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  • Pre-Installed SD Card for Raspberry Pi 8GB with Scratch GPIO (SD8GPIO)
    A great way to get started with 4tronix Raspberry Pi add on boards and robotics

    A fast Class 10 8GB micro-SD card with standard SD adaptor so the card will fit in any model of Raspberry Pi from the very first release to the latest 3B and A+ models

    Card Contents are regularly updated and will contain the latest version (unless it is a very recent change) of the following:
    • Raspbian Jessie
    • ScratchGPIO
    • TightVNC server auto-starts so you can connect remotely (password is "4tronix")
    • Examples and libraries in Python for various 4tronix products
    • Examples in ScratchGPIO for various 4tronix products

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    £7.50
  • Ultimate 4tronix Initio 4WD Robot Kit for Raspberry Pi (INITULTPI)
    Ultimate Initio Kit for Raspberry Pi

    **Now with 4tronix RoboHAT ""

    No Soldering Required

    Kit Contents:
    • Main Initio chassis (with wheels, motors, gearboxes, battery box, wheel sensors, screws and all mountings)
    • RoboHAT Robotics Controller Board
    • Pan-Tilt 2DOF Assembly with servos (Ready Assembled)
    • 2 x IR Obstacle sensors
    • 2 x IR Line sensors
    • 1 x Ultrasonic sensor
    • All connecting cables as required for above items
    • SD Card with Python and ScratchGPIO example sketches to run the robot (Optional - select if required)
    Initio Platform Details
    • An extremely flexible and easy to use 4WD Robot platform designed by 4tronix especially for Raspberry Pi and Arduino
    • Injection moulded from tough ABS
    • Built-in powerful 170-size motors and high-quality gearboxes
    • 6-cell battery box with switch, charging socket, wiring for motor driver and Arduino already in place
    • Built-in speed encoders on each side with electronics already fitted
    • Each wheel can be individually decoupled from the gearbox - run as 1WD, 2WD or 3WD if you want!
    • Fixings for stepper motors (28BYJ-48 as found in our shop - not included) so you can replace the DC Motors with stepper motors for greater accuracy
    • No soldering or gluing required - simply screw together and plug in the wires (of course you can add things we haven't thought of and they may need soldering)
    • The main chassis is delivered ready-built and all wires connected
    • All you need to do is add in the control boards and screw on the top plate
    • Mounting plates included for IR obstacle sensors and Line sensors
    • Loads of extra mountings for additional boards included
    • Build instructions, software etc, >>HERE<<

    Dimensions:
    • Wheels: Diameter 55mm, Thickness 28mm
    • Chassis (Excluding wheels): 180 x 120 x 93mm (length x width x height)
    • Height of top plate from ground with wheels attached: 110mm


    Here is a video showing the 4tronix Initio chassis (with older PiRoCon controller board)

    Add to Cart
    £84.05
  • Ultimate 4tronix 4WD Robot Kit for Raspberry Pi & Initio - NO CHASSIS (INITULTPI-N)
    Ultimate Kit for Raspberry Pi and Initio

    NB: No Initio Chassis included in this Kit


    This kit is useful if you purchased the chassis elsewhere, or want to upgrade a basic kit to the "Ultimate" spec.

    No Soldering Required

    Kit Contents:
    • NOT INCLUDED: Initio Chassis
    • RoboHAT Robotics Controller Board (fully assembled) requires Pi with 40-pin header
    • Pan-Tilt 2DOF Assembly with servos (Assembled)
    • 2 x IR Obstacle sensors
    • 2 x IR Line sensors
    • 1 x Ultrasonic sensor
    • All connecting cables as required for above items
    • 8GB SD Card with ScratchGPIO and example sketches to run the robot (Optional - select if required)
    Initio Platform Details - REMEMBER this is NOT included in this kit
    • An extremely flexible and easy to use 4WD Robot platform designed by 4tronix especially for Arduino
    • Injection moulded from tough ABS
    • Built-in powerful 170-size motors and high-quality gearboxes
    • 6-cell battery box with switch, charging socket, wiring for motor driver and Arduino already in place
    • Built-in speed encoders on each side with electronics already fitted
    • Each wheel can be individually decoupled from the gearbox - run as 1WD, 2WD or 3WD if you want!
    • Fixings for stepper motors (28BYJ-48 as found in our shop - not included) so you can replace the DC Motors with stepper motors for greater accuracy
    • No soldering or gluing required - simply screw together and plug in the wires (of course you can add things we haven't thought of and they may need soldering)
    • The main chassis is delivered ready-built and all wires connected
    • All you need to do is add in the control boards and screw on the top plate
    • Mounting plates included for IR obstacle sensors and Line sensors
    • Loads of extra mountings for additional boards included
    • Build instructions, software, etc. >>HERE<<

    Here is a video showing the 4tronix Initio chassis with PiRoCon controller board

    Add to Cart
    £52.05
  • Pi2Go Fully Integrated Robot for Raspberry Pi (PI2GO)
    Pi2Go - The Complete Robot for your Raspberry Pi

    No Soldering required - simply screws together

    Supports All models of Raspberry Pi (except very first release which has no mounting holes): Model A, Model B, Model A+, Model B+, Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

    Have a look at the features:
    • No separate chassis - everything is connected to the  main circuit board
    • 5V switching regulator that can supply a fully loaded Pi as well as all the motors etc. on the Pi2Go
    • 2 DC motors
    • 3 x IR Obstacle sensors with indicator LEDs – detect objects within 10cm (left side, right side and front)
    • 2 x IR line sensors with indicator LEDs - program the Pi2Go to follow lines
    • Ultrasonic distance sensor - measure the distance to objects in front
    • Push button – non-dedicated switch use in you programs to change mode, switch off, or whatever you want
    • 4 pairs of fully controllable RGB LEDS - any colour, any brightness
    • 4 light sensors with analog to digital converter built in
    • 4 servo outputs controlled by onboard hardware
    • Active Power supply monitor: shuts down motors if battery getting low and sends signal to Pi if getting very low
    Software:
    • A python library module is available with some example programs
      • Move motors forwards, backwards, spin left/right or do sweeping turns
      • Read the values from all the IR sensors (On or Off)
      • Read the distance using the ultrasonic sensor
      • Read the value of the switch
      • Set the RGB LEDs to any colours you want
      • Set the position of each servo
    • ScratchGPIO version 7 and later fully supports Pi2Go

    Dimensions:
    • Main PCB 110 x 80mm
    • Wheels 65mm diameter
    • Assembled size approx: 155 x 140 x 90mm (L x W x H)

    Visit the Pi2Go website for assembly details, software downloads and news updates

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    £55.00
  • Pi-Lite - Lots of LEDs for the Raspberry Pi (PiLite Red) (CIS-B040)

    Product description

    The Pi Lite is a large LED matrix display for scrolling text and graphics. It's an exciting way to get a Raspberry Pi to do something physical and fun. It's an easy plug in add on, so no soldering or special skills are required.

    The Pi Lite mixes the highly popular Arduino "Lots of LED's" shield by Jimmy Rogers with the world of the Raspberry Pi. Using standard serial communications (@9600bps), it's really simple to send text and graphics to the 126 LED's. The matrix is powered from an ATMega328p processor which means all the processing of driving the 126 LED's is off loaded from the Pi's processor. This frees the Pi's processor and GPIO for other functions.

     

    Video 1: http://youtube.com/watch?v=VpGx1KSqVbM

     

    Video 2: http://youtube.com/watch?v=3MKCH2ytzdQ

    • Fun and practical (perhaps display your emails or tweets in real time, scroll messages that can be seen at a distance)
    • Open source firmware (you can build in extra functions if you desire)
    • Multi function - Scroll text, bargraph, VU meter & graphics (all easy to use by sending just simple text strings)
    • Based on the Jimmy Rogers LOL shield (well tried, tested and supported)
    • 14 x 9 matrix of LEDs (for text or graphics)
    • It's serial so can be used with any TTL micro, radio (eg XRF) or PC interface (for example the popular FTDI cable)
    If you are not yet convinced, we have a Pi-Lite emulator (written in Python), so you can try before you buy.

    Features:

    • On board ATMega328p
    • High quality gold plated PCB
    • 126 Red LEDS (a White version is also available)
    • Data is driven by the Pi serial UART (you may need to setup your serial port, see below docs).
    • Runs at 5 volts off the Pi supply (49ma max)
    • Preloaded software, can be used out of the box to display the following
      • Scrolling Text (speed variable)
      • Bar Graph (vertical 14 bars)
      • VU Meter (horizontal 2 bars)
      • Frame buffer (for graphics and animation)
      • Individual Pixels (turn them on, off or toggle)
    • Pre-built / Plug and Code
    • Ability to install 6 pin ISP or 6 pin FTDI Headers to the ATMega328P for firmware upgrades or your own sketches
    • ATMega328p analog pins are broken onto standard holes (just like the Jimmy Roger shield)
    • I2C from the ATMega328p is available on pins A4 and A5 for daisy chaining of Pi-Lite to create a bigger display
    • Made in the UK

    Technical data

    Dimensions: 85mm x 55mm x 13.7mm

    Low current consumption 49ma maximum

    Downloads

    Pre Loaded Arduino Sketch https://github.com/CisecoPlc/PiLite

    Documentation

    B040 - Pi-Lite UserGuide - http://openmicros.org/index.php/articles/94-ciseco-product-documentation/raspberry-pi/280-b040-pi-lite-beginners-guide

    Projects

    Twitter ticker for the Pi - http://openmicros.org/index.php/articles/94-ciseco-product-documentation/raspberry-pi/298-pilite-twitter-feed

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    £9.00
    £16.65
  • Pi-Lite - Lots of LEDs for the Raspberry Pi (PiLite White) (CIS-B041)

    Product description

    The Pi Lite is a large LED matrix display for scrolling text and graphics. It's an exciting way to get a Raspberry Pi to do something physical and fun. It's an easy plug in add on, so no soldering or special skills are required.

    The Pi Lite mixes the highly popular Arduino "Lots of LED's" shield by Jimmy Rogers with the world of the Raspberry Pi. Using standard serial communications (@9600bps), it's really simple to send text and graphics to the 126 LED's. The matrix is powered from an ATMega328p processor which means all the processing of driving the 126 LED's is off loaded from the Pi's processor. This frees the Pi's processor and GPIO for other functions.

     

    Video 1: http://youtube.com/watch?v=VpGx1KSqVbM

     

    Video 2: http://youtube.com/watch?v=3MKCH2ytzdQ

    • Fun and practical (perhaps display your emails or tweets in real time, scroll messages that can be seen at a distance)
    • Open source firmware (you can build in extra functions if you desire)
    • Multi function - Scroll text, bargraph, VU meter & graphics (all easy to use by sending just simple text strings)
    • Based on the Jimmy Rogers LOL shield (well tried, tested and supported)
    • 14 x 9 matrix of LEDs (for text or graphics)
    • It's serial so can be used with any TTL micro, radio (eg XRF) or PC interface (for example the popular FTDI cable)
    If you are not yet convinced, we have a Pi-Lite emulator (written in Python), so you can try before you buy.

    Features:

    • On board ATMega328p
    • High quality gold plated PCB
    • 126 White LEDS (a Red version is also available)
    • Data is driven by the Pi serial UART (you may need to setup your serial port, see below docs).
    • Runs at 5 volts off the Pi supply (49ma max)
    • Preloaded software, can be used out of the box to display the following
      • Scrolling Text (speed variable)
      • Bar Graph (vertical 14 bars)
      • VU Meter (horizontal 2 bars)
      • Frame buffer (for graphics and animation)
      • Individual Pixels (turn them on, off or toggle)
    • Pre-built / Plug and Code
    • Ability to install 6 pin ISP or 6 pin FTDI Headers to the ATMega328P for firmware upgrades or your own sketches
    • ATMega328p analog pins are broken onto standard holes (just like the Jimmy Roger shield)
    • I2C from the ATMega328p is available on pins A4 and A5 for daisy chaining of Pi-Lite to create a bigger display
    • Made in the UK

    Technical data

    Dimensions: 85mm x 55mm x 13.7mm

    Low current consumption 49ma maximum

    Downloads

    Pre Loaded Arduino Sketch https://github.com/CisecoPlc/PiLite

    Documentation

    B040 - Pi-Lite UserGuide - http://openmicros.org/index.php/articles/94-ciseco-product-documentation/raspberry-pi/280-b040-pi-lite-beginners-guide

    Projects

    Twitter ticker for the Pi - http://openmicros.org/index.php/articles/94-ciseco-product-documentation/raspberry-pi/298-pilite-twitter-feed

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    £10.00
    £20.80
  • Adafruit 16-Channel PWM / Servo HAT for Raspberry Pi - Mini Kit (ADASERVOHAT)

    Description

    The Raspberry Pi is a wonderful little computer, but one thing it isn't very good at is controlling DC Servo Motors - these motors need very specific and repetitive timing pulses to set the position. Instead of asking the Pi Linux kernel to send these signals, pop on this handy HAT! It adds the capability to control 16 Servos with perfect timing. It can also do PWM up to 1.6 KHz with 12 bit precision, all completely free-running.

    For use with Raspberry Pi Model A+, B+, or Pi 2 can be used with the Model A or B if you use a tall 2x13 header instead of the included 2x20.

    The Adafruit 16-Channel 12-bit PWM/Servo HAT will drive up to 16 servos or PWM outputs over I2C with only 2 pins. The on-board PWM controller will drive all 16 channels simultaneously with no additional Raspberry Pi processing overhead. What's more, you can stack up to 62 of them to control up to 992 servos - all with the same 2 pins!

    Best of all, we even have a Python library you can use, so you'll be up and running instantly, to make your robotic creation com to life. The Adafruit PWM/Servo HAT is the perfect solution for any project that requires a lot of servos or PWM outputs! Please check out this detailed tutorial for lots more information including diagrams, schematics, installation instructions and more

    Each order comes with a Servo HAT, a 2-pin terminal block, four 3x4 headers and a 2x20 socket header. You'll need to do some light through-hole soldering to attach the headers onto the HAT circuit board, but its easy to do with basic soldering tools like a soldering iron and rosin core electronics solder. If you would like to stack multiple HATs onto one Pi, you can also pick up a 2x20 stacking header and a set of right-angle 3x4 headers that should be soldered on instead.

    Please note! This kit does not come with Raspberry Pi, servos, or required 5V power supply
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    £13.30
  • Adafruit PCB Ruler 15cm 6 inch (ADA-RULER)
    Bring out the inner Geek!

    The first time you soldered up a surface mount component you may have been surprised "these are really small parts!" and there's dozens of different names too! QFN, TDFN, SOIC, SOP, J-Lead, what do they mean and how can you tell how big they are? Now you can have a reference board at your fingertips, with this snazzy PCB reference ruler.

    Measuring approx 1" x 6", this standard-thickness FR4, gold plate ruler has the most common component packages you'll encounter. It also has font size guide, trace-width diagram, and a set of AWG-sized drills so you can gauge your wire thicknesses. Edges are labeled in inches with 1/8th marks and cm with 0.1cm marks.
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    £3.30
  • Custom Extended 40-pin 2x20 Female Header for Raspberry Pi (HDR2X20C)
    Specially Made Extended Female Header for Raspberry Pi

    We have had this header made with square pins instead of the normal flat pins so they can be used to push through the standard low-profile GPIO headers on addon boards and

    These were made especially for our Basic Building Blocks range of boards.
    • RoHs
    • Gold-plated connections
    • 2.54mm pitch
    • Legs: 12.1mm long, 0.6mm square pins
    • Body: 11mm
    Add to Cart
    £1.80
  • PiStep2 Dual/Quad Stepper Motor Control Board for Raspberry Pi (PISTEP2D/Q)

    Dual/Quad Stepper Motor Control Board for Raspberry Pi

    Fully Assembled - No Soldering Required

    Raspberry Pi Zero Form Factor - works with all versions of Raspberry Pi with 40pin GPIO connector

    Stepper motors (optional extra) and Raspberry Pi not included


    Available in either Dual (2 steppers) or Quad (4 steppers) versions

    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
    This neat little board plugs directly into the Raspberry Pi GPIO header and provides 2 or 4 connectors for our small stepper motors 28BYJ-48

    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


     
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    £8.00
  • Super 4tronix Initio 4WD Robot Kit for Raspberry Pi (INITSUPPI)
    Super Initio Kit for Raspberry Pi

    No Soldering Required

    Kit Contents:
    • Main initio chassis (with wheels, motors, gearboxes, battery box, wheel sensors, screws and all mountings)
    • RoboHat Robotics Controller Board (Fully assembled) Requires Pi with 40-pin header
    • 2 x IR Obstacle sensors
    • 2 x IR Line sensors
    • Mini-Breadboard (for mounting LEDs, etc)
    • 2 x superbright White LEDs and resistors
    • WiFi dongle (Optional - select if required)
    • All connecting cables as required for above items
    • 4GB SD Card with ScratchGPIO and example sketches to run the robot (Optional - select if required)
    Initio Platform Details
    • An extremely flexible and easy to use 4WD Robot platform designed by 4tronix especially for Arduino
    • Injection moulded from tough ABS
    • Built-in powerful 170-size motors and high-quality gearboxes
    • Arduino UNO, Mega2560, Leonardo and Raspberry Pi mount directly onto the base-plate
    • 6-cell battery box with switch, charging socket, wiring for motor driver and Arduino already in place
    • Built-in speed encoders on each side with electronics already fitted
    • Each wheel can be individually decoupled from the gearbox - run as 1WD, 2WD or 3WD if you want!
    • Fixings for stepper motors (28BYJ-48 as found in our shop - not included) so you can replace the DC Motors with stepper motors for greater accuracy
    • No soldering or gluing required - simply screw together and plug in the wires (of course you can add things we haven't thought of and they may need soldering)
    • The main chassis is delivered ready-built and all wires connected
    • All you need to do is add in the control boards and screw on the top plate
    • Mounting plates included for IR obstacle sensors and Line sensors
    • Loads of extra mountings for additional boards included
    • Build instructions and software etc. >>HERE<<

    Dimensions:
    • Wheels: Diameter 55mm, Thickness 28mm
    • Chassis (Excluding wheels): 180 x 120 x 93mm (length x width x height)
    • Height of top plate from ground with wheels attached: 110mm


    Here is a video showing the Initio chassis with PiRoCon controller board

    Add to Cart
    £69.55
  • Basic Bundle for Raspberry Pi with NOOBS SD Card (RPI-BASN)
    Basic bundle comprises:
    • Raspberry Pi 2 Model B 1GB Made in UK
    • Official Raspberry Pi USB Power Supply
    • Official 2-Part easy clip plastic case
    • Fast, 8GB Class 10 SD Card pre-loaded with NOOBS
    • NOOBS allows you to select a number of operating systems and recover from a corrupt SD card easily
    • Operating systems available with NOOBS are:
      • Raspbian Wheezy (Recommended)
      • ArchLinux
      • Pidora
      • Riscos
      • OpenELEC (XBMC)
      • Raspbmc (XBMC)
    Add to Cart
    £43.55
  • Pan Tilt Kit for Pi2Go or Pi2Go-Lite and RPi Camera (PI2GO-PT)
    Pan & Tilt Assembly for Pi2Go or Pi2Go-Lite

    *Camera NOT included unless selected

    This is now produced in a snazzy RED colour PCB. Photos will be updated shortly...

    This kit supports both Version 1 and Version 2 of the Raspberry Pi Camera module

    NB. This kit requires some soldering to assemble. We offer a soldering service if selected

    Add a camera to your Pi2Go or Pi2Go-Lite with this easy-solder Kit. Build in three ways:
    • Fixed camera mount
    • Camera with Panning using 1 servo
    • Camera with both Pan and Tilt using 2 servos
    • Pan/Tilt supported in the Python library and ScratchGPIO

    Kit comprises:
    • Plates required to make any one of the three options
    • All screws required
    • Pillars to attach to the Pi2Go or Pi2Go-Lite
    • 200mm camera cable
    • 2 Tower Pro hobby servos. Choice of standard plastic gear SG90 or carbon fibre SG92R servos
    Software support for Pi2Go-Lite is provided in the Pi2Go python library and in ScratchGPIO
    The Pi2Go uses hardware servo control (better) which is supported in the Adafruit servo/PWM library

    See this link for instructions on assembling the kit:
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    £12.50
  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Board Wifi Bluetooth IOT Ready (RPI-3B)
    RASPBERRY PI 3 - MODEL B, 1GB RAM

    Built on the latest Broadcom 2837 ARMv8 64bit processor the new generation Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is faster and more powerful than its predecessors.

    It has improved power management to support more powerful external USB devices and further to customer feedback based development the new Raspberry Pi 3 now comes with built-in wireless and Bluetooth connectivity.
     

    Raspberry Pi 3 key improvements from the Raspberry Pi 2:

    Improved Performance

    • Next Generation QUAD Core Broadcom BCM2837 64bit ARMv8 processor
    • Processor speed has increased from 900MHz on the Raspberry Pi 2 to 1.2GHz on the Raspberry pi 3 Model B
    Improved Connectivity
    • BCM43143 WiFi on board
    • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) on board
    Improved Power Management
    Upgraded switched power source up to 2.5 Amps (can now power even more powerful devices over USB ports)

     

    Raspberry Pi 2 - Model B Technical Specification:

    • Broadcom BCM2837 Quad Core Processor powered Single Board
    • BCN43143 WiFi and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Support
    • Computer running at 1.2GHz
    • 1GB RAM
    • 40pin extended GPIO
    • 4 x USB ports
    • 4 pole Stereo output and Composite video port
    • Full size HDMI
    • CSI camera port for connecting the Raspberry Pi camera
    • DSI display port for connecting the Raspberry Pi touch screen display
    • Micro SD port for loading your operating system and storing data
    • Micro USB power source
    Add to Cart
    £26.95
  • Adafruit Perma-Proto HAT for Pi Mini Kit - With EEPROM (ADAHATI)

    Description

    Design your own Raspberry Pi HAT, attach custom circuitry and otherwise dress your Pi A+ or B+ with this jaunty prototyping HAT kit with EEPROM

    To kick off the Adafruit HAT party, we have this Perma-Proto inspired plug in daughter board. It has a grid of 0.1" prototyping soldering holes for attaching chips, resistors, LED, potentiometers and more. The holes are connected underneath with traces to mimic the solderless breadboards you're familiar. There's also long power strips for +3V, +5V and Ground connections to the Pi. Near the top we break out nearly every pin you could want to connect to the Pi (#26 didnt quite make the cut).

    This is the fancier version of our Perma-Proto HAT.  It comes with a printed circuit board and a single 2x20 GPIO Header for Raspberry Pi to put your Perma-Proto on top of your Raspberry Pi (like a nice little hat...) This version comes with a blank 24C32 I2C EEPROM soldered on and connected to the EEDAT/EECLK lines so you cannot 'stack' it with other HATs. However, you can program in the EEPROM to make a self-identifying setup using the Pi Foundations' HAT specs - please note the specifications are still under development.

    You can customize your Perma-Proto setup using a standard 2x20 stacking header or extra tall 2x20 stacking header.

    A bit of light soldering is required to attach the header to the PCB but it's easy work.

    This hat is only compatible with the Raspberry Pi B+ or A+! It will not work with the Raspberry Pi Model A or B.

    The version we are shipping has the +3V and +5V markings in Red, and the GND markings in Blue

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    £7.95
  • GPIO Interceptor GPIO Breakout for 40-pin Raspberry Pi (BBBBRKT)
    40-Pin GPIO Breakout for Raspberry Pi

    A great way of accessing those unused GPIO pins even when they're covered by a HAT

    Now with a custom-made longer and fatter extended female header to ensure great connection with every HAT and pHAT!

    • Suitable for all Raspberry Pi with 40 pin GPIO. Zero, A+, B+, 2B, 3B
    • GPIO header is pre-soldered
    • All pins labelled (Broadcom naming)
    • Solder wires directly to the broken out pins or solder the (included) male header
    • Uses a low-profile header fitted to the breakout PCB and an extended female header that you simply push through the holes (see photos)
    • Plug your HAT or other addon board into the pins of the extended header
    • Matte black PCB with gold plated contacts
    Contents:
    • PCB with pre-fitted GPIO header
    • Extended female header 2x20, 12mm legs (push though)
    • 2x20 male header (solder on if required)
    • All RoHS compatible and gold-plated
    Part of the Basic Building Blocks range from 4tronix which enables stacking multiple addons. As with all products in the range, the GPIO header is pre-fitted, leaving you to solder the through-hole components.

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    £3.75
  • 9V DC Power Supply PSU for Arduino, TFT Displays, Etc (ARD-PSU)
    9V DC Power Supply with 2.1mm DC Jack

    This UK power supply is fully RoHS and CE compliant and has a 2.1mm DC Jack for plugging directly into the Arduino or the TFT screens
    • Output: 9V DC
    • Input: 230-254V AC (50-60Hz)
    • Output current: 550mA
    • Lead length: 1.5m
    • Polarity: Centre positive
    • Jack size: 2.1mm pin, 5.5mm barrel
    • Weight: 120g
    • Approvals: CE, CEC Level 5, GS, RoHS, UL/cUL
    • Plug style: UK (a 2-pin Euro converter will be included free of charge for countries that require it)
    • Supports: Arduino Uno, Leonardo, Mega2560, etc.
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    £7.95
  • GPIO Breakout Intercept for 40-pin Raspberry Pi PCB (10 pack) (BBBBRKT10)
    40-Pin GPIO Breakout for Raspberry Pi - 10 Pack PCB+GPIO Only

    This item is a panel of 10 PCBs with the GPIO connector already soldered on. The additional female and male headers shipped with the single item are not included.

    A great way of accessing those unused GPIO pins even when they're covered by a HAT
    • Suitable for all Raspberry Pi with 40 pin GPIO. Zero, A+, B+, 2B, 3B
    • GPIO header is pre-soldered
    • All pins labelled (Broadcom naming)
    • Solder wires directly to the broken out pins or solder the (included) male header
    • Uses a low-profile header fitted to the breakout PCB and an extended female header (not included) that you simply push through the holes (see photos)
    • Plug your HAT or other addon board into the pins of the extended header
    • Matte black PCB with gold plated contacts
    Contents:
    • PCB with pre-fitted GPIO header (male header and extended female header NOT included_
    • All RoHS compatible and gold-plated
    Part of the Basic Building Blocks range from 4tronix which enables stacking multiple addons. As with all products in the range, the GPIO header is pre-fitted, leaving you to solder the through-hole components.

    NB. Some HATs using low-profile headers may not make as good contact with the header. In that case, you will need to screw the HAT firmly into supporting pillars (not included).
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    £21.80
  • RasWIK - Raspberry Pi Wireless Inventors Kit (CIS-S005)

    Product description

    The Wireless Inventors Kit for the Raspberry Pi (RasWIK) is an exciting and affordable addition to the Raspberry Pi.  RasWIK demonstrates that with our leading edge technology anyone (and we mean anyone) can build wireless sensors and actuators , you do not need huge experience, a degree or even any tools. We show you even how to connect the devices you build to “the Internet of Things” (IoT) service providers such as Xively. 

    Getting started is just 5 simple steps:

    • 1. Insert the preconfigured SD card to your Pi
    • 2. Plug in the Slice of Radio to the GPIO connector
    • 3. Turn on the Pi
    • 4. Power the XinoRF development board
    • 5. Launch the Python based example application on your Pi
    • That's it!........you are now past step one of your journey to wireless nirvana :)

    You can build wireless devices in just a matter of minutes.  All the code is fully Open Source, you can use, modify and even sell your own products based on this kit. 

    There are 29 fully documented projects. The 17 hardware projects take you from very basic sensors, actuators and light controls to more complicated ones that include measuring temperature and light levels. The 12 fully completed software projects show you how to do more sophisticated stuff, including posting your measurements on the Internet. 

    Out of the box all the hardware is configured to start you off without you writing a single line of code.  The kit comes complete with an SD card image that has starter software and a fully configured Pi operating system already installed.  The devices you make are even interoperable with our off the shelf wireless devices.

    In a review of RasWIK in the October 2013 issue of Custom PC , Gareth Halfacree (co author of the Raspberry Pi manual) said: "It provides possibly the simplest platform for experimenting with wireless sensor networks I’ve ever seen."

    RasWIK  won an outstanding 5 tux in Linux Format,  saw a 4 page spread in Raspberry Pi geek and has had a number of other reviews. In every review, RasWIK comes out to be an excellent way to learn more about your Pi and wireless sensing.

    The youngest WIKer we know of is just 8 years old! If he can do it, you can too :)

    Here is a 17 minute video of a presentation on RasWIK we gave at the Cambridge Raspberry Jam on 21 September 2013. 

    Features:

    • Starter examples require no soldering
    • Comes with plug in wires and a solderless breadboard
    • 4Gb SD card image (saves you lots of Pi configuration)
    • Examples use LLAP to drive the devices (LLAP devices can be mixed with our out the box wireless devices)
    • Made in the UK

    Technical data

    What's in the kit: 1 x Ciseco Slice of Radio,  1 x Ciseco XinoRF development board,  1 x 4Gb SD card with Pi OS and sample software,  1 x USB cable,  1 x Small breadboard,  5 x Red LED,  5 x Yellow LED,  5 x Green LED, 1xBlue LED, 1 x Transistor, 1 x Diode,  10 x 10K Resistor,  20 x 470R Resistor,  1 x Light Dependant Resistor (light sensor), 1 x Thermistor (temperature sensor),  1 x Piezo sounder,  3 x Push buttons,  Jump wire (assorted colours), Length of hook up wire.

    Downloads

    All the software you need is on the SD card that ships with the kit but if you'd like to download the python application or a previous version, the files are located at http://files.ciseco.co.uk/WIK/

    The software is updated each time there is a new version and as you start the application on your Raspberry Pi. 

    Documentation

    http://www.openmicros.org/index.php/articles/81-xrf-projects/296-raspberry-pi-wireless-inventors-kit

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    £39.95
  • 4tronix RoboHAT Robot Controller for Raspberry Pi (ROBOHAT)

    RoboHAT - Complete Robotics Controller for Raspberry Pi


    Supports all models of Raspberry Pi with 40 pin Connector: Model A+/B+ as well as Pi 2 and 3 Model B

    Programming is fully supported in both Python and Scratch GPIO

    This is the replacement for the Pirocon

     

    RoboHAT is a complete robotics controller for your Raspberry Pi based mobile robot. Just look at the features provided in this small board:

    1. Fully HAT specification compliant
    2. 5V switching regulator to safely power the robot and the Pi from 7V to 10V batteries
    3. LED indication of 5V power status
    4. High efficiency, dual H-Bridge driver to drive 2 DC motors (or 2 sets of 2 if using paired motors on each side of the robot)
    5. 6, 5V level shifted GPIO inputs with GVS 3-pin connectors (Ground, Volts, Signal)
    6. 4, 5V level shifted GPIO outputs with GVS 3-pin connectors
    7. 4-pin male header to directly plug in an Ultrasonic distance sensor. Only uses a single pin on the Raspberry Pi GPIO
    8. Optional separate power for motors (up to 11V and 1.5A per motor)
    9. The output connectors can be used directly to drive servos
    10. I2C breakout connector (standard 4tronix I2C port)
    11. Includes 2 mounting pillars and screws so it can be securely mounted to your Raspberry Pi
    12. All of this is directly supported in Scratch GPIO 4 onwards - many thanks to Simon Walters for some excellent work
    13. Python library module and examples freely available
    This controller board is supplied fully assembled. No soldering is required.

    See the Blog entry for more information, software and examples
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    £19.95
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