Hey guys I'm not lumping this into the ALAN thread so it can be used for others looking for a source.
I have been overwhelmed by people contacting me about ALAN and what tiers will be offered. Alot of folks are expressing interest in a development kit with everything you need including all the servos, etc to build ALAN. Originally I designed him to be wireless so you could take him on the road..lol, but in the end the lipos, charger are pretty expensive for the amperage needed. We also have interest in the academia circuit and we need ALAN'S that work all day in the class room and need to be plugged in. I currently use a workshop power supply that delivers 30 amps and variable voltage. ALAN was designed to run on 7.4 volts. There are just too many issues with a customer using a variable voltage choice as in .i.e. blowing up everything if the voltage is set too high, etc.
So I'm in the market for fixed voltage...(seems 7.5v is used in the medical field), ac/dc PFC (for europe friends), 115/220v, 30-40 amps power supply. Prefer a small form factor but i cant find any. And under $100 USD. Lets see if you can help me find a vendor. I found some from Jameco, but they are larger, like rack mount (8 x 4 x 2 inches)