Control Systems Design Resources

Jan. 23, 2003

 

 

Electronic Components

 

Web Link

Company

Description

DigiKey

Digikey

Comprehensive Electronic Parts Supplier

Mouser

Mouser Electronics

Comprehensive Electronic Parts Supplier

Arrow

Arrow Electronics

Comprehensive Electronic Parts Supplier

Allied

Allied Electronics

Comprehensive Electronic Parts Supplier

Newark

Newark Electronics

Comprehensive Electronic Parts Supplier

Trojan

Trojan Electronics

Walk in store located in Troy, NY for basics

 

 

Motors and Gearheads

 

Web Link

Company

Description

Pittman *recommended

Pittman Motors

Low cost motors and gearheads

Magmotor

Magmotor

High performance motors and gearheads

Maxon

Maxon

Coreless motors and gearheads

MicroMo

MicroMo

Coreless motors and gearheads

Globe

Globe

Motors and gearheads

AMP

Applied Motion Products

Expensive motors and gearheads

 

 

Encoders

 

Web Link

Company

Description

USDigital

US digital

Inexpensive encoders with ball bearings

 

 

Mechanical Components

 

Web Link

Company

Description

Stock Drive

Stock Drive Products

Gears, belts, bearings, couplings, etc.

WM Berg

W. M. Berg

Gears, belts, bearings, couplings, etc.

Small Parts

Small Parts

Gears, belts, bearings, couplings, etc.

PIC Design

PIC Design

Gears, belts, bearings, couplings, etc.

Allied Devices

Allied Devices

Gears, Gearboxes, couplings, etc.

McMaster-Carr

McMaster-Carr Supply Co.

Industrial Supply

MSC

MSC Industrial Supply

Industrial Supply

 

Radio Transmitters

 

Web Link

Company

Description

Abacom

Abacom Technologies

AM and FM transmitters ($11.00+)

www.linxtechnologies.com

Linx Technologies

AM and FM transmitters ( )

 

 

 

 

Rate Gyros

 

Web Link

Company

Description

Tokin

NEC-Tokin

Look under NEC-Tokin Sensors ~ $80.00

Microstrain

Microstrain

Expensive gyros and inclinometers

Inertial Science

Inertial Science

Rate Gyros with analog out

Crossbow

Crossbow

Accelerometers

Silicon Sensing

Silicon Sensing

Range of gyros

 

RC equipment

 

Web Link

Company

Description

Tower Hobbies

Tower Hobbies

Huge selection of RC related equipment

 

PIC Projects

 

Web Link

Project

Description

http://www.epemag.com/pbypic.htm

 

Many

List of PIC projects

http://www.cs.utcluj.ro/~emlupu/aq98.pdf

 

Ultrasonic Range Finder

 

 

 

Building Materials

 

Web Link

Company

Description

composite store

The Composite Store

Fiberglass and Carbon Fiber structural components

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surplus Components (cheap)

 

Web Link

Company

Description

 

 

 

Bill's List

 

Bill’s List

List to lots of suppliers

 

 

Pan and Tilt Manufactures (good for design specifications)

 

Web Link

Company

Description

Directed Perception

Directed Perception

Generic pan and tilt for lab use

Bewator

Bewator

 

Fireproof, weatherproof, etc. pan and tilt mechanisms

Sagebrush

Sagebrush

High performance antenna rotary drives

Quickset

Quickset International

Full range of pan and tilts

Veltek

Veltek

Small range of pan and tilts

Vicon

Vicon

Pan and tilts for cameras

Fujinon

Fujinon

Pan and tilts for pro cameras

Pelco 

Pelco

Camera pan and tilts

Videobotics

Videobotics

Camera pan and tilts

Bescor

Bescor

Super cheap pan and tilt

Bowtech

Bowtech

Pan and Tilt Mechanisms for underwater use

Activision

Activision

Camera pan and tilts

Kongsberg

Kongsberg

Very expensive underwater pan and tilt mechanisms

Telemetrics inc

Telemetrics

Expensive pro camera pan and tilts

 

Project Application Examples

 

Web Link

Project

Description

Sunco

Sun Tracker

Commercial sun tracker

Wattsun

Sun Tracker

Commercial sun tracker

Celestron

Telescope Tracker

Celestron motor drives

Meade

Telescope Tracker

Meade smart drive

Skyprobe

Telescope Tracker

Article on homebrew telescope drive

Pelco

Camera Surveillance

Pelco Pan and Tilts for cameras

Popular Mechanics

Noise Cancellation

Popular Mechanics noise cancellation shootout

Noise Cancelation FAQ

Noise Cancellation

Active Noise Control FAQ

 

Other

 

Web Link

 

Description

http://www.alphalink.com.au/~parkerp/noapr97.htm

 

Minimistic Field strength meter

http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/meters/1015.html

 

Cheap Field strength meter