THAT was entertaining… not.
I saw an image of what looked like a nice relay board. On it was “Ywrobot”, so I went looking for a supplier.
There IS something on the planet which Google has hardly heard of… “Ywrobot”.
In the course of my quest, I came across http://www.emartee.com/ … who seem to be distributors for a bunch of fun Arduino stuff, includng stuff very like the relay I was interested in… under then name “wrobot”. Hadn’t heard of Emartee or WRobot (or YwRobot) before. Anyone have experiences, good? bad? Emartee’s “about us” says: “We are based in Shenzhen, China where large number of exciting and innovative products are manufactured. We supply Arduino Series?Arduino Bricks ?Arduino Shields?Arduino Gadgets?Arduino ICs? ARMs?LEDs?LCDs?Wireless Modules ?Sensors?Motors?Cables?etc .” I for one have had very good experiences dealing with such operations, but do not know Emartee, specifically (yet). And if you visit http://www.emartee.com/news/Partners, you will find distributors in many countries… no international shipping hassles… for you. (I have things shipped from China without hassle, but you may not want to take the chance.)
Search eBay for Wrobot, and numerous things turn up, many from http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/emartee2009/, a seller since June 2009, 2000 transactions, 99.7% positive feedback.
Discovered that wrobots.com is probably NOT the source. Their site has goodies, too, over the line “Most of the motors and parts found on this site were pulled from recycling operations. Support recycling!”
http://www.wrobot.com/ (no s) doesn’t seem to go anywhere.
My guess at this point? Wrobot is a brand name used by Emartee. The “Ywrobot” on the board, that sent me off on this web-quest was a typo, or a deprecated false start.
As I said… any fans or furious people out there, re Emartee or Wrobot?
Further to the above…
The “About Us” at…
… (where you can buy lots of neat stuff, shipped, I believe, from a distribution point in the US)…
“YourDuino is the creation of Terry King and Jun Peng. This is a partnership and collaboration between two friends: An old Engineer from the USA, now living in Saudi Arabia, and a young man from China who is contributing his energy and his knowledge of the Chinese markets to bring you interesting, high-quality products at low cost.”
Terry often posts in the Arduino.cc forums, and no, I don’t know him, he didn’t put me up to this!