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R369.00  Inc VAT
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This module can simultaneously drive two DC motors or a 4-wire 2-phase stepper motor
R35.00  Inc VAT
R169.00  Inc VAT
R179.00
STS-Pi - Build a Roving Robot (1D2 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).

R309.00  Inc VAT
DIY Steering 4 wheel 2 Motor Smart Robot Car Chassis Kit (1D2 robot steering)
Specifications:

Chassis Material: Acrylic
Length: 265mm
Width: 185mm

Features:

- Easy to install
- Very cool and stylish DIY toy



Package Includes:

8 x acrylic plates
2 x motor
1 x steering gear
4 x wheel
1 set screws
R559.00  Inc VAT
DIY Robot Tank Chassis (1D1 tank chassis)
Features:

Motor Voltage: 3V~7.4V
Color: Black
Material: Plastic
Size: 225x95x45mm


Package includes:


1 x Robot Tank Chassis
R369.00  Inc VAT
:MOVE mini buggy kit for micro:bit (1D2 :Move robot)

The Kitronik :MOVE mini buggy kit for the BBC micro:bit is a fun introduction to the world of robotics. Once built it can be coded for a variety of activities.

The :MOVE mini is a 2 wheeled robot that is suitable for autonomous operation, remote control projects via a Bluetooth application or being controlled using a second BBC micro:bit as a controller via the microbits radio functionality.

The Kitronik :MOVE mini is powered by two continuous rotation servo motors. The speed of these servo’s can be controlled by simply altering the PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) signal to the servo, which is easy to do using the Servo blocks in the Microsoft PXT Block editor. We have also produced Kitronik custom blocks for the Servo:Lite to make the task of coding as quick and painless as possible, see the resources section at the foot of this page for more information.

The buggy also has 5 x RGB individually addressable ZIP LEDs (NeoPixel compatible), which can be used as indicators, reverse lights etc...

It is possible to add a pen or other extra parts to the kit to increase the range of tasks for which it can be used. The BBC micro:bit is sold separately and the kit requires simple assembly, buy the microbit here.

The included Kitronik :MOVE servo:lite board can also be used in conjunction with a BBC micro:bit to build other movement based projects. Kitronik have produced a wide range of tutorials and guides that can be found in the resources section below. They have guides detailing; how to control a third servo, how to code the buggy to draw shapes, how to write code for the on-board ZIP LEDs, how to code the buggy for Bluetooth control and how to use a second microbit as a controller.

Note:

  • This kit requires mechanical assembly.

Features:

  • The kit offers a fun introduction to the world of DIY robotics.
  • Add code for autonomous operation.
  • Use in conjunction with an App and control it over Bluetooth.
  • Use the radio function and a second microbit as a controller.
  • Attach a pen and code the robot to draw shapes.

Contents:

  • 1 x Set of chassis parts.
  • 2 x Micro 360 degree continuous rotation Servos with accessories.
  • 1 x Servo:Light board.
  • 2 x Counter sunk M3 6mm screw.
  • 5 x Counter sunk M3 8mm screw.
  • 6 x M2 Rec Pan Steel screw.
  • 6 x M2 Hex Full Width Nut.
  • 3 x AAA Batteries.

Dimensions:

  • Length: 80mm.
  • Width: 65mm.
  • Height: 70mm.

Resources:

R519.00  Inc VAT
3V-7V DIY Light Shock Absorbed Tank Robot Chassis With 130 Motors (tank chassis shocks)
Features:

1. Only 166g in weight
2. Good damping effect, you can press down to 0.7cm
3. With general motors 130, support 3-7V voltage
4. With the DC charging port at the bottom of the tail


Specifications:

Size: wide 9.7cm* long 18.5cm* high 5cm
Voltage: 3-7V
Motors: 130
Weight: 166g

 

Package Included:

1x Tank Robot Chassis
R349.00  Inc VAT
WS AlphaBot2 Acce robot DIY kit for Raspberry Pi Zero/Zero W (RPi and ultrasonic sensor not included) (1D1 Alphabot2 Zero kit)

Please note: Due to the structure design, ultrasonic sensor module can NOT be used with the AlphaBot2-Pi kit and is not included in the kit as per the pics.

AlphaBot2-PiZero Acce Pack requires the controller Raspberry Pi Zero/Zero W, if you don't have one in hand please use the links to add them to your order.

Overview

This AlphaBot2 robot kit is designed to use with Raspberry Pi Zero/Zero W (not included). It features rich common robot functions including line tracking, obstacle avoiding, ultrasonic ranging, Bluetooth/infrared/WiFi remote control (Bluetooth and WiFi are Zero W specific), 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 assembing, 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-PiZero, 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
  • USB HUB chip, more USB ports for devices like NIC

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-PiZero

  1. AlphaBot2 control interface: for connecting AlphaBot2-Base
  2. LM2596: 5V voltage regulator
  3. Raspberry Pi interface: for connecting Raspberry Pi Zero/Zero W
  4. IR receiver
  5. Buzzer
  6. FE1.1S: USB HUB chip
  7. 12M crystal
  8. USB TO UART: easy for controlling the Pi via UART
  9. USB HUB interface: extends the USB port of Raspberry Pi Zero/Zero W
  10. CP2102: USB TO UART converter
  11. PCA9685: servo controller, make it more smoothly to rotate the pan head
  12. TLC1543: 10-bit AD acquisition chip, allows the Pi to use analog sensors
  13. Servo interface
  14. USB indicators
  15. USB ports: more USB capability

Examples

AlphaBot2 multi robots line following

AlphaBot2-PiZero robot obstacle avoiding

AlphaBot2-PiZero robot RGB LED remote control

AlphaBot2-PiZero robot video monitor

AlphaBot2-PiZero robot Bluetooth control

Development Resources

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

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 where 14500 supply 3.7V each.
As this is a very new product we are still sourcing batteries locally to make this a one stop shopping solution for your convenience.

Package Includes:

  1. AlphaBot2-PiZero (adapter board) x1
  2. AlphaBot2-Base (base chassis) x1
  3. RPi Camera (B) x1
  4. Ultrasonic sensor - NOT INCLUDED FOR THE RASPBERRY PI KITS DUE TO STRUCTURE DESIGN
  5. Micro SD Card 16GB x1
  6. Power adapter US standard 5V/2.5A USB output x1
  7. SG90 servo x2
  8. 2 DOF pan and tilt kit x1
  9. IR remote controller x1
  10. FC-20P cable 8cm x1
  11. Micro USB connector x1
  12. RPi Zero V1.3 Camera Cable 30cm x1
  13. USB type A plug to micro B plug cable x1
  14. AlphaBot2-PiZero screws x1
  15. Micro SD Card Reader x1 
  16. Screwdriver x1 
R1,349.00  Inc VAT
Robot Car Chassis Kit single (1D2 Robot 3W single)
Features:

Mechanical structure is simple, it is easy to build.
Can be used for distance measurement, velocity.
Can use with other modules to function as tracing, obstacle avoidance, distance testing, speed testing, wireless remote control.

Download manual: www.uctronics.com/download/U3800.zip

Specification:

For Motors:
VoltageDC 3VDC6VDC 7.2V
Current160mA220mA250mA
No-load Speed120 rpm/min200 rpm/min250 rpm/min
Load Speed100 rpm/min175 rpm/min210 rpm/min
Torque0.45 kg.cm1.0 kg.cm1.5 kg.cm
Reduction Ratio1:48
Noise≤65dB
Motor Size65mm x 18mm x 22mm(L*W*H)

For Smart Car:
Voltage3~9VDrive Mode2WD
Current600mAChassis Thickness3mm
Load≤2kgCar Weight285g
Speed0.6 m/sCar Size220 x 175 x 65mm


Package includes:

1 x DIY robot car kit
R289.00  Inc VAT
DIY Two Wheel Drive Round Double-Deck Smart Robot Chassis Kit (1D2 round robot kit)
Specifications:

Plate material: Acrylic
Round plate diameter: 130mm
Square plate size: 130 x 95mm
Wheel diameter: 65mm
Finished size: 130 x 150 x 68mm (L x W x H)

Note: This is a DIY kit, you need to assembling it. No instructions supplied.

Package includes:

1 x Round Acrylic Plate
1 x Square Acrylic Plate
2 x Wheels
1 x Universal Wheel
2 x Gear Motors
4 x "T" Mode Fixed Motor Brackets
1 x Screw And Nuts Set
R259.00  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
DIY Steel Ball Universal Wheel for Inspection Robot - Silver - each (1D4 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
SG90 Universal 9g Servo Motors w/ Accessories for R/C Robot / Helicopter - Blue + Yellow (1D4 servo blue)
Suitable for fixed wing aircraft, helicopter, glider, mini robot, manipulator model, etc
Universal for JR and FP connector
Cable length: 25cm
No load; Operating speed: 0.12 sec / 60 degree (4.8V), 0.10 sec / 60 degree (6.0V)
Stall torque (4.8V): 1.6kg/cm
Temperature: -30~60'C
Dead band width: 5us
Working voltage: 3.5~6V
3.2 cm x 3 cm x 1.2 cm
R49.00  Inc VAT
2-Axis FPV Camera Cradle Head w/ 9g Dual Servo / Steering Gear for Robot / R/C Car - Black + Blue (1D3 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
R169.00  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 (1D3 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) (1D3 Steppe pcb driver)
- 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)
R69.00  Inc VAT
Adafruit DC & Stepper Motor HAT - Mini Kit (1D4 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
L9110S H Bridge Stepper Motor Dual DC Driver Controller Module (1D3 L9110S small H Bridge)

Description:

There are two L9110S motor controller chips onboard
This module can simultaneously drive two DC motors or a 4-wire 2-phase stepper motor

Feature:

Work under low static current
Power supply voltage: DC 2.5V - 12V
Each channel has 800mA continuous current output
Low saturation pressure drop
TTL / CMOS output level compatible, can be connected directly to the CPU
Output built-in clamping diode, apply to the perceptual load
Control and drive integrate in IC
Pin high pressure protection function
Working temperature: 0°C - 80°C
Size: 29 x 21mm(L x W)

Circuit diagram:

 


Package includes:

  1x L9110S stepper motor driver

This module can simultaneously drive two DC motors or a 4-wire 2-phase stepper motor
R35.00  Inc VAT
L298N Dual H-Bridge Stepper Motor Driver Board (H Bridge big red dual stepper)
Description:

Double H bridge drive
Chip: L298N (ST NEW)
Logical voltage: 5V
Drive voltage: 5V-35V
Logical current: 0mA-36mA
Drive current: 2A (MAX single bridge)
Storage temperature: -20 to +135
Max power: 25W
Weight: 30g
Size: 43 x 43 x 27mm

Note:

This module has a built-in 5v power supply, when the driving voltage is 7v-35v, this supply is suitable as a power supply.
DO NOT connect input voltage to +5v on controller interface.
When ENA is enabled IN1 IN2 control OUT1 OUT2
When ENB is enabled IN3 IN4 control OUT3 OUT4

Note:  Package does not include the screws.

Package included:

5 x  L298N Module
R59.00  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
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
R179.00
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