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The L293DNE Dual H-Bridge IC is able to run four solenoids, two DC motors or one bi-polar or uni-polar stepper motor, with up to 600mA per channel!
R79.00  Inc VAT
R279.00  Inc VAT
6 x AA Battery Holder with DC2.1 Power Jack for Arduino (battery holder 6xAA)
Description:

Holds 6 x AA batteries (not included) which can do 7.2 V rechargeable battery pack from NiMH / NiCd cells or 9V battery pack from alkaline cells
Power supply for dc projects.
With DC05 power supply jack
Cable Length: 12cm

Specifications:

Voltage: 9V
Material: Plastic
Power: 6 x 1.5V AA batteries
Color: Black
Net weight: 25g

Package includes:

1x Battery case with DC2.1 power jack
R28.50  Inc VAT
TT-02 DIY Car Model TT Motor w/ Wheel - Black + Yellow (robot wheel and motor)
Quantity 1 Piece(s)/pack
Color Yellow + black
Material ABS + iron
Compatible Models Robot, gun toy, four wheel drive toy, aircraft toy, vibration products
Other Feature Motor speed: 100 per minutes; Torque: 4.5kg. cm1; Voltage: 3~6V; Non-loaded revolving speed: 100RPM; Non-loaded current: 60mA; Torque (6V): 4500mg cm
Packing List 1 x Motor
1 x Wheel
R69.00  Inc VAT
DIY Steel Ball Universal Wheel for Inspection Robot - Silver - each (robot slider ball)
Color Silver
Material Steel
Compatible Models N/A
Application DIY accessories for inspection robot
Other Feature Steel ball diameter: 2cm
Packing List 1 x Steering wheel
R74.10  Inc VAT
2-Axis FPV Camera Cradle Head w/ 9g Dual Servo / Steering Gear for Robot / R/C Car - Black + Blue (cam pan/tilt bracket)
You'll have to know how to control this unit from you GPIO port or a servo controller module(Not included).

Specially designed for R/C car and robotics; Can be pan/tilt 180 degrees; Can hold ultrasonic sensor, IR sensor, camera or other sensors.

- Weight: 15g

- Working torque: 1.6KG/cm

- Response rotary speed: 0.10s / 60 degree

- Working temperature: -30~60'C

- Dead zone: 2ms

- Plug: JR, Futaba

- Rotating angle: Max. 180 degree

- Servo: digital servo

- Working current: 0.02A

- Working voltage: 3.5~6V

- Structure: Nylon + plastic gear

Packing List
1 x Cradle head w/ servo (25.6+/-2cm)
1 x Pack of screws
R225.00  Inc VAT
PiBorg - PicoBorg - Motor Controller (Picoborg motor controller)

The PicoBorg is an ultra compact motor controller for the Raspberry Pi. With PicoBorg, you can turn on and off fans, motors, solenoids or relays from your Raspberry Pi. There are 4 low side drivers, so you can turn on and off 4 devices, and one device is connected to the RPi PWM pin, so you can vary the speed of that motor! Motor control is accessed via a simple GUI, which can be installed by following the PicoBorg installation instructions. Motor power is not taken directly from the Raspberry Pi, so there's no risk of your Pi dropping out. Instead, the PicoBorg utilises a battery pack to drive the motors; meaning you're not restricted to 5V motors, in fact you can drive ANY motors up to 20V! Why not create your own Raspberry Pi Cyborg?

The PicoBorg is perfect for any small motor project, for example:

  • 4 fans on/off control over all and vary speed on one fan
  • 4 solenoids
  • 4 DC motors (on / off control over all and vary speed on one motor)
  • Control one 6 wire stepper motor in both directions
  • Rover project!

The PicoBorg Features:

  • Drive 4 x DC Motors (on/off) or 1 x 6-Wire Stepper motor (Bi-Direction)
  • Allows speed control on 1 x Motor
  • Max 20V recommended 12V or less
  • Max current 2.5A (stall) or less
  • Primarily designed to be used with large resistance, low inductance motors and for learning and experimenting purposes.
Warnings:
  • As there are no pull up or pull down resistors on the inputs, the picoBorg expects the Pi to be controlling the pins when the power is applied. Power the Pi first, run the software and then apply power to the PicoBorg.
  • There is no thermal shutoff, keep an eye on temperature of the FETs and diodes
  • There is no current limiting, you must observe current restrictions
  • There is no short circuit or reverse voltage protection
  • For commercial applications and control of larger motors and lower resistance coils etc, PiBorg or PiBorg nano may be a better solution
  • If you are new to electronics and getting started, we recommend you don't use a battery, rather a low current <100mA power supply as this can be more forgiving if you get things wrong
  • Be very careful of connections and soldering as mistakes could potentially hurt your picoBorg and Raspberry Pi.
R249.00  Inc VAT
Wheel For Robot Chassis (rear chassis wheel)
Wheel diameter: 30mm
Height: about 34mm

Package Included:
1 x car wheel
R45.00  Inc VAT
Stepper Motor with ULN2003 Driver (DC 5V) (Step motor + single driver pcb)
- High quality stepper motor with ULN2003 driver
- Suitable for microcontroller development
- Voltage: DC 5V
- Diameter: 28mm
- Step Angle: 5.625 x 1/64
- Reduction Ratio: 1/64
 
Dimensions: 1.38 in x 1.18 in x 0.39 in (3.5 cm x 3.0 cm x 1.0 cm)
Weight: 1.45 oz (41 g)
R75.00  Inc VAT
Adafruit DC & Stepper Motor HAT - Mini Kit (Adafr DC & Step Mini Kit)

Let your robotic dreams come true with the new DC+Stepper Motor HAT from Adafruit. This Raspberry Pi add-on is perfect for any motion project as it can drive up to 4 DC or 2 Stepper motors with full PWM speed control.

Raspberry Pi and motors are not included.

Since the Raspberry Pi does not have a lot of PWM pins, we use a fully-dedicated PWM driver chip onboard to both control motor direction and speed. This chip handles all the motor and speed controls over I2C. Only two pins (SDA & SCL) are required to drive the multiple motors, and since it's I2C you can also connect any other I2C devices or HATs to the same pins.

In fact, you can even stack multiple Motor HATs, up to 32 of them, for controlling up to 64 stepper motors or 128 DC motors (or a mix of the two) - just remember to purchase and solder in a stacking header instead of the one we include.

Motors are controlled by TB6612 MOSFET drivers with 1.2A per channel and 3A peak current capabilitya big improvement over L293D drivers and there are built-in flyback diodes as well.

We even had a little space so we added a polarity protection FET on the power pins and a bit of prototyping area. And the HAT is assembled and tested here at Adafruit so all you have to do is solder on the included 2x20 plain header and the terminal blocks.

Lets check out these specs again:

  • 4 H-Bridges: TB6612 chipset provides 1.2A per bridge (3A peak) with thermal shutdown protection, internal kickback protection diodes. Can run motors on 4.5VDC to 13.5VDC.
  • Up to 4 bi-directional DC motors with individual 8-bit speed selection (so, about 0.5% resolution)
  • Up to 2 stepper motors (unipolar or bipolar) with single coil, double coil, interleaved or micro-stepping.
  • Big terminal block connectors to easily hook up wires (18-26AWG) and power
  • Polarity protected 2-pin terminal block and jumper to connect external 5-12VDC power
  • Works best with Raspberry Pi model A+, B+, Pi 2 B or Pi 3 B.
  • Install the easy-to-use Python library, check out the examples and you're ready to go!

Comes with an assembled & tested HAT, terminal blocks, and 2x20 plain header. Some soldering is required to assemble the headers on. Stacking header not included.

Raspberry Pi, motors, and battery pack are not included but we have lots of motors in the shop and all our DC motors, and stepper motors work great. Check out Adafruit's detailed tutorial for tons of info including schematics, wiring diagrams, python libraries and example walkthroughs.

R399.00  Inc VAT
MegaPi Born to Motion Control (MegaPi)

Please note this item only includes the MegaPi board. Servos, motors etc is for demonstration purposes only.

What is MegaPi?

MegaPi—Born to Motion Control

MegaPi is a microcontroller board based on ATmega2560. With abundant motor driver interfaces, it can control and combine different kinds of motors rapidly, drive 10 servos and 8 DC motors/ 4 stepper motors simultaneously and have a maximum output current of 10A.

MegaPi can be programmed with Arduino software (IDE) or graphical programming language. It is even better that MegaPi works perfectly with Raspberry Pi, by which makers will be able to drive motors and sensors with Python!

With strong motor-driving ability and ease of use, MegaPi is an ideal option for 3D printer, CNC, robotic project etc.

How to Use MegaPi?

Take it easy! It is quite easy-to-use though with great capabilities. If you are a fan of Arduino or Raspberry Pi, we believe that controlling Mega Pi will be a piece of cake to you, since you must know Arduino IDE or Python programming very well. (Controlling MegaPi through Python programming requires a Raspberry Pi, and you have to weld their communication interfaces together.)

Graphical Programming

We also prepare graphical programming for the beginner of Maker, making creating robot very easy. We even add the control program of MegaPi into our App, which enables you to control MegaPi with iPad! As congeneric products, MegaPi also need to control motor by motor driver. However, the driver interfaces of MegaPi are encapsulated and anti-reverse, so that you can insert or pull out driver module conveniently.

Driver modules types:

• Stepper motor driver: http://makeblock.com/megapi-encoder-dc-motor-river

• DC/coding electric motor: http://makeblock.com/megapi-stepper-motor-driver-v1

Thus, don't forget to buy motor driver if you intend to do some projects with motor. We prepare some instructions :

User Guide:

Learn: http://learn.makeblock.com/megaPi/

Arduino IDE: http://learn.makeblock.com/learning-Arduino

Makeblock HD App: http://learn.makeblock.com/makeblock-app-hd/

Who is MegaPi Born for?

Constructing and developing projects like robots, 3D printer and CNC require main control board with stronger motor-driving ability and diversified program languages for users of different levels. MegaPi is exactly born for this. As the newest generation of microcontroller board of Makeblock, it inheres our idea: making creation easy.

If you are a geek who need a cost-effective board to make your infinitive creative ideas into practice;

If you are a teacher or a student of STEM education who desires to learn open-source hardware and program language;

If you are a cool parent who wants to create something, enjoying DIY with your kids,MegaPi will be the best choice for you.

Features:

• Four motor driver interfaces for adding encoder motor driver and stepper motor driver, and thus to drive DC motors, encoder motors and stepper motors;

• One wireless communication interface for adding Bluetooth module or 2.4G module;

• Ten servo interfaces which enable the board to drive up to 10 servos at the same time;

• Two high-power MOS driver interface which is able to drive devices with a maximum current of 10A. Maximum output: DC 5V 3A;

• One Raspberry Pi switch interface (requires manual soldering) to realize 5V to 3.3V serial communication.

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The various colors on MegaPi represents specialized functions:

• Red pin--power output/motor output;

• Yellow pin--I/O pin;

• Blue pin--wireless communication interface;


R1,060.20  Inc VAT
Megapi Stepper Motor Driver (Megapi stepper driver)

Description:

This module is designed to drive stepper motors. It uses DRV8825 chip and has a maximum driving current of 2.5A. The DRV8825 is a complete micro-stepping motor driver with built-in translator for easy operation. It is designed to operate bipolar stepper motors in full, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8/ 1/16, or 1/32 step modes. We add an on-board potentiometer, so you can change the current of motor easily.

 

Features:

• Compatible with 4 wire bi-polar stepper motors;

• A potentiometer to control the current of the stepper motor;

• A on board heat sink helping heat dissipation;

• Capable of driving one encoder motor (green interface);

• Color-code male and female pins ensure connecting with MegaPi correctly;

• Small size for easy connecting with MegaPi.

 

Specification:

• Motor driver: DRV8825

• Output current:1.75A (with proper heatsinking at 24 V and 25°C)

• Max current: 2.5A (pay attention to heat dissipation)

• Drive voltage: 8.2V-45V

• Note: MegaPi max supply voltage 12V

• Logic voltage: 5V

• Dimensions: 1.5cm x 2.0cm

 

User Guide:

• MegaPi: http://learn.makeblock.com/megaPi/

• Arduino IDE: http://learn.makeblock.com/learning-Arduino/

• Makeblock HD App: http://learn.makeblock.com/makeblock-app-hd/

R228.00  Inc VAT
Megapi Encoder/DC Motor Driver (Megapi dc motor driver)

Description:

This encoder motor is capable of driving two DC motors or one encoder motor. It has 16 pins, allowing you to connect with MegaPi by simply plugging in. The motor driver IC on the board is TB6612, which is a high efficiency MOSFET driver with low heat dissipation. Overcurrent protection included to prevent the driver IC from burning out.

 

Features:

• Compatible with 4 wire bi-polar stepper motors;

• A potentiometer to control the current of the stepper motor;

• A on board heat sink helping heat dissipation;

• Capable of driving one encoder motor (green interface);

• Color-code male and female pins ensure connecting with MegaPi correctly;

• Small size for easy connecting with MegaPi.

 

Specification:

• Motor driver: DRV8825

• Output current:1.75A (with proper heatsinking at 24 V and 25°C)

• Max current: 2.5A (pay attention to heat dissipation)

• Drive voltage: 8.2V-45V (Note: MegaPi max supply voltage 12V)

• Logic voltage: 5V

• Dimensions: 1.5cm x 2.0cm

 

User Guide:

• MegaPi: http://learn.makeblock.com/megaPi/

• Arduino IDE: http://learn.makeblock.com/learning-Arduino/

•Makeblock HD App: http://learn.makeblock.com/makeblock-app-hd/

R228.00  Inc VAT
GPIO 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
R169.00  Inc VAT
R199.00
DC 3V Mini Motor (3V dc motor mini)
Specifications:
 
Motor size: 38x20x15mm
Shaft diameter: 2mm 
Axial length: 9mm 
Voltage: 3-6V
 
Package Includes:
 
1 x DC 3V Mini Motor
R20.00  Inc VAT
STS-Pi - Build a Roving Robot (STS Tri robot chassis)

5.... 4.... 3.... 2.... 1.... Turn your Raspberry Pi into a spaceship!

This robot chassis is designed to be used with our Explorer HAT, Explorer HAT Pro, or Explorer pHAT boards though it will work with other motor drivers!

The kit is a great way to introduce yourself to robots and controlling motors with your Raspberry Pi. It even includes a camera mount so your little robot can take pictures while it's roaming around!

There is no soldering required and the whole kit can be put together with a small flat-head screwdriver.

Connor Plant has created a build video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHn3ZiPG69w

Kit includes:

  • Laser cut chassis
  • Raspberry Pi camera mount
  • 2 x super-grippy moon-buggy wheels
  • 2 x push header motors (298:1 ratio)
  • 0.5" front castor wheel
  • Jumper leads
  • 2 x motor mounting brackets
  • 2 x battery clips (battery optional and not included)
  • Nuts, bolts, and other fixings

Build up your robot and program it in Python, Scratch, or whatever language you prefer! Add a USB battery pack (not included) and a WiFi dongle and you can make it roam free!

Does not include the Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi Camera, or Explorer HAT (Pro or pHAT).

R339.00  Inc VAT
Adafruit 16-Channel PWM / Servo HAT for Raspberry Pi - Mini Kit (adaf 16 servo control)

Control 16 Servos with perfect timing!

This HAT can also do PWM up to 1.6 KHz with 12 bit precision, all completely free-running.

For use with Raspberry Pi Model A+ or B+, can be used with the Model A or B if you use a tall 2x13 header instead of the included 2x20.

  • drive up to 16 servos or PWM outputs over I2C with only 2 pins.
  • The on-board PWM controller will drive all 16 channels simultaneously with no additional Raspberry Pi processing overhead.
  • stack up to 62 HATs to control up to 992 servos - all with the same 2 pins!

Best of all, Adafruit even have a Python library you can use, so you'll be up and running instantly, to make your robotic creation com to life. The Adafruit PWM/Servo HAT is the perfect solution for any project that requires a lot of servos or PWM outputs! Check out Adafruits detailed tutorial for lots more information including diagrams, schematics, installation instructions and more

Each order contains

  • a Servo HAT
  • a 2-pin terminal block
  • four 3x4 headers
  • a 2x20 socket header

You'll need to do some light through-hole soldering to attach the headers onto the HAT circuit board. If you would like to stack multiple HATs onto one Pi, you can also pick up a 2x20 stacking header and a set of right-angle 3x4 headers that should be soldered on instead.

Please note! This kit does not come with Raspberry Pi, servos, or required 5V power supply.

R299.00  Inc VAT
Adafruit TB6612 1.2A DC/Stepper Motor Driver Breakout Board (Adafruit TB6612 stepper driver)

Fire four solenoids, spin two DC motors or step one bi-polar or uni-polar stepper with 1.2A per channel (3A peak) using the TB6612.

 We really like these dual H-bridges, so if you want to control motors without a shield or HAT these are easy to include on any solderless breadboard or perma-proto.

We solder on TB6612 onto a breakout board for you here, with a polarity protection FET on the motor voltage input and a pullup on the "standby" enable pin. Each breakout chip contains two full H-bridges (four half H-bridges). That means you can drive four solenoids, two DC motors bi-directionally, or one stepper motor. Just make sure they're good for 1.2 Amp or less of current, since that's the limit of this chip. They do handle a peak of 3A but that's just for a short amount of time. What we like most about this particular driver is that it comes with built in kick-back diodes internally so you dont have to worry about the inductive kick damaging your project or driver!

There's two digital inputs per H-bridge (one for each half of the bridge) as well as a PWM input per driver so you can control motor speed. Runs at 2.7V-5V logic. The motor voltage is separate from the logic voltage. Good for motor voltages from 4.5V up to 13.5V! This wont work well for 3V motors.

Comes as one assembled and tested breakout plus a small strip of header. You'll need to do some light soldering to attach the header onto the breakout PCB. Arduino, motors, and power supply not included. Check out the handy tutorial on assembly and wiring!

R130.01  Inc VAT
ULN2803A: 8 Channel Darlington IC - Solenoid, DC & Stepper Motor Driver (Darlington stepper driver IC)
Bring in some muscle to your output pins with 8 mighty Darlingtons! This DIP chip contains 8 drivers that can sink 500mA from a 50V supply and has kickback diodes included inside for driving coils. This will let your little microcontroller or microcomputer power solenoids, DC motors (in one direction) and unipolar stepper motors. The inputs can be driven by 3.3V or 5V logic and the IC fits nicely in any breadboard or perfboard.
 
Please note, this is an 'open collector' driver - it can only be used to connect the load to ground and there will be a 1 Volt (or more) 'drop' across the internal transistors.
 
This is a genuine Toshiba part, not a cheap replica! 
 
The ULN2803: 8 Channel Darlington IC (Solenoid/Unipolar Stepper Driver) Features:
  • The ULN2803APG / AFWG Series are high−voltage,high−current darlington drivers comprised of eight NPN darlington pairs.
  • All units feature integral clamp diodes for switching inductive loads.
  • Applications include relays, hammer, solenoid, unipolar steppers, lamp and display (LED) drivers etc.
  • Output current (single output): 500 mA (max)
  • High sustaining voltage output: 50 V (min)
  • Output clamp diodes
  • Inputs compatible with various types of logic.
  • Package Type−APG : DIP−18pin

Downloads

ULN2803 Data Sheet

Tutorials

How to Control a Stepper Motor using your Raspberry Pi & the ULN2803 Driver Chip

R33.00  Inc VAT
L293DNE: Dual H-Bridge IC - Solenoid, DC & Stepper Motor Driver (L293DNE IC only H-bridge)
The L293DNE Dual H-Bridge IC is able to run four solenoids, two DC motors or one bi-polar or uni-polar stepper motor, with up to 600mA per channel!
 
Each chip contains two full H-bridges (four half H-bridges) which means you can drive four solenoids, two DC motors bi-directionally, or one stepper motor. Just make sure they're good for under 600 mA since that's the limit of this chip. They do handle a peak of 1.2A but that's just for a short amount of time. What we like most about this particular driver is that it comes with built in kick-back diodes internally so you dont have to worry about the inductive kick damaging your project or driver
 
There's a PWM input per driver so you can control motor speed and the chip runs at 5V logic. Good for motor voltages from 4.5V up to 36V, and fits nicely in any breadboard or perfboard.
 
The L293DNE: Dual H-Bridge IC - Stepper & DC Motor Driver Features:
  • Dual H-Bridges - run four solenoids, two DC motors, or one uni-polar or bi-polar stepper motor
  • All units feature integral clamp diodes for switching inductive loads.
  • Output Current: 600mA per channel (1.2A Max)
  • No of Channels: 4
  • Input: 5V Logic
  • Supply Voltage Range: 4.5V to 36V
  • Driver Case Style: DIP
  • No. of Pins: 16
  • Operating Temperature Range: 0°C to +70°C

Downloads

L293DNE Data Sheet

Tutorials

Controlling a Stepper Motor with the L293D

Raspberry Pi: Controlling a DC Motor

Arduino: Stepper Motors

Arduino: DC Motor Reversing

The L293DNE Dual H-Bridge IC is able to run four solenoids, two DC motors or one bi-polar or uni-polar stepper motor, with up to 600mA per channel!
R79.00  Inc VAT
Pimoroni Explorer HAT PRO (1B2 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

R279.00  Inc VAT
DC 12V 0.4N Push-Pull Open Frame Solenoid Electric Magnet Holding (solenoid push pull 12V)
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 : 0.4N
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 : 3(L)x1.2(W)x1.5(H)cm
Lead Length : 20cm

Package Includes :

1 x DC 12V 0.4N Push-Pull Open Frame Solenoid Electric Magnet
R105.01  Inc VAT
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