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Use this kit as inputs for sensing and outputs for reporting in your projects.
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R229.90
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R14.90
Create your own little Arduino FM radio using this receiver
R98.39  Inc VAT
R129.90
This HC-SR505 small body sensing module is based on infrared technology perfect to use in your sensing projects eg. alarm, motion camera etc
R39.93  Inc VAT
R49.90
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R329.90
Used in motor speed detection, pulse count, position limit, etc.
R33.35  Inc VAT
R36.90
Temperature measurement range: -55°C ~ +125°C
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R19.90
8 channels bidirectional voltage translation between different logic level, translate between Ax and Bx automatically.
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R39.90
IR - Infrared Receiver (TSOP38238) (2B3 TSOP 38238 infrared receiver)

Description:

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.

Specifications:

  • 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

Contents:

  • 1x Infrared Receiver

Resources:


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Soil Hygrometer Humidity Detection Moisture Sensor (2B4 moisture probe hygrometer)

This is a summary of the soil moisture sensor that can be used to detect moisture, when the soil is dry, the module outputs a high level. Use this sensor to build an automatic watering system.


Operating voltage: 3.3V~5V.
Adjustable sensitivity (blue digital potentiometer adjustment)
Dual output mode,analog output more accurate.
A fixed bolt hole for easy installation.
Power indicator (red) and digital switching output indicator (green).
LM393 comparator chip, stable.
PCB Dimension: 3cm x 1.5cm.
Soil Probe Dimension: 6cm x 2cm.
Cable Length: 21cm.

VCC: 3.3V-5V.
GND: GND.
DO: digital output interface (0 and 1).
AO: analog output interface.

Setup with Raspberry Pi

Package Includes:

1 x Soil moisture detector module
1 x Probe
5 x Jumper Cables

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R19.90
8-Channel 3.3V to 5V Voltage Converter Module for Raspberry Pi - Blue (2B4 8ch blue convert sensor)
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
R30.32  Inc VAT
R39.90
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.

We found a nice tutorial that covers most of the sensors here

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: http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-37-in-1-Sensors-Kit-Explained/?ALLSTEPS
Use this kit as inputs for sensing and outputs for reporting in your projects.
R189.99  Inc VAT
R229.90
Sound Detection Sensor LM393 Chip (2B3 sensor sound detection)

Can be used for Acoustic control light; give sound and light alarm working with Photosensitive sensor
Note:The Maximum induction distance is 0.5M

Features
 
  • Main Chip: LM393, Electret condenser microphone
  • Working Voltage: DC 4-6V
  • Signal output indication
  • Single channel signal output
  • The output effective signal is low level
  • When there is sound,output low level and the signal lights
Find help with this sensor at https://www.instructables.com/id/Sound-Sensor-Raspberry-Pi/
R10.22  Inc VAT
R14.90
MS Weather Station Wind Direction Sensor (1B6 MS wind vane)
MS 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
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R399.90
DC 5V Waterproof Ultrasonic Module Distance Measuring Transducer Sensor (2B3 waterproof ultrasonic)
Specifications:

Operating voltage: DC 5V
Total current work: 40mA
Acoustic emission frequency: 40khz
Maximumdistance: 4.5m
Blind: 25cm

Wiring:
+ 5V (positive power supply)
Trig (control side) RX
Echo (the receiver) TX
GND (negative)

Resolution: about 0.5cm
Angle: 70 degrees
Working temperature: -10 ~ 70 ℃
Storage temperature: -20 ~ 80 ℃

Product Features:

- small size, easy to use;
- low voltage, low power consumption;
- high accuracy;
- strong anti-jamming;
- integrated with wire enclosed waterproof probe, suitable for wet, harsh measuring conditions.

Application:

1 Horizontal distance;
2 obstacle avoidance, automatic control;
3 traffic control;
4 security, industrial control;
5 artificial intelligence, and research

Basic working principle:
(1) using IO port TRIG trigger location, to the high level signal of at least 10us;
(2) module automatically sends 8 40KHz pulse, automatic detecting whether a signal returns;
(3) on signal return, a high level is output through the IO port ECHO, the time duration of the high level is ultrasonic from launch to return. The test distance = (high level time * speed of sound (340M/S)) /2;

Usage

Package Includes:

1 x DC 5V Waterproof Ultrasonic Module Distance Measuring Transducer Sensor
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R229.90
5V Infrared Line Tracking Sensor Module (2B3 line track sensor)
Features:

Size: 3.5 x 1cm
Power supply: 5V DC
Detector distance: 10mm
Build-in Tcrt5000 Sensor NSOR
Applicable to a variety of platforms including Arduino / AVR / ARM /PIC

Package includes:

1 x Tracking Sensor Module

Build A Line-following robot
R16.67  Inc VAT
R24.90
SparkFun Logic Level Converter Bi-Directional (3A4 Sparkfun logic level converter )

If you’ve ever tried to connect a 3.3V device to a 5V system, you know what a challenge it can be. The SparkFun bi-directional logic level converter is a small device that safely steps down 5V signals to 3.3V AND steps up 3.3V to 5V at the same time.

This level converter also works with 2.8V and 1.8V devices. What really separates this Logic level converter from our previous versions is that you can successfully set your high and low voltages and step up and down between them safely on the same channel. Each level converter has the capability of converting 4 pins on the high side to 4 pins on the low side with two inputs and two outputs provided for each side.

The level converter is very easy to use. The board needs to be powered from the two voltages sources (high voltage and low voltage) that your system is using. High voltage (5V for example) to the ‘HV’ pin, low voltage (3.3V for example) to ‘LV’, and ground from the system to the ‘GND’ pin.

Dimensions: 0.63 x 0.52" (16.05 x 13.33mm)

Documents:

R52.38  Inc VAT
R57.90
KY-022 Infrared Sensor Receiver Module (2B5 IR receiver board)
Description:

Infrared receiving module adopts 1838 infrared receiving head
Light resistance, strong electromagnetic interference, built-in infrared dedicated IC, can work under 500 lux light intensity
Widely used in remote control toys, satellite receivers, air conditioner, heater, electric fan, lighting and other home appliances.

Specifications:

Dimension: 6.4 x 7.4 x 5.1mm
Receiving angle: 90 °
Working voltage: 2.7 ~ 5.5V
Frequency: 37.9KHz
Receiving range: 18m

Package includes:

1 x Infrared sensor receiver module

Wiki
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R19.17
TEA5767 FM Stereo Radio Module 76-108MHZ For Arduino With Antenna (3A4 FM receiver module)
Features:

Frequency range from 76-108MHZ automatic digital tuning.
High sensitivity, high stability, low noise, radio module.
A low-power electro-tuning FM stereo radio circuit, which integrates the IF frequency selection and demodulation network.
High sensitivity (Using low noise RF input amplifier)
High-gain automatic gain control (AGC) circuit
LC tuned oscillator fixed chip.

Specifications:

Board size: 31 x 30 mm
With a power reverse-protection diode
Board comes with power output filter inductor
Multiple capacitor combination filter
Blue power indicator
You can directly pull and plug the antenna port
I2C bus communication
FM radio TEA5767 dedicated chip module
Onboard headphone amplifier chip TDA1308 for audio amplification
Onboard 3.5mm audio interface, can be directly connected to headset amplifier
If connected with single chip, only need to connect the power ground and two I2C communication lines

Package includes:

1 x TEA5767 Radio Module

Instructable
Create your own little Arduino FM radio using this receiver
R98.39  Inc VAT
R129.90
Tank Float Switch Water Level Controller Sensor (2A1 Tank Float switch)
Specifications:

Shape: Square
Contacts: NO+NC
Rated voltage: 250V(380V)
Rated current: 8A(4A)
Working temperature: 0℃<=water temperature<=65℃
Mechanical endurance: ≥100,000times
Electrical endurance:≥50,000times
Cable length: 1.9m / 74"
Environment: pool, water tank/dam
Control level difference > 40cm

Features:

Easy to use, easy to install,
Safe, reliable, maintenance-free, non-toxic and environmentally friendly.

Package includes:

1 x Float Switch Liquid Level Controller Sensor
R312.13  Inc VAT
R379.90
MQ-3 Alcohol Ethanol Sensor Breath Gas Detection Module (2B5 MQ3 alcohol sensor orange)
Description:

The main chip: LM393, MQ-3 gas sensor
Operating voltage: DC3-5V
Response time: ≤10s (70% Response)
Recovery time: ≤30s (70% Response)
Heating resistance: 31Ω±3Ω
Heating Current: ≤180mA
Heating Voltage: 5V±0.2V
Heating Power: ≤900mW
detect Voltage: ≤15V
Ambient Temperature: -10℃ to 65℃,
Humidity: ≤95%RH
Storage conditions: Temperature:-20℃-70℃,Humidity:≤ 70%RH

Features:

Signal output instructions:
Dual signal output (analog output, and TTL level output);
TTL output valid signal is low, can be connected directly to the microcontroller;
0 ~ 5V analog output voltage, the higher the concentration the higher the voltage;
Has a high sensitivity and good selectivity to ethanol vapor;
Has a long life and reliable stability;
Rapid response recovery characteristics;

Applications:

For motor vehicle drivers and other non-drinking and operating personnel on-site testing, also used in other places of ethanol vapor detection, detection of alcohol: detection range of 10 to 1000ppm

Package includes:

1 X Alcohol sensor module

Analog to Digital converter not included
Wiki
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R49.90
HC-SR505 Mini Infrared PIR Motion Sensor (3A3 Mini PIR sensor)
Specifications:
 
Size: 40 x 10 x 13mm
Net weight: 2g
 
Technical parameters:
 
1. Operating Voltage Range: DC4.5-20V
2. Static current: <60uA
3. Output level: High 3.3V / Low 0V
4. Trigger: repeatable trigger (default)
5. Delay time: Default 8S + -30% 
6. PCB Dimensions: 10 x 23mm
7. Induction angle: <100 degree cone angle
8. Induction distance: 3 meters
9. Working temperature: -20 - +80 degrees
10. Sensor Lens Dimensions: Diameter: 10mm (default)
 
Applications:
 
sensors toys
Security Products
Industrial automation and control
Auto-sensing of electrical equipment
Battery-powered automatic control
 
Package Includeds:
 
1 x HC-SR505 Mini Infrared PIR Motion Sensor

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This HC-SR505 small body sensing module is based on infrared technology perfect to use in your sensing projects eg. alarm, motion camera etc
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LJ12A3-4-Z/BY PNP DC6-36V Inductive Proximity Sensor Detection Switch (2D4 Inductive Blue Proximity Sensor)
Features :

Proximity switch, also known as non-contact proximity switch, is the ideal electronic switch sensor.
Used for detecting metal in proximity
Non-contact, no pressure
Accurately reflect the position of a moving mechanism.
Measure positioning accuracy, operating frequency, service life.
Easy to install and suitable for harsh environments.
Adjustable.

Specifications :

Model : LJ12A3-4-Z / BY
Operating Voltage : DC 6-36V
Output Type : PNP
Detection object : metal objects
Detection distance : 4 mm
Output Current : 300 mA
Response Frequency : 0.5KH
Working temperature : Temperature range -30 ° to +60 °
Dimensions : 12 mm screw diameter
Cable length : about 115 cm
Material : Metal and plastic

Brown - Live
Blue - Ground
Black - Signal

Package includes :

1 x LJ12A3-4-Z/BY Sensor Detection Switch
R46.15  Inc VAT
R59.90
GY-BNO055 9DOF 9-axis BNO055 Sensor (2B2 9 axis sensor)
Features:
 
Module Model: GY-BNO055
Use the chip: BNO-055
Power supply: 3-5v (internal low voltage regulator)
Communication method: standard IIC / serial communication protocol
Module size: 12mm x 20mm
 
Applications:
 
Bosch Sensortec BNO055 Intelligent 9-Axis Absolute Orientation Sensor is a System in Package (SiP), integrating a triaxial 14-bit accelerometer, a triaxial 16-bit gyroscope with a range of ±2000 degrees per second, a triaxial geomagnetic sensor and a 32-bit ARM Cortex M0+ microcontroller running Bosch Sensortec sensor fusion software, in a single package. The corresponding chip-sets are integrated into one single 28-pin LGA 3.8mm x 5.2mm x 1.1mm housing. For optimum system integration the BNO055 is equipped with digital bidirectional I2C and UART interfaces. The I2C interface can be programmed to run with the HID-I2C protocol turning the BNO055 into a plug-and-play sensor hub solution for devices.

Package Includes:

1 x BNO055 Sensor Module

Usage:

Adafruit learning

Change -> bno = BNO055.BNO055(serial_port='/dev/ttyAMA0', rst=18)

To -> sensor = adafruit_bno055.BNO055(rst=17, address=0x60) # the address obtained with i2cdetect -y 1

R305.96  Inc VAT
R329.90
Speed Measuring Sensor Module (2B5 speed measure sensor)
Feature:
 
Uses improved groove optical coupling sensor, width 5mm.
It has an output state light, if output level is high, the lights are off. If output is low,light is on.
If sensor is covered,it will output a high level.
Working voltage of 3.3V to 5V.
Output: digital switch output (0 and 1).
Equipped with a fixed bolt hole, easily install.
Small board PCB size: 32 mm x 14 mm.
Use the LM393 wide voltage comparer.
 
Wiring specifications:

VCC Connect positive 3.3 to 5V power supply
GND Connect power negative
DO TTL switch signal output
AO Not used

Package includes:

1 x Speed Measuring Sensor Module
Used in motor speed detection, pulse count, position limit, etc.
R33.35  Inc VAT
R36.90
DS18B20 Temperature Sensor TO-92 (1A6 DS18B20 Temperature Sensor)
Specification:

Temperature measurement range: -55°C ~ +125°C
Accuracy: ± 0.5°C
Encapsulation: TO-92

Package includes:

1 x DS18B20

Adafruit's Raspberry Pi Lesson 11. DS18B20 Temperature Sensing

Temperature measurement range: -55°C ~ +125°C
R14.77  Inc VAT
R19.90
WS Pioneer600 Raspberry Pi Expansion Board (WS Pioneer 600 board)

Note : the Pi, cables and sensors are NOT included.

Pioneer600 Features

  • Supports Raspberry Pi A+/B+/2B/3B/3B+
  • <Standard I/O> dual LED, joystick, buzzer, the basic components
  • <USB TO UART> CP2102, control the Pi through serial terminal
  • <Display> 0.96inch OLED, big world in the little screen
  • <RTC> DS3231, high precision, backup battery holder is also available
  • <AD/DA> PCF8591, 8-bit resolution, screw terminal IO interface
  • <GPIO Expansion> PCF8574, more GPIO, more possibility
  • <IR Control> LFN0038K, Raspberry Pi remote control comes true
  • <Pressure Sensor> BMP280, measuring air pressure and temperature
  • <1-WIRE> for connecting 1-WIRE devices, DS18B20 is included
  • <Sensor Interface> for connecting various sensors

What's on the Pioneer600

  1. Raspberry Pi GPIO interface : for connecting Raspberry Pi
  2. USB TO UART : control the Pi through serial terminal
  3. AD/DA IO interface : screw terminal
  4. 1-WIRE interface : for connecting 1-WIRE devices like DS18B20
  5. Sensor interface : for connecting various sensors
  6. 0.96inch OLED : SSD1306 driver, 128×64 resolution, SPI interface
  7. Buzzer
  8. CP2102 : USB TO UART converter
  9. PCF8591 : 8-bit AD/DA converter, I2C interface
  10. BMP280 : pressure sensor, I2C interface
  11. PCF8574 : I/O expansion chip, I2C interface
  12. DS3231 : high precision RTC chip, I2C interface
  13. Power indicator
  14. User LED
  15. Joystick
  16. LFN0038K IR receiver

Examples

PeripheralInterfacePythonWiringPiBCM2835 C LibrarySysFs
LEDI/O
KEYI/O 
IRMI/O 
UARTUART  
DS18B20ONE-WIRE  
PCF8574I2C
PCF8591I2C 
DS3231I2C 
BMP280I2C 
OLEDSPI 

Development Resources

Wiki : www.waveshare.com/wiki/Pioneer600

R287.71  Inc VAT
R339.90
WS Logic Level Converter green 8 channel (3A2 WS logic level convert green)

Features

  • 8 channels bidirectional voltage translation between different logic level, translate between Ax and Bx automatically
  • 4 pairs of power supply interfaces, supports more situations
  • Use tantalum capacitors for power filter, provides more stability
  • Voltage level: 1.8V-6V
  • Dimension: 31.6mm x 25.4mm

How to Use

In the case of translating between 3.3V and 5V system:

  • VCCA/VA connects to 3.3V power supply
  • VCCB/VB 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 TTL 3.3V input, Bx will get TTL 5V output
  • When Bx has TTL 5V input, Ax will get TTL 3.3V output
  • NO direction control required

Development Resources

Wiki : www.waveshare.com/wiki/Logic_Level_Converter

8 channels bidirectional voltage translation between different logic level, translate between Ax and Bx automatically.
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