Links to forums or other information

Some other links that you might find useful:

http://www.letsmakerobots.com/

http://www.mapcon.com/guide-to-robotics

Making Electric Circuits and Other Electronics Projects

How to Make a Battery

 

Links to other robot clubs

Robotics Clubs in Canada

Prov

City Club Name
AB Calgary WCRS/WCRG – Western Canadian Robotics Society
BC Vancouver VRC – Vancouver Robotics Club
BC Victoria Vancouver Island Robotics
MB Winnipeg Manitoba Robot Games
MB Winnipeg WARS – Winnipeg Area Robots Society
ON Ottawa ORE – Ottawa Robotics Enthusiasts
ON Toronto ECRG – Eastern Canadian Robot Games
QC Montreal RoboMontreal

Robotics Clubs in the United States

State City Club Name
AL Huntsville TMARS – The Mid-south Area Robotics Society
AZ Phoenix PAReX – Phoenix Area Robotics eXperimenters
CA Fullerton Robotics Society of Southern California
CA Riverside Riverside Robotics Society
CA San Diego SDRS – San Diego Robotics Society
CA San Francisco RSA – Robotics Society of America
CA San Jose HomeBrew Robotics Club
CO Denver DARC – Denver Area Robotics Club
CT Hartford CRS – Connecticut Robotics Society
GA Atlanta AHRC – Atlanta Hobby Robot Club
ID Boise BoiseRobotics.com – Robotic Online Community
IL Chicago ChiBots – Chicago Area Robotics Group
IL Peoria CIRC – Central Illinois Robotics Club
IN Lafayette Greater Lafayette Lego Robotics Club
MI Ann Arbor Michigan (MI) Robotics Club
MN Minneapolis TCRG – Twin Cities Robotics Group
MO St. Louis MARS – Missouri Area Robotics Society
NC Raleigh TAR – Triangle Area Robotics
NH Nashua Nashua Robot Builders
NV Las Vegas Las Vegas Robot Club
NY Buffalo BufBotics
MA Haverhill Tech Geeks
OR Grants Pass SORC – Southern Oregon Robotics Club
OR Portland PARTS – Portland Area Robotics Society
PA Newtown Delaware Valley Robotics Club
PA Pittsburg Carnegie Mellon Robotics Club
TX Austin The Robot Group
TX Dallas DPRG – Dallas Personal Robotics Group
UT Logan USURobotics – Utah State University Robotics Club
WA Seattle SRS – Seattle Robotics Society

Links to companies, vendors, etc.

British Columbia

BC Robotics (Nanaimo, BC)
Gateway Bot Shop LEGO and Robotics – Classes, Workshops, Camps and BDAY Parties
Industrial Plastics & Paints: Plastic Materials (Richmond and Langley, BC)
Marginally Clever: Drawbots and more (Vancouver, BC)
PlasticWorks: Plastic Materials (Surrey and Abbotsford, BS)
R.P. Electronics: Electronics in the Lower Mainland (Burnaby, BC)
SMI Industrial Electronics (Langley, BC)
SOC Machines (North Vancouver, BC)

Canadian

Canada Drones: Your Canadian source for UAV gear! (Mississauga, ON)
DigiKey Canada: Lots of electronics components
Dr. Robot: Wireless Robotics (Toronto, ON)
Future Electronics eStore: Lots of electronics components (Pointe-Claire, QC)
Great Hobbies: Small Batteries (Edmonton, AB)
Plantraco Hobbies: Lithium Polymer Batteries and Chargers (Saskatoon, SK)
Solarbotics: Robotics Information and kits (Calgary, AB)
Robots in Search: Carries some Pololu stuff (Toronto, ON)
RobotShop.ca: Parts, Kits, & more (Montreal, QC)
Rouge Robotics: Small online store (Markham, ON)
SpikenzieLabs: Arduino, parts, and more(Montreal, QC)

Other

Acroname: Parts and Kits
Active Robots (UK)
AutomationDirect: high-technology automation products directly to the consumer
Budget Robotics: Affordable Robotics Parts
Junun.org: The Mark III Store – Inexpensive parts
Kronos Robotics: Parts, Kits, Useful Information
Lynxmotion: Good Quality robotics kits
MakingThings: Modular blocks for automation
NPC Robotics: Lots of useful stuff for larger (aka BattleBot) sized robots
Online Components: Electronic components distributor, similar to Digi-Key and Mouser
Parallax: Your Basic Stamp Manufacturer
Pololu: parts, and these guys do custom laser cutting
Robot Directory: A collection of user submitted robots
Small Parts: Lots of small stuff that’s difficult to get
SparkFun: Many, many interesting electronic widgets and parts
SmartRobots: Beacon Navigation kits and Software
The Robot Store: Kits & everything robotic