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DC 12V 5N Push-Pull Open Frame Solenoid Electric Magnet Holding (solenoid push pull 5N12V)
Description:

This solenoid electric magnet is suitable for vending machines, office facilities, transport equipment, appliances and much more.

It can be fixed and connect load easily, heat up stablely to prolong life of product and ensure good performance.

Specification :

Input Voltage : 12V DC
Holding Force : 5N
Operating Temperature : -5 - 40℃ non-condensing
Operating Humidity : relative humidity 45%-85% non-condensing
Saving Temperature : -45 - 75℃ non-condensing
Saving Humidity : relative humidity 0%-95% non-condensing

Stroke : 10mm
Fram Size : 30(L)x13(W)x15(H)mm

Package Includes :

1 x DC 12V 0.4N Push-Pull Open Frame Solenoid Electric Magnet
R249.90  Inc VAT
4Pcs Speaker Terminal Binding Post Banana Plug Socket Connector (4 x speaker binding posts)
Description:

A binding post is a connector commonly used on electronic test equipment to terminate (attach) a single wire or test lead. They are also found on loudspeakers and audio amplifiers as well as other electrical equipment.

Specifications:

Type : Banana plug or lug
Solid hard plastic shell
Quantity : 4pcs ( 2 x red and 2 x black )
Easy installation with screws and nuts
Suitable for :  4mm banana plugs, lugs or bare wire

Package Included :

  2 pair of speaker binding posts (2 x red and 2 x black)
R59.90  Inc VAT
WS AlphaBot2 robot building kit for Raspberry Pi 3, Pi 4 Model B (no Pi included) (Alphabot2 RPi 3/4)

Note: Raspberry Pi is NOT included. Batteries are not included

AlphaBot2-Pi (EN) can be used with Raspberry Pi4 ,you will need to buy a USB Micro-B to USB-C Adapter

Description:

This AlphaBot2 robot kit is designed to use with Raspberry Pi 3/4 Model B (not included). It features rich common robot functions including line tracking, obstacle avoiding, Bluetooth/infrared/WiFi remote control, video monitoring, etc.

Thanks to the highly integrated modular design, it is fairly easy to assemble by a snap, no soldering, no wiring. After a few minutes spent on hardware assembling, you're almost there, our open source demo codes is ready to help you get started fast.

AlphaBot2 Features

AlphaBot2 employs a 2-layer structure to provide excellent stability and compatibility.

AlphaBot2-Base, the lower base chassis:

  • 5-ch infrared sensor, analog output, combined with PID algorithm, stable line tracking
  • Onboard modules like line tracking, obstacle avoiding, needs no messy wiring
  • TB6612FNG dual H-bridge motor driver, compared with L298P, it's more efficient, more compact, and less heating
  • N20 micro gear motor, with metal gears, low noise, high accuracy
  • Onboard RGB LEDs, true color lighting, pretty cool

AlphaBot2-Pi, the upper adapter board for controller:

  • LM2596 voltage regulator, provides the Pi with stable 5V power
  • TLC1543 AD acquisition chip, allows the Pi to use analog sensors
  • PCA9685 servo controller, make it more smoothly to rotate the pan head
  • CP2102 UART converter, easy for controlling the Pi via UART
What's on the AlphaBot2-Base


  1. AlphaBot2 control interface: for connecting sorts of controller adapter board
  2. Ultrasonic module interface
  3. Obstacle avoiding indicators
  4. Omni-direction wheel
  5. ST188: reflective infrared photoelectric sensor, for obstacle avoiding
  6. ITR20001/T: reflective infrared photoelectric sensor, for line tracking
  7. Potentiometer for adjusting obstacle avoiding range
  8. TB6612FNG dual H-bridge motor driver
  9. LM393 voltage comparator
  10. N20 micro gear motor reduction rate 1:30, 6V/600RPM
  11. Rubber wheels diameter 42mm, width 19mm
  12. Power switch
  13. Battery holder: supports 14500 batteries
  14. WS2812B: true color RGB LEDs
  15. Power indicator
What's on the AlphaBot2-Pi
  1. AlphaBot2 control interface: for connecting AlphaBot2-Base
  2. Raspberry Pi interface: for connecting Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
  3. Servo interface
  4. USB TO UART: easy for controlling the Pi via UART
  5. LM2596: 5V voltage regulator
  6. TLC1543: 10-bit AD acquisition chip, allows the Pi to use analog sensors
  7. PCA9685: servo controller, make it more smoothly to rotate the pan head
  8. CP2102: USB TO UART converter
  9. Joystick
  10. IR receiver
  11. Buzzer

Examples

AlphaBot2 multi robots line following
AlphaBot2-Pi robot obstacle avoiding
AlphaBot2-Pi robot RGB LED remote control
AlphaBot2-Pi robot video monitor
AlphaBot2-Pi robot Bluetooth control
Development Resources

Wiki : www.waveshare.com/wiki/AlphaBot2-Pi

Package Includes:


Note: this product requires two 14500 batteries to work, which are NOT included and should be purchased separately. Even though the battery holder fits the normal AA batteries DO NOT USE THEM!  A 14500 lithium cell is identical in shape and size to a standard AA battery. But that is where the similarities end. AA supplies 1.5V each where 14500 supply 3.7V each.

  1. AlphaBot2-Pi (adapter board) x1
  2. AlphaBot2-Base (base chassis) x1
  3. RPi Camera (B) x1
  4. Micro SD Card 16GB x1
  5. Power adapter US standard 5V/2.5A USB output x1
  6. SG90 servo x2
  7. 2 DOF pan and tilt kit x1
  8. IR remote controller x1
  9. FC-20P cable 8cm x1
  10. USB type A plug to micro B plug cable x1
  11. 15PIN FFC 25cm x1
  12. AlphaBot2-Pi screws x1
  13. Micro SD Card Reader x1
  14. Screwdriver x1
R1,699.90  Inc VAT
CMT Welding Soldering Solder Iron Tip Cleaner Gold Cleaning Wire with Stand (solder tip cleaner pot)
Description:

No water necessary, maintain temperature for the iron to faster work cycle.
It cleans better than conventional sponges.
 
Specifications :

Color : Gold
Size : 70mm x 69mm x 69mm
 
Package includes : 
R179.90  Inc VAT
SONOFF® DR DIN Rail Tray Case Holder For Sonoff Basic / RF / POW / TH16 / TH10 / DUAL / G1 (Sonoff DIN rail tray)
Description:

As you know, most of the Sonoff products are not DIN rail mounted, which makes it difficult to put the Sonoff products into the switchboard. We have now launched another inexpensive and practical accessory - Sonoff DR - DIN Rail Tray.

Sonoff DR can work with most of our Sonoff products, including Sonoff Basic, Sonoff RF, Sonoff Pow, Sonoff TH10/16, Sonoff Dual, Sonoff G1.

The installation is very simple. The Sonoff DR has a blue part, which allows you to push fit the switch to DIN rail or pull to remove it. No external tools are required.

The material is fire-retardant ABS and the fire rating is V0. The Sonoff DR comes with 4 x M3 screws, which perfectly fit Sonoff's original holes.

Package includes:

1 x Sonoff DIN Rail Tray
4 x M3 screws

R104.90  Inc VAT
LED Traffic Light Building Block Board 5V (traffic light 5V Arduino)
Description:

Great beginning point to get started with LEDs, and speaking to the outside world with electronics

Features:
 
Size: 56mm x 21mm x 11mm
Fixing hole: 3mm
Pitch: 15mm
Color: red yellow green
LED: 5mm x 3
Brightness: Normal brightness
Voltage: 5V
Input: Digital level
Interface: common cathode, red, yellow and green separate control
Platform: Arduino, microcontroller
 
Package includes:
 
1 x LED Traffic Light Module

Resources:

Read the Docs
R26.90  Inc VAT
Raspberry Pi 8-channel Relay Expansion Board with DIN rail mounting brackets (DIN rail relay board)
Please note: Raspberry Pi is not included

Overview

The RPi Relay Board (B) is an expansion board with 8-ch relays for Raspberry Pi. It gives your Pi the ability to control high voltage products such as home appliances.

Features
  • Supports Raspberry Pi A /B /2B/3B/3B /4B
  • High quality relays, loads up to 5A 250V AC or 5A 30V DC
  • Photo coupling isolation, prevent interference from high voltage circuit
  • Standard rail mount bottom case
  • Onboard LEDs for indicating relays status
  • Relay control pin selection jumper, allows to control the relays by custom pins other than the default pins
  • Reserved control Interface, allows to work with controllers like PLC
  • Comes with development resources, including examples in wiringPi, bcm2835, python, python-bottle (webpage control), and crontab (cron job)
Specifications
  • Power supply voltage: 5V
  • Trigger signal: 3.3V/5V
  • Relay channels: 8-ch
  • Contact form: SPDT-NO,NC
  • Closed current: 6mA (per channel)
  • Connector: screw terminal block
  • Dimension: 232 × 72 (mm)
  • Mounting hole size: 3.0mm
Dimensions

Development Resources

Wiki : www.waveshare.com/wiki/RPi_Relay_Board_(B)

R359.90  Inc VAT
WS AlphaBot2 robot building kit for BBC micro:bit V2 (no micro:bit included) (Alphabot 2 micro:bit)
Please note: Micro:bit is not included

Description:

This AlphaBot2 robot kit is designed to use with the BBC micro:bit (not included). It features rich common robot functions including line tracking, obstacle avoiding, ultrasonic ranging, Bluetooth/2.4G remote control, etc.

Thanks to the highly integrated modular design, it is fairly easy to assemble by a snap, no soldering, no wiring. After a few minutes spent on hardware assembling, you're almost there, our open source demo codes is ready to help you get started fast.

AlphaBot2 Features

AlphaBot2 employs a 2-layer structure to provide excellent stability and compatibility.

AlphaBot2-Base, the lower base chassis:

  • 5-ch infrared sensor, analog output, combined with PID algorithm, stable line tracking
  • Onboard modules like line tracking, obstacle avoiding, needs no messy wiring
  • TB6612FNG dual H-bridge motor driver, compared with L298P, it's more efficient, more compact, and less heating
  • N20 micro gear motor, with metal gears, low noise, high accuracy
  • Onboard RGB LEDs, true color lighting, pretty cool

AlphaBot2 for micro:bit, the upper adapter board for controller:

  • micro:bit dedicated connector, for easily connecting with the micro:bit
  • MP1584 voltage regulator, provides stable 5V output
  • RT9193-33 voltage regulator, provides stable 3.3V voltage to the micro:bit
  • TLC1543 AD acquisition chip, allows the micro:bit to use analog sensors
  • PCA9685 PWM control chip, I/O expander
  • Onboard buzzer to play music

What's on the AlphaBot2-Base


  1. AlphaBot2 control interface: for connecting sorts of controller adapter board
  2. Ultrasonic module interface
  3. Obstacle avoiding indicators
  4. Omni-direction wheel
  5. ST188: reflective infrared photoelectric sensor, for obstacle avoiding
  6. ITR20001/T: reflective infrared photoelectric sensor, for line tracking
  7. Potentiometer for adjusting obstacle avoiding range
  8. TB6612FNG dual H-bridge motor driver
  9. LM393 voltage comparator
  10. N20 micro gear motor reduction rate 1:30, 6V/600RPM
  11. Rubber wheels diameter 42mm, width 19mm
  12. Power switch
  13. Battery holder: supports 14500 batteries
  14. WS2812B: true color RGB LEDs
  15. Power indicator
What's on the AlphaBot2 for micro:bit (Adapter Board)


  1. micro:bit connector
  2. AlphaBot2-Base header: for connecting with the base board
  3. RT9193-33: 3.3V voltage regulator, stable power supply for the micro:bit
  4. PCA9685: PWM control chip, I/O expander, I2C interface
  5. TLC1543: 10-bit AD acquisition chip, allows the micro:bit to use analog line tracking sensor
  6. Buzzer
  7. MP1584 5V voltage regulator
Dimensions
Development Resources

Wiki : www.waveshare.com/wiki/AlphaBot2_for_micro:bit

This Kit Includes:

Note: this product requires two 14500 batteries to work, which are NOT included and should be purchased separately.

Note: the controller micro:bit is NOT included.

AlphaBot2 for micro:bit Acce Pack
  1. AlphaBot2 for micro:bit (adapter board) x1
  2. AlphaBot2-Base (base chassis) x1
  3. Ultrasonic sensor x1
  4. FC-20P cable 8cm x1
  5. USB type A plug to micro B plug cable x1
  6. AlphaBot2 for micro:bit screws x1
  7. Screwdriver x1
R1,299.90  Inc VAT
Cambridge University Press - Coding Club Python Next Steps Level 2 (Python Next Steps Level 2)
Description:

Books at this level are intended for young coders that have enjoyed level 1 books and want to continue their coding adventure at a slightly higher level.

Python Next Steps continues the Python journey. Readers learn more about this fantastic programming language while building several useful, short applications including their own calculator. Several spare buttons will be built so that young coders can attach their own functions making this a truly programmable calculator!

Chapter 1

Ch.1 - Data types:
In this Chapter you are going to:

   >>> Learn about data types.
   >>> Learn about tuples, lists and dictionaries.
   >>> Make a version of MyMagic8Ball that is much shorter to code than the one from Python Basics.

PythonNextSteps-Ch1.pdf

Chapter 2

Ch.2 - Building GUIs:
In this Chapter you are going to:

   >>> Practise using tuples and dictionaries.
   >>> Review using tkinter and learn about some more widgets.
   >>> Build a GUI.
   >>> Build a glossary application that can easily be customised into a number of other simple cool apps too.

Chapter 3

Ch.3 - Designing a Simple Calculator:
In this Chapter you are going to:

   >>> Learn about 'for loops'.
   >>> Use lists and loops to save a lot of repetitive coding.
   >>> Learn more about the tkinter button widget.
   >>> Design your own calculator application called MyCalculator.
   >>> Build a complex GUI easily.

Chapter 4

Ch.4 - A Fully Working Calculator:
In this Chapter you are going to:

   >>> Learn how to use default values in functions creatively.
   >>> Learn about debugging.
   >>> Learn about catching and handling errors.
   >>> Delve deeper into binary numbers.
   >>> Produce a fully working calculator.

Chapter 5

Ch.5 - Customising the Calculator:
In this Chapter you are going to:

   >>> Layout a customisable calculator.
   >>> Create some fully functioning constant buttons.
   >>> Start a module to hold the functions for our programmable buttons.
   >>> Learn a little more about how to organise code in applications.

Bonus Chapter

Bonus Chapter - Algorithms:
In this Chapter you are going to:



   >>> Add code to the programmable buttons.
   >>> Learn about algorithms.
   >>> Learn about factorials.
   >>> Learn how to convert numbers to roman numerals.
   >>> Make a fully programmable calculator with some unique functions including its own customisable game.

R219.90  Inc VAT
Cambridge University Press - Coding Club Python Building Big Apps Level 3 (Python Big Apps Level 3)
Description:

Answers and full source code are on the resources page.

Books at level 3 are intended for young coders that are starting to want to build more involved applications. The first book at this level is Python: Building Big Apps. It introduces Object Oriented Programming (OOP) so that readers become familiar with classes and objects which are extensively used in game programming.

The book does not set out to teach perfect OOP but instead simply aims to introduce some of the concepts and to recommend that building classes allows students to organise their code in big projects in a logical and manageable way.

While learning more theory, readers will build a number of small projects ending with a big project - MyPong. The final chapter will show how building MyPong carefully allows us to quickly and easily build a BreakOut style game, an Invaders game and many more.



Chapter 1

Ch.1 - Can you guess my password?
In this Chapter you are going to revise:

   >>> variables
   >>> if, elif and else
   >>> functions
   >>> while loops
   >>> modules.

Chapter 2

Ch.2 - Objects, classes and factories
In this Chapter you are going to:

   >>> learn how to design classes
   >>> learn how to make objects from classes
   >>> start to build your own module
   >>> learn how to build larger programs one bit at a time.


PythonBuildingBigApps-Ch2.pdf


The MyPong Project:

Chapter 3

Ch.3 - Creating the Table
In this Chapter you are going to:

   >>> design a table class
   >>> learn a bit more about the tkinter module
   >>> build a simple graphical app.

Chapter 4

Ch.4 - Making the Ball
In this Chapter you are going to:

   >>> design a ball class
   >>> learn how to add the ball to the table
   >>> learn how to animate shapes in tkinter.

Chapter 5

Ch.5 - Building the Bats
In this Chapter you are going to:

   >>> design a bat class
   >>> learn how to add the bats to the table
   >>> learn how objects communicate with each other.

Chapter 6

Ch.6 - The Rules and Scoring
In this Chapter you are going to:

   >>> stop the ball bouncing off the left and right walls
   >>> add a scoring system to your game
   >>> finish MyPong.



Two new Games:Bonus Chapter

Bonus Chapter - Two more games
In this Chapter you are going to:

   >>> see how useful lists are for storing objects in games
   >>> see how to add many bricks at once using a loop
   >>> see how flexible your ball, bat and table classes are
   >>> produce two new games that can be further customised.

R219.90  Inc VAT
Cambridge University Press - Coding Club Python Programming Art Supplement 1 (Python Prog Art Suppl 1)
Description:

Answers and full source code are found in the resources page.

Python: Programming Art provides more material at level 1 for those readers who are enjoying their coding at this level but are not quite ready to move on to the next level.

In this book you learn how to use Python's popular turtle module to draw some fantastic art really quickly and in the second half of the book build an awesome art app that is not a paint program or a drawing app but something quite unique and different.

More importantly, by the end of the book, you should be able to write your own short programs and be able to fully customise your art apps into a new app that is truly your own.



Chapter 1

Ch.1 - Introducing turtle
In this Chapter you will learn how to:

   >>> import the turtle module
   >>> make your turtle move around in all directions
   >>> change what the turtle looks like.




PythonProgrammingArt-Ch1.pdf


Chapter 2

Ch.2 - Shapes, colour and repetition
In this Chapter you will learn how to:

   >>> draw circles, squares and polygons
   >>> change the colour of your lines
   >>> fill your shapes with colour
   >>> make Python do more with less code.

Chapter 3

Ch.3 - Getting creative
In this Chapter you will learn how to:

   >>> change the colour of the turtle, the background and the pen
   >>> fill shapes with colour
   >>> change the speed of the turtle
   >>> organise your code so that it is easy to experiment with.



Building an art app:

Chapter 4

Ch.4 - From small beginnings
In this Chapter you will learn how to:

   >>> add background images to tkinter projects
   >>> write some more functions
   >>> call functions with key presses on your keyboard.

Chapter 5

Ch.5 - Red lines are not enough
In this Chapter you will learn how to:

   >>> change the line colour
   >>> change the line thickness
   >>> attach functions to buttons instead of key presses
   >>> adjust the size of buttons.

Chapter 6

Ch.6 - Stamping and painting
In this Chapter you will learn how to:

   >>> organise buttons into frames
   >>> make a function to add an image to your canvas
   >>> attach functions to mouse movements.

R149.90  Inc VAT
Cambridge University Press - Black Flag: A Coding Club Mission (book black flag)
Description:

Welcome to Black Flag: A Coding Club Mission

In Marshall Trent’s Reunited Kingdom every citizen of New Edgehill has a neurochip implanted within them that links directly to the Neuralnet.

The Neuralnet sees and records every thought, movement and microscopic detail of every life in New Edgehill. Absolute control!

Cal Jones believes he is no different from everyone else. That is until he saves the life of Sasha and learns that everything that he thought was true is in fact a lie. He discovers an underground group, the Anarchists, living outside of the Neuralnet and harbouring a secret which will change his life forever.


Read the Book

Matt Langley has written a fantastic, imaginative and exciting novel for the Coding Club series. You can even read the first Chapter now: http://codingclub.co.uk/uploaded_pdfs/BlackFlag_sample.pdf

More info at http://codingclub.co.uk/black_flag.php
Join Danni as you train as an Anarchist


This is a Coding Club mission. This means that you can get far more involved in this book than any other you have read before – should you wish to. To register for free, all you need to do is enter an activation code and fill in a short form. Unfortunately we cannot just leave activation codes in plain view. You will have to visit the Black Flag website and think like a true hacker – ignore the visuals and dig into the code!

I will guide you throughout your training as an Anarchist agent. You will solve many of the assignments that Cal, Sasha and I face in our struggle. Do not worry if you are still a novice programmer, there is lots of guidance and hints along the way.

All the preparation that is necessary is that you have worked through Coding Club: Python Basics. Alternatively you should be fine if you have learnt a little Python 3 some other way. You simply need to have a grasp of how to write variables and functions, perform simple maths operations and manipulate strings. You should also know how to save and load files in IDLE.

It is not going to be easy, but trying to save the World never is!

R190.00  Inc VAT
Anti-Static ESD Wrist Band with Grounding Lead Black (black anti static wrist)
Description:

ESD wrist straps also known as Antistatic wrist straps are used to prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD) by safely grounding a person working with electronic equipment or at an electronic assembly facility. It consists of a band of fabric with fine conductive fibers woven into it. The fibers are usually made of carbon or carbon-filled rubber and the strap is bound with a stainless steel clasp or plate. They are usually used in conjunction with an antistatic mat on the workbench or special static-dissipating plastic laminate on the workbench surface.

Features
 
1. High quality
2. Double circuit electronic, anti-friction.
3. Loop length can be adjusted.
4. Easy to use and flexible, long life and does not produce dust.
5. Mainly for the production line staff and static index is high individuals within the scope of activities of production and easy to produce static electricity generated in their daily working lives high electrostatic potential
6. Use of "point discharge" principle, to achieve electrostatic collection and release.
 
Specifications:
 
1. Main parts: Adopt ABS plastic material synthesis;
2. Wrist ring: Anti-static Elastic Fabric
3. Color: Black
4. Surface resistance: ≤103Ω
5. Electrostatic discharge time: <0. 1s
6. Cable length: 1. 8m/6FT
 
Package includes: 
1 x Anti-static Wrist Strap
R99.90  Inc VAT
Picade DIY kit - 10 inch display including Raspberry Pi 4 1GB (Picade 10 incl Pi41)

Description:

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

Picade is now Raspberry Pi 4 compatible and includes a new USB-C version of Picade X HAT!

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 (now with USB-C), 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, USB-C 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

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

What's in the box?

1 x DIY Picade
1 x Raspberry Pi 4 model B 1GB

R5,199.90  Inc VAT
Raspberry Pi Pico MicroPython Programming Learning Kit(excluding book) (pico begin kit parts)
Description:

Basic entry-level kit prepared for Pico. All the parts you need to complete the tutorials in the MicroPython beginners book (not included)

Tested and selected by professional engineer, with rich tutorials and resources
fast getting started with Raspberry Pi Pico and MicroPython programming



What's in the kit

Raspberry Pi Pico with pre-soldered header

A Low-Cost, High-Performance Microcontroller Board With Flexible Digital Interfaces

more details...

  • RP2040 microcontroller chip designed by Raspberry Pi in the United Kingdom
  • Dual-core Arm Cortex M0 processor, flexible clock running up to 133 MHz
  • 264KB of SRAM, and 2MB of on-board Flash memory
  • Castellated module allows soldering direct to carrier boards
  • USB 1.1 with device and host support
  • Low-power sleep and dormant modes
  • Drag-and-drop programming using mass storage over USB
  • 26 × multi-function GPIO pins
  • 2 × SPI, 2 × I2C, 2 × UART, 3 x12-bit ADC, 16 × controllable PWM channels
  • Accurate clock and timer on-chip
  • Temperature sensor
  • Accelerated floating-point libraries on-chip
  • 8 × Programmable I/O (PIO) state machines for custom peripheral support



ItemDescription
LCD1602 RGB ModuleLCD1602 RGB backlight character LCD, using I2C bus to display text or adjust RGB backlight
PIR motion sensorPyroelectric IR sensor, outputs electric switch signal when IR array from human/animal body is detected
8-Bit WS2812 RGB LED8x RGB LED, play around with cool light effects by programming
AlarmQuality active announciator, used for alarming or playing music
Single-joint potentiometerAdjustable potentiometer, 0~10K range, used for ADC test, volume/brightness adjustment, etc.
Round buttonsThree colors, for button/switch detection
5mm LEDThree colors, for experiments like traffic light, PWM adjusted light, etc.
330R resistorsProviding current-limit protection when connected with LED in series
Breadboard and wires
Jumper wires
Quality 830 breadboard and sorts of wires, easy for connecting components
Plastic boxCustomized box for storing the modules and components


R587.65  Inc VAT
R699.90
10M 0.12 x 8mm Nickel Plated Steel Sheet Strap Strip For Battery Spot Welding (10m nickel strip)
Specifications:

  • Material: Nickel and steel
  • Color: Silver
  • Length: 10 M
  • Width: 8 mm
  • Thickness: 0.12 mm

Feature:
  • - Nickel plated steel sheet
  • - Low Resistance,corrosion resistance
  • - Excellent gloss,ductility,solderability
  • - Widely used in Ni-Mh battery, lithium battery,power tools,cellphone and pc batteries

Package includes:
1 X Nickel Plated Steel Sheet 10m
R219.90  Inc VAT
MaticBox 4 – Innovative case for Raspberry Pi 4 (BLACK) (MaticBox4 BLACK)
Description:

Innovative MaticBox 4 is a case for Raspberry Pi 4. It comes with a large set of components that make it applicable to a wide range of scenarios. It can be attached to any surface, including DIN rails. Multiple ventilation and cable slots as well as dedicated support for active cooling help keep the processor’s temperature down. Makers will appreciate the included Automation Cover, which provides plenty of space to host large elements, such as relays and terminals. One of the most significant innovations are the specially designed feet at the bottom, which not only leave space to help with the cooling, but also make it possible to stack cases on top of each other.

Specifications:

MaticBox 4 is compatible with For Raspberry Pi 4 Model B

Unboxing video available at https://youtu.be/q2PCAjYQ06w

1. Mountable Anywhere – The universal mounting base is designed such that it can be easily attached to any surfaces or objects, including a DIN rail. The screw holes in the four corners allow the base to be attached to flat surfaces. When this is not an option, the base features eight slots which are compatible with cable (zip) ties to attach the box to irregular objects.

2. Stackable Cases –  This is made possible by the innovative design of the feet, patented by LeapMatic. Their special shape provides a secure connection to the case underneath.

3. Multiple Ventilation Slots Fan Adapter –  MaticBox has multiple ventilation slots that provide a natural air flow which disperses heat from the single board computer. An active fan can be attached directly inside the case as well. This is helpful when an extension board limits the available space above the processor. The provided fan adapter can be attached to the case’s body and allows for the mounting of 25 x 25 mm fans with heights from 5 mm to 10 mm, working at either 5V or 3.3V. The adapter’s vertical columns are designed to securely hold fans with different heights. The provided fan spacer helps accommodate CPU heat sinks and low profile fans. The fan adapter can be rotated 180 degrees to accommodate different CPU locations.

4. Low Profile Cover – The low profile cover can be used when no extension boards are present, or when the extension boards are relatively thin and do not contain large elements. With this cover, the case has one of the lowest heights in the market – just 28.5 mm.

5. Automation Cover – MaticBox set also includes an automation cover which is useful when the case hosts extension boards with large elements, such as relays and terminals. The cover features a cutout on the short side for access to terminals on the extension board. When the cutout is not needed, the provided screen can cover it. When only a partial cutout is needed, portions of the screen can be broken away alongside the provided grooves. MaticBox’s overall dimensions, including the automation cover, allows it to be mounted in a standard electrical panel with a DIN rail.

10 features in 1 casе:

1.Low profile cover
2.Automation cover
3.Grooved screen to close the automation cover gap
4.Fan adapter
5.Fan spacer
6. Ability to attach a fan directly inside the case
7. Ability to screw the base to surfaces
8. Ability to attach the base with cable (zip) ties
9. Ability to attach the base to a DIN rail
10. Ability to stack the cases


What's in the box ?

1 x MaticBox 4 – innovative case for Raspberry Pi 4

(*Raspberry Pi NOT included*)


Resources:

Full Manual Features (PDF)

Matic Box & Matic Control (PDF)

Video Tutorials

















(* Raspberry Pi used in images are for example use only and is NOT included *)

R169.90  Inc VAT
MaticBox 4 – Innovative case for Raspberry Pi 4 (WHITE) (MaticBox4 WHITE)
Description:

Innovative MaticBox 4 is a case for Raspberry Pi 4. It comes with a large set of components that make it applicable to a wide range of scenarios. It can be attached to any surface, including DIN rails. Multiple ventilation and cable slots as well as dedicated support for active cooling help keep the processor’s temperature down. Makers will appreciate the included Automation Cover, which provides plenty of space to host large elements, such as relays and terminals. One of the most significant innovations are the specially designed feet at the bottom, which not only leave space to help with the cooling, but also make it possible to stack cases on top of each other.

Specifications:

MaticBox 4 is compatible with For Raspberry Pi 4 Model B

Unboxing video available at https://youtu.be/q2PCAjYQ06w

1. Mountable Anywhere – The universal mounting base is designed such that it can be easily attached to any surfaces or objects, including a DIN rail. The screw holes in the four corners allow the base to be attached to flat surfaces. When this is not an option, the base features eight slots which are compatible with cable (zip) ties to attach the box to irregular objects.

2. Stackable Cases –  This is made possible by the innovative design of the feet, patented by LeapMatic. Their special shape provides a secure connection to the case underneath.

3. Multiple Ventilation Slots Fan Adapter –  MaticBox has multiple ventilation slots that provide a natural air flow which disperses heat from the single board computer. An active fan can be attached directly inside the case as well. This is helpful when an extension board limits the available space above the processor. The provided fan adapter can be attached to the case’s body and allows for the mounting of 25 x 25 mm fans with heights from 5 mm to 10 mm, working at either 5V or 3.3V. The adapter’s vertical columns are designed to securely hold fans with different heights. The provided fan spacer helps accommodate CPU heat sinks and low profile fans. The fan adapter can be rotated 180 degrees to accommodate different CPU locations.

4. Low Profile Cover – The low profile cover can be used when no extension boards are present, or when the extension boards are relatively thin and do not contain large elements. With this cover, the case has one of the lowest heights in the market – just 28.5 mm.

5. Automation Cover – MaticBox set also includes an automation cover which is useful when the case hosts extension boards with large elements, such as relays and terminals. The cover features a cutout on the short side for access to terminals on the extension board. When the cutout is not needed, the provided screen can cover it. When only a partial cutout is needed, portions of the screen can be broken away alongside the provided grooves. MaticBox’s overall dimensions, including the automation cover, allows it to be mounted in a standard electrical panel with a DIN rail.

10 features in 1 casе:

1.Low profile cover
2.Automation cover
3.Grooved screen to close the automation cover gap
4.Fan adapter
5.Fan spacer
6. Ability to attach a fan directly inside the case
7. Ability to screw the base to surfaces
8. Ability to attach the base with cable (zip) ties
9. Ability to attach the base to a DIN rail
10. Ability to stack the cases


What's in the box ?

1 x MaticBox 4 – innovative case for Raspberry Pi 4

(*Raspberry Pi NOT included*)


Resources:

Full Manual Features (PDF)

Matic Box & Matic Control (PDF)

Video Tutorials

















(* Raspberry Pi used in images are for example use only and is NOT included *)

R169.90  Inc VAT
DIY Wooden Robotic Dinosaur (DIY Robotic Dinosaur)
Description:

Get this kit to keep your kids occupied with hands-on activities while enjoying the "robot" crawling when it is completed. This DIY kit is simple enough to be built by 4 years old children, with parent's help. And children 6 years old and above can build it by themself! Let's them explore the fundamental mechanical structure of the mechanical machine, and the concept of electric motor :)

Your kids can always follow the video to build the robot or if you prefer the step by step guide in a document, we have also produced an instruction manual in English:




Note: Download the softcopy instruction manual (English) here

Note: Not suitable for children under 4 years old!

Features:

  • Do It Yourself wooden kit Crawling Robot for kids
  • Mimic Worm Crawling
  • Suitable for age 6 years old and above
  • Come with everything needed to assemble as a moving robot
  • Powered with two (2) AA-size batteries
  • No soldering is needed
  • Moveable or crawlable :)
  • Learn the basic structure of the simple robot

What's in the box ?

  • Wooden parts for the robot body structure
  • 1 x Small DC motor
  • 1 x 2xAA size battery holder with wires (Black and Red)
  • Some double-sided tape
  • Some screws

Resources:

R98.90  Inc VAT
16 in 1 Building:bit Programmable Building Block Kits (building:bit building block kit)

16 in 1 Building:bit Programmable Building Block Kits


Description:

The Building:bit comes with the Super:bit Expansion board and it works with both micro:bit V1 and micro:bit V2(micro:bit not included)


16-in-1 superkit programmable building block kit is designed based on BBC micro:bit, which is composed of Super:bit expansion board, building block servo, Building block motor, battery, and 358 building block parts.

We combine building blocks with electronic devices to bring your building blocks to life, and they can also play music and realize colorful lights. On the one hand, it allows children to learn to program. On the other hand, it can also cultivate children's practical ability and stimulate creativity by assembling building blocks.

Features:

  • Compatible with both micro:bit V1.X and V2.
  • The building:bit kit is designed based on BBC micro:bit, equipped with Super:bit professional expansion board.
    • The most popular microcontrollers for children are suitable for STEAM education.
    • Super:bit expansion board specially designed for micro:bit can perfectly integrate with building blocks, build any shape, and drive building block servo, motor, RGB lights and other devices.
  • 16 kinds of building block models full-color printing project instruction manual
    • The building block parts of this kit are dominated by blue and white, the whole is full of science and technology, which can be assembled into N models.
    • The manual includes assembly steps of 16 kinds of models and basic instruction content for programming.
  • MakeCode programming Python programming, suitable for users of different ages.
    • MakeCode programming: It can effectively reduce the learning threshold and improve children's interest in learning by dragging and splicing colorful building blocks
    • Python programming: A string of character commands control the building blocks, writing a wonderful chapter belonging to the Makers and building block enthusiasts.
  • Support App/game handle remote control
    • When using different equipment to interact with the building blocks, the user can experience the fun brought by technology.
  • Compatible with Lego building block, various gameplays
    • 16 kinds of models with up to 80 gameplays, such as spider walking, helicopter propeller rotation, car wriggling, cannonball shooting, etc.
    • Users can also expand through more Lego bricks and build more interesting shapes.
  • Programming language: MakeCode graphical programming / Python programming







Specifications:


  • Remote control method: APP/micro:bit gamepad
  • Main material: ABS
  • Package Weight: about 1400g
  • Packing box size: 288 * 213 * 68mm
  • Battery type: Rechargeable lithium battery
  • Lifetime: 120 minutes
  • Battery energy: 3.7V / 1200mAh
  • Working temperature: 4 ~ 40 ℃
  • Onboard function: RGB lights, buzzer, etc.
  • Number of building blocks: 358 high-precision building blocks
  • Motor / Servo: 2 motors, 1 servo


What's in the box:

    • 1 x 16 in 1 Building:bit kit

Resources:


R2,499.90  Inc VAT
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