Typically, this search for an errant part was fixed by a quick trip to a local RadioShack store. Unfortunately, that easy fix disappeared in February 2015. Now, lacking any convenient
hobby stores within a reasonable proximity, you will have to
order your part online and wait for at least one day for
delivery. Regrettably, even a lapse of 24 hours can stymie
creativity — and your project could languish. A faster
turnaround procurement is paramount for the successful
and timely construction of just about every robot project.
You need that part now!
Robot Parts a La Carte
Luckily, there is a way to obtain legitimate robot
building parts within 45 minutes. This method isn’t
madness and its realization is easier than you think. Just
make 3D model(s) of your required part(s) and print them
on a 3D printer. It really is just that simple; oh, except for
three very important caveats.
First and foremost is the absolutely vital requirement to
We've all been in that
situation at least once: An
important project is
except you're missing one
final essential piece.
Whether it's a machine
screw, a standoff, or a
length of aluminum
channel, this project
cannot be finished until
you have that missing
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Just Add HIPS
By Dave Prochnow