Experimental boards

Experimental boards for Raspberry Pi and Arduino. Make your life just a little bit easier with a fixed breadboard and micro controller on a see through acrylic board
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Perfect for your weather station components with RJ11 connectors
R49.90  Inc VAT
Dual Experimental kit RPI and Uno (Dual experimental board kit)
PLEASE NOTE: RASPBERRY PI AND ARDUINO NOT INCLUDED

Description:

This is an Experimental Platform For Raspberry Pi 2/3 Model B and B+ and Arduino UNO R3
With Breadboard, Male to Female jumper cables,  T type 40Pin  GPIO, Ribbon Cable.

Package includes:

1 x Acrylic Platform (with Installation screws pack)
1 x Breadboard 800
10 x Male to Female jumper cables (Length: 25cm±2cm)
1 x T type 40Pin GPIO
1 x 40 pin ribbon Cable (20cm±2cm Length)
R349.90  Inc VAT
GPIO Breadboard Breakout Kit (GPIO breakout kit)
We created this bundled breakout kit for easy connection from your Raspberry Pi GPIO to the breadboard.
The bundle is discounted to save you some hard earned cash rather than paying full price for loose components.

Package includes:

1 x BreadBoard 400 tie points
1 x 40-Pin Gray Ribbon Cable (29cm)
1 x GPIO T Board for easy breadboard connection
R99.90  Inc VAT
830 Solderless Breadboard + Power Supply + Jumper Cable Kit (Powered Breadboard kit)
Quick video available on a similar MB-102 power supply at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpCep1jL-iA

Dimension: 16.7 x 5.7 x 1cm
Tie Points: 830 tie points (consists of: 630 tie-point terminal strips, 200 tie-point distribution strips)
Matrix: 126 separate 5 point terminals, plus 4 horizontal bus lines (Power Lines) of 50 test points each
Jumper size: Suitable for 20~29 AWG (0.3mm ~ 0.8mm) wires

MB-102 Power Supply Module:

Input voltage: 6.5V ~ 12 V DC / USB power supply
Output voltage: 3.3V / 5V select with jumpers
Maximum output current: <700mA
Fluctuation two road independent control, can switch over to 0V, 3.3V, 5V
On-board two groups of 3.3V, 5V DC output plug pin, convenient external lead use
Size: 5.3 x 3.2 x 2.5cm

Jumper Cables:

Breadboard jumper cable male to male
Typically used for electronics projects
Wires are flexible, durable, reusable, easy to trace
Easy to connect and disconnect

Kit includes:

1 x 830 tie point Solderless Breadboard
1 x MB-102 Breadboard Power Supply
65 x Breadboard Jumper Cables male to male
R142.90  Inc VAT
120Pcs 10cm Breadboard Jumper Cable Kit (3 jumper kit 10cm)
Description:

40pcs chromatic male to male color jumpers
40pcs chromatic color female to female jumpers
40pcs chromatic male to female color jumpers
Durable and reusable
Easy to use
A popular choice for constructing electronic projects
Use for electronic projects as including Raspberry Pi and Arduino projects

Specifications:

Length 
:10cm
Compatible with 2.54mm spacing pin headers and breadboards

 Kit includes:

1 x ribbon of 40pcs male to male jumpers
1 x ribbon of 40pcs female to female jumpers
1 x ribbon of 40pcs male to female jumpers
R69.90  Inc VAT
Pimoroni Explorer HAT PRO (Explorer hat pro)

Please note: Raspberry Pi not included

The Explorer HAT and Explorer HAT Pro are the perfect prototyping side-kicks for your Raspberry Pi!

We've added a heap of useful input and output options that will take your projects to the next level. Great for driving motors, using analog sensors, interfacing with 5V systems, and touch (even fruit based!) interfaces.

It's compatible with Raspberry Pi 2, Pi 3, B+, and A+ and comes fully assembled.

Features:

  • Four buffered 5V tolerant inputs
  • Four powered 5V outputs (up to 500mA!)
  • Four capacitive touch pads
  • Four capacitive crocodile clip pads
  • Four coloured LEDs
  • PRO ONLY Four analog inputs
  • PRO ONLY Two H-bridge motor drivers
  • PRO ONLY A heap of useful (unprotected) 3v3 goodies from the GPIO
  • A mini breadboard on top!

5V tolerant inputs - Hook up your Pi to accept input from 5V systems (like Arduino Uno/Leonardo or 5V Trinkets). We've used a 5-channel buffer that will accept anything from 2V-5V as logic high.

5V powered ouputs - The onboard darlington array can supply up to 500mA per channel (but you'll be limited to driving around 1A total from the board). Ideal for stepper motors, solenoids, and relays.

Eight capacitive inputs - Four along the front edge for touch input (labelled 1, 2, 3, 4) and four up the side for attaching crocodile clips to objects (such as fruit, or tin foil) for experimentation!

Four coloured LEDs - Independently controllable LEDs (red, green, blue, and yellow) that make great status indicators.

Four analog inputs (pro only) - A tidy way to integrate analog signals into your project.

Two H-Bridge motor drivers (pro only) - Drive two 5V motors bidirectionally with up to 200mA per channel. Ideal with our micro-metal gear-motors to create the perfect little buggy! You can even soft-PWM for full speed control.

Full Python library, documentation and examples - Head on over to our GitHub to find a Python library, examples, documentation and a brief introduction to Explorer HAT: https://github.com/pimoroni/explorer-hat

R319.90  Inc VAT
No EEPROM – Adafruit Perma-Proto HAT for Pi Mini Kit (Ada perma proto hat)

Adafruit Perma-Proto HAT for Pi Mini Kit

Design your own Pi HAT, attach custom circuitry and otherwise dress your Pi 3, 2, A+ or B+ with this jaunty prototyping HAT kit.

  • It has a grid of 0.1" prototyping soldering holes for attaching chips, resistors, LED, potentiometers and more.
  • The holes are connected underneath with traces to mimic the solderless breadboards you're familiar with.
  • There are also long power strips for +3V, +5V and Ground connections to the Pi.
  • Near the top we break out nearly every pin you could want to connect to the Pi (#26 didn't quite make the cut).

This is just the basic version of our Perma-Proto HAT.  It comes with a printed circuit board and a single 2x20 GPIO Header for Raspberry Pi to put your Perma-Proto on top of your Raspberry Pi (like a nice little hat...)


Example uses:
Weather station
reef-pi

R105.90  Inc VAT
Serial Port WIFI ESP8266 Module Adapter Plate With IO Lead Out For ESP-07 ESP-08 ESP-12 (ESP breakout board)
This Adapter Plate is for ESP07 ESP08 ESP12, a test board with IO lead out.

Please Note:


You will need to solder 3V regulator by yourself.
  ESP07, ESP08, ESP12 module boards are not included.

Package includes:

1 x Serial Port WIFI ESP8266 Module Adapter Plate
2 x Pin headers
R24.90  Inc VAT
65mm x145mm Veroboard Uncut Single Sided Circuit Board 5 pack (vero board(5))

Specifications:

Type: Single Sided
Base Material: Bakelite
Thickness: approx. 1.5mm
Hole Pitch: approx. 2.54mm
Hole Diameter: approx. 1.0mm
Size: approx. 65mm x 145mm


Package Contents:
5 x DIY Prototype PCB Board

Resources:
Introduction to soldering
Video: How to solder properly
The secrets to good soldering

R74.90  Inc VAT
Raspberry Pi 400 GPIO Header Expansion Adapter 2x 40PIN (pi400 GPIO board)
*images are for reference only, RPi400 and expansion boards are NOT included.


Colour-coded header, easy expansion



Outline Dimensions


R79.90  Inc VAT
Dual GPIO Expander for Raspberry Pi Pico, Two Sets of Male Headers (ws pico expander dual)
Two sets of standard Raspberry Pi Pico GPIO male headers

Features at a glance
  • Standard Raspberry Pi Pico female header for direct attaching Raspberry Pi Pico (if male header soldered), or just through jumper wires
  • Two sets of 2x20 male header, allows connecting more Raspberry Pi Pico expansion modules
  • Clear pinout labels on the front side, easy to use
  • Immersion gold process, beautiful & practical, stunning aesthetic looking
Raspberry Pi Pico header compatibility

Center female pin header for direct attaching the Raspberry Pi Pico



Two sets of 2x20 male header

Allows connecting more Raspberry Pi Pico expansion modules


Please make sure there are no pin conflicts between the modules you want to use together before connecting.

Raspberry Pi Pico and expansion modules are NOT included.

Immersion gold process

Black base panel, white pinout labels, golden rounded outline, stunning aesthetic



Outline dimensions

R109.90  Inc VAT
Quad GPIO Expander for Raspberry Pi Pico, Four Sets of Male Headers, USB Power Connector (ws pico expander quad)
Four sets of standard Raspberry Pi Pico GPIO male headers, USB-powered support

Features at a glance
  • Standard Raspberry Pi Pico female header for direct attaching Raspberry Pi Pico (if male header soldered), or just through jumper wires
  • Four sets of 2x20 male header, allows connecting more Raspberry Pi Pico expansion modules
  • USB power input connector, ensures sufficient power supply for multiple expansion modules
  • Clear pinout labels on the front side, easy to use
  • Immersion gold process, beautiful & practical, stunning aesthetic looking
Raspberry Pi Pico header compatibility

Center female pin header for direct attaching the Raspberry Pi Pico



Four sets of 2x20 male header

Allows connecting more Raspberry Pi Pico expansion modules
Extra USB connector for external power supply



Please make sure there are no pin conflicts between the modules you want to use together before connecting.

Raspberry Pi Pico and expansion modules are NOT included.

Immersion gold process

Black base panel, white pinout labels, golden rounded outline, stunning aesthetic



Outline dimensions

R159.90  Inc VAT
One Side Copper Clad 100x150x0.8mm PCB Board (Copper PCB board single side)

Specifications: 
Panel Size: 100x150x0.8mm
Thickness: 0.8mm
Layers: Single Sided
Operating Temperature: Up to 140 °C or 285°F

Package includes: 
1 x One-Sided Copper Clad PCB Board

Resources:
Introduction to soldering
Video: How to solder properly
The secrets to good soldering
R15.90  Inc VAT
Maker pHAT: Simplifying Raspberry Pi for Education (CT pHAT)
Check the review by MagPi (the official Magazine of Raspberry Pi) of Maker pHAT:



The Typical Problem Faced by Beginners in Learning Electronics on Raspberry Pi 

Raspberry Pi aims to bring the power of computing and digital making to the masses. It is being used by many educators, makers, and also engineers. Yet, if you are a newbie learning electronics, you might face some of these constraints:
  • Hard to get started without additional devices (monitor, keyboard, and mouse). Beginners will either need to use additional devices or follow many steps just to get started. This may confuse them. For techies that want to know why, this is because it lacks an onboard USB to UART communication for your computer to get the IP address for SSH (headless), or to kick start configuration directly.
  • Hard to get started with electronics. It doesn't come with any inputs or outputs, you will need to connect additional accessories to use it. Most beginners do not have basic knowledge of electronics. They will have a problem to understand the circuit diagram and connections needed when they first started learning. They will spend a substantial amount of time just to connect the wires and troubleshoot the connections.
  • Hard to troubleshoot the GPIO. With just the raspberry pi, beginners face a common problem when learning electronics- difficulty in troubleshooting their circuit. This is because when it doesn't work, we do not know whether the problem is due to wire connection or coding.
  • Access to GPIO is kind of difficult. There is no label on the pins, you need to search online to get the designated pin and know which pin to connect. For beginners, this definitely will make it harder for them to make the connection correctly. 
  • No easy way to properly shutdown using a switch. There is no programmable push button to enable proper shutdown through hardware. If the beginner turns off the power without properly shutting it down, the raspberry pi may not work the next time. 

Introducing Our Solution: Maker pHAT 

Maker pHAT solves all these. It is designed to:

  • Simplify to get started with Raspberry Pi without additional monitor, keyboard or mouse (Headless). Go headless with a few simple steps as it enables users to remote access Raspberry Pi through serial.
  • Simplify learning electronics. Beginners can skip the hassle of constructing the basic electronic circuit which is boring and time-consuming. Although it is equally important for them to learn about basic electronics, it can always come later after they have experienced how easy it is to create an awesome project. Start with fun and excitement. Start coding right away and see your board lights up and plays sound with the press of a button. It comes with onboard LEDs, pushbuttons, and a buzzer to easily learn how to control input and output. No messy wiring needed and no additional components needed.
  • Simplify troubleshooting and prototyping. Not only do the onboard LEDs work as outputs, but they can also act as indicators, clearly showing what's happening on that pin. When the pin is used as input, you can clearly see whether the signal is received by just looking at changes on the LEDs. The pre-soldered header pins come with nice labels. This helps the user to easily connect inputs and outputs to the right pins. This will further assist them in interfacing with sensors and actuators.
  • Simplify proper shutdown using pushbutton. You can easily follow the steps and choose one of the pushbuttons as the power button to properly shutdown the Raspberry Pi. Just press the button and it will shut down. 

Video: https://youtu.be/EJWxLi7fLSo



Maker pHAT for Raspberry Pi

Maker pHAT is designed to be the same size as Raspberry Pi Zero board, it stacks perfectly on top of Rpi Zero with the four mounting holes aligned. (What is a HAT? Read this to know more) We do advise getting Raspberry Pi Zero WH (pre-solder header pin) for beginner because it is not an easy work to solder the 40-pin GPIO, don't forget you'll need to have the soldering tools too.



Maker pHAT is also compatible with Raspberry Pi 3B, 3B+, 3A+,  and of course the latest 4B too. You just need to insert the 2x20 stacking header(included), as photo shows:



Maker pHAT is compatible with:

Maker pHAT is now Rev1.10:


Features:

  • Raspberry Pi Zero size, stack perfectly on to Pi Zero Series of SBC (Single Board Computer).
  • Compatible with standard size Raspberry Pi 3B/3B+/4B1GB/4B2GB/4B4GB, medium size Raspberry Pi 3A+ and smaller size Raspberry Pi Zero/W/WH.
  • Standard Raspberry Pi GPIO footprint.
  • LED array for selected GPIO pins (GPIO 17, 18, 27, 22, 25, 12, 13, 19).
  • 3x onboard programmable push buttons (GPIO 21, 19 and 20, need to configure as input pull up).
  • Onboard active buzzer (GPIO 26).
  • Proper label for all GPIOs, including SPI, UART, I2C, 5V, 3.3V, and GND.
  • Utilize USB Micro-B socket for 5V input and USB to UART communication.
  • USB serial facilitated by the CH340, Rev1.10 uses FT231X as the USB to UART
  • Input voltage: USB 5V, from the computer, power bank or standard USB adapter.
  • PURPLE PCB!

Documents/Tutorials:

Packing List:



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FR-4 Double Side Prototype PCB Printed Circuit Board kit (prototype board kit)
Specifications:

Grid : 0.1" (2.54mm)
Thickness : 1.6mm(5pcs)
Hole diameter : about 1mm
Material : FR-4 (glass fiber)
All holes are plated through
Both sides are identical
 
Dimensions                           Hole(column x  row)   
50 x 70mm, 1.97" x 2.76"      24 x 18                          
40 x 60mm, 1.57" x 2.36"      20 x 14                          
30 x 70mm, 1.18 x 2.76"        24 x 10                          
20 x 80mm, 0.79" x 3.15"      28 x 6                            
 
Package Includes:
 
4 x FR-4 Double Side Prototype PCB Printed Circuit Board

Resources:
Introduction to soldering
Video: How to solder properly
The secrets to good soldering
R24.90  Inc VAT
328 ProtoShield Prototype Expansion Board Compatible Arduino with M2M jumpers (Arduino prototype shield)
Description:

The ProtoShield is a prototype expansion board with 2 LEDs and 2 buttons, which can be used directly with more convenience. All the pins and power have been lead out. It is very suitable for building prototype circuits with Arduino.

Features:

ProtoShield for Arduino Duemilanove
To build prototype circuits
Directly soldering components on board
Connecting through the mini breadboard

Package includes:

  1x Arduino compatible 328 protoshield prototype expansion board
R79.90  Inc VAT
RJ11 breakout board (RJ11 breakout)
Please note: Soldering required

This is the SparkFun DIY RJ11 Breakout, a simple breakout board for the common 6-pin RJ11 connector as used on some of the weather station components. These little boards can easily fit the included RJ11 6-Pin Connector to work with common telephone cables etc. Each board features standard B/R/Y/G (Black/Red/Yellow/Green) labels on the top of the board to match a standard telephone wire. Additionally, each board has pin numbers on the back side that match with the pins on the connector.

This board can be used in 3 ways:
  1. Mount the header on the top of the board to use jumpers cables
  2. Mount the header on the bottom of the board to use it on a breadboard
  3. Directly solder jumper cables on the board

Can be used with the following weather station components:
Wind Speed example

This breakout kit includes:
1 x breakout board
1 x RJ11 connector
1 x 6 pin header
Perfect for your weather station components with RJ11 connectors
R49.90  Inc VAT
One Side Copper Clad 70x100x1.5mm PCB Board (Copper PCB board single side)

Specifications: 
Panel Size: 70x100x1.5mm
Thickness: 1.2mm
Layers: Single Sided
Operating Temperature: Up to 140 °C or 285°F

Package includes: 
1 x One-Sided Copper Clad PCB Board

Resources:
Introduction to soldering
Video: How to solder properly
The secrets to good soldering
R14.90  Inc VAT
ModMyPi Paddle Breakout HAT (Paddle Hat)

PLEASE NOTE: RASPBERRY PI IS NOT INCLUDED

The ModMyPi Paddle Breakout HAT enables you to bring the Raspberry Pi B+/2/3 GPIO out from your Raspberry Pi to 'push wire' paddle terminal points in the form of a neat HAT! This kit requires absolutely no soldering, but will allow you to jump straight from the Pi to your project or breadboard without the use of a cobbler kit. All terminals are labelled on the PCB silkscreen, and have been re-ordered in a simple to use format.

The 'push wire' terminals can be utilised with solid core wire stripped to around 10mm of exposed copper.

The ModMyPi Paddle Breakout HAT Features:

  • Fully Labelled Silkscreen for Easy Identification
  • Push Wire Terminals for Quick & Easy Connections
  • Pre-assembled HAT - No Soldering Required
  • Includes 40 Pin HAT Header - Plug & Play
  • Includes M2.5 Stand-Off's for Mounting
  • Manufactured in the UK!
R299.90  Inc VAT
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