I've been playing around with arduino for about a month now, going through the starter kit and the introduction book. I think I'm ready to build my own first project without explicit instructions. I'm looking to make an automated cat toy laser, similar to this project:
I feel comfortable with the coding and wiring of the electronics parts, but I am very unsure about how to handle finding the parts that will connect these together to make it work. I couldn't find the parts listed in the above project, and I'm pretty sure cardboard would be too flimsy to hold up the servos.
Specifically, I'm looking for help in finding durable parts that could support this project.
Generally, I'm curious about hearing what sort of parts people normally use for projects. I'd like to have a small inventory for when inspiration hits, so if anything like a kit or bundle of parts exists, I'm all ears. In general, I'm looking to use the arduino for music related art projects, but I've already got a small list of home related stuff it could be useful with, so really any and all ideas are appreciated.