Fast Track Hobbies - Fast Track Hobbies hosts Sacrobotics monthly meetings. They offer a variety of things to keep you entertained. They have slot car tracks, an R/C track, a rock crawler course and loads and loads of pit space. They have weekly races and events, birthday parties and conferences.
Blue Collar Supply - 4871 Florin-Perkins Road Sacramento, CA 95826 (916) 383-1442 Metal and Bolts by the pound
Tap Plastics - 4538 Auburn Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95841 Open: Mon-Fri 8 to 6, Sat 9 to 5. Phone: 916.481.7584 4506 Florin Road Sacramento, CA 95823 Open: Mon-Fri 9 to 6, Sat 9 to 5. Phone: 916.429.9551
Titanium Bar - Find the right titanium bar for your needs from our large inventory at Titanium Metal Supply.
Parallax - Parallax\'s mission is to provide the electronics industry with products that are technically innovative, unique, and economical.
SparkFun - SparkFun is an online retail store that sells the bits and pieces to make your electronics projects possible. Whether it’s a robot that can cook your breakfast or a GPS cat tracking device, our products and resources are designed to make the world of electronics more accessible to the average person.
Arduino - Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.
Pololu - Pololu’s primary products are small electronics modules for robot and motion control.
Lynxmotion - Offers a wide range of robot kits and components including arms, wheeled robots, and walking robots.
TheRobotStore.com - The Original Robot Store! With an online presence of over 10 years! America’s leading source in Robots!
Jameco Electronics - Jameco has been a leading electronic components distributor for over 35 years.
Digi-Key Corporation - Digi-Key Corporation is one of the fastest-growing electronic component distributors in the world.
Mouser Electronics – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. – is one of the industry's fastest growing global catalog and online semiconductor and electronic component distributors.
The Robot Market Place - The Robot MarketPlace has been distributing the best in robot parts and hobby accessories since 1996. Our customers include anyone from average hobbyists to combat robot builders, schools, special-effects companies, amusement parks, U.S. military and law enforcement.
Solarbotics Ltd. - Solarbotics stocks unique parts for robot builders, so if you need gear motors, solar cells, or just simple parts that you need to know will work. Solarbotics has kits for any skill level, as long as you’re not scared of a soldering iron.
Microchip Technology Inc. (and Atmel) - Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Microchip purchased Atmel and the popular AVR line of products.
LEGO MINDSTORMS - With LEGO MINDSTORMS you can build and program robots that do what you want! With the contents in the set you get everything you need to build and program your very own intelligent LEGO robot, and make it perform loads of different operations.
Trosson Robotics - Providing customers with a one stop robot shop and superior customer service since 2005.
RobotShop.com - Founded in 2003, RobotShop Distributon Inc. is proud to put robotics at your service. We specialize in personal and professional robot technology and offer a wide range of robotic products and services in this sector. Our head office is located in Mirabel, Quebec.
Arrick Robotics - A collection of links, resources, and products from the author of Robot Building for Dummies.
Budget Robotics - Budget Robotics was created by Gordon McComb, author of the best-selling book Robot Builder's Bonanza, Second Edition (McGraw-Hill, 2000).
Solutions Cubed, LLC - Solutions Cubed, LLC is an innovative group of engineers dedicated to making cool products and employing creative engineering for our clients. The company offers discounts to students and robotics clubs.
Hobby Engineering - A supply store for people who want to build robots, electronic gadgets, kinetic art or anything else that moves, beeps or flashes.
Minds-i Robotics - The MINDS-i's vision results from the belief that the world of competitive robotics can and should do more, and the fervent desire to stimulate young minds and bring that excitement beyond the classroom.
MakerBot - Replicator products and support community.
Printrbot - Replicator products and support community.
Grand Idea Studio - Grand Idea Studio, Inc. is a product design, development, and licensing firm. The company headquarters is in San Francisco, California.
Stock Drive Products - Sterling Instrument - Manufacturer of electromechanical components and assemblies.
Big R Metals - Local to Roseville, California. Specializes in hard to find sizes and alloys.
Actuonix (Firgelli) - Supplier of linear actuators for the robotics market.
Rio Botz Combot Tutorial - Excellent Free book compiled from the various forums concerning building Combat Robots for the past 18 years.
A Guide to Robotics Technology - Articles published by Mapcon Technologies, Inc. to provide our customers and interested members of the public a unigue insight into the world of CMMS, Maintenance Software and Preventive Maintenance Management.
All About Circuits - Community of electrical engineers sharing technical articles, news, and education tools .
Cube Quest - Two autonomous robots (not radio controlled) start from their own goal area and roam a 6x6 foot field and attempt to move +1 red blocks back to their goal while avoiding the -1 blue blocks.
MicroMouse - Mice must find their way from a predetermined starting position to the central area of the maze unaided.
Line Following (NatCar) - Use an autonomous race car to complete a line track course. Each race car can try three runs from which the shortest time will be recorded as the best record. Players can implement their own algorithm and use curve change marks on the course for route memorization to get the best record in the shortest time possible.
Sumo - A match is fought between two teams, each team having one or more contestants. Only one team member may approach the ring; other team members must watch from the audience. In accordance with the game rules (hereafter referred to as "these rules",) each team competes on a Dohyo (sumo ring) with a robot that they have constructed themselves to the specifications in Section 3. The match starts at the judge's command and continuous until a contestant earns two Yuhkoh points. The judge determines the winner of the match.
RoboGames - RoboGames is the Olympics of Robots - we invite the best minds from around the world to compete in over 50 different events: combat robots, fire-fighters, LEGO bots, hockey bots, walking humanoids, soccer bots, sumo bots, and even androids that do kung-fu. Some robots are autonomous, some are remote controlled - but they're all cool! As an open event, anyone can compete - this means you.
Northern California FTC - The FIRST Tech Challenge is an exciting robotics competition designed for high school students. It offers the traditional challenge of a FIRST competition paired with an accessible and affordable robotics kit.
US FIRST Robotics Competitions - FIRST inspires young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self confidence, communication, and leadership.
FIRST LEGO League - The best way to summarize FIRST LEGO League is to say that it is a robotics program for 9 to 16 year olds (9 to 14 in US/CAN/MEX), which is designed to get children excited about science and technology -- and teach them valuable employment and life skills.
California State Fair - The Fair attracts guests from all over the world by offering affordable family entertainment and a wide selection of attractions showcasing the international diversity of the Golden State. Some attractions feature robots and robotics clubs.
Robot Art Competition - An international competition for all ages, the contest’s goal is to challenge teams to produce something visually beautiful with robotics—that is, to have a robot use physical brushes and paint to create an artwork.
SacGeeks.com - Geek pride! Meet up with other self-identified geeks, and find fun and interesting activities around town!
Hacker Lab - Hacker Lab is a growing community with it\'s focus on web, mobile, gaming, software, and hardware hacks. We are striving to create a vibrant tech eco system in Sacramento with events and open collaboration. Hacker Lab has a workspace near downtown where it houses bootstrapped startups and tech enthusiasts. Also visit www.meetup.com/HackerLab/.
MakerHQ - A collaborative makerspace in Sacramento.
Servo Magazine - SERVO Magazine is dedicated to the "Next Generation of Robotics Experimenters", devoted 100% to robots and robotics. With an all robots - all the time focus, each monthly issue will inspire, educate, and entertain with feature articles, interviews, tutorials, DIY projects, hacks, parts sources and much more.
Robot Magazine - Offer the “how to do it” for the robot enthusiast and robot hobbyist, as well as the “what’s going on” in the expanding world of robotics for the interested layperson or technical professional.
Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International - With more than 2,100 member organizations from 60 allied countries, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International is the world's largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to advancing the unmanned systems and robotics community.
Robotics Trends - Robotics Trends, a division of EH Publishing, Inc., is the world’s first integrated media firm serving the burgeoning personal, service and mobile robotics marketplace.
Robots.net - A great website for news in robotics.
Make Magazine - MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will.
Metro Electronics - Metro Electronics is a full line stocking distributor serving the Sacramento area, Northern California, and Western Nevada. Our business is designed to accommodate the industry as well as individuals.
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society - IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.
Seattle Robotics Society - The Seattle Robotics Society was formed in 1982 to serve those interested in learning about and building robots. We are a non-profit corporation comprised of a diverse group of professionals and amateurs, high school students and college professors, engineers and tinkerers. Our passion is the creation of cybernetic creatures that challenge the old definitions of life, intelligence, and practicality.
Dallas Personal Robotics Group - The Dallas Personal Robotics Group (DPRG), founded in June of 1984, is one of the nation’s oldest special interest groups dedicated to the development and use of personal robotics.
Robotics Society of Southern California - RSSC is an experimental robotics association formed in 1989 that meets once a month on the second Saturday of the month at California State University Long Beach.
HomeBrew Robotics Club - The HomeBrew Robotics Club was resurrected from the ashes of the original HomeBrew Computer Club by a group of enthusiast who were interested in the emerging field of robotics. They meet at the Google Campus in the Bay Area.
Riverside Robotics Society - The Riverside Robotics Society is a group that promotes robotics in every way. Our monthly meetings will include classes on robotics, tips and pointers, contests, show and tell.
Sierra College Robotics Club - The Sierra College mechatronics department hosts the Robotics Club for students that are interested in designing and building actual working robots.
Sierra College Robotics Club (FaceBook) - The FaceBook page for Sierra College Robotics Club. The club's mission is to teach robotics, working together on design and fabrication skills, providing hands on experiences. Competing in robot competition as a team.
Team KISS - Over the years Lowell and Steven Nelson have been involved in Many things from Automotive and Diesel Mechanics to Commercial Fishing, Tractor Pulling, Flying small aircraft as a Private Pilot, Robotic Combat, Fire art and even Power Tool Drag Racing...
Roseville Rock Rollers - The purpose of the Society shall be to bring together, in good fellowship, individuals who are interested in the earth sciences, the arts of lapidary and gemology, with the intent of furthering their knowledge, abilities and comprehension of those arts and sciences.
North Hills Radio Club - The NHRC is an Amateur (Ham) Radio Club, affiliated with the ARRL, the national organization of Hams. NHRC was organized in 1957, and in 2007, celebrated 50 years. The Club name, North Hills, represents all communities in and near Northern Sacramento County, California.
Invent Meetup Group - Meet with other Entrepreneurs, Inventors and Artisans to discuss, plan and build things to stimulate our minds, have fun and even make some money!
RepRap - RepRap is humanity's first general-purpose self-replicating manufacturing machine.
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