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Motor Control Shield is capable of driving 4 DC motors or 2 stepping motors at one time.
R126.90  Inc VAT
Designed with learning in mind
R89.90  Inc VAT
This neat little board plugs directly into the Raspberry Pi GPIO header and provides 2 or 4 connectors for small stepper motors
R299.90  Inc VAT
R399.90  Inc VAT
R599.90  Inc VAT
R99.90  Inc VAT
R179.90
328 ProtoShield Prototype Expansion Board Compatible Arduino with M2M jumpers (Arduino prototype shield)
Description:

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

Features:

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

Package includes:

  1x Arduino compatible 328 protoshield prototype expansion board
R119.90  Inc VAT
Wheel For Robot Chassis (rear chassis wheel)
Description:

Add this to wheel any robot chassis and make your project move

Specifications:

Wheel diameter: 30mm
Height: about 34mm

What's in the box?:

1 x car wheel
R37.90  Inc VAT
WS Motor Control Shield for Arduino (WS Arduino Motor Control Shield)
Description

Motor Control Shield is capable of driving 4 DC motors or 2 stepping motors at one time.

Features
  • Configurable motor power supply via onboard jumper
    • when using 5V motor power supply : drives four 5V DC motors at one time
    • when using adjustable motor power supply : drives two 1.25V-6.45V DC motors at one time (9V external power supply is required)
  • Onboard dual H-bridge driver L293D x 2
    • each L293D can drive 2 DC motors or 1 stepping motor at one time
    • totally 4 channel H-bridge, with 600mA output current (peak 1.2A) per single bridge
    • ESD protection
What's on Board
  1. External power supply jack
  2. Power input/output pinheader
  3. Stepping motor interface
  4. DC motor interface
  5. M_PWR configuration : connects M_PWR (motor power) to 5V or ADJ
  6. Power selection switch
  7. Power indicator
  8. AMS1117-ADJ : onboard linear regulator with adjustable output
  9. Adjustable potentiometer : for adjusting the output voltage of ADJ (adjustable motor power)
  10. L293D : dual H-bridge driver
  11. LM2596-5.0 : onboard linear switching regulator with 5V output

Note : when in operation, it's normal that the onboard motor drivers and regulators generate lots of heat.

Development resources: demo codes, schematic, datasheets, etc.
www.waveshare.com/Motor_Control_Shield

Motor Control Shield is capable of driving 4 DC motors or 2 stepping motors at one time.
R126.90  Inc VAT
2 Pcs Yellow/Black Robot Car Wheels (2 x robot wheels yellow)
Description:

You will find this wheel can be installed conveniently with many fixed locations on the acrylicplate of most robot chassis and motors, and is very suitable for Raspberry Pi, Arduino and MCU robotics.

Features:

With inner tyre
Diameter: 68mm
Width: 26mm
Center hole: 5.3 x 3.66mm (two sides is semicircle)
Weight: 50g

Package includes:

2 x robot car wheels
R44.90  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
Pi Stop - Traffic Light Add-on for Raspberry Pi (GPIO 3.3V stand traffic light)
Description:

The Pi-Stop is a low cost hardware module designed to allow Raspberry Pi users to take their first steps into interfacing with the real world.

Designed with the learning in mind, everyone will recognise and identify its familiar elements encouraging their use along-side their own projects.

Move past the Stop light

The Pi-Stop is designed to remove many of the common hurdles people are faced with when getting started using hardware with the Raspberry Pi. Often it is difficult to know what components to use and how to connect them, the Pi-Stop makes it simple by plugging directly onto pre-set positions on the Raspberry GPIO connector.

By plugging the Pi-Stop directly on to the Raspberry Pi GPIO header, no extra cables or wires are needed. Unlike many other add-on boards, they do not block unused GPIO pins, keeping them open for other uses. The Pi-Stop can be fitted in 4 standard locations, allowing up to four Pi-Stops to be controlled independently or combined with other hardware.

Prepare to go!

The Pi-Stop provides a simple stepping stone, between pure screen based programming and using physical hardware to interact with the real world. Components like the Pi-Stop will provide a flexible and non-restrictive way to build understanding through experimenting.

Since it is only a step away from a bag of components, it also allows the programming of hardware to be introduced, and the electronics involved can be introduced separately, if desired. Allowing the pupils to discover they can control real things, and then again to discover they can also build their own circuits and control them in exactly the same way.

Often, people are faced with a magic board which they plug in and tell it to do stuff, however it isn't always clear to them why or how it does it. By providing something which they can remove and replace with something (apparently) completely different (- wires, breadboards and LEDs) they will be able to understand the link.

By keeping the hardware very simple, it allows better understanding of what is happening, and allows space to come up with your own projects and apply the concepts with your own ideas in mind.

GO Full throttle

The documentation and guides are openly available for the Pi-Stop for educational use. There will be guides, tutorials and workshop material available all of which can be taken as is[available as PDF format] or adapted to your own needs [available in markdown format].

It is encouraged that similar materials can be submitted back for others also to share and make use of.

The materials will demonstrate the concepts, methods and provide the building blocks to explore ideas and take learning further by with creative projects, activities and games.

Pi-Stop Documentation

The following material is available (in both PDF and markdown format):

Designed with learning in mind
R89.90  Inc VAT
Avoidance tracking Smart Robot Car Chassis Kit Speed Encoder Battery Box 2WD Ultrasonic module For Arduino kit (Aduino robot car)
Please Note: Some drilling will be required. You might need to add a few standoffs and screws to build it the way you want it.
Description:

This complete robot car kit includes the arduino as well. Just add batteries and code. Great for beginners to learn how to code using sensors and motion on the Arduino boards

Pdf manual available at http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~sedwards/presentations/robot-car-instructions.pdf 
Get more details at https://create.arduino.cc/projecthub/hda-robotics/project-1-2wd-obstacle-avoiding-robot-390ef8

Package Includes: 
  • Car chassis x 1 
  • Car Wheels x 2 
  • DC Gear Motor x 2 
  • 20 line gun code disk x 2 
  • Fasteners (high intensity black acrylic) x 4 
  • Caster x 1 
  • Four battery box x 1 
  • Quality Rocker Switch x 1 
  • Assembly drawing x 1
  • Several screws and nuts
  • V5 shield x 1
  • UNO R3 x 1
  • SG90 x 1
  • FPV x 1
  • L298N x 1
R599.90  Inc VAT
PiStep2 Quad Stepper Motor Control Board for Raspberry Pi (PiStep2 stepper hat)
Description:

This neat little board plugs directly into the Raspberry Pi GPIO header and provides 2 or 4 connectors for small stepper motors

  • Fully Assembled - No Soldering Required
  • Raspberry Pi Zero Form Factor - works with all versions of Raspberry Pi with 40pin GPIO connector
  • Stepper motors and Raspberry Pi not included

Various Power Options:

  1. Powered from the Raspberry Pi 5V
  2. From the 2-pin Terminal (whatever voltage is required for the motors)
  3. Micro-USB - 5V only

Pinout is simple:

  • Physical pins 11, 12, 13, 15 for Motor A (GPIO 17, 18, 27, 22)
  • Physical pins 16, 18, 22, 7 for Motor B (GPIO 23, 24, 25, 04)
  • Physical pins 33, 32, 31, 29 for Motor C (GPIO 13,12,6,5)
  • Physical Pins 38, 37, 36, 35 for Motor D (GPIO 20,26,16,19)

Each pin has an associated white LED so you can see the stepper signals going through

Power Supply Alternatives

  • Jumper VCC-VSTP (default). Power from the motors is taken from the Raspberry Pi 5V line
    • Micro-USB into Raspberry Pi. 5V for the Pi and the stepper motors goes through a poly-fuse which can trip if 2 motors are used simultaneously
    • Micro-USB into the PiStep board. 5V for both the Pi and the stepper motors is provided directly from the 5V USB input so no problems with 2 motors at once
  • Jumper VSTP-VIN. Power for the motors is provided from the 2-pin screw terminal, so can be any voltage that the steppers can handle. Ensure you use the correct polarity! We recommend to keep it below 12V. You will find that the stepper motors can go up to 9V and will be able to step faster, the higher the voltage that is applied, but there will be some deterioration of the life of the stepper motor at a higher voltage.

Python Programming

Please see the excellent example here for some pointers. You will need to change the pin numbers as above and also change the speed so it steps at a visible rate. You may also want to remove the print statements to speed it up. The lines in Red below are changed from the original to operate Motor A.

# Use BCM GPIO references
# instead of physical pin numbers
GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BCM)

# Define GPIO signals to use
# Pins 18,22,24,26
# GPIO24,GPIO25,GPIO8,GPIO7
StepPins = [17,18,27,22]

# Set all pins as output
for pin in StepPins:
  print "Setup pins"
  GPIO.setup(pin,GPIO.OUT)
  GPIO.output(pin, False)

# Define some settings
StepCounter = 0
WaitTime = 0.01

ScratchGPIO Programming

These pins are identical to those required by ScratchGPIO and therefore can easily be driven using simple Scratch commands:

Set motor type for Scratch to be Stepper motor

Set the position of the stepper motor A

Set the speed of the stepper motor A

This neat little board plugs directly into the Raspberry Pi GPIO header and provides 2 or 4 connectors for small stepper motors
R299.90  Inc VAT
CamJam EduKit 3 - Robotics (CamJam EduKit 3 Robotics)
Description:

The third in the series is here! The CamJam EduKit #3 is focused on robotics and contains (almost) everything you need to create your very own Raspberry Pi-powered robot.

All you need to do is to add your own chassis, Raspberry Pi (any model) & batteries! Then, follow the worksheets to make your own motorized buggy. Add the included sensors and you will soon be detecting objects in front of your robot and following line courses. Included in the kit are the following components:

  • A custom-designed, pre-soldered motor controller board (with screw terminals)
  • Two DC motors (with wires pre-soldered)
  • Two custom red wheels (which go extra fast… because they’re red!)
  • A ball castor (used as the ‘third wheel’ to your robot)
  • A small breadboard (to create your circuits)
  • Two pieces of strong 3M padded double-sided tape
  • A battery box for 4 AA batteries (batteries not included)
  • An ultrasonic distance sensor (for detecting objects in front of your robot)
  • A line follower sensor (for detecting and following black lines)
  • Resistors and jumper cables with which to complete your circuits
  • A strong cardboard box to keep it all in… or to cut into to make your chassis!

All the worksheets are freely available to download from http://camjam.me/edukit

 

Got a 3D printer? Daniel Bull has very kindly designed an awesome chassis, available from Thingiverse ..



Alex Eames over at Raspi.TV got his hands on a prototype, here's what he did!
https://youtu.be/LJDEV7rGwaM

And here's a fantastic unboxing video from Average Man vs Raspberry Pi!
https://youtu.be/KPYWNXiItwo

And another review! This time from TheRaspberryPiGuy! Thanks Matt!
https://youtu.be/TMjd0UrH2PY



R399.90  Inc VAT
PIPPY, an Open Source Bionic Dog-Like Robot Powered by Raspberry Pi (WS Pippy robot dog)


Bionic dog-like robot

effortless connecting rod structure, motion inverse-solved gait algorithm,
capable of performing sorts of gaits and functionalities



Posture self-balancing

embedded high precision 9-DOF motion sensor ICM20948
(3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscrope, 3-axis magnetometer)
accommodating to different terrains, featuring self-balancing capability, keeping the camera stable




5MP 160° wide angle camera

quality OV5647 sensor



Video Monitoring
High definition, low latency, real time video monitoring through the camera



Vision-based Line Following
After OpenCV image binarization process, getting the stray value by comparing the positions of image center line, which will be then used to control the movement of the robot, make it keep following the line.



Motion Detection
Capturing moving objects in the video by detecting the video images from the camera

Color Recognition & Tracking
Auto tracking specified color in the video image, allows different colors
Ultrasonic sensing

outfitted with Ultrasonic module for detecting and responsing to objects



Multiple control methods

video postback, WiFi remote control



Highly integrated base board



Dimensions



Specifications
ControllerRaspberry Pi 4 Model B (NOT INCLUDED)
OSRaspberry Pi OS (Raspbian)
LanguagePython
Camera5MP HD resolution, 160° FOV wide angle camera
Display0.91" OLED, 128×32 pixels
WiFi modeAP mode (self-generated hotspot) / STA mode (connecting to a router)
Protectionover charge/discharge protection, over current protection, short circuit protection, reverse proof
Power supply8.4V, 2x 18650 battery in series, allows discharging while recharging (batteries NOT included)
ServoMG90S metal gear servo
Materialaluminum alloy

Resources & Services
WIKI: PIPPY

R3,599.90  Inc VAT
PikaBot - Maker UNO Smart Car Kit (CT uno car kit)
Description:

Everyone loves mobile robot! With PikaBot, you get to learn electronics, microcontroller, sensors, motors & coding, while having fun!

https://youtu.be/X6qFEwy2X2w



New to Mobile Robot & Coding?

Don't worry! This kit comes with a booklet covering all the hands-on lessons you need to get started. Every step is explained clearly with the help of images. We make sure that the common issues when building and coding the Arduino mobile robot are properly addressed in this booklet. Besides it comes with fun facts to feed the curious minds too.



No Soldering! Just Jumper Wires

There is no soldering involved in order for more young makers to take part in the building process. To make things even simpler, the detailed schematic diagram and mounting location of the parts are printed inside the box. Hence you can build and connect with greater confidence as you embark on this digital making journey.



This mobile robot kit is based on Maker UNO (Arduino Uno compatible).



Box = Mobile Robot Base

We designed the packaging box of PikaBot to be reusable. Not only that it's used for packing the complete set of components needed for the project, it serves as the robot base and cover of your PikaBot mobile robot too.



Line Following & Obstacle Avoidance

What can your PikaBot do? It can follow line, simple yet practical navigation that is widely used in AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) and many robot competition. The kit comes with a pair of infrared sensors which you can calibrate & program to recognize black and white surfaces. PikaBot also includes an ultrasonic distance sensor so it can detect obstacles in front of it.



mBlock Graphical Programming Interface

Besides using the Arduino IDE as taught in our user guide booklet, you can also program PikaBot with mBlock block-based programmming interface. Check out this tutorial to learn more.


https://youtu.be/S-xbk-PoiWY

With the beginner-friendly Maker UNO as the controller, everyone can build and program this mobile robot. We have also included

  • Dual-channel motor driver - Maker Drive
  • Two "TT" brush motor with pre-solder wires
  • 4 x AA battery to power the controller and motor 
  • Of course, it comes with two IR Line Tracking Module for line following
  • An Ultrasonic Distance Sensor for obstacle avoidance
  • Accessories for the smart car to work :)
  • Everything is packed in a nicely designed paper box which will be utilized as the base of the mobile robot too



To make life even easier, we have prepared:

  • A printed copy of Step by Step Guide for you to build this kit (Softcopy here)
  • Sample code for line following, obstacle avoidance and melody in Arduino Sketch in Github (coming soon)
  • Video to assemble the robot is in the making, check it out


Line Following Track for line following.



Features:

  • Mobile Robot Kit
  • Do It Yourself (DIY) mobile robot kit
  • No soldering needed, only requires to connect jumper wires :)
  • Controller: Maker UNO
  • Motor Driver: Maker Drive dual-channel DC brush motor driver
  • Driven by two TT motor with pre-solder wires
  • Power both controller and motor with 4 x AA battery, with battery holder too
  • Comes with IR Line Sensor module, for line following
  • Open-source example code, free to modify and learn coding
  • Panel mount rocker switch as power activation switch
  • Panel mount push button as a start button
  • The paper box is creatively designed as the container and also body for mobile robot.
  • Everything needed is packed in this kit!
  • Box Dimension: 127mm x 55mm x 19mm (not including motor shafts and wheels)

 

Packing List:

  • 1 x Maker UNO (Simplifying Arduino for Education)
  • 1 x Maker Drive: Dual H-Bridge Motor Driver for Beginner
  • 2 x 3 - 6VDC Dual Axis TT Gear Motor (with pre-solder wires)
  • 2 x Rubber Wheel for TT Gear Motor (63mm x 15mm)
  • 2 x IR Line Tracking Module
  • 1 x HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Ranging Module
  • 1 x 4xAA Batteries
  • 1 x 4xAA battery holder
  • 1 x Breadboard Mini (35mmx42mm) - White
  • 1 x 40 ways Male to Female Jumper Wire
  • 1 x 40 ways Male to Male Jumper Wire
  • 1 x USB Micro B cable
  • 1 x mBot N20 Vacuum Steel Ball Castor
  • 1 x Tiny Phillips Screwdriver - 85mm
  • 4 x Bolt M3x25mm
  • 4 x M3 Nut
  • 1 x CH2 Quick Wiring Terminal Press Type
  • 1 x Rocker Switch with wires
  • 1 x Push Button with wires
  • 14 x Plastic Rivet (M3)
  • 2 x Plastic Rivet (M4)
  • 1 x PikaBot Track
  • 1 x PikaBot Booklet - A step-by-step guide to build & program PikaBot.
  • 1 x PikaBot Paper Box
     

Documents:

 

Telegram Stickers!

    Last but not least, we've designed some expressive PikaBot stickers for Telegram messenger for all you PikaBot lovers! If you are a Telegram user, grab the sticker pack here: https://t.me/addstickers/cytron_pikabot. Have fun!

    R499.90  Inc VAT
    MG996R Servo Metal Gear High Torque (MG996R Servo)
    Description:

    The MG996R is a metal gear servo motor with a maximum stall torque of 11 kg/cm. Like other RC servos the motor rotates from 0 to 180 degree based on the duty cycle of the PWM wave supplied to its signal pin.



    Specifications:
    • Product: MG996R Servo
    • Torque: 9kg/cm(4.8V), 11kg/cm(6V)
    • Speed: 0.19s/60°(4.8V), 0.18s/60°(6V)
    • Rotate angle: 180°
    • Operating voltage: 4.8 ~ 6V
    • Gear: metal
    • Dead band: 5us
    • Weight: 55g
    • Dimension: 40.7mm × 19.7mm × 42.9mm


    What's in the box ?

    1 x MG996R Servo with Arm kit




    R84.90  Inc VAT
    PicoGo Mobile Robot, Based on Raspberry Pi Pico, Self Driving, Remote Control (PicoGo Mobile Robot)
    PLEASE NOTE: Raspberry Pi Pico and 14500 batteries are NOT included.

    PicoGo Mobile Robot, Based On Raspberry Pi Pico, Self Driving, Remote Control



    Description:

    Smart robot is always the favorite project of electronic enthusiasts, and there've been several robots based on Raspberry Pi. Now, here comes the Pico version: PicoGo!

    The PicoGo is a smart mobile robot based on Raspberry Pi Pico, it includes ultrasonic module, LCD module, Bluetooth module, line following module, and obstacle avoidance module, all these functions are highly integrated for easily achieving IR obstacle avoidance, auto line following, Bluetooth/IR remote control, and more. With various advanced features, it will help you fast get started with smart robot design and development.


    PicoGo smart mobile robot features:

    • Standard Raspberry Pi Pico header, supports Raspberry Pi Pico series
    • Battery protection circuit: over charge/discharge protection, over current protection, short circuit protection, reverse proof, more stable and safe operating
    • Recharge/Discharge circuit, allows programming/debugging concurrently while recharging
    • 5-ch infrared sensor, analog output, combined with PID algorithm, stable line tracking
    • Onboard multiple smart robot sensors like line tracking, obstacle avoidance, no more messy wiring
    • 1.14inch IPS colorful LCD display, 240 x135 pixels, 65K colors
    • Integrates Bluetooth module, allows teleoperations like robot movement, RGB LED display color, buzzer, etc. by using mobile phone APP
    • N20 micro gearmotors, with metal gears, low noise, high accuracy
    • Colorful RGB LED, pretty cool!


    *Pico & 14500 Batteries not included*



    What's in the box ?
    1. PicoGo base board x1
    2. PicoGo acrylic panel x1
    3. 1.14inch LCD Module x1
    4. Ultrasonic sensor x1
    5. IR remote controller x1
    6. USB-A to micro-B cable 1.2m x1
    7. PH2.0 8Pin cable 5cm opposite side headers x1
    8. Mini cross wrench sleeve x1
    9. Screwdriver x1
    10. Screws and standoffs pack x1

    Check out our blog post for this Picogo !

    Resources: For any additional information/example code/Guides and Support please see the link below.

    https://www.waveshare.com/wiki/PicoGo


    *Pico & 14500 Batteries not included*

    R779.90  Inc VAT
    Kitronik :MOVE Motor for the BBC micro:bit(V1 & V2) (Kitronik:MOVE Motor)
    Description:

    Develop your coding skills with the Kitronik :MOVE Motor for micro:bit, a fun introduction to buggies and robotics.

    The Kitronik :MOVE Motor for the BBC micro:bit provides a fun introduction to buggy robotics. More than just a programmable buggy, learning to use all of the included features will give the budding roboteer a solid grounding in robotics as a whole.

    Learn about movement, how to utilise light and sound, obstacle detection and avoidance, and how to code :MOVE Motor to follow a line. When used in conjunction with the micro:bit's radio features, the possibilities are endless.

    Attached to the chassis are two bi-directional DC motors with variable speed control. The wheels have rubber tyres and are a simple push-fit onto the motor shafts. Slot a BBC micro:bit into the edge connector and you are ready to code. There is no other assembly required and no tools required.

    There are built-in battery holders for 4x AA batteries. This provides a regulated voltage supply to power the BBC micro:bit which is fed into the edge connector. There is also a power switch to conserve batteries when the buggy is not in use.

    The micro:bit slots into the onboard edge connector. Code the micro:bit, plug it into the buggy, switch the power on, and then play.


    CODE IT !

    :MOVE Motor can be coded using the Microsoft MakeCode editor. Kitronik has produced a set of custom MakeCode blocks to simplify coding the completed buggy. The booklet that comes with the buggy contains more detailed instructions on using the blocks and writing code. If you are feeling more adventurous or relish a challenge, :MOVE Motor can also be coded with Python.

    Also within the booklet (that comes inside the box), are some quick tutorials to get you started. There are also additional online tutorials and step by step guides for extra projects.

    Note:

    • This kit does not include a micro:bit, a micro:bit can be obtained from here.
    • No soldering is required!
    • Minimal assembly required.



    Specifications :


    Length110mm.
    Width90mm.
    VoltageNominal 4.8 - 6V (4xAA batteries).
    MotorsPins 19 and 20 (via I2C).
    Audio BuzzerPin 0 (Standard Music Pin).
    Visual (4x ZIP LEDs)Pin 8.
    Line Follow (IR)Pins 1 (Right) and 2 (Left).
    UltrasonicPins 13 (Trigger) and 14 (Echo).
    Servo Connections2 on Pins 15 & 16.


    Features :
    • The Kitronik :MOVE Motor for the BBC micro:bit provides a fun introduction to buggy robotics and coding.
    • It is backed up by a range of fun tutorials to introduce you to all of the great features.
    • All of the tutorials and resources are free.
    • There is no soldering required and assembly is quick and super simple.
    • The buggy features two bi-direction DC motors.
    • There are ultrasonic distance and line following sensors onboard.
    • It also features a Piezo sounder and pen mount.
    • There are 4 full-colour programable ZIP LEDs.
    • Two pin outputs that are ideal for servo connections (can be used for other inputs and outputs).
    • The battery holder is built onto the chassis.
    • The buggy is also fitted with a power switch to conserve the batteries.
    • There is also an onboard edge connector for the micro:bit, code, plug and play.
    • Kitronik has produced custom MakeCode blocks to simplify coding with the MakeCode editor.







    R599.90  Inc VAT
    Kitronik Robotics Board for Raspberry Pi Pico (KT Robotics Board Pico)
    Description:

    Make the Raspberry Pi Pico the core of your new robotics project with the Kitronik Compact Robotics Board for Raspberry Pi Pico.

    The Robotics Board features 2 Dual H Bridge Motor Driver ICs. These are capable of driving 2 standard motors or 1 stepper motor each, with full forward, reverse, and stop control. There are also 8 servo outputs, capable of driving standard and continuous rotation servos. They can all be controlled by the Pico using the I2C protocol, via a 16 channel driver IC. The IO break out provides connections to all the unused pins on the Pico. The 27 available I/O pins allow other devices, such as sensors or ZIP LEDs, to be added to the board.

    Power is provided via either a terminal block or servo style connector. The supply is then controlled by an on/off power switch to the board and there is also a green LED to indicate when the board has power. The board then produces a regulated 3.3V supply which is fed into the 3V and GND connections to power the connected Pico. This removes the need to power the Pico separately. The 3V and GND pins are also broken out on the header, which means external devices can also be powered.

    To use the robotics board, the Pico should be firmly inserted into the dual row pin socket on the board. Ensure the Pico is inserted with the USB connector at the same end as the power connectors on the robotics board. This will allow access to all of the board functions and each pin broken out.


    Features :

    • A compact yet feature-packed board designed to sit at the heart of your Raspberry Pi Pico robotics projects.
    • The board can drive 4 motors (or 2 stepper motors), with full forward, reverse, and stop control, and 8 servos.
    • It also features 27 other I/O expansion points and Power and Ground connections.
    • The I2C communication lines are also broken out allowing other I2C compatible devices to be controlled.
    • Additionally, the board features an on/off switch and power status LED.
    • Power the board via either a terminal block or servo style connector.
    • The 3V and GND pins are broken out to solder pads, allowing external devices to be powered.
    • Code it with MicroPython via an editor such as the Thonny editor.

    Specifications :

    Supply VoltageNumber of Servo ChannelsNumber of Motor ChannelsServo / Motor VoltageMax Continuous Current (all Servos an Motors)Max Motor currentAdditional IOAdditional GNDAddional 3V3
    3 - 10.8V
    8
    4 DC / 2 Stepper
    Same as Supply Voltage
    12 Amps
    1.5A / Motor
    26 (via solder pads)
    8 (via solder pads)
    7 (via solder pads)


    What's in the box ?


    1 x Kitronik Robotics Board (for Raspberry Pi Pico)









     (* Raspberry Pi And add ons are NOT included - ONLY the Robotics Board *)


    (* Raspberry Pi And add ons are NOT included - ONLY the Robotics Board *)




    (* Raspberry Pi And add ons are NOT included - ONLY the Robotics Board *)

    R289.90  Inc VAT
    Maker Pi RP2040 - Simplifying Robotics with Raspberry Pi RP2040 (Maker Pi RP2040 robotics)
    Description:

    Cytron Maker Pi RP2040 features the first microcontroller designed by Raspberry Pi - RP2040, embedded on a robot controller board. This board comes with dual channel DC motor driver, 4 servo motor ports and 7 Grove I/O connectors, ready for your next DIY robot / motion control project. Now you can build robot, while trying out the new RP2040 chip.

    The DC motor driver onboard is able to control 2x brushed DC motors or 1x bipolar/unipolar stepper motor rated from 3.6V to 6V, providing up to 1A current per channel continuously. The built-in Quick Test buttons and motor output LEDs allow functional test of the motor driver in a quick and convenient way, without the need of writing any code. Vmotor for both DC and servo motors depends on the input voltage supplied to the board.



    Features:

    • Powered by Rapberry Pi RP2040
      • Dual-core Arm Cortex-M0 processor
      • 264KB internal RAM
      • 2MB of Flash memory
      • the exact same specifications with Raspberry Pi Pico
    • Robot controller board
      • 4x Servo motors
      • 2x DC motors with quick test buttons
    • Versatile power circuit
      • Automatic power selection: USB 5V, LiPo (1-cell) or Vin (3.6-6V)
      • Built-in 1-cell LiPo/Li-Ion charger (over-charged & over-discharged protection)
      • Power on/off switch
    • 13x Status indicator LEDs for GPIO pins
    • 1x Piezo buzzer with mute switch
    • 2x Push button
    • 2x RGB LED (Neopixel)
    • 7x Grove ports (flexible I/O options: digital, analog, I2C, SPI, UART...)
    • Preloaded with CircuitPython by default
    • Mouting holes
      • 4x 4.8mm mounting hole (LEGO® pin compatible)
      • 6x M3 screw hole

    What's in the box ?

    • 1x Maker Pi RP2040
    • 4x Grove to Female Header Cable
    • 1x Mini Screwdriver
    • 1x Silicone Rubber Feet (Pack of 4)

    Resources:



    Powering the Maker Pi 2040

    There are three ways to supply power to the Maker Pi RP2040 - via USB (5V) socket, with a single cell LiPo/Li-Ion battery or through the VIN (3.6-6V) terminals. However only one power source is needed to power up both controller board and motors at a time. Power supply from all these power sources can all be controlled with the power on/off switch onboard.




    Maker Pi RP2040 features all the goodness of Cytron's Maker series products. It too has lots of LEDs useful for troubleshooting (& visual effects), is able to make quite some noise with the onboard piezo buzzer and comes with push buttons ready to detect your touch.






    Simple Robotic projects done

    (* Only includes the Maker board - All other contents are for idea / advertising purposes only*)












    R209.90  Inc VAT
    DIY Robot Tank Chassis (tank chassis)
    Description:

    This is a great entry-level chassis to get started building your own robots with. This tank chassis is a bit larger than an Arduino Mega and can be used with any microcontroller. Great for building robots with lots of sensors and even multiple controllers. It is already assembled and can simply be mounted with whatever you need to control your robot!

    Features:

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


    Package includes:


    1 x Robot Tank Chassis

    Resources:

    Read the Docs
    R599.90  Inc VAT
    PiBorg - Motor Controller (Piborg motor controller)

    Description:

    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 Pi's 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!

    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.
    R99.90  Inc VAT
    R179.90
    Maker Drive: Simplifying H-Bridge Motor Driver for Beginner (maker drive h-bridge)
    Description:

    For full instructions see our blog

    Brushed motor is the most widely used motor because it is easy to use. Just supply the two terminals with DC power, the motor will start rotating! If you want to control its speed and direction using a controller, usually you will use an L298N Motor Driver. But if you want an easy and beginner-friendly motor driver, you are on the right page! Maker Drive is designed for simplicity and with the beginner in mind!

    Motor Driver for Beginner- Maker Drive

    Maker Drive is not an Arduino Shield, but it is compatible with different models of Arduino main board such as:

    Not to forget that it accepts 1.8V, 3.3V & 5V logic(for control) and is compatible with controllers such as Raspberry Pi, micro:bit, Raspberry Pi Pico, ESP etc.

    Since you have Maker Drive, you will need suitable DC brushed motors besides the controller, right? So which motor is suitable for Maker Drive? Well, as long as the motor is...

    • DC Brush motor (Two Terminals)
    • Operating voltage from 2.5V to 9.5VDC
    • Rated Current ≤ 1.0A
    • Peak Current ≤ 1.5A

    Example of suitable DC brush motor for Maker Drive (Not limit to):

    These are the suggested power sources for Maker Drive:



    Specifications:

    • Dual-channel, Bi-directional control motor driver
    • Support motor voltage from 2.5V to 9.5VDC
    • Maximum current up to 1.0A continuous and 1.5A peak (less than 5 seconds)
    • 5V Output (200mA) to power the controller.
    • Inputs compatible with 1.8V, 3.3V and 5V logic (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, etc).
    • Solid-state components provide faster response time and eliminate the wear and tear of mechanical relay
    • Regenerative Braking
    • Speed control PWM frequency up to 20KHz (Actual output frequency is the same as input frequency)
    • Dimension: 43mm(W) x 35mm (L) x 14mm (H)


    What's in the box:

    1 x Maker Drive board

    Resources:

    R69.90  Inc VAT
    Aluminum 2WD TT Robot/Motor Chassis - Purple (aluminum robot chassis purple)

    I like the purple color:) It matches Maker UNO.

    Description:

    This Aluminum Chassis in Blinka purple makes for an excellent robot body. It's a single piece of bent 2mm thick aluminum, with a variety of holes, slots and cutouts for mounting boards, sensors, and servos. The sides are notched to fit two DC Gear 'TT' motors perfectly - There are four M3 and nuts are included for mounting the motors. In the front you can screw on a ball caster. You can build a very sturdy (and quite handsome!) little robot rover with this metal frame.

    Specifications:

    • It's made of aluminum so it's light and strong
    • The anodizing is quite attractive as a mobile robot, if you use Maker UNO or Maker Pi RP2040, it looks awesome
    • Can be used to build a 2-wheel mobile robot
    • Tons of mounting holes & slots!
    • You can drill and cut aluminum so it's easy to modify
    • There are ready mounting holes for Arduino UNO , and Raspberry Pi (though, for Raspberry Pi, there is some slight error).

    Note: This is a kit with loose parts, you need to assemble it yourself, DIY :)

    Then you will also need a microcontroller and motor driver that can drive the 5V DC motors. We recommend one of the following


    What's in the box?:
    • Of course, 1 x purple color chassis
    • 2 x DC Gearbox "TT" Motors (Yellow color)
    • 2 x "TT" Wheels (White Rim with Black Tyres, 66mm diameter, 15mm thickness)
    • 1 x Metal ball caster (metal ball, plastic holder)
    • 4 x M3, 25mm bolt nut (Mount "TT" to chasis)
    • 2 x M3, 6mm bolt nut (Mount caster to chasis, nut is not needed though)
    • 2 x 15mm self taping screw (secure wheel to "TT" motor shaft)
    R329.90  Inc VAT
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