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Hardware (nuts, bolts, springs, etc.)
Hobby Supplies (small motors and gear boxes, special materials and hardware)
Electronics (IC’s, discrete components, switches, photo-optic sensors, power sources)
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Mechanical and Industrial Components (motors, gear boxes, accessories, etc.)


Mechatronics Resources and Components
Metal Stock Materials (bars, plates, structural members, etc.)
Plastic Stock Materials (sheets, tubes, rods, etc.)
Robotics Small Project Supplies (motors, drive components, sensors, hardware)
Small Parts (bearings, couplings, gears, springs, shafts, belts, pulleys, seals, etc.)

For miscellaneous, cheap stuff (e.g., motors and gearboxes from appliances, ac-to-dc wall transformers, parts from consumer electronics devices, etc), try:

Arc Thrift Store
2701 S College Ave.
267-8870

Eco Thrift
208 N. Howes St.
484-4224

Goodwill Industries
935 Eisenhower Blvd.
593-1032

E-bay is also a good source for all types of stuff

Hardware (nuts, bolts, springs, etc.)

  • Ace Hardware
    227 S. College Av.
    224-4437
  • Home Depot
    1215 E. Magnolia
    224-1239
    4502 John F. Kennedy Pkwy.
    206-0774
  • Fastenal
    2415 East Mulberry St Ste #3
    482-2257
  • McMasterCar
    www.mcmaster.com

Hobby Supplies (small motors and gear boxes, special materials and hardware)

  • Hobby Town
    3500 S. College Av. (in “The Square”)
    226-3900
  • Hobby Lobby
    4106 S. College Av.
    223-3663
  • Edmund Scientific
    www.scientificsonline.com
    (609) 573-6250
  • American Science & Surplus
    (847) 982-0870

Electronics (IC’s, discrete components, switches, photo-optic sensors, power sources)

local:

online:

General Product Information

Mechanical and Industrial Components (motors, gear boxes, accessories, etc.)

  • Grainger
    4531 Innovative Dr.
    223-2100
  • MSC Industrial Supply
    1-800-753-7990
  • McMasterCar
    www.mcmaster.com
  • SDP/SI (variety of drive components)

Metal Stock Materials (bars, plates, structural members, etc.)

  • ERC Tool Crib
    491-8245
  • Colorado Iron and Metal (steel)
    1400 E. Mulberry
    482-7707
  • Erickson Metals of Colorado (aluminum)
    Denver, CO
    1-800 332-0160
  • Alreco (aluminium surplus supply)
    11299 Brighton Road
    Henderson, CO 80640
    303-287-7210
  • McMasterCar
    www.mcmaster.com

Plastic Stock Materials (sheets, tubes, rods, etc.)

  • Alpha Plastics
    201 Rome Ct.
    482-0937
  • Fort Collins Plastics
    125 Swallow Rd
    225-3835
  • McMasterCar
    www.mcmaster.com

Small Parts (bearings, couplings, gears, springs, shafts, belts, pulleys, seals, etc.)

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