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The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized codeable computer with motion detection, a built-in compass, LED display, and Bluetooth technology built in.
R299.90  Inc VAT
This brilliant Starter Kit is a perfect starting point to get you up and running with your RPI Zero WH so you can get Playing / Making/ Prototyping etc ASAP.
R549.90  Inc VAT
R593.50
Go on.....give away your age. You remember these?
R8,990.80  Inc VAT
This Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ kit is a great way in which to get started with Raspberry Pi, all of the essentials to get you up and running in no time.
R905.90  Inc VAT
R937.29
This Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ kit is a great way in which to get started with Raspberry Pi, all of the essentials to get you up and running in no time.
R905.90  Inc VAT
R937.29
R1,349.90  Inc VAT
R999.90  Inc VAT
Creality3D silently released the Ender 3 Pro, an improved version of the popular Ender 3
R4,199.90  Inc VAT
R4,499.90
micro:bit Essentials Kit (3A4 micro:bit Essentials Kit)

Video on micro:bit https://youtu.be/Wuza5WXiMkc

The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized codeable computer with motion detection, a built-in compass, LED display, and Bluetooth technology built in.

It measures 4cm by 5cm, is available in a range of colours, and designed to be fun and easy to use. It can be coded with something simple in seconds – like lighting up its LEDs or displaying a pattern – with no prior knowledge of computing.

It also connects to other devices, sensors, kits and objects, and is a companion to Arduino, Galileo, Kano, littleBits and Raspberry Pi, acting as a spring board to more complex learning.

Each element is completely programmable via easy-to-use software on a dedicated website that can be accessed from a PC, tablet or mobile.

Product Overview

Get creative, get connected & get coding with the micro:bit go. A complete set containing all the parts and inspirational ideas to get started with the micro:bit. Each micro:bit go contains 1x micro:bit, USB cable, battery holder & 2x AAA batteries along with a Quick Start Guide featuring 4 fun ideas all in a retail ready pack. The micro:bit go is the quickest and easiest way for children to get going with the micro:bit. The micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that you can code, customise and control to bring your digital ideas, games and apps to life. Measuring 4cm by 5cm, and designed to be fun and easy to use, users can create anything from games and animations to scrolling stories at school, at home and on the go - all you need is imagination and creativity. The micro:bit is completely programmable. That means each of its LEDs can be individually programmed as can its buttons, inputs and outputs, accelerometer, magnetometer and Bluetooth Smart Technology. The micro:bi
  • Microprocessor: 32-bit ARM® Cortex™ M0 CPU
  • A 5x5 LED matrix with 25 red LEDs to light up and can display animiated patterns, scrolling text and alphanumeric characters
  • Two programmable buttons. Use them as a games controller, or control music on a smart phone
  • On-board motion detector or 3-AXIS digital accelerometer that can detect movement e.g. shake, tilt or free-fall
  • A built-in compass, 3D magnetometer to sense which direction you're facing and your movement in degrees and detect the presence of certain metals and magnets
  • Bluetooth® Smart Technology. Connect the micro:bit to other micro:bits, devices, phones, tablets, cameras and other everday objects
  • 20 pin edge connector: This allows the micro:bit to be connected to other devices such as Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Galileo and Kano through a standard connector
  • Micro-USB controller: This is controlled by a separate processor and presents the micro:bit to a computer as a memory stick
  • Five Ring Input and Output (I/O) including power (PWR), ground (GRD) and 3 x I/O.
  • System LED x 1 (yellow)
  • System push button switch x 1

Applications

Embedded Design & Development

Contents

1 x micro:bit board
1 x USB cable
1 x Battery holder
2 x batteries


More info available at https://microbit.org/guide/

The micro:bit pins http://microbit.org/guide/hardware/pins/

Explore the many features of micro: bit at http://microbit.org/guide/features/

And loads more great links available at http://microbit.org/index/

The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized codeable computer with motion detection, a built-in compass, LED display, and Bluetooth technology built in.
R299.90  Inc VAT
Raspberry Pi Zero WH Essentials Kit(Wireless With Presoldered Header) (zero W Header essentials kit)
Please note we now include the far superior official Raspberry Pi 2.5A Power Supply.All adapters are now black in colour to match the power supply.

This brilliant Starter Kit is a perfect starting point to get you up and running with your RPI Zero Wireless H so you can get Playing / Making/ Prototyping etc ASAP.

The Kit includes:
If you want to connect a few devices to your RPI Zero (like a Keyboard and Mouse) dont forget to grab a Powered USB Hub or the Awesome New Zero4U
This brilliant Starter Kit is a perfect starting point to get you up and running with your RPI Zero WH so you can get Playing / Making/ Prototyping etc ASAP.
R549.90  Inc VAT
R593.50
Counter Top Arcade 2 player (arcade 2 player)
These arcades are available in different designs and colours. Please give us a call at 087 702 2764 for availability.

Pishop has created this pre-built beauty that will take you back to the good old days. We made them just a little bit smaller to fit on your lapa or kitchen table. 550mm x 540mm x 890mm with a 19.5 inch display.

Dual player controls with all the good 2D games you remember.
We also include a T16 remote control for easy use on Kodi as a media center.

Unfortunately we cannot offer the standard flat rate R100 shipping on these units as they are too heavy and bulky. Please also ask about shipping rates to your area. You are as always still welcome to collect at our premises.

Cabinet:

Proudly locally designed and manufactured 11 panel arcade case with high quality matt vinyl wrapping.
550mm x 540mm x 890mm (LxWxH)

Display:

Tech Specs

 

Product Description

Mecer LED monitor - 19.5"

Device Type

LED-backlit LCD monitor - 19.5"

Aspect Ratio

16:9

Native Resolution

1366 x 768 at 60 Hz

Brightness

250 cd/m²

Contrast Ratio

5000000:1 (dynamic)

Response Time

2 ms

Colour Support

16.7 million colours

Input Connectors

VGA/HDMI

Colour

Black

 

Sound system:

Tech Specs

 

Product Description

Logitech Z211 - speaker system

Product Type

Speaker system - 2.1-channel

Localisation

EMEA

System Components

2 speakers, subwoofer

Speaker Type

Active

Amplifier

Integrated

Power Options

USB powered


Power supply:

Specifications:
Input Voltage:AC 110/220V
Output Voltage:DC12V
Max Current:5A
Power:60W
Frequency:50/60Hz
Size:About 110mm x 79mm x 37mm

https://www.pishop.co.za/store/power-other/110220v-12v-5a-miniature-switching-power-supply

Zero delay controller x 2:

https://www.pishop.co.za/store/arcade/zero-delay-arcade-usb-encoder_1132

Features

  • "Zero Delay" Lag-Free USB Encoder
  • Plug and Play USB Encoder
  • Fully Compatible with Raspberry Pi (in addition to Windows/XP etc.)
  • Includes Wiring Loom
    • USB to Microcontroller
    • 1 x 5 Pin Joystick Loom
    • 16 x 2 Pin JST Button Wires 
  • Encoder Inputs
    • 1 x 5 Pin Joystick Input
    • 1 x 10 Pin Joystick Input
    • 12 x Unmapped Button Inputs
    • 4 x Hardware Preset Button Input
      • AUTO - For autofire
      • TURBO - For rapidfire
      • CLR - Clears AUTO/TURBO
      • MODE - Sets thumb-joystick mode
    • Dimensions: 85mm x 35mm x 10mm


Buttons x 16:

https://www.pishop.co.za/store/arcade/arcade-button-blade-type-red

LENGTH: 6,2 cm
WIDTH: 3,7 cm
CIRCUMFERENCE: 19 cm
WEIGHT : 40g

Joystick x 2:

https://www.pishop.co.za/store/arcade/round-8-way-joystick

LENGTH: 10cm
WIDTH: 9cm
CIRCUMFERENCE: 28cm
WEIGHT : 160g 

This joystick works using blades instead of switches.
The blades are replaceable and available as listed parts.

 

Pi 3 model B:

https://www.pishop.co.za/store/raspberry-pi-boards/raspberry-pi-3---model-b

Specifications

  • Processor
    • Broadcom BCM2387 chipset.
    • 2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53 (64Bit)
    • 11 b/g/n Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1 (Bluetooth Classic and LE)
  • GPU
    • Dual Core VideoCore IV® Multimedia Co-Processor. Provides Open GL ES 2.0, hardware-accelerated OpenVG, and 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode.
    • Capable of 1Gpixel/s, 1.5Gtexel/s or 24GFLOPs with texture filtering and DMA infrastructure
  • Memory
    • 1GB LPDDR2
  • Operating System
    • Boots from Micro SD card, running a version of the Linux operating system or Windows 10 IoT
  • Dimensions
    • 85 x 56 x 17mm
  • Power
    • Micro USB socket 5V, 2.5A if you want to add some power hungry USB devices

Connectors

  • Ethernet
    • 10/100 BaseT Ethernet socket
  • Video Output
    • HDMI (rev 1.3 & 1.4)
    • Composite RCA (PAL and NTSC)
  • Audio Output
    • Audio Output 3.5mm jack
    • HDMI
    • USB 4 x USB 2.0 Connector
  • GPIO Connector
    • 40-pin 2.54 mm (100 mil) expansion header: 2x20 strip
    • Providing 27 GPIO pins as well as +3.3 V, +5 V and GND supply lines
  • Camera Connector
    • 15-pin MIPI Camera Serial Interface (CSI-2)
  • Display Connector
    • Display Serial Interface (DSI) 15 way flat flex cable connector with two data lanes and a clock lane
  • Memory Card Slot
    • Push/pull Micro SDIO ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    • Power Converter for sound and Pi:

SD card
Comes pre-loaded with the following software:

Software:


All games loaded are from “My abandon ware”:

https://www.myabandonware.com/browse/developer/A/

How to load new games:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDdN6HieYvA

Go on.....give away your age. You remember these?
R8,990.80  Inc VAT
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Clear One Nine Case Essentials Kit Boxed (PI3B+ C19 Essentials Kit)

Get started with the Raspberry Pi with one of our pre-boxed kits
These kits are perfect for beginners that are just just getting exposed to the Raspberry Pi, Media enthusiasts looking to stream online content with Kodi, developers looking to exploit the many advantages of the RPI's GPIO pins and anybody looking to get some cool goodies at a great price! They contain all of the essential items that you need to get up and running in no time.

Please Note: These kits are pre-boxed and cannot be modified at all, we do however keep stock on all of the individual items so if you have a special need simply feel free to browse through the rest of our product offerings and select the items that you'd like.

The kit comes equipped with:

Want to take your kit to the next level?

Turn your RPI into a Media Centre
Grab yourself a remote control, select LibreELEC or OSMC when setting up your RPI and you'll be streaming in no time. You can even add a wireless keyboard, mouse or other similar controllers

Want a cheap eco-friendly PC
Grab a Keyboard and Mouse, select Raspbian when setting up your RPI and you'll be browsing the web, sending emails, editing spreadsheets and watching videos just like you're used to with a desktop/laptop.

We know you love retro gaming!
Check out our Arcade section, whether you just want a retro control or a mini DIY arcade cabinet we have what you're looking for.

Did somebody say Robotics?
We've got some cool beginner's items in our robotic section

Our Kits come with the latest version of NOOBS – New Out Of the Box Software pre-installed, While we will certainly try our best to assist with any software related questions we cannot offer any kind of official support on community driven, open source, or non-PiShop produced proprietary software.
NOOBS, Raspbian, LibreELEC and OSMC are all open-source software, please visit the developer's respective websites for more info.

So what is NOOBS anyway?In Short, NOOBS is an installer, when you switch your RPI on NOOBS will guide you through the installation of your software of choice... seem confusing? Don't worry it really couldn't be easier

  • Raspbian - a full desktop for normal day to day work. Email, internet, office suite, programming etc.
  • LibreELEC RPi2 - our preferred version of Kodi for use as a media centre.
  • OSMC Pi2 - for more control of your Kodi media centre
  • Windows 10 IoT Core - nope this is not windows 10. It simply enables you to run projects and apps for the IOT environment.
  • Lakka and Recalbox - retro gaming for the RPi.

A whole bunch of other really cool technical info can be found here.

This Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ kit is a great way in which to get started with Raspberry Pi, all of the essentials to get you up and running in no time.
R905.90  Inc VAT
R937.29
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Black One Nine Case Essentials Kit Boxed (PI3B+ B19 Essentials Kit)

Get started with the Raspberry Pi with one of our pre-boxed kits
These kits are perfect for beginners that are just just getting exposed to the Raspberry Pi, Media enthusiasts looking to stream online content with Kodi, developers looking to exploit the many advantages of the RPI's GPIO pins and anybody looking to get some cool goodies at a great price! They contain all of the essential items that you need to get up and running in no time.

Please Note: These kits are pre-boxed and cannot be modified at all, we do however keep stock on all of the individual items so if you have a special need simply feel free to browse through the rest of our product offerings and select the items that you'd like.

The kit comes equipped with:

Want to take your kit to the next level?

Turn your RPI into a Media Centre
Grab yourself a remote control, select LibreELEC or OSMC when setting up your RPI and you'll be streaming in no time. You can even add a wireless keyboard, mouse or other similar controllers

Want a cheap eco-friendly PC
Grab a Keyboard and Mouse, select Raspbian when setting up your RPI and you'll be browsing the web, sending emails, editing spreadsheets and watching videos just like you're used to with a desktop/laptop.

We know you love retro gaming!
Check out our Arcade section, whether you just want a retro control or a mini DIY arcade cabinet we have what you're looking for.

Did somebody say Robotics?
We've got some cool beginner's items in our robotic section

Our Kits come with the latest version of NOOBS – New Out Of the Box Software pre-installed, While we will certainly try our best to assist with any software related questions we cannot offer any kind of official support on community driven, open source, or non-PiShop produced proprietary software.
NOOBS, Raspbian, LibreELEC and OSMC are all open-source software, please visit the developer's respective websites for more info.

So what is NOOBS anyway?In Short, NOOBS is an installer, when you switch your RPI on NOOBS will guide you through the installation of your software of choice... seem confusing? Don't worry it really couldn't be easier

  • Raspbian - a full desktop for normal day to day work. Email, internet, office suite, programming etc.
  • LibreELEC RPi2 - our preferred version of Kodi for use as a media centre.
  • OSMC Pi2 - for more control of your Kodi media centre
  • Windows 10 IoT Core - nope this is not windows 10. It simply enables you to run projects and apps for the IOT environment.
  • Lakka and Recalbox - retro gaming for the RPi.

A whole bunch of other really cool technical info can be found here.

This Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ kit is a great way in which to get started with Raspberry Pi, all of the essentials to get you up and running in no time.
R905.90  Inc VAT
R937.29
Black 2.4G RC Smart Dancing Walking Remote Control Robot Dog (WH Robot dog)
Media available on this item:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkjqIf5k8XE&feature=share
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmOfOMq7Ca0&feature=youtu.be

Functions:


Turn left / right, move backwards in the left / right direction, shake head, move backward and shake head, wag tail, lie down, take a walk, stand up, crouch, grovel down, apologize, please the owner, turn over to the left / right and revert, pee, anxiety, stretch, excited, dance, program, demo

Technical Specifications:

Color: Black/White
Material: Plastic
Type: RC Simulators
Feature: Radio Control
Age: 4 years and older
Control range: About 15m
Running time: Over 30 mins
Charging time: About 60 mins
Dog battery: 3.7V 350MAH lithium rechargeable battery
Remote Control: 2.4GHz Wireless Remote Control
Transmitter Power: 3 x 1.5V AA Battery (not included)
Model Power: Built-in rechargeable battery
Size: 28 x 19 x 18cm


Features:

- 2.4GHz radio remote control
- High technology for various movements
- Realistic appearance, agile figure
- Different sounds show different emotions
- Program: Edit it's actions as per your own ideas



Package Includes:

1 x Smart Dog - black
1 x 3.7V Li - Battery
1 x USB Cable
1 x English Manual
R1,359.90  Inc VAT
R1,589.90
Blinky electronic DIY PCB soldering kit using the 555 timer IC (T1 Blinky solder kit)
This kit is produced by BinarySpace in partnership with PiShop.

BinarySpace is a Hackerspace in the Vaal Triangle. It's a space where people with common interests in technology, science and electronic art, can meet, socialize and/or collaborate.

They meet every Thursday night at 19:30. For more information go join the Mailing list and also check out their Facebook Page :)

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Welcome to the world of electronics. This kit is for a 555 a-stable multi vibrator. Or flip-flop for short.
The 555 timer ic has been a popular part of electronics since 1972 and it is still going strong today!

Read and understand the instructions first before you start soldering!

It is important for you to first identify the components and familiarize yourself with the printed circuit board (PCB) before you start to solder. Some components must only be installed in a certain way, and will not work if installed the wrong way around. These components are called “polarized” and care should be taken with their orientation.

What you will need(not included in this kit)

Your soldering gear.
A 9V battery to power your project.

And now for the good stuff....

1. The PCB





The pcb is the component that all the other components will be soldered to. It creates the frame for the project.
The components must be inserted from the side with the component values printed on it.
The printing is called silkscreen and it will also show you the correct placement of parts.

2. Resistors


Resistors can be installed in any orientation. Resistors have different values that are represented by colour bands. The colours are read from left to right with the silver or gold band to the right. Identify the resistors and place them in the pcb as shown by the silkscreen by bending the leads and
pressing the resistors flush with the pcb.

R1 = Brown, black, red, gold. = 1 k Ω
R2 = Brown, black, orange, gold. = 10 k Ω
R3, R4 = Yellow, violet, brown, gold. = 470 Ω ( * 2)

3 Integrated circuit (ic):



The ic is the heart of the circuit. Note that the ic has a little indentation or notch on one side; this shows the orientation of how the ic should be inserted into the pcb. Line the notch on the ic up with the notch on the silkscreen marked 555. You might have
to bend the legs of the ic slightly inwards in order to have them fit.

4 Light emitting diodes (LED):



The LED’s will be the eyes of our ghost. Care should be taken with their orientation as they are polarized. LED’s have two ways of showing us the polarization, a “cut out” in the LED and a difference in leg lengths. If a LED is placed the wrong way it
will simply not light up. Insert the LED’s with the cut out and short leg pointing towards the 555 ic into the eyes of the ghost.

5 Capacitor:


A capacitor is also polarized. When a capacitor is placed in the wrong orientation it might explode! There are also two ways we are shown the polarization: a white line on the side and a shorter leg. This is negative. The silkscreen on the pcb shows a positive and a white block. Make sure the shorter leg, close to the stripe on the capacitor, goes into the hole with the white block and the
long leg goes into the hole marked + in position C1.

6 Power:



Connect the red wire in position “PWR +” and the black wire in position “PWR –“ and you are all done!

Schematic:


Tips and tricks:


a) Solder the components in the order they were described to you, the “lowest” component to the “highest” component. This will help keep them in place. b) Bend the leads of the components “outwards” a bit, in order to help hold them in place.
c) Wipe the tip of the iron on a wet sponge every time you take it to solder.
d) Place the tip of the iron on the pad of the pcb against the component lead, wait half a second and then add the solder wire.
e) Do not add too much solder wire at a time, feed the wire slowly till you see the pad has enough solder

Soldering irons are hot so be very careful!

R62.90  Inc VAT
Geekcreit® UNO R3 Starter Kit (C1 Uno Starter kit)
Type: No battery version

Features:


This is a upgraded version UNO R3 starter kit with more components
You'll learn through building several creative projects.
Starting from the basics of electronics to more complex projects, the kit will help you control the physical world with sensors and actuators.

Package includes:

1 x Arduino compatible UNO R3 development board
1 x USB cable
1 x Prototype extension board
1 x Mini breadboard
1 x 5V stepper motor
1 x 2003 stepper motor driver board
10 x Red LED
10 x Green LED
10 x Blue LED
2 x Vibration Sensors
1 x Flame sensor
1 x LM35 temperature sensor
1 x Infrared receiver (no battery included)
3 x Photoresistors
4 x Key caps
4 x Key switches
1 x Adjustable potentiometer
1 x Passive buzzer (piezo buzzer)
1 x Active buzzer (tone generator)
1 x Jumper cap
1 x Large breadboard
1 x Remote Control
1 x 1602 screen
1 x 9G servo
1 x 10p DuPont jumpers
30 x Breadboard jumpers(approximately)
1 x 220 ohm resistor
1 x 8*8 dot matrix
1 x One digit eight segment tube
1 x Four digit eight segment tube
1 x IC 74HC595
1 x Battery Holder
1 x 1K resistor plug
1 x 10K resistor plug
1 x 2.54mm 40pin pin header
R499.76  Inc VAT
Soldering Iron 1230 25W 220V (1C2 Magnum solder 1230 hand)
The Soldering Iron 1230 is the perfect iron for hobbiests, DIY home makers or someone who only has an occasional use for a Soldering Iron. The 1230 plugs straight into the wall, requiring no workstation at all. Soldering has never been so simple.

  • 220v 25w Thermally balanced soldering iron.
  • Temperature at rest ± 400 °C
  • Stainless steel element and barrel.
  • Long life iron-plated tips.
  • Support stand.
  • Plugs into any 220v AC power source.
R422.90  Inc VAT
Soldering Station SM2000 50W (1C5 Magnum station 2000)
The Soldering Station 2000 comes standard with the Soldering Iron 1000sp. They have been designed to operate together.

  • General purpose 24vAC 50w transformer station.
  • Safety-spring holder.
  • Cleaning sponge.
  • Spare tip storage.
  • Potential balance socket.
  • Supplied with standard SM100003 tip (EW-303)


R1,349.90  Inc VAT
School Educational My First Circuit Kit (2C3 My first circuit kit)
Specifications:
Color: Green
Material: Plastic
Battery: 2 X AA Battery (Not included)
Switch Size: (L)X(W) 71mm X 32mm(appr.)
Battery Holder Size: (L)X(W) 80mm X20mm(appr.)
Bulb Holder Size: (L)X(W) 71mm X32mm/(appr.)
 
Features:
 
1. Assisting teachers and parents in better physics teaching
2. Enrich children's leisure life, cultivate hands-on ability, and consolidate knowledge
3. Let kindergarten children and elementary school students learn physical knowledge by forming a simple circuit, series circuit, parallel circuit
 
Package includes:
4 X Bulbs
1 X Switch
2 X Bulb Holders
6 X Conductive Lines
2 X Battery Holders (Battery Not Included)
R129.90  Inc VAT
MS Weather Station wireless rain meter w/ thermometer, rain gauge Weather Station for in/out temperature (1B6 Rain weather station)
Details:

1).Outdoor wireless sensor (range up to 100 meter)
2) Detail display of rainfall data in 1hour, 24hour, week, month
   and total since last reset(user selectable in inch or mm) 
3) Indoor  and outdoor temperature (°F to °C)
4) Time and date with manual setting option 
5) 12 /24 hour time mode 
6) Calendar 
7) Time zone setting 
9)Time alarm    
9) Free standing

Specifications:
1) Rainfall display range: 0 to 19,999mm
2) Outdoor temperature range: -40 ~ +65°C (-40°F to +149°F)
3) Indoor temperature range: -9.9 ~ +60°C (-15.8°F to +176°F)
4) Temperature accuracy: ±1.0°C5) Power requirements:
  a) Receiver: 2 x "AA" alkaline batteries (not included)
 
b) Rain gauge: 2 x "AAA" alkaline batteries (not included)
5)Transmission range: up to 100meters( 330feet)
6) Transmission frequency: 433MHz


Package includes:
1 x Rain Gauge
1 x Receiver
1 x User Manual
2 x Screws

R479.90  Inc VAT
Pi-Top V2 Raspberry Pi Laptop Green including inventors kit (Pi-top V2 green)

Please Note: Raspberry Pi not included. Available to purchase separately

Inspire the future. pi-top strives to inspire inventors and creators to seek the skills of tomorrow and create their future, today. The new pi-top is a modular laptop and introduces the world’s first, all-new sliding keyboard.

Makers, educators and inventors love the original pi-top. We took their input, and spent the next 12 months creating a killer, new generation of pi-top laptops.

To awaken your inner inventor, the pi-top team then developed a new range of exciting inventor journeys. Your pi-top now includes a FREE inventor’s kit. Slide back the keyboard to reveal an exciting new world of electronics, coding and science, you can enjoy, regardless of your age or computing ability. The inventions you create can be as simple or complex as your imagination. The new pi-top laptop makes experimenting, coding and building electronics, simple and fun.

Get hands-on

Snap it all together in a few simple steps. Switch on and explore an extraordinary collection of projects and inventions - limited only by your imagination.

The new pi-top, powered by a Raspberry Pi, includes a load of familiar apps such as Google Suite, Google’s Chromium web-browser, a full Microsoft Office compatible suite, 3D printing software, Scratch block based Coding and more. In addition, it offers fun games such as Minecraft for Pi and pi-top’s own exciting space exploration game, CEEDuniverse, to develop your range of digital skills.

Go ‘behind-the-scenes’

Get a ‘behind-the-scenes’ view to explore everyday gadgets. Start by building your own pi-top laptop and understanding its parts. Explore beyond the keyboard and screen by creating computer science and electronics inventions using the free step-by-step guides in the pi-topCODER app. These are highlighted in the free guide with 20+ projects to stimulate your imagination!

Become an inventor

The pi-top laptop includes a free inventor's kit. Create your own inventions with your inventor’s kit and free inventor’s guide with 20+ projects. Discover the world of experimentation through coding and building electronics - spaceships, robots and more. It includes loads of electronic components and a pi-topPROTO+ (pi-topPROTO plus). Explore technology together and create inventions with all the bits and accessories in the kit!

What is the inventor’s kit?

Create your own creations with your inventor’s kit. Discover the world of coding and building electronics. It includes several components such as a pi-topPROTO+ (pi-topPROTO plus). There are 3 inventor’s journeys - Smart Robot, Music Maker and Space Race. The booklet details 20+ projects which you can complete with the step-by-step guide in the pi-topCODER! Explore technology together and create inventions with all the components and accessories in the kit. (The inventor’s kit is not to be sold separately.)

Key Components

  • pi-topPROTO+
  • Sparkly LED lights
  • Ultrasonic range sensor
  • Buzzer
  • Noise sensor microphone
  • Various buttons and sensors and lots more!

Tying it all together - Software

Like all our pi-top products, the new pi-top comes with on an 8GB SD card with the full pi-topOS software suite. It is the only maker product endorsed by a leading examination board, OCR, in the world! The pi-topOS Polaris powers pi-top products and makes them unique. You can find exclusive apps such as pi-topCODER and CEEDuniverse only available from pi-top.

In the pi-topCODER app, you can find hundreds of hours of step-by-step fun activities and the 20+ inventions. CEEDuniverse is a revolutionary space exploration game. Unlock your limitless imagination by playing while flexing your creativity and problem-solving skills. Discover a breathtaking world of STEAM inspired challenges as a space explorer. Learn real-world scientific elements in a science fiction gaming environment. In addition, pi-topOS software suite lets you:

  • browse the web,
  • check emails,
  • create and edit Microsoft Office Suite compatible files
  • This allows for a seamless experience between your pi-top and any other laptop.

So, anyone from young musicians to explorers to scientists to software developers to inventors can do what they enjoy like they’ve never done before. Introducing the new pi-top. A mean green dream machine.

Technical Specifications

  • User assembly
    • Screw in Raspberry Pi(not included)
    • Slide hub
    • Clip on GPIO Bridge
    • Screw in GPIO Bridge Lock Screw
  • Chassis
    • Product Dimensions: 345x220x40mm
    • Product Weight: 1.5kg tbc
    • Colour: Green with grey bezel
    • External ports:
      • 2x USB 2.0
      • 1x 10/100 Fast Ethernet
      • 1x Audio Jack (stereo)
  • Keyboard and trackpad
    • 105mm Sliding keyboard for internal access (US layout)
    • Keyboard:
      • 296x105mm (Full Size)
      • 16x16mm keys
      • 3.2mm Spacing
    • Trackpad:
      • 104x75mm
      • Gesture Control
      • Left and Right click
  • Modular Rail
    • Magnetic Rails for pi-top Accessories
    • Internal USB 2.0 Port (for USB stick, internal hard drive etc)
    • Integrated CPU passive custom Cooling Bridge
    • No SPI used internally (meaning it is free for use with other HATs)
    • Includes SD Card Removal Tool
  • Display
    • 14” 1920x1080 FHD LCD screen
    • 180° Lid Opening
  • Battery
    • 6-8 hours battery life
    • 38.85 Watt-hour
    • 11.1V
  • Peripherals
  • Charger:
    • 18V, 2.5A
    • 1.7x4mm Plug (This is not the same as pi-top)
    • AU, EU, UK or US AC cable as standard
  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, B+(only 40P type) and TinkerBoard compatible(not included)
    • No SPI used internally (meaning it is free for use with other HATs)
  • Kensington lock compatible
  • Incompatible with pi-topSPEAKER 1, only compatible with pi-topSPEAKER 2

Downloads

R4,706.87  Inc VAT
Picade DIY kit - 8 inch display (3B1 Picade 8inch)

Picade

The ultimate desktop retro arcade machine! Picade is a Raspberry Pi-powered mini arcade that you build yourself, with authentic arcade controls, a high resolution 4:3 display that's ideal for retro gaming, and a punchy speaker to hear those 8-bit game soundtracks at their best

The all-new Picade has been completely redesigned, from the inside out! There's new artwork, a new display and display driver board, dedicated power button, an all-new Picade X HAT, easier wiring, easier access to the interior of the cabinet, beautiful new packaging, a bunch of extra goodies (stickers and an enamel Picade pin), and a gorgeous Picade poster and assembly instructions.

Picade comes in kit form, and it'll take around two to three hours to build. The cabinet is made from powder-coated MDF, giving it a quality look and feel similar to a full-size arcade. All you'll need to add is a Raspberry Pi, power supply, and micro-SD card.

You can watch a video on  Picade at https://youtu.be/5iUuOH1Ip4A

Cabinet features

  • Black, powder-coated panels
  • Acrylic marquee and console with authentic artwork
  • Push-fit arcade buttons
  • Joystick with black ball top
  • 3" speaker (5W, 4Ω)
  • Easy access with removable back panel
  • Dedicated illuminated power button
  • Grippy rubber feet
  • Dimensions: 350x230x210mm

8-inch display features

  • 1024x768 (4:3 ratio) IPS (wide viewing angle) display
  • Pimoroni-designed and manufactured HDMI display driver board and keypad controls
  • Powered by micro-USB cable (included) from your Pi

10-inch display features

  • 1024x768 (4:3 ratio) IPS (wide viewing angle) display
  • Pimoroni-designed and manufactured HDMI display driver board and keypad controls
  • Powered by micro-USB cable (included) from your Pi

Picade X HAT features

  • Easy DuPont connectors for buttons and joystick
  • Push-fit speaker terminals
  • I2S audio DAC with 3W amplifier (mono)
  • Power management, power switch pins, and power button
  • 4-way joystick inputs
  • 6 player buttons
  • 4 utility buttons
  • Metal standoffs to hold your Picade X HAT securely

Extras

  • Picade enamel pin badge
  • Pimoroni Super Sticker Selection
  • Picade poster / assembly instructions

What's new!?

The cabinet is more compact, so it fits more neatly on your desk, but has a higher resolution 8"  or 10" display (1024x768). The display is driven by a new Pimoroni-designed and manufactured driver board, with keypad controls. It's an IPS panel, so it looks great from any viewing angle!

The all-new Picade X HAT is packed full of useful features. We've moved from more fiddly screw terminals to simple DuPont connectors that just push in, and the speaker terminals are the same easy push-fit connectors that we use on pHAT BEAT.

There's dedicated power management on-board Picade X HAT; just plug your micro-USB power supply into the HAT and it'll power your Pi through its pins. The power button connected to the HAT means that once your Pi is safely shutdown, the power will be cut completely to the Pi. A simple press of the power button will boot your Picade up again.

The new buttons in Picade are lower profile, and the new joystick has a single connector rather than the eight spade connectors on our previous Picade joystick.

A gorgeous new neon-look Picade logo on the marquee, and rainbow stripes on the console and screen-surround, evoke classic consoles, as do the assembly instructions and poster.

Building your Picade

We hope the included assembly instructions have everything you need to build your Picade, but we've also filmed a complete build video of Picade that you can watch as you build and learn some handy tips and tricks. Find it at https://youtu.be/gTgu1fUVsmw

The sections are also available separately in a playlist here.

We've also put together an online tutorial that incorporates the assembly instructions, important tips and amendments, and the videos for each section, so do check that out!

Software setup

We recommend the RetroPie operating system for your Picade. You can download it from the RetroPie website and then burn it to a micro-SD card with Etcher.

Connect a USB keyboard to your Pi, and connect to Wi-Fi in the RetroPie menu. Press F4 to exit to the terminal and then type curl https://get.pimoroni.com/picadehat | bash to run the Picade HAT installer.

Reboot your Pi, if it doesn't prompt you to. Press the "Alt" key on your keyboard and then select "Configure input" to configure your Picade's controls. You'll find that the sound and power button should both be working now too!

Notes

If your Picade display doesn't show anything when you first power it up, then it could be because the HDMI display is not being detected by the Raspberry Pi. This can happen because power isn't supplied to the USB ports on the Raspberry Pi for the first few seconds of booting. The solution is to edit the /boot/config.txt file on your RetroPie SD card, and add hdmi_force_hotplug=1 on a new line at the bottom of the file.

If you'd like to design your own artwork for your Picade, then we've made a handy PDF that has the outlines and dimensions of the marquee, screen shim, and console. You can download it from the Picade HAT GitHub repo here.

Where to find ROMs for RetroPie (free and legally) https://howchoo.com/g/otiwyjhlnzb/where-to-find-roms-for-retropie

and here http://cvaddict.com/article.php?articleid=15

R2,499.90  Inc VAT
Picade Console DIY kit (3B1 Picade console)

Power-up your TV with Picade Console! It's a compact, Raspberry Pi-powered retro games machine with authentic arcade controls that plugs right into your TV, monitor, or other HDMI display.

Picade Console is fight stick-style arcade console that riffs off our new Picade with the same retro feel, same joystick and buttons, dedicated power button, and driven by the same powerful combo of the Raspberry Pi and Picade X HAT. It's beautifully packaged, comes with stickers and a neon-infused A3 Picade Console poster, and full assembly instructions.

It comes in kit form and takes an hour or two to build. The enclosure is made from powder-coated MDF and acrylic, giving it an authentic arcade look and feel. All you'll need to add is a Raspberry Pi, power supply, HDMI cable, and micro-SD card.

*TV not included! Using a CRT TV requires additional adaptors.

Video available on this unit at https://youtu.be/TiFBHOZROrw

Features

  • Black, powder-coated panels
  • Acrylic console with retro artwork
  • Push-fit arcade buttons
  • Joystick with black ball top
  • Speaker (3W, 4Ω, 2.5" driver)
  • Easy access with removable back panel
  • Dedicated illuminated power button
  • Grippy rubber feet
  • Dimensions (assembled): 245x120x140mm

Picade X HAT features

  • Easy DuPont connectors for buttons and joystick
  • Push-fit speaker terminals
  • I2S audio DAC with 3W amplifier (mono)
  • Power management, power switch pins, and power button
  • 4-way joystick inputs
  • 6 player buttons
  • 4 utility buttons
  • Metal standoffs to hold your Picade X HAT securely

Extras

  • Picade Console poster / assembly instructions
  • Picade stickers

What's new!?

Picade Console is more compact and easier to build, but has a bunch of new features liked a dedicated power button, better cable routing out the back of the console with a panel-mount micro-USB connector for power, and slick new artwork.

The new buttons in Picade are lower profile, and the new joystick has a single connector rather than the eight spade connectors on our previous Picade joystick.

Picade X HAT is all-new and packed full of useful features. We've moved from more fiddly screw terminals to simple DuPont connectors that just push in, and the speaker terminals are the same easy push-fit connectors that we use on pHAT BEAT.

There's dedicated power management on-board Picade X HAT; just plug your micro-USB power supply into the HAT and it'll power your Pi through its pins. The power button connected to the HAT means that once your Pi is safely shutdown, the power will be cut completely to the Pi. A simple press of the power button will boot your Picade Console up again.

Software setup

We recommend the RetroPie operating system for your Picade. You can download it from the RetroPie website and then burn it to a micro-SD card with Etcher.

Connect a USB keyboard to your Pi, and connect to Wi-Fi in the RetroPie menu. Press F4 to exit to the terminal and then type curl https://get.pimoroni.com/picadehat | bash to run the Picade HAT installer.

Reboot your Pi, if it doesn't prompt you to. Press the "Alt" key on your keyboard and then select "Configure input" to configure your Picade Console's controls. You'll find that the sound and power button should both be working now too!


Where to find ROMs for RetroPie (free and legally) https://howchoo.com/g/otiwyjhlnzb/where-to-find-roms-for-retropie

and here http://cvaddict.com/article.php?articleid=15

R999.90  Inc VAT
CrowPi BASIC - Compact Raspberry Pi Educational Kit (CrowPi basic)

Please Note: Raspberry Pi is not included in the basic kit.



CrowPi is an educational tool based on Raspberry Pi, designed to help people learn electronics, programming, and basic computer science. CrowPi was first released on Kickstarter in May 2018 and won a very successful campaign. The initial users spoke highly of CrowPi and left several good reviews.

 
The success of CrowPi is based on  the popularity of Raspberry Pi, and on the unique advantages of the product itself, such as the compact development board, the neat and portable case, the step by step tutorials, and the affordable price.
 
As we all know, computer science and programming are now regarded as an essential ability for 21st-century students, and are becoming a key component of many curriculums, even in primary schools. And when we combine computer science and programming with electronics, we can build many useful devices both for industrial applications and for use in our daily life. Some examples of modern applications for IT are: running a weather station, PIR automatic lighting, line tracking robot car, vehicle radar, and so on.
 
By mastering knowledge, and these skills, today's kids can be better prepared for a future in which AI, IOT, big data, and robotics dominate the world.

Watch all 21 Python Video Courses on Elecrow Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwh4PlcPx2Gf5Wg65cdmo6j4YrjrhvWiP



CrowPi is sold as two different kits depending on your needs: the basic kit, and advanced kit. This is the basic kit.




The main purpose of CrowPi is to work as an educational tool. We can use it as a small computer to learn basic computer science and practice programming. We can also carry out many electronic experiments with CrowPi. What’s more interesting, we can play Nintendo games and build our own games.

Use CrowPi as a Computer


Set Up RetroPie and Play Games


Surf on the Internet


Watch Videos


Listen to Music


Edit Documents


Send and Receive Emails


Take Photos


Learn and Practice Scratch and Python


CrowPi_Mirror_Image
CrowPi_User_Manual

CrowPi_Python_Lessons
CrowPi_Scratch_Lessons
CrowPi_Minecraft_Lessons


R4,999.90  Inc VAT
Code Club Book of Scratch - Volume 1 (book code club scratch V1)



The first ever Code Club book is here! With it, 
you'll learn how to code using Scratch, the block-based programming language. In each chapter you’ll find instructions to build cool games, animations, and interactive stories. Your friendly robot guide will aid you step-by-step through each project and give you handy tips along the way.


• Learn to code using Scratch, the block-based language
• Follow step-by-step guides to create games and animations
• Use the magic glasses to reveal secret hints
• The spiral binding allows the book to lay flat 
• Includes 24 exclusive Code Club stickers!


R189.90  Inc VAT
The official Raspberry Pi Projects Book - Volume 4 (2019) (book projects book V4)



The Raspberry Pi is loved the world over by educators and makers thanks to it’s tiny size and endless possibilities. Find out why it's loved and how to use it with the latest official Projects Book - we’ve managed to stuff the fourth edition with another 200 pages of inspiring projects, practical tutorials, and definitive reviews.

  • Suitable for beginners and veterans
  • Get involved with the amazing Raspberry Pi community
  • Be inspired by incredible projects made by other people
  • Learn how to make with your Raspberry Pi with our help
  • Find out about the top kits and accessories for your Pi projects
  • And much, much more

R109.90  Inc VAT
Steady Hand Terminal Project Kit (C1 KT steady hand kit)

Product description:

This easy build steady hand game kit requires no soldering. Terminal blocks are used to connect the battery pack, buzzer, game loop and wire, such that when the loop touches the wire the buzzer sounds.

Features:

  • Requires no soldering.
  • Steady hand loop game.

Contents (per kit):

  • 1 x 2xAA Battery Cage with Leads.
  • 1 x 60cm length Extra Flexible Wire, Black.
  • 1 x 1m length Solid Core Cable.
  • 1 x 10cm length Black Heat Shrink, 2.4mm.
  • 4 x Terminal Block.

Requires:

  • 2 x AA Batteries.

Resources:

R64.90  Inc VAT
Creality Ender 3 Pro DIY 3D Printer (WH Creality Ender 3 Pro)


What's new in the Pro model?

1. Improved Mechanical Properties

The Ender 3 Pro has been redesigned with a more sturdy, 40×40 aluminum extrusion for the Y-axis base. This should improve the overall stability of the printing surface.

Also, better bearing wheels deliver more stiffness, reduce friction, give better dimensional stability – and also help to reduce the overall noise level.

2. Improved Extruder

According to their press release, Creality also exchanged their extruder to an “MK-10” version. The company boasts it should “greatly reduce the risk of clogging and uneven extrusion”.

3. New Magnetic Printing Surface

Last, but not least, the Ender 3 Pro now comes equipped with a “C-MAG” magnetic printing bed. The sheet is removable and flexible, so the prints can be plucked off the build plate more easily. According to Creality, their textured surface adheres to all types of filament better than traditional methods such as tape, glue, or hairspray.

4. Improved Power Supply



Power supply was replaced with better Meanwell power supply

5. Vent changes



The Vent on the controller move to the bottom of the enclosure to prevent dust and other particles from falling in

Creality3D Ender 3 Pro DIY 3D Printer Kit 220x220x250mm Printing Size with Power Resume Function/MK10 Extruder.

Video available on this model at https://youtu.be/a8Z-9ncYsps

Ender 3 quick start guide available at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/3dprintersbay/ender-3-deliverables/Ender+3+quick+start+guide.pdf



Machine advantages

1.Split type design: the electronic control host and the mechanical structure are separated, open your mind, help create a variety of print-outs at will.
2. Shipment of the kit: Solving the problem of large-kit transportation, installation takes only 5 minutes.
3. Industrial grade circuit board: The technology is quite mature and stable, it can work continuously for 200 hours without pressure.
4. Linear pulley system: Patented technology, V-profile+precision pulley, runs more smoothly, more wear-resistant. Effectively reduces noise.
5.MK10 Extrusion Mechanism:A brand-new patented infrastructure that effectively reduces the risk of plugging and poor spillage and can print almost all filaments on the market.



Specifications

Modeling TechnologyFDMFused Deposition Modeling
Printing Size220*220*250mm
Machine Size440*410*465mm
Net Weight8kg
Printing Speed180mm/s
Filament1.75mmPLA, TPU, ABS
Power Supply100-265V 50-60HZ
Output24V 15A 360W
Layer Thickness0.1-0.4mm
Nozzle Diameter  0.4mm
Printing Accuracy±0.1mm
File FormatSTL,OBJ,G-code
Working ModeOnline or SD offline
Nozzle Temperature255
Hot bed
Temperature
110

Creality3D silently released the Ender 3 Pro, an improved version of the popular Ender 3
R4,199.90  Inc VAT
R4,499.90
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