Hobby Shops and Robot Supplies Stores

Purpose: To help members find local supplies stores and share resource sources for their projects

Robot stores:

GPA Hobbies
2431 Crofton Lane, Suite 6
Crofton, MD 21114.
(301) 858-0004
(410) 721-2010.
A real hobby shop. Many mechanical parts, few electronics parts. A good place for batteries, motors, gears, chassis, wheels. Next to an Olympic car parts store - a great place to get parts for a foreign car.
Store reported by Kenny Wilson

Lego opened a Tyson's corner store (number 23), 8/27/04 with Mindstorms and other items.
Store reported by Janet Lathan

The Web Site (URL) for several hobby stores around the Wash., DC region is:

Hobby Works - Laurel
Laurel Shopping Center
354 Domer Avenue
Laurel, MD 20707
Phone: (301) 725-0383

Hobby Works - Rockville
Federal Plaza
12274-G Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (301) 468-6330

Hobby Works - Fairfax
Fairfax City Mall
9650-42 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone: (703) 426-8600

The Web Site (URL) for another source of hobby parts is:

1053 South 1675 West
Orem, UT 84058

Here is the URL of a mailorder robot kit:
(contributed by another member, NG)

URL for another robot kit, in the $300 price range:
This device requires a laptop computer (not included) as the on-board computer controlling the robot and running its vision system
(contributed by another member, Kirby)

URL for a kit for a Calculator Robot:
uses TI Graphing Calculator (not included) as the on-board computer controlling the robot's travel
(contributed by John Mahoney, teacher at Banneker High School, Wash., DC)

Does anyone have any information about a place near the Rockville COMP USA e that also has robot parts?

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2004-OCT-23 (23X04)