I had an unfortunate incident last Sunday. My car got broken into and my Robot Tool box got stolen. Fortunately these were stupid thieves and they left the Kinect, USB camera and Lidar unit I had sitting in the trunk. Since I had to replace everything, I thought I’d give you the list of what I take to every competition whether a mentor/ inspector etc.
I got most everything from Harbor Freight(HF) for under $100 - did need to pick up some other items from Orchard Supply(OSH).
Here’s my list:
flux (have to get from Radio Shack)
solder wick "
hex keys metric/sae/torx (HF sells a set of three)
screwdrivers/bits/sockets - I get a set of security bits as well
crimps and crimp connector (Harbor Freight was crummy so I got this at OSH)
Electrical tape (colored)
pliers (needle nose) ( I got a set of 6 assorted and picked out three including a diagonal cutter)
multi-tool (Stanley from Osh $15) It’s replacing a $78 Leatherman
150 and 200mm adjustable wrenches
fuses/breakers < raid from last year’s robot
extra victor "
extra spike "
heat shrink tubing $1.50
extra wire in various sizes
nut/bolts/ pop rivets
Combo 13pc Drill Tap/die set OSH - $31 (Vermont American)
Extra safety glasses.
Depending on what I am doing - I may also have some specialty tool/parts sets for pneumatics, mechanics(chains/extrusions)
Total cost of everything was under $140. (I could of saved a little by recycling some older tools.)