Adding stuff to your robot with 'nonstandard' parts.
'Builder Center - Metal Elements'
Updated 11-21-2012: Minor edits.
I've found that the Hoist sets (mentioned in earlier post) and these ones are really useful for Arduino/DFrobot/Rover 5 units.
Some of the screws from these kits doesn't fit the basis plate, but all you have to do is to mount an angled bracket from the Hoist/BCME kits with standard DFrobot screws, and then build on the metal parts with the included Hoist/BCME screws. Just be sure that you have a bunch of standard DFRobot screw sets.
Just to give you an idea, an angled bracket (4-40) costs about a dollar at my retailer. This set includes 691 parts (not sure if it that includes the immense amount of screws and nuts as well) and costs about 35 bucks.
But here are a huge load of beams, plates, brackets of different shapes and configurations. I was able to mount sensors, motors etc. with this kit. Go buy it, you wont regret! They have many different sets, this one with 691 parts are the biggest one they had.
I am not sure Meccano parts fit, they look like they do, but they also cost 4-6 times as much.
Click on images to enlarge!
- Professor Falken
|That is a LOT of parts!|
|Trying out some parts on the back of the Rover|
|Dagu IR compound eye mounted using these kits.|