Shopping for Components!

Bend / flex sensor

http://www.imagesco.com/sensors/flex-sensor.html\

Out of Spec Sensors: $4

 

Fabric/stretch sensor

http://www.imagesco.com/sensors/stretch-sensor.html

2 inch $8.95

 

Electroluminescent “wire” (EL-wire)

http://www.coolight.com/category-s/52.htm

Per Foot: $1

 

Alcohol sensor

http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8880

$4.95

 

Solenoid

http://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/prodinfo.asp?number=G16829

$1.49

 

Linear Actuator

http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8782

$9.95

 

Fiber Optics

http://www.fiberopticproducts.com/Endglow.htm

Per Foot $.33

 

Potentiometer

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=023-500

$1.48

 

Conductive fabric

http://lairdtech.thomasnet.com/viewitems/metallized-fabric/metallized-conductive-fabric-2?&forward=1

 

Thermocromatic Paint

http://www.paintwithpearl.com/flakestore.htm

$12.99

 

Nitinol Wire

http://www.smallparts.com/Nitinol-Wire-SuperElastic-Titanium-Straight/dp/B000M3KGDQ/176-8377918-8954853?ie=UTF8&qid=1254357029&pf_rd_r=1GXKV9Z6PRFX67GBHWWG&pf_rd_p=467590031&pf_rd_i=0&sr=1-15&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_m=AIUBT5HP6PMAF&pf_rd_t=301

$1.89

 

Conductive paint

http://www.semicro.org/silverpaint-18silver15g.aspx

$18

 

Neodymium magnets

http://www.magnet4less.com/product_info.php?products_id=3

$.24

 

Copper tape / copper foil

http://www.benfranklincrafts.com/servlet/the-28468/ARTEMBOSS-METAL-FOIL-TAPE/Detail

$7.31

 

Tilt sensor

http://www.adafruit.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=35&products_id=173

$2.00

 

Peltier Junction

http://www.tetech.com/Peltier-Thermoelectric-Cooler-Modules/Standard.html

$11.96

 

For the bizarre component, I found an electronic fart machine. Although you cannot directly wire this into the arduino, I believe that it could easily be incorporated.

http://www.givemetoys.com/product/WM_3986?meta=FRG&utm_source=GBASE&utm_medium=CPC&utm_content=&utm_campaign=

$9.98

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