping from Montreal, QC.


Upgrades Planned (in no particular order)

  • Self-Powered Arduino (Not USB-powered)
    • 1x 24VDC-to-5VDC switching mode power supply (Digikey.ca)
  • 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)
  • Wire Wrap
    • Wrap wires with spiral-wrap tubing (Digikey.ca) to prevent pinched wires

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
  • NICE power supply, but the international shipping and order minimum doesn't do it for me, but US folks, check this out: (Herbach & Rademan - Ascom Frako #77-527-2300)


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) Pro Tip: Don't ever import something into Canada by UPS or Fedex unless absolutely necessary. Go for USPS whenever possible. Even if it's a bit more expensive to ship, it will save you a lot when you take into account UPS's rather high brokerage fees.

  • Electronic Parts (Canada)
    • DigiKey Canada (Ships from USA, but they will bill Canadian GST/PST/HST so you won't get charged brokerage fees and such by the UPS driver)
  • Electronic Parts and Assemblies
  • Electronic Surplus (US)
    • AllElectronics, Santa Clara, CA (They call you with a shipping quote to Canada if shipping is over $10. Website doesn't calculate shipping. $7.50 minimum shipping and handling. Offers USPS and UPS to Canada)
    • Alltronics, Van Nuys, CA (Offers USPS and UPS to Canada)
    • BGMicro, Garland, TX (USPS to Canada, $7.50 minimum shipping and handling)
    • Electronics Goldmine, Scottsdale, AZ (USPS to Canada)