BEAM ONLINE - THE YAHOO OF BEAM

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-- BEAM SITES --
BEAM Robotics Tek Great site with tons of FAQ's on BEAM. Although sometimes a bit technical for the beginner this site is a great resource for the intermediate to advanced BEAMer. This is one of the best BEAM info sites.
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Chiu's BEAM site Lots of walkers have been modeled after Chiu's walkers and with a detailed photovore tutorial this site is great for beginners.
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AM Innovations This site has a nice tutorial on how to build a walker. Although it was built over 4 years ago and the technology is a little old it is still an excellent tutorial. Many BEAMers built their first walker using this tutorial.
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BeamArt Ok web site with very aesthetic bots! James has built lots of aesthetic bots that range from fish tank subs to robot plants. Also there are some tutorials and an essay on BEAM art.
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Beam-World Some nice tutorials and beginning info on BEAM robotics.
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Jester's BEAM Robotics Nicely designed site with some tutorials and information that can't be found anywhere else.
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Beam-robotics Judging from the counter on this site it doesn't seem to be a very popular BEAM site but after checking it out all I got to say is "VERY COOL"! Don't ask me why but this site ROCKS!
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Lee's Robo Gallery Photo galley and some good info (almost a tutorial) on his robot head "BENDER".
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Daniel Chia's Robot Page A little info on BEAM but that's about it. Maybe more to come?
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Online Beam Building Group This is a web site with a little of everything. Nicely laid out and worth a look.
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Harold's Beam Robotics Page A small description of BEAM and a few links.
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BEAMLife Lots of bots with good info on each one.
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Richard Caudle's BEAM Page This site has a search that enables you to search all of the BEAM sites at once!!! If your looking for beam information go here second. BEAM Online is first of coarse ;-)
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BEAM Alive An average BEAM web site with a good selection of schematics and other info.
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BEAM Robotics.com Not much. As with all the sites here it's worth a look thou.
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RichFiles Great site with DETAILED info on each robot. Also some TI calculator stuff.
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BEAM WEB Has some info about the "US BEAM Team" that went to India to compete and some other neat stuff.
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BEAMLAND Jason has really updated his page! It loads fast and has an excellent gallery of his many robots. What I like is that he has specs and a small description of each bot.
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Brian's BEAM This site has quite abit of information. I found the glossery or BEAM terms very good. This should be checked out by all.
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BEAM Robotics Central A nicely designed web site. Not a lot of content but the tutorial on makeing a MicroCore PCB is definetly unique.
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Star BEAM n/a
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Will's Beam Page n/a
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TurtleTek's BEAM Island n/a
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Michael's BEAM Robotics Page n/a
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Andreas Forsblom's BEAM pages n/a
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SunBEAM n/a
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BEAM Robotics n/a
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Steve's BEAM Page n/a
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Gaston's beam page n/a
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Ed's Robot Page n/a
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BEAM Web Ring n/a
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James' BEAM Robotics Page n/a
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LANL Site n/a
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Ivar's BEAM Page n/a
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Gadagada's Home Page n/a
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PiTronics n/a
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BEAM Heretics n/a
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A.A. van Zoelen Robotics Page n/a
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Paul Beckingham's Main Page n/a
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BeamBotix n/a
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BEAM Web Index This is really a cool site because it lists literally hundreds (or at least it seems like it) or BEAM robots all categorized into specific groups. i.e.. All the 4 motor walkers are together
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Ben Hitchcock's Robot Farm Lots of good info on each of his bots, but what really stands out are the info pages, "A series of articles intended to give some basic information about electronics and the problems you can face when building BEAM robots."
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BEAM UK n/a
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The BEAM Pitstop n/a
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BEAMTRONIX n/a
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BEAM From The Ground Up n/a
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Chung's BEAM robots n/a
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BEAM Botz A collection of photos and info on some of his robots.
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Paul T. Barton Some info and photos as well as a couple movies of walkers he's built.
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ROBÓTICA BEAM Y MECATRÓNICA  This, all spanish, site contains information, pictures and videos of the 2000 LANL BEAM Workshop. It also has general information on BEAM robotics as well as pictures and videos of BEAM workshops that they have put on in Santiago de Chile. If you don't know spanish go here to translate.
Spanish BEAM Site

-- PARTS SUPPLIERS --
Robot Store Robot Store offers a wide variety of robot kits, parts, books and more.
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Digikey This is the place to go for electronic parts. They supply just about everything you need!
Best for electronic components
Mouser Electronics Like digikey but slightly smaller and with some different stuff.
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Solarbotics Solarbotics is the best place to get BEAM kits. They supply many different kits including the solarspeeder, photopopper, light seeking head, butterfly, 2 motor walker, 4 motor walker and more! Also lots of components and odd parts as well.
Best for BEAM kits and parts
BGmicro A good place to get surplus electronics is BGmicro. Home of the famous BGmicro motors which pop up sometimes. Great prices and lots of great parts!
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MECI Another surplus supplier.
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All Electronics And another.
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Electronics Goldmine And another.
Best for cheap surplus parts
Tower Hobbies Here is the place to get hobby servos. They also have tons of other stuff for use in model building. You really have to request a catalog and check it out.
Best place to get hobby servo motors
Small Parts Inc. This place has just TONS of small parts. You can find anything from brass gears to plastic sheets to steel ball joints. They are kind of expensive on some stuff but if you want quality, good, hard to find stuff this is the place to go.
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eBay If you know what your looking for you can find amazing deals on eBay. Both on tools and components.
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-- CIRCUIT SITES --
Electronic Circuits for the Hobbyist About 50+ circuits. All of which are good and might be useful to you.
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Tomi Engdahl's Electronics Pages Mostly circuits for use with a computer but there are some good ones.
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Eric's Microcontrollers & Electronics Homepage A bunch of projects for the HC11 as well as plans for a VERY cool adjustable power supply and much more.
Plans for power supply
Electronics Info Page This is the best place to go for any type of schematic!!!
HUGE SITE

-- OTHER NON-BEAM ELECTRONICS SITES --
Basic Electronics This site will give you enough info as to where you can start building BEAM robots. Covers schematics, voltage, current, resistance, simple circuits and more.
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-- MISCELLANEOUS SITES --
Bravenet This is a great, free service that includes a chat room, forum, cartoon of the day, mailing list... Which you can easily customize and add to your web site.
Cool Stuff For Your Web Site
Xoom.com Xoom offers you 10MB of free web space. The catch is that there is a small area at the top of the page for their banner adds. It's quite small and not nearly as annouying as geocities popup window.
Free Web Space
Come.to Have a long, complicated web site address? Then this is for you. You can get a customized URL for your web site. Example: http://come.to/beamonline Also check out: Beam.to and Welcome.to
URL Forwarding
Netforward This is something EVERYONE should use. What it is is a customized e-mail address that forwards your e-mail onto your regular e-mail address. What's good about this is that if you change ISPs and get a new e-mail address you won't have to e-mail all your friends about the change. Also check out iName.
E-mail Forwarding
Web Counter Need a counter for your web site. This is a free counter that gives you tons of information on your visiters including referal, monter rez, hourly, hits, monthly and much more.
Web Site Counter
StarLogo This is a cool program based on the logo proramming language. StarLogo was created at MIT and is used to create simulations. Great for robot simulations!!! Download it and mess around with it. It's cool!
Simulation Program


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