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I'm looking to start a few different projects and stock up on some basic components - I was just wondering if anyone knows a good supplier of DC motors, stepper motors and servos?

I'm in vicinity of Sydney in Australia, so big pats on the back if they ship here. Thanks!

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Try Oatley electronics; they've got heaps plus i/f hardware & controllers 2. \$\endgroup\$ – Niftynev2005 Feb 17 '10 at 21:47
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I've been most impressed with the Pololu range of motors and servos.

Their site has clear specs for each of the parts and other parts to accompany the motor.

Note: Gratuitous plug

Little Bird Electronics is starting to get these in stock if you want cheaper shipping in Australia but it might be a while before the full range is in.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks very much! I actually found out about chiphacker through Little Bird: I've ordered a few Arduino bits through LBE before, so it's awesome to hear they're getting motors in stock. \$\endgroup\$ – Sketchy Fletchy Nov 25 '09 at 2:45
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Another good resource is Anaheim Automation - especially if you're looking for a wide variety of stepper form factors at an excellent price. While they don't do online ordering, they are very easy to deal with as a hobbyist on the phone. They also provide CAD and full diagrams on their motor models, making it easy to determine what will fit in your project.

Full disclosure: I am not an employee of AA, but I am a satisfied customer =)

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  • \$\begingroup\$ They look like a brilliant supplier, but postage to Australia may be a bit pricy. Great suggestion, thanks! \$\endgroup\$ – Sketchy Fletchy Dec 1 '09 at 23:58
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Even though they are in Victoria, you might consider http://www.oceancontrols.com.au. They have a few types of motors including some interesting stepper motors.

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American Science and Surplus!

http://www.sciplus.com/

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Assuming they have what you need, and assuming you can figure out how to use them without documentation. That's primarily what's kept me from AS&S. \$\endgroup\$ – J. Polfer Dec 18 '09 at 19:27
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Solarbotics has a nice selection of Motors and accessories. They appear to ship internationally (from Canada).

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