Required Parts

The Palm Pilot Robot Kit is designed to be assembled easily from off-the-shelf parts. The following table lists the bill of materials along with suggested sources. Substitutions could easily be made for the structural parts (tape, glue, acrylic discs) and the batteries. Following the parts list is a list of contact information for the suggested manufacturers and distributors.

Qty

Part

Manufacturer

Cost

3

4cm diameter omni-directional wheels

Acroname Inc.
or
MrRobot

$32
or
$29.85

3

MS492MH continuous rotation servos modified using the "Mekatronix" method

MrRobot

$56

3

Sharp GP2D12 Infrared Rangefinders

Acroname Inc.

$40

1

SV203 Board

Pontech

$59.99

1

Palm Pilot III Hot Sync Cable (Part #10104U) ***

Palm Computing

$19.99

1

Hobbico HydriMax 6.0V 2000 4/5A Flat U Battery (Part #LXLX50)*

Tower Hobbies

$31.99

2

Clear Cast Acrylic Disk 6" Dia x 1/8" thick (Part # 8581K26)

McMaster-Carr

$6

1

256 x 1 Polyethylene foam tape strips (Part #75785T87) **

McMaster-Carr

$8.50

1

Cyanoacrylate glue (superglue)

hardware store

$2

1
Male DB9 connector *** electronics store $2
1
Heatshrink tubing electronics store $1

Notes:
The above parts list does not include the Palm Pilot itself.
* - 4 regular AA alkaline batteries can be used instead.
** - or any other double-sided foam tape.

*** - Note about the cable:
Syncable Solutions provide Palm modem cables for both the Palm III, V, and M100, custom built to any  length, for $16.95-19.95 (depending on the model). This eliminates the need to purchase the DB9 connector and the HotSync cable, as well as the need to modify the HotSync cable itself.

 

Manufacturer Contact Information list:

Acroname, Inc.
5621 Arapahoe Ave. Suite C
Boulder, CO 80303
Voice: 720-564-0373
Fax: 720-564-0376
Website: http://www.acroname.com/
Email: sales@acroname.com

McMaster-Carr Supply Company
P.O. 94930
Cleveland, OH 44101-4930
Voice: (330) 995-5500
Fax: (330) 995-9600
Website: http://www.mcmaster.com/

Mr RobotTM
8822 Trevillian Road
Richmond, VA 23235
Voice: 1-888-MR-ROBOT
Website: http://www.mrrobot.com/

Palm Computing, Inc.
Voice: (800) 881-7256
Website: http://www.palm.com/
Email: palm@modusmedia.com

Pontech, Inc.
1041 E. 16th St. Bldg E. PMB #1044
Upland, CA 91784
Voice: 877-985-9286
Fax: 909-920-5296
Website: http://www.pontech.com/

Syncable Solutions
Website: http://www.syncablesolutions.com/

Tower Hobbies
PO Box 9078
Champaign, IL 61824-9078
Voice: (800) 637-6050
Website: http://www.towerhobbies.com/


Last updated: November 05, 2001 02:49 PM