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Use this kit as inputs for sensing and outputs for reporting in your projects.
R559.00  Inc VAT
This advanced kit for Arduino is designed to get you started quickly and easily on your path of learning electronics.
R949.00  Inc VAT
R169.00  Inc VAT
R199.00
IR - Infrared Receiver (TSOP38238) (infrared receiver)

IR (Infrared) sensor tuned to 38KHz, perfect for receiving commands from a TV remote control. Runs at 3V to 5V so it's great for use on the Raspberry Pi!

To use, connect pin 3 (all the way to the right) to 5V power, pin 2 (middle) to ground and listen on pin 1. It doesn't do any decoding of the signal, just passes the 'raw data' along.

TSOP38238 Technical Features:

  • Carrier Frequency: 38kHz
  • Transmission Range: 45m
  • Directivity: 45°
  • Supply Voltage Min: 2.5V
  • Supply Voltage Max: 5.5V
  • Supply Current: 350µA
  • Opto Case Style: Through Hole
  • Operating Temperature Min: -25°C
  • Operating Temperature Max: 85°C
  • Packaging: Each
  • Operating Temperature Range: -25°C to +85°C
  • SVHC: No SVHC (16-Dec-2013)
  • Supply Voltage Range: 2.5V to 5.5V
  • Manufacturer: VISHAY MINICAST AGC2
R19.00  Inc VAT
PIR Infrared Motion Sensor (HC-SR501) (2B3 pir sensor)

PIR sensors, often referred to as, "Passive Infrared" or "IR motion" sensors, enable you to sense motion. Everything emits a small amount of infrared radiation (IR), and the hotter something is, the more radiation it emits. PIR sensors are able to detect a change in average IR levels of their detection zone (e.g. when a human enters a room, that room will increase in temperature slightly) and hence sense motion. 

This one's great, as it can be powered  via the Raspberry Pi's 5V output, and be read directly from the Raspberry Pi's GPIO input (as the sensor has a digital 3.3V output!)

This PIR includes an adjustable delay before firing (approx 0.5 - 200 seconds), has adjustable sensitivity and two M2 mounting holes! It runs on 4.5V-20V power (or 3V by bypassing the regulator with a bit of soldering) and has a digital signal output  (3.3V) high, 0V low. Its sensing range is up to 7 meters in a 100 degree cone.
 
The HC-SR501 Infrared Motion Sensor Features:
  • Input Voltage: 4.5V - 20V
  • Current Draw: <50µA
  • Digital Output: 3.3V (High)
  • Digital Output: 0V (Low)
  • Working Temperature: -15°C to 70°C
  • Delay Time: 0.5 - 200 Seconds
  • Sensing Angle: 100° Cone
  • Range 5m - 7m
  • Dimensions
    • Sensor Lens Diameter: 23mm
    • Length: 24.03mm
    • Width: 32.34mm
    • Height (with lens): 24.66mm
    • Centre screw hole distance: 28mm
    • Screw hole diameter: 2mm (M2)
Tutorials
 
R45.00  Inc VAT
HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Sensor Distance Measuring Module (2b3 sensor ultrasonic blue)
- Model: HC-SR04
- Color: Blue + Silver
- Working voltage : 5V(DC)
- Static current: Less than 2mA.
- Output signal: Electric frequency signal, high level 5V, low level 0V.
- Sensor angle: Not more than 15 degrees.
- Detection distance: 2cm~450cm.
- High precision: Up to 3mm
- Mode of connection: VCC / trig(T) / echo(R) / GND
- Module Working Principle:
- Adopt IO trigger through supplying at least 10us sequence of high level signal
- The module automatically send eight 40khz square wave and automatically detect whether it receive the returning pulse signal

A good tutorial available at ModMyPi.
http://www.modmypi.com/blog/hc-sr04-ultrasonic-range-sensor-on-the-raspberry-pi

R40.00  Inc VAT
Pack of 2 Photoresistors 5K to10K Ohm Light Dependent Resistor (2 x photo resistors 5-10k)

Features:

Photosensitive resistance is the resistance of a semiconductor material, the conductivity change when light intensity varies.

Photoresistors are widely used in toys, lamps, cameras and other industries.

Specifications:

Model: GL5516
Maximum voltage: 150V, DC
Maximum wattage: 90mW
Operating temperature:  -30°C ~ 70°C
Spectral peak: 540nm
Bright resistance (10Lux) (KΩ): 5 - 10
Dark resistance: 0.5 MΩ
100λ10: 0.5
Response time: 20ms (Rise), 30ms (Down)
Resistance illumination: 2

Package includes:

2 x Photoresistors -  GL5516

R5.99  Inc VAT
DHT11 Temperature and Relative Humidity Sensor Module (2B3 DHT11 temp/humid)

Product information
This module can detect humidity and temperature of the surrounding environment. Outputs a digital signal. Has a mounting hole for easy installation. Includes 3 DuPont wires to interface to microcontroller.

Specifications
Humidity measurement range: 20%~90% RH
Humidity measurement error: ±5% RH
Temperature measurement range: 0~60 Cƒ
Working voltage: 5V
Size: 28 x 12 x 8mm

Package includes
1 x DHT11 Temperature and Relative Humidity Sensor Module

R45.00  Inc VAT
8-Channel 3.3V to 5V Voltage Converter Module for Raspberry Pi - Blue (1D2 8 ch sensor convert)
Raspberry Pi and jumper cables are not included.

Highlights:

- Mutual conversion between 3V and 5V, It's convenient for PI connected to external 5V sensors or modules

- Supports total of 8 channels

- Range of voltage converted: 1.8V~6VDC

How to Use:
In the case of translating between 3.3V and 5V system:
VCCA connects to 3.3V power supply
VCCB connects to 5V power supply
GND connects to power negative pole respectively, the two power supply should be common-grounded with each other
When Ax has 3.3V input, Bx will get 5V output
When Bx has 5V input, Ax will get 3.3V output
NO direction control required
R130.01  Inc VAT
37-in-1 Sensor Module Kit (C22 37-in-1 sensor kit)

Use this kit as inputs for sensing and outputs for reporting in your projects.

File download: Click to open

Packing List

1 x XY JoyStick
1 x Relay
1 x Big Sound
1 x Small Microphone
1 x Tracking
1 x Avoid
1 x Flame
1 x Linear Hall
1 x Touch
1 x Digital Temperature
1 x Buzzer
1 x Passive Buzzer
1 x RGB LED
1 x SMD RGB
1 x 2-Color LED
1 x 2-Color
1 x Reed Switch
1 x Mini Reed
1 x Heartbeat
1 x 7 Color Flash
1 x Laser
1 x Button
1 x Shock
1 x Rotary Encoders
2 x Magic Cup
1 x Tilt Switch
1 x Ball Switch
1 x Photo resistor
1 x Temp and Humidity
1 x Analog Hall
1 x Hall Magnetic
1 x TEMP
1 x Analog Temp
1 x IR Emission
1 x IR Receiver
1 x Tap module
1 x Light Blocking

We found this article explaining what the sensors are used for.
More to follow soon in our blog under tutorials.
Use this kit as inputs for sensing and outputs for reporting in your projects.
R559.00  Inc VAT
UNO R3 Basic Starter Learning 37 Sensor Module Board Kit For Arduino (2A4 Arduino Starter kit XL)

This advanced kit for Arduino is designed to get you started quickly and easily on your path of learning electronics.
Once you've received your pack you can start to play with little or no electronics and programming experience.

File download: Click to open

Package included:

1 x Active buzzer module
1 x Passive buzzer module
1 x Common cathode RED&GREEN LED module
1 x Two color common cathode LED module
1 x Knock sensor module
1 x Shock switch sensor module
1 x Photo resistor sensor module
1 x Push button module
1 x Tilt switch module
1 x RGB LED module
1 x Infrared transmit module
1 x RGB colorful LED module
1 x Hydrargyrum switch sensor module
1 x Colorful auto flash module
1 x Magnet-ring sensor module
1 x Hall sensor module
1 x Infrared receive sensor module
1 x Analogy hall sensor module
1 x Magic ring module
1 x Rotate encode module
1 x Light break sensor module
1 x Finger pulse sensor module
1 x Magnetic spring module
1 x Obstacle avoidance sensor module
1 x Tracking sensor module
1 x Microphone sensor module
1 x Laser transmit module
1 x Relay module
1 x Analog temperature sensor module
1 x 18b20 temperature sensor module
1 x Digital temperature sensor module
1 x Linear hall Sensor module
1 x Flame sensor module
1 x High sensitive voice sensor module
1 x Humidity sensor module
1 x Joystick PS2 module
1 x Touch sensor module
1 x UNO R3 module
1 x 1602 LCD
1 x 40Pin header
1 x set Male to male dupont jumper cables
1 x set Male to female dupont jumper cables
1 x Remote controller
1 x 4X4 keypad
1 x 470K resistor
1 x Trim pot
This advanced kit for Arduino is designed to get you started quickly and easily on your path of learning electronics.
R949.00  Inc VAT
AM2302 DHT22 Temperature And Humidity Sensor Module (2B3 DHT22 temp/humid)

Features:

AM2302 Humicap digital temperature and humidity module is a digital output signal containing a calibrated temperature and humidity combined sensor. It uses dedicated digital module capture technology and temperature and humidity sensor technology to ensure that products has high reliability and excellent long-term stability. Sensor includes a capacitive humidity sensing element and a high-precision temperature measurement device, and with a high-performance 8-bit microcontroller connected. Therefore, the product has excellent quality, fast response, anti-interference ability, low cost and other advantages. Ultra-small size, low power consumption, signal transmission distance up to 20 meters. Making it the best choice for all kinds of applications and even the most demanding applications.

Applications:

HVAC (Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning), dehumidifiers, testing and inspection equipment, consumer goods, automotive, automation, data loggers, home appliances, humidity regulator, medical,weather stations, and other related humidity detection control.

Specification:

Dimensions: 40 x 23mm
Weight: 4g
Voltage: 5V
Port: digital two-way single bus
Temperature range: -40 to 80 °C ± 0.5 °C
Humidity: 20 to 90% RH ± 2% RH
Platform: Arduino, SBC

Package includes:

1 x Sensor Module

R109.00  Inc VAT
BMP180 Digital Barometric Pressure Sensor Board Module (2B3 Barometric sensor)

Product information
This digital barometer has some interesting applications. By measuring the absolute pressure of the environment and converting this into altitude. you will have a reliable sensor for determining the height of your robot, plane or projectile. This sensor is capable of achieving an accuracy of 1m, with noise of only 17cm in ultra-high resolution. The device will operate at only 0.3uA meaning low current draw for battery powered applications.

Specifications
1.8V to 3.6V Supply Voltage
Low power consumption - 0.5uA at 1Hz
I2C interface
Max I2C Speed: 3.5 MHz
Very low noise - up to 0.02hPa (17cm)
Fully calibrated
Pressure Range: 300hPa to 1100hPa (+9000m to -500m)
Weight: 1.18g
Size: 21mm x 18mm

Package includes
1 x BMP180 Digital Barometric Pressure Sensor Board Module
1 x Male to Male 4 pin header

R66.20  Inc VAT
Liquid Water level sensor Right Angle Float Switch (2A2 liquid level RA)

The liquid level switch detects the rising level of liquid in a sump or tank. It can be connected to a micro controller. It can then be used to start/stop a pump which then pumps liquid in/out until the level of the liquid has been restored to the point where the pump is switched off again. The switch may be used in a pump station, a sensor, a tank alarm, or other devices.

 

Specification:

Contact Rating: 10W

Switching Voltage: 220V

Switching Current: 0.5A

Breakdown Voltage: 220VDC

Carry Current: 1.0A

Contact Resistance: 100mohm

 

R75.00  Inc VAT
433Mhz RF Transmitter With Receiver Kit For Arduino MCU Wireless (2A3 tx rx board kit)
Description:

This is a 433Mhz RF transmitter with receiver kit for Arduino ARM MCU wireless
Application environment:
Remote control switch, receiver module, motorcycles, automobile anti-theft products, home security products, electric doors, shutter doors, windows, remote control socket, remote control LED, remote audio remote control electric doors, garage door remote control, remote control retractable doors, remote volume gate, pan doors, remote control door opener, door closing device control system, remote control curtains, alarm host, alarm, remote control motorcycle remote control electric cars, remote control MP3.


Specifications:

Receiver module:
Product Model: XD-RF-5V
Operating voltage: DC5V
Quiescent Current: 4MA
Receiving frequency: 433.92MHZ
Receiver sensitivity: -105DB
Size:30x14x7mm

Transmitter:
Product Model: XD-FST
Launch distance :20-200 meters (different voltage, different results)
Operating voltage :3.5-12V
Dimensions: 19 * 19mm
Operating mode: AM
Transfer rate: 4KB / S
Transmitting power: 10mW
Transmitting frequency: 433M
Pinout from left → right: (DATA; VCC; GND)

Package includes:

 1 x Receiver module
 1 x Transmitter
R35.00  Inc VAT
Hall Water Flow Sensor Flowmeter Water Control 2MPa (2A2 flow sensor)
Description:

This product is mainly used for water metering
High amplitude ≥ 4.6V
Low amplitude ≤ 0.5V
Electric strength 1250V/min
Insulation resistance ≥ 100MΩ
Hydrostatic pressure testing ≤ 2.0Mpa

Specification:

The lowest rated working voltage: DC4.5 5V-24V
Maximum operating current: 15 mA (DC 5V)
Working voltage range: DC 5~18 v
Load capacity: ≤ 10 mA (DC 5V)
Use temperature: ≤ 80°C
Operating humidity range: 35%~90%RH (no frost)
Allowing pressure: pressure 2.0Mpa
Temperature: -25~+80 °C
External threads: 1/2"
Outer diameter: 20mm
Intake diameter: 9mm
Outlet diameter: 12mm

Application:

Water heaters, water vending machines, flow measurement

Package included:

1x Water flow sensor
R89.00  Inc VAT
PP Liquid Water Level Sensor Vertical Float Switch Down White (2A2 straight float level)

A compact vertically mounted float switch which can be mounted at either the top or bottom of a tank (by the supplied 'O' ring and nut) to either rise or fall for activation (internal magnet) of a sealed reed relay.
The sensor is supplied pre-wired with flying output leads.
Float switch is a used to sense the level of liquid within a tank, used to activate a pump, an indicator, an alarm, or other device.

Description :

Use them with hydroponics, saltwater tanks, freshwater tanks, gardening, aquariums for power head control, pet bowls, fish tanks, filtration, heating, or what ever your project may be
Contains no mercury
Down float switch

Specifications :

Cable Length: 36cm
Maximum Load: 50 W
Max Switching Voltage: 100V DC
Minimum Voltage: 250V DC
Maximum Switching Current: 0.5 A
Max Load Current: 1.0 A
Max Contact Resistance: 0.4 Ω
Temp Rating: -20~+80℃
Net Weight: 12g
Material: PP

Package includes :

1 x Liquid Float Switch
R90.00  Inc VAT
RC522 Chip IC Card Induction Module RFID Reader (RFID reader)

Description:

RC522 chip:
MF RC522 is applied to the highly integrated read and write 13.56MHz contactless communication card chip, NXP launched by the company for the "table" application of a low-voltage, low-cost, small size of the non-contact card chip to read and write, smart meters and portable handheld devices developed better choice. The MF RC522 use of advanced modulation and demodulation concept completely integrated in all types of 13.56MHz passive contactless communication methods and protocols. 14443A compatible transponder signals. The digital part of to handle the ISO14443A frames and error detection. In addition, support rapid CRYPTO1 encryption algorithm, terminology validation MIFARE products. MFRC522 support MIFARE series of high-speed non-contact communication, two-way data transmission rate up to 424kbit/s. As new members of the 13.56MHz reader card series of highly integrated chip family, MF RC522 MF RC500 MF RC530 There are a lot of similarities, but also have many of the characteristics and differences. Communication between it and the host SPI mode helps to reduce the connection narrow PCB board volume, reduce costs.

RFID module:
The MF522-AN module uses the the original Philips MFRC522 chip design circuit card reader, easy to use, low cost, and applies to the user equipment development, the reader and the development of advanced applications, the need for the user RF card terminal design/production. This module can be directly loaded into the various reader molds. Utilizes a voltage of 3.3V, through the SPI interface simple few lines directly with any user CPU motherboard connected communication can ensure that the module is stable and reliable work, distance card reader

Specifications:

Electrical parameters:
Operating current :13-26mA/DC 3.3V
Idle current :10-13mA/DC 3.3V
Sleep current: <80uA
Peak current: <30mA
Operating Frequency: 13.56MHz
Supported card types: mifare1 S50, mifare1 S70 MIFARE Ultralight, mifare Pro, MIFARE DESFire
Product physical characteristics: size: 40mm×60mm
Environmental Operating temperature: -20 to +80°C
Environmental Storage Temperature: -40 to +85°C
Relative humidity: relative humidity 5%-95%

Module interfaces SPI Parameter:
Data transfer rate: maximum 10Mbit/s

Package includes:

1 x RFID-RC522 module
1 x Standard S50 blank card (Non-contact IC card)
1 x S50 special-shaped card (key ring shape)
1 x Straight and 1 x angled male to male header(Soldering required)
R79.00  Inc VAT
NFC Smart Card Tag Tags S50 IC 13.56MHz Mifare IC Copier Read Write White Cards (RFID card 2A2)

Features :
 
Storage Capacity : 8Kbit,16 partitions, each partition group password
Operating Frequency : 13.56MHZ
Communication Speed : 106Kboud
Reading Distance : 2.5-10CM
Read/Write Time : 1-2MS
Operating Temperature : -20 ℃ to 85 deg c
Number of Erase/Write : > 100,000 times
Saving Data : > 10
Color : White
Material : PVC
Size : Approx. 8.5 x 5.4 x 0.1cm/ 3 x 2 x 0.04"
Application Scope : Access control, Water meters prepaid, campus cards, bus cards, highway tolls, parking lots, community management etc
 
Plackage Includes :
 
1 x NFC Smart Card
R10.99  Inc VAT
13.56MHz RFID Proximity IC Token Tag Key Keyfobs For Access System (RFID tag 2A2)
Features :

Small and durable
Waterproof, shockproof, anti-corrosive.
Keyring for easy carrying.

Specifications :


Main Chip : Fudan F08 compatible S50
Colour : Blue,Yellow, Black, Grey, Brown...Please contact us for availability
Size : Approx. 40.5×32×4.2mm
Operating Frequency : 13.56 MHz
Communication speed : 106K Boud
Read and write distance : 2.5 ~ 10cm
Read and write time : 1 ~ 2ms
Operating Temperature : -20 ℃ ~ 85 ℃
Endurance :> 100,000 times
Storage capacity : 8Kbit, 16 partitions, each partition with 2 group passwords

Typical applications :
Enterprise / campus access cards, parking, district management,attendance systems, patrol systems, enterprise systems, access control systems, radio frequency identification field etc.


Package includes :

1 x 13.56MHz RFID Keyfob
R29.53  Inc VAT
AC 125V 1A Mini SPDT Micro Switch Long Hinge Roller(2 units) (micro switch roller(2))
Description:

Poles: SPDT
Action Type: Momentary
Contact Type: 1NO + 1NC
Material: Plastic, Metal
Rated Load: AC 1A 125V
Lever Size (Approx.): 13 x 4mm/0.5" x 0.2"(L*W)
Pin Width: 1mm/0.03"
Size: (Approx.) 13 x 6 x 13mm/ 0.5" x 0.2" x 0.5"(L*W*T )

Package includes:

  2x AC 125V 1A Mini SPDT Micro Switches

R15.73  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
Maplin Wind Direction Sensor (Maplin wind vane 2A3)
Maplin wind vane as used in the Raspberry Pi foundation weather station project to measure wind direction.
Hack this component to form part of your weather station.

View the project details here

And some more help here

Article specific to the wind vane only
R342.00  Inc VAT
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