Physical Computing Starter Kit This is a list of basic items for experimenting with Physical Computing. All these components will be available for you to try during the workshop.

updated - June 2007 It is not required that you purchase any of it, rather just suggested if you want to develop your own studio.

nickstedman@gmail.com If an item is marked at 0 Quantity, it means that it is useful but not essential.

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Starter Item Total

Supplies: Type Quantity Cost (US) Cost Vendor Link

Parts:

220 Ohm resistors Electronic Component 25 $0.01 $0.25 Jameco http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=690700

10k Ohm resistors Electronic Component 25 $0.01 $0.25 Jameco http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=691104

10k Ohm Potentiometer Electronic Component 5 $0.69 $3.45 Jameco http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=254203

Cds Cell (light sensor) Electronic Component 2 $1.25 $2.50 Jameco http://www.hvwtech.com/products_view.asp?CatID=114&SubCatID=149&SubSubCatID=0&ProductID=269

LEDs Electronic Component 10 $0.07 $0.72 Jameco http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=697531

microswitch Electronic Component 2 $0.95 $1.90 Jameco http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=202770

Roller Switch – Momentary Electronic Component 2 $1.29 $2.58 Jameco http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=159599

tip 120 transistor Electronic Component 1 $0.49 $0.49 Jameco http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=32993&pa=32993PS

9v battery Electronic Component 1

9v connector Electronic Component 1 $0.39 $0.39 Jameco http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=11279&pa=11279PS

7805 v.regulator Electronic Component 2 $0.39 $0.78 Jameco http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=51263

Breakaway header pins (10 pin) Electronic Component 2 $0.25 $0.50 Jameco http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=202827

0.1 capacitor Electronic Component 2 $1.00 $2.00 Jameco http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=536534

prototype board Prototyping Supply 0 $7.49 $0.00 Jameco http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=206578

16 MHz crystal Electronic Component 0 $0.42 $0.00 Jameco http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=137891

servo Actuator 1 $8.99 $8.99 Servocity http://www.servocity.com/html/hs-311_standard.html

dc motor Actuator 1 $5.95 $5.95 HVWtech http://www.hvwtech.com/products_view.asp?ProductID=65

Arduino Microcontroller 1 $34.95 $34.95 Sparkfun http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=666

USB Cable Communication 1 $3.95 $3.95 Sparkfun http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=512

relay Electronic Component 1 $5.49 $5.49 Jameco http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=136549

terminal block Electronic Component 0 $0.00 $0.00 Jameco http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=164794

L293D H bridge motor controller Integrated Circuit 0 $1.73 $0.00 HVWtech http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=1341966

22 awg wire spools (black, red, yellow, green) Prototyping Supply 0 $6.59 $0.00 Jameco http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&categoryId=255020

16 awg wire (in feet) Prototyping Supply 0 Hardware store

Heat shrink (meter) Prototyping Supply 1 $0.69 $0.69 Jameco http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=71280

Aligator clips (10 pack) Prototyping Supply 0 $4.39 $0.00 Jameco http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=10444

22 awg starter wire kit (in place of spools) Prototyping Supply 0 $11.65 $0.00 Jameco http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=20080

modified servo Actuator 0 $12.95 $0.00 HVWtech http://www.hvwtech.com/products_view.asp?ProductID=114

webcam Active Sensor 0 Computer Store

accelerometer Active Sensor 1 $29.95 $29.95 Sparkfun http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=849

bend sensor Passive Sensor 0 $12.95 $0.00 Jameco http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&categoryId=352510

sharp IR sensor Active Sensor 1 $19.95 $19.95 Jameco http://www.hvwtech.com/products_view.asp?ProductID=91

Ultrasonic sensor Passive Sensor 1 $25.95 $25.95 Sparkfun http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=639

pressure sensor Passive Sensor 1 $6.95 $6.95 HVWtech http://www.hvwtech.com/products_view.asp?CatID=0&SubCatID=0&SubSubCatID=0&ProductID=266

solar cell Power Source 0 $2.89 $0.00 Jameco http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=227993

pololu serial adapter Communication 0 $23.00 $0.00 Pololu http://www.pololu.com/products/pololu/0391/

Xbee Wireless Transceivers Communication 0 $22.50 $0.00 Mouser http://www.mouser.com/search/ProductDetail.aspx?R=XB24-ACI-001virtualkey61440000virtualkey888-XB24-ACI-001

piezo disk sound/sensor 1 $1.00 $1.00

compartmentalized tupperware Storage 1 Hardware store

Computer 1 Computer Store

Tools:

breadboard Prototyping 1 $4.95 $4.95 HVWtech http://www.hvwtech.com/products_view.asp?CatID=194&SubCatID=196&SubSubCatID=0&ProductID=286

multimeter Measurement Tool 1 $9.95 $9.95 Jameco http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=318781

soldering iron Hand Tool 1 $7.95 $7.95 Jameco http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=224611

wick Hand Tool 1 $2.49 $2.49 Jameco http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=263695

solder sucker Hand Tool 1 $4.95 $4.95 Jameco http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=19166

wire stripper Hand Tool 1 $3.95 $3.95 Jameco http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=215889

needle nose pliers Hand Tool 1 $4.95 $4.95 Jameco http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=177608

Third hands Hand Tool 0 $5.95 $0.00 Jameco http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=26691

glue gun Hand Tool 0 Hardware store

oscilloscope Measurement Tool 0 $0.00 $0.00 HVWtech http://www.hvwtech.com/products_list.asp?CatID=122&SubCatID=123&SubSubCatID=0

logic probe Measurement Tool 0 $24.95 $0.00 Jameco http://www.hvwtech.com/products_view.asp?CatID=122&SubCatID=125&SubSubCatID=0&ProductID=173

cpu power supply Power Source 1 $15.95 $15.95 Jameco http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=421657&pa=421657PS

Software:

Arduino Open Source - Freeware Na http://www.arduino.cc

Puredata (Pd extended) Open Source - Freeware Na http://puredata.info/downloads

Eagle CAD Open Source - Freeware Na http://www.cadsoft.de/cgi-bin/download.pl?page=/home/cadsoft/html_public/download.htm.en&dir=eagle/program/4.1

Technical Reference:

Getting Started in Electronics – Mims Book 0 http://www.amazon.com/Getting-Started-Electronics-Forrest-Mims/dp/0945053282/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-8528025-8947960?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1180932300&sr=8-1

Building Robot Drive Trains – Clark & Owings Book 0 http://www.amazon.com/Building-Robot-Drive-Trains-DNA/dp/0071408509/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-8528025-8947960?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1180932166&sr=1-1

Physical Computing – Igoe Book 0 http://www.amazon.com/Physical-Computing-Sensing-Controlling-Computers/dp/159200346X

Tom Igoe's Intro to Physical Computing Online Na http://www.tigoe.net/pcomp/index.shtml

ITP's Physical Computing Courseware Online Na http://itp.nyu.edu/physcomp/

Arduino Online Na http://www.arduino.cc

Pd manual Online Na http://crca.ucsd.edu/~msp/Pd_documentation/

Gem manual Online Na http://gem.iem.at/manual/

PMPD manual Online Na http://drpichon.free.fr/pmpd/

Make Magazine Subscription Na http://www.makezine.com/

Retailers:

HVWtech Online Na http://www.hvwtech.com/

Sparkfun Online Na http://www.sparkfun.com/

Jameco Online Na http://www.jameco.com

Mouser Online Na http://www.mouser.com

ServoCity Online Na http://www.servocity.com/

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