How to buy parts?

#1

It’s nice to have these blog posts: https://www.playpiper.com/blogs/news/how-to

But… these posts do not include any information on how or where someone would order the parts to make the project.

Ok, buy a motor, or two motors. What kind of motor? Where does one buy these things? How does one know what to order?

Keep in mind that we’re not all Electrical Engineers with a cabinet full of components waiting to be used.

Clues please?

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#2

Good Point, I’ll pass that on. And I know how you feel. When I was first playing with the Pi, I felt the same way! I had no idea what was what or where to get things, but over time, I’ve learned (a little :grin:)

I did check some of the other projects and see they do point to where you can get part(s)

As for the motor - you want a motor, not a servo and this is the type you want https://www.adafruit.com/product/3777?gclid=CjwKCAiA4OvhBRAjEiwAU2FoJYfGpk16zPzYvct_3byoJF8ay6q5lLVIsTd5cWMtGajMkQnSSQ7FPxoCor8QAvD_BwE
You can also find them on Amazon and if you don’t mind waiting 30-60 days, you can get them cheaper via Aliexpress.com

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#3

There are also plenty of local stores that sell you these kind of products. For example, in France in my town, I have a small store that sells electronic components, and that is very happy to advice customers (especially when it is a child that asks :slight_smile: )

They also often have very good ideas to work on.

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