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  • Ultimate Crumble Starter Kit (CRMULT)
    Ultimate Crumble Starter Kit

    The Crumble is a cheap, easy-to-use electronics controller. A few ‘croc’ leads and a USB cable are all you need to connect motors, LEDs and sensors and begin experimenting. No programming experience is required as the FREE software is a graphical, drag-and-drop system inspired by MIT Scratch.

    This Ultimate Starter Kit Comprises:

    Crumble controller is NOT included unless option is selected

    Basic Kit
    • 4tronix Battery Crumb (with switch, fuse and indicator LED
    • 2 x Sparkles (RGB colour pixels)
    • 12 x Crocodile clip leads (2 of each: Black, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, White)
    • Extra cost option: Crumble controller (the bit that does the magic!) with USB Lead
    • NB. The Crumble is not always included because many customers already have one
    + 5 Blue Digital Input Crumbs
    • Button/Switch Crumb
    • Reed Crumb (Magnetic switch)
    • Capacitive Touch Sensor Crumb
    • Proximity Sensor Crumb
    • PIR (Crumb (passive infrared motion sensor)
    + 4 Yellow Analog Input Crumbs
    • Dial Crumb
    • Slider Crumb
    • Light Sensor Crumb
    • Motion Sensor Crumb
    + 2 Black Digital Output Crumbs
    • Traffic Light Crumb
    • Buzzer Crumb
    + 3 Red "Analog" Output Crumbs
    • Motor Crumbs with wheel
    • Servo Crumb
    • Number Crumb
    + Presented in a solid plastic parts case

    See our article on getting started with Crumble and Crumbs

    Download Crumble Software here

    Crumble Getting Started Guide

    The Crumble is an easy-to-use programmable controller. It can drive 2 motors forwards and backwards at variable speeds. It has 4 IO (Input/Output) pads which allow connections to switches, LDRs, low power LEDs and so on.

    Basic Connections

    The Crumble has been designed to encourage tinkering, using ‘croc leads’ for quick and simple connections. Pads allow terminal blocks to be fitted or a direct solder connection made, while the larger 4mm holes make an easy target for conductive thread and needle.

    Crumble with croc leads

    The Crumble software runs on PC, Mac and, in the near future, Linux (including the Raspberry Pi). Inspired by MIT Scratch, programs are simply built by snapping blocks together on screen. Sending a program to the Crumble is almost instant, allowing rapid experimentation.

    The Crumble can be extended with digitally controlled full-colour LED, called Sparkles. Additionally, several expansions board (Crumbs) are also in the works.

    Add to Cart
    £65.95
  • Crumble Starter Kit: Croc Clips, LEDs. Sparkles. USB Cable (CRMSTART)
    Crumble Controller - Basic Starter Kit

    The Crumble is a cheap, easy-to-use electronics controller. A few ‘croc’ leads and a USB cable are all you need to connect motors, LEDs and sensors and begin experimenting. No programming experience is required as the FREE software is a graphical, drag-and-drop system inspired by MIT Scratch.

    This Basic Starter Kit Comprises:
    • Crumble controller (the bit that does the magic!)
    • 2 x Sparkles (RGB colour pixels)
    • 10 x Crocodile clip leads (2 of each: Black, Red, Yellow, Green, White)
    • 5 x LEDs (Red, Yellow, Green, White, Blue) - connect directly to the A, B, C or D outputs
    • 1 x LDR (light sensor) - use Analog inputs to determine light levels
    • USB Cable
    • Battery Crumb with switch and indicator and Crumble compatible connections (Requires 3xAA batteries - not included)
    View our Crumble quickstart guide here

    Download Crumble Software here

    Download Crumble Getting Started Guide

    The Crumble is an easy-to-use programmable controller. It can drive 2 motors forwards and backwards at variable speeds. It has 4 IO (Input/Output) pads which allow connections to switches, LDRs, low power LEDs and so on.

    Basic Connections

    The Crumble has been designed to encourage tinkering, using ‘croc leads’ for quick and simple connections. Pads allow terminal blocks to be fitted or a direct solder connection made, while the larger 4mm holes make an easy target for conductive thread and needle.

    Crumble with croc leads

    The Crumble software runs on PC, Mac and, in the near future, Linux (including the Raspberry Pi). Inspired by MIT Scratch, programs are simply built by snapping blocks together on screen. Sending a program to the Crumble is almost instant, allowing rapid experimentation.

    The Crumble can be extended with digitally controlled full-colour LED, called Sparkles. Additionally, several expansions board (Crumbs) are also in the works.

    Add to Cart
    £20.00
  • Servo Crumb for Crumble Controller (CRSERVO)
    Servo Crumb for Crumble
    (AnalogOutput Crumb)

    This Crumb is fully compatible with the Crumble Controller and makes it easy to use Croc Clips to move the servo arm from -90 degrees to +90 degrees.

    The Crumble software can directly drive this servo Crumb using the servo commands to move 90 degrees left and right

    A micro servo is ready assembled onto the Crumb, but other servos can be connected instead if required to the 3-pin standard servo header.

    Crumb Colour Coding:
    Yellow: Analog Input
    Red: Analog Output
    Blue: Digital Input
    Black: Digital Output

    See our Crumble QuickStart Guide
    Add to Cart
    £5.50
  • Crumble Controller (CRUMBLE)
    The Crumble is a cheap, easy-to-use electronics controller. A few ‘croc’ leads and a USB cable are all you need to connect motors, LEDs and sensors and begin experimenting. No programming experience is required as the FREE software is a graphical, drag-and-drop system inspired by MIT Scratch.

    See our QuickStart Guide for Connectivity and Programming Suggestions

    Download Crumble Software here

    Crumble Getting Started Guide


    The Crumble is an easy-to-use programmable controller. It can drive 2 motors forwards and backwards at variable speeds. It has 4 IO (Input/Output) pads which allow connections to switches, LDRs, low power LEDs and so on.

    Basic Connections

    The Crumble has been designed to encourage tinkering, using ‘croc leads’ for quick and simple connections. Pads allow terminal blocks to be fitted or a direct solder connection made, while the larger 4mm holes make an easy target for conductive thread and needle.

    Crumble with croc leads

    The Crumble software runs on PC, Mac and, in the near future, Linux (including the Raspberry Pi). Inspired by MIT Scratch, programs are simply built by snapping blocks together on screen. Sending a program to the Crumble is almost instant, allowing rapid experimentation.

    The Crumble can be extended with digitally controlled full-colour LED, called Sparkles. Additionally, several expansions board (Crumbs) are also in the works.

    Add to Cart
    £10.00
  • Super Crumble Starter Kit with Crumble Controller, USB & Crumbs (CRMSUPER)
    Crumble Controller - SuperStarter Kit

    The Crumble is a cheap, easy-to-use electronics controller. A few ‘croc’ leads and a USB cable are all you need to connect motors, LEDs and sensors and begin experimenting. No programming experience is required as the FREE software is a graphical, drag-and-drop system inspired by MIT Scratch.

    This Super Starter Kit Comprises:
    • Crumble controller (the bit that does the magic!)
    • 2 x Sparkles (RGB colour pixels)
    • 10 x Crocodile clip leads (2 of each: Black, Red, Yellow, Green, White)
    • USB Cable
    • Battery Crumb with Switch and indicator LED
    • Button/Switch Crumb
    • Traffic Light Crumb
    • Slider Crumb
    • Motor Crumb with wheel
    • Presented in a solid plastic parts case (we are now using a clear case, not the yellow one shown)
    See our article on getting started with Crumble and Crumbs

    Download Crumble Software here

    Crumble Getting Started Guide

    The Crumble is an easy-to-use programmable controller. It can drive 2 motors forwards and backwards at variable speeds. It has 4 IO (Input/Output) pads which allow connections to switches, LDRs, low power LEDs and so on.

    Basic Connections

    The Crumble has been designed to encourage tinkering, using ‘croc leads’ for quick and simple connections. Pads allow terminal blocks to be fitted or a direct solder connection made, while the larger 4mm holes make an easy target for conductive thread and needle.

    Crumble with croc leads

    The Crumble software runs on PC, Mac and, in the near future, Linux (including the Raspberry Pi). Inspired by MIT Scratch, programs are simply built by snapping blocks together on screen. Sending a program to the Crumble is almost instant, allowing rapid experimentation.

    The Crumble can be extended with digitally controlled full-colour LED, called Sparkles. Additionally, several expansions board (Crumbs) are also in the works.

    Add to Cart
    £29.05
  • BBC Micro:Bit in Gift Box (Microbit) (MBIT)

    BBC Micro:Bit in Gift Box

    BBC micro:bit is a BBC initiative to get kids in the UK coding. A royalty from the sale of this BBC micro:bit merchandise helps promote digital creativity amongst young people in the UK.

    The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that you can code, customise and control to bring your digital ideas, games and apps to life.

    Measuring 4cm by 5cm, and designed to be fun and easy to use, users can create anything from games and animations to scrolling stories at school, at home and on the go - all you need is imagination and creativity.


    Available in 4 striking colours (Red, Blue, Yellow and Green). "You will be sent random colours of BBC micro:bit, you will not be able to order items based on their colour"

    Child Friendly:
    • Detects motion and direction - Shake the BBC micro:bit to play the classic Paper, scissors, stone game. Navigate around your local park with the onboard compass.
    • Control games using the 2 buttons
    • Flash messages or animations across the 25 programmable lights
    • Connect the BBC micro:bit to your phone using Bluetooth wireless technology to take selfies without touching your phone
    • Add a speaker to one of three connecting rings to play sounds or music.

    Micro:bit features:
    • Multiple sensors
    • Programmed via software via USB
    • Multiple platform support Windows, iOS, tablet, mobile
    • Open Source hardware (OSHW)

    Top Side
    • 3 Digital/Analogue input/output rings
    • Power port ring
    • Ground ring
    • 25 individually programmable LEDs
    • 2 programmable buttons

    Bottom Side
    • 23-bit ARM Cortex M0+ CPU
    • Bluetooth Smart Antenna
    • Accelerometer and compass
    • Micro USB
    • 20-pin edge connector
    • Battery connector
    Add to Cart
    £10.80
  • Edge Connector for BBC Micro:Bit (Microbit) (HDRMBIT)

    Edge Connector for BBC Micro:Bit

    The standard through-hole edge connector for use with the BBC Micro:Bit.
    The edge connector has 40 pins on either side at 1.27mm pitch, which translates to the 20 "actual" pins on the Micro:Bit

    This is the same connector used in our Bit:Bot, Robo:Bit and Bit:2:Pi products

    View PDF Datasheet here
    Add to Cart
    £1.80
  • PIR Sensor Crumb Digital Input for Crumble Controller (CRPIR)
    PIR Sensor Crumb for Crumble
    (Digital Input Crumb)

    This Crumb is fully compatible with the Crumble Controller and makes it easy to use Croc Clips to show Digital (On and Off) inputs or use them to control LEDs or Motors.

    This Crumb has an infrared sensor module with high sensitivity to changes in IR levels - ie. moving people. You could easily use it for an intruder detector, or challenge the children to reach out and press a Button Crumb before the PIR Crumb detects them (they will have to move very slowly!)

    Crumb Colour Coding:
    Yellow: Analog Input
    Red: Analog Output
    Blue: Digital Input
    Black: Digital Output

    See our Crumble QuickStart Guide
    Add to Cart
    £4.50
  • L298N Dual H-Bridge Motor Driver Module (L298N)
    Dual H-Bridge Motor Driver Board
    This unit is an ideal board from driving the motors in our Initio robot platform and fits the mounting points exactly
    • Max input voltage: 46V
    • Peak output current (each Channel): 3A
    • DC max output current (each Channel): 2A
    • It is possible to parallel the two outputs to get higher currents
    • Separate LEDs for each direction and for each channel
    • Power LED
    • Power switch so you can get everything working before applying power to the motors
    • On board 5V regulator with separate output for powering other devices (this is not used to drive the motors)
    • Specification available <<HERE>>
    Add to Cart
    £6.50
  • Adafruit NeoPixel Ring - 16 x WS2812 5050 RGB LED with Integrated Drivers (ADA-NRING16)

    Adafruit NeoPixel Ring - 16 x WS2812 5050 RGB LEDs (Model #1463)

    Round and round and round they go! 16 ultra bright smart LED NeoPixels are arranged in a circle with 1.75" (44.5mm) outer diameter. The rings are 'chainable' - connect the output pin of one to the input pin of another. Use only one microcontroller pin to control as many as you can chain together! Each LED is addressable as the driver chip is inside the LED. Each one has ~18mA constant current drive so the colour will be very consistent even if the voltage varies, and no external choke resistors are required making the design slim. Power the whole thing with 5VDC (4-7V works) and you're ready to rock.

    There is a single data line with a very timing-specific protocol. Since the protocol is very sensitive to timing, it requires a real-time microconroller such as an AVR, Arduino, PIC, mbed, etc. It cannot be used with a Linux-based microcomputer or interpreted microcontroller such as the netduino or Basic Stamp. Adafruit's wonderfully-written Neopixel library for Arduino supports these pixels! As it requires hand-tuned assembly it is only for AVR cores but others may have ported this chip driver code so please google around. An 8MHz or faster processor is required.

    Comes as a single ring with 16 individually addressable RGB LEDs assembled and tested.
    Add to Cart
    £7.00
  • Adafruit 16-Channel 12-bit PWM/Servo Driver - I2C interface - PCA9685 (#815)
    You want to make a cool robot, maybe a hexapod walker, or maybe just a piece of art with a lot of moving parts. Or maybe you want to drive a lot of LEDs with precise PWM output. Then you realize that your microcontroller has a limited number of PWM outputs! What now? You could give up OR you could just get this handy PWM and Servo driver breakout.

    When we saw this chip, we quickly realized what an excellent add-on this would be. Using only two pins, control 16 free-running PWM outputs! You can even chain up 62 breakouts to control up to 992 PWM outputs (which we would really like to see since it would be glorious)
    • It's an i2c-controlled PWM driver with a built in clock. That means that, unlike the TLC5940 family, you do not need to continuously send it signal tying up your microcontroller, its completely free running!
    • It is 5V compliant, which means you can control it from a 3.3V microcontroller and still safely drive up to 6V outputs (this is good for when you want to control white or blue LEDs with 3.4+ forward voltages)
    • 6 address select pins so you can wire up to 62 of these on a single i2c bus, a total of 992 outputs - that's a lot of servos or LEDs
    • Adjustable frequency PWM up to about 1.6 KHz
    • 12-bit resolution for each output - for servos, that means about 4us resolution at 60Hz update rate
    • Configurable push-pull or open-drain output
    • Output enable pin to quickly disable all the outputs
    We wrapped up this lovely chip into a breakout board with a couple nice extras
    • Terminal block for power input (or you can use the 0.1" breakouts on the side)
    • Reverse polarity protection on the terminal block input
    • Green power-good LED
    • 3 pin connectors in groups of 4 so you can plug in 16 servos at once (Servo plugs are slightly wider than 0.1" so you can only stack 4 next to each other on 0.1" header
    • "Chain-able" design
    • A spot to place a big capacitor on the V+ line (in case you need it)
    • 220 ohm series resistors on all the output lines to protect them, and to make driving LEDs trivial
    • Solder jumpers for the 6 address select pins
    This product comes with a fully tested and assembled breakout as well as 4 pieces of 3x4 male straight header (for servo/LED plugs), a 2-pin terminal block (for power) and a piece of 6-pin 0.1" header (to plug into a breadboard). A little light soldering will be required to assemble and customize the board by attaching the desired headers but it is a 15 minute task that even a beginner can do.
    Add to Cart
    £11.20
  • SMT Edge Connector for BBC Micro:Bit (Microbit) (HDRMBITS)

    Surface Mount Edge Connector for BBC Micro:Bit

    The standard SMT edge connector for use with the BBC Micro:Bit.
    The edge connector has 40 pins on either side at 1.27mm pitch, which translates to the 20 "actual" pins on the Micro:Bit

    This edge connector has posts at either end to locate it correctly into the

    View PDF Datasheet here
    Add to Cart
    £1.80
  • 20x4 LCD 4-Line Module with Blue Backlight and I2C Interface (ARD20X4I2C)
    ·  Arduino Libraries and Example Code Available >>HERE<<
    ·  Operating voltage: 5V
    ·  Alphanumeric character set
    ·  4 lines of 20 characters
    ·  Blue Backlight
    ·  Module size: 98 x 60 x12mm
    ·  Display size: 75 x 25mm
    ·  I2C 2-wire connection
    ·  Built-in Contrast Adjustment
    Add to Cart
    £6.40
  • Traffic Lights Crumb Digital Output for Crumble Controller (CRTRFC)
    Traffic Lights Crumb for Crumble
    (Digital Output Crumb)

    This Crumb is fully compatible with the Crumble Controller and makes it easy to use Croc Clips to turn LEDs on and off under program control.

    Now with BIG 10mm LEDs!

    As well as the 3 LEDs in Red, Yellow and Green, this crumb contains a space for a connector so a PiStop can be plugged on directly

    Crumb Colour Coding:
    Yellow: Analog Input
    Red: Analog Output
    Blue: Digital Input
    Black: Digital Output

    See our Crumble QuickStart Guide
    Add to Cart
    £3.50
  • Sparkles Baton - A chain of 8 Sparkles for Crumble (SPRKBATON)
    Sparkle Baton
    A row of 8 full-colour LEDs (“Sparkles”), on one PCB, with croc-clip friendly connections at each end.

    The colour of each LED can be set individually by the Crumble and the “power-in” and “power-out” connections at each end mean the batons can be chained together, with up to 4 batons controlled by 1 Crumble
     
    Add to Cart
    £7.00
  • Dual Touch Sensor Crumb Digital Input for Crumble Controller (CRTOUCH)
    Capacitive Touch Sensor Crumb for Crumble
    (Digital Input Crumb)

    This Crumb is fully compatible with the Crumble Controller and makes it easy to use Croc Clips to show Digital (On and Off) inputs or use them to control LEDs or Motors.

    This Crumb has 2 touch pads with indicator LEDs that light when the pads are touched.
    In addition, each pad has a croc clip compatible external connection to which alternative touch pads or objects can be connected (eg. fruit or even other children!)

    Fruit not included!

    Crumb Colour Coding:
    Yellow: Analog Input
    Red: Analog Output
    Blue: Digital Input
    Black: Digital Output

    See our Crumble QuickStart Guide
    Add to Cart
    £4.50
  • DC Motor Crumb Analog Output for Crumble Controller (Version 2) (CRMOT2)
    Motor Crumb for Crumble
    (Analog Output Crumb)

    This Crumb is fully compatible with the Crumble Controller and makes it easy to use Croc Clips to control the speed and direction of a small DC motor.

    This is metal gear motor (size N20) with a nominal speed at 6V of 80rpm.

    Because of the gearing, the motor turns at a speed of about 1 revolution a second, depending on the speed setting on the Crumble. This is a nice speed for little hands to work with - not too fast!

    Wheel included. Select either yellow or lilac

    NB. Version 1 of the Motor Crumb is no longer available as the motors are no longer manufactured

    Crumb Colour Coding:
    Yellow: Analog Input
    Red: Analog Output
    Blue: Digital Input
    Black: Digital Output

    See our Crumble QuickStart Guide
    Add to Cart
    £7.00
  • Motion Sensor Crumb Accelerometer for Crumble Controller (CRMOTION)
    Motion Sensor Crumb for Crumble
    (Analog Input Crumb)

    This Crumb is fully compatible with the Crumble Controller and makes it easy with Croc Clips to see the effects of movement in 3 dimensions. This crumb uses the MMA7361 for analog motion detection

    Crumb Colour Coding:
    Yellow: Analog Input
    Red: Analog Output
    Blue: Digital Input
    Black: Digital Output

    See our Crumble QuickStart Guide
    Add to Cart
    £5.50
  • 2-Channel Relay Module Board 5V (RLY2)
    ·  5V 2-Channel Relay interface board
    ·  Optical isolation on each channel
    ·  Drive directly from Arduino etc.
    ·  High power relays for each channel: 250V 10A AC
    ·  Indication LED for each output
    ·  Module size: 49 x 38 x 20mm
    Add to Cart
    £2.50
  • Bluefruit EZ-Key 12 Input Bluetooth HID Keyboard Controller v1.2 (#1535)
    Create your own wireless Bluetooth keyboard controller in an hour with the Bluefruit EZ-Key: it's the fastest, easiest and bestest Bluetooth controller. We spent years learning how to develop our own custom Bluetooth firmware, and coupled with our own BT module hardware, we've created the most Maker-friendly wireless you can get!

    This breakout acts just like a BT keyboard, and works great with any BT-capable device: Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, and Android. Power the module with 3-16VDC, and pair it to the computer, tablet or phone just as you would any other BT device. Now you can connect buttons from the 12 input pins, when a button is pressed, it sends a keypress to the computer. We pre-program the module to send the 4 arrow keys, return, space, 'w', 'a', 's', 'd', '1' and '2' by default. Advanced users can reprogram the module's keys using an FTDI or other Serial console cable, for any HID key report they desire.

    You can pair multiple Bluefruits to a single device, each one has a unique identifier. These modules are FCC & CE certified and are RoHS-compliant so they are easy to integrate into your project.

    If you want to have better control over the data sent, connect a microcontroller to the RX pin at 3-5V logic level, 9600 baud, and send ASCII data: it will be 'typed out' character by character. We also have support for various non-printable characters such as ESC, Shift, F1-F12, etc. as well as toggling the virtual keyboard on iOS.

    Warning! Your computer/tablet/phone must have Bluetooth v2.1 or higher Many low-cost Bluetooth USB modules are v2.0 only (that's why it was $5!) Anything built in the last 5 years with built-in BT is OK, including all Macs and iOS devices, but if you have to add BT to your desktop machine with a USB adapter, please make sure you have a v4.0 adapter, since that will definitely work!

    For more details, tutorials and information check the EZ-Key tutorial

    New in v1.1 we've made Bluefruit EZ-Key even better, you can now map keys to mouse button clicks and mouse movement (up/down/left/right) as well as send mouse commands over the UART. We also now have 'over the air' remapping, no Serial cable required to re-map the pins! v1.2 adds support for multimedia keys such as "volume up" and "play/pause"
    Add to Cart
    £14.15
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