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  • Robo:Bit Mk2 Buggy for BBC Micro:Bit (RoboBit for Microbit) (RBITBUG)
    Robo:Bit Mk2 DIY Buggy for the BBC Micro:Bit

    NB. BBC Micro:Bit is NOT included unless specifically selected with the checkbox

    This little buggy can be assembled very quickly using only a screwdriver. No soldering is required

    Improvements over Mk1:
    • Stronger motor sub-chassis with no structural solder joints
    • Wire-free battery pack
    • Easier to attach battery holder
    • Current limit on motors to prevent stall current resetting the Micro:Bit
    • Solid bolt-on ultrasonic attachment

    It comprises several packs that are also available separately:
    • Robo:Bit Mk2 robotics controller PCB
    • Fixings pack (battery holder, screws, mounting pillars, caster, etc.)
    • Wheels Motors and wheels
    • Optional extra: Line sensor pack
    • Optional extra: Ultrasonic distance sensor module
    • Optional extra: McRoboFace - simply push the 4-pin connector of the McRoboFace into the 4 holes at the front of the Robo:Bit
    Using the basic kit you can learn about:
    • Controlling motors with simple Forwards / Reverse controls
    • Controlling the speed of motors in both directions using PWM
    • Use a second BBC micro:bit with the easy-to-use radio software to control the buggy
    • Use the motion sensor on the micro:bit to detect collision with obstacles and avoid them
    With the Plug-in Ultrasonic Distance Sensor:
    • Detect when obstacles get close and change the program to avoid the obstacles
    • "Follow-Me" program that tries to stay a certain distance from the object in front
    With the Line Follower Sensor Pack:
    • Use the 2 line sensors either side of the non-reflective line to detect the line and keep the buggy on track
    • Write more complex programs that behave as required if you meet a T-Junction or crossing of lines
    • Compare different line following strategies - create a race-track and see which strategy is fastest
    • In combination with the distance sensor, make it avoid obstacles on the track and then re-acquire the line

    Assembly instructions in our blog
    Add to Cart
    £24.00
  • Flame Gizmo for Playground - Smart Pixel (GIZFLAME)
    Flame Gizmo for Playground - Analog Input

    The Playground system is an easy way to connect from Crumble, Raspberry Pi or BBC micro:bit to useful Gizmos

    The Flame Gizmo provides single "Smart Pixel" which is called a "Sparkle" on the Crumble and a "neopixel" on the micro:bit. Simply use one of the connection cables to connect from the Playground to the Gizmo

    This Gizmo has both an input connector and an output connector so they can be daisy-chained to make a long chain of super-bright pixels!
    Add to Cart
    £2.50
  • 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
  • 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
  • Line Sensor Pack for Robo:Bit Buggy (RBITL)
    Line Sensor Pack for Robo:Bit Buggy

    NB. Robo:Bit not included

    This pack adds twin line following sensors to your Robo:Bit buggy. SImply screw together and plug in the included cables.
    This pack includes:
    • 2 x 30mm pillars
    • 4 x 6mm screws
    • 2 x Line Follower sensors
    • 2 x 10cm GVS cables
    Add to Cart
    £5.00
  • Ultrasonic Distance Sensor for Bit:Bot (BitBot) (BITSON)
    Ultrasonic Distance Sensor for Bit:Bot

    NB. Bit:Bot not included

    Ready-Soldered, just attach to your Bit:Bot with the screws provided and off you go.

    Use Microsoft PXT (or MicroPython with some awkward code) to read the distance to an obstacle, then program your Bit:Bot to avoid it.

    Both Ping and Echo signals are on the same pin (Pin 15)

    This accessory is available in 2 flavours:
    1. With the ultrasonic sensor soldered directly to the PCB
    2. With a socket soldered on the PCB that you can plug the sensor into
    The sensor soldered into the PCB is much more robust and reliable, but has a big drawback in that you cannot access the micro-USB connector on the micro:bit unless you either remove the micro:bit or use a right-angled USB lead

    The socketed version allows most USB leads to access the micro:bit, but it isn't as robust.
    Add to Cart
    £3.50
  • Pen Holder for Bit:Bot (BitBot) or CrumbleBot (BOTPENxx)
    Pen Holder for Bit:Bot or CrumbleBot

    NB. Bit:Bot not included

    This nifty little, and extremely thin, PCB allows you to connect a pen to the back of your Bit:Bot or CrumbleBot*
    • Only 0.4mm thin, so it is very flexible, allowing it to put downwards pressure on the pen without pushing the robot off the ground
    • Rubber grommet with 10mm internal diameter - ideal for Sharpie felt tips and other pens
    • Easily fitted onto the two screws for the battery support pillars in seconds

    This accessory is available in 2 flavours:
    1. Plain PCB with rubber grommet for maximum economy
    2. Fitted with 8 bright white LEDs to produce a glow-ring effect on the top and lighting the drawing below**

    * CrumbleBot must use 3xAA battery holders as this is fitted to the bottom of the battery support pillars
    ** Powered LEDs on CrumbleBot requires the "wire-free" battery holder system
    Add to Cart
    £2.50
  • Bit:Bot Robot for BBC Micro:Bit (BitBot for MicroBit) (BITBOT)
    Bit:Bot Fully Integrated Robot for the BBC Micro:Bit

    NB. BBC Micro:Bit is NOT included unless specifically selected with the checkbox

    This (almost) ready-assembled robot requires no soldering, no wires and nothing more than a screwdriver to complete it.

    The Bit:Bot fully engages children and adults alike, allowing you to explore and code the BBC Micro:Bit using any of the languages available (not all features are supported in all languages)

    Learn here how to control the Bit:Bot with your Bluetooth phone

     *NEW* There is now a Microsoft PXT package for Bit:Bot (thanks to Sten Roger Sandvik, @stenrs on Twitter). Go to the Advanced tab or the Tools gear icon and select Add Package, then search for BitBot
     

    Check out these features:
    • 2 micro-metal gear motors. Both fully controllable in software, for both speed (0 to 100%) and direction (forward or reverse)
    • Wheels with rubber tyres for maximum grip
    • Really smooth metal ball front caster
    • 12 mini neopixels in 2 sets of 6 along the arms either side. Select any colour for any pixel, produce stunning lighting effects as your Bit:Bot moves around
    • 2 digital line following sensors. Code your own line-following robots and race them to see whose code produces the fastest lap time!
    • 2 analog light sensors (front left and front right) so your Bit:Bot can be programmed to follow a light source such as a torch, or you could code it to go and hide in the darkest place it can find
    • Buzzer, so you can make beeping sounds whenever you want
    • Powered from integrated 3xAA battery holder with on/off switch and blue indicator LED
    • Easily plug your BBC micro:bit in and out using the edge connector
    • Extension port for addition neopixels (such as McRoboFace)
    • Expansion connections at the front for additional sensors (Ultrasonic rangefinder available now, more in development)
    Optionally, you can add an Ultrasonic Distance Sensor (rangefinder) module. The sensor can be either soldered to the module, or connected via a socket. No soldering is required for either version. The socketed version makes it easier to connect a micro-USB lead to the Micro:Bit, but the soldered version is more robust.

    We also have an option for a pen holder that is fitted at the back. This can be plain, or have LEDs on to create a glow ring effect around the pen

    See our detailed blog entry for example code snippets and application ideas
    Add to Cart
    £30.00
  • 4tronix PZM Pi Zero Motor Shim (PZM01)

    Pi Zero Motor Shim - Motor Controller for (almost) any Raspberry Pi Project


    Add Motors to (Almost) Any Pi Zero Project

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    This tiny little board (38 x 16mm) can be added to a Raspberry Pi Zero (or any other Pi for that matter) to provide dual H-Bridge control of 2 DC motors.

    It is so thin (0.8mm) that it can be soldered onto the bottom of the connector (assuming you have added one to your Pi Zero), or you can solder on the female or male headers included in the kit so you can connect and remove it, however you have configured your Pi Zero.

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    Above shows the PZM with a female header added so it can be plugged onto a "normal" male header as shown below, Note how the PZM sticks out from the Pi, so other boards can still be mounted as usual

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    Alternatively, you can mount it by soldering it directly to the bottom of the header, thus leaving the header free to attach other boards as shown below:

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    Contents

    So what do you get in the package?

    • Ready assembled PZM shim
    • 3 x screw terminals
    • 3x2 Male header
    • 3x2 Female header

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    Programming?

    This is a 4 pin driven, dual H Bridge. 2 pins control Motor A and 2 pins control Motor B

    • Motor A is physical pins 35 and 36 (Broadcom GPIO 16 and 19)
    • Motor B is physical pins 37 and 38 (Broadcom GPIO 26 and 20)
    • For each motor:
      • One pin High and the other Low for Forward
      • One pin Low and the other High for Reverse
      • Both pins Low will stop driving the motor and allow it to slowly coast to a halt
      • Both pins High will brake the motor and bring it to a halt very quickly
    • The pzm.py library module provides basic functions for forward, reverse, spin left, spin right, turn left/right forward, turn left/right reverse
    • Download library and examples from here

     

    Wiring?

    • Put power 3V to 11V on the terminal marked VIN and GND. If you are using low power motors you can use the 5V from the Pi (note this isn't connected to the PZM board)
    • Reverse polarity protection is provided so you won't break it by putting them on the wrong way round, but it won't work until you get it right!
    • Connect one motor to Motor A and the other to Motor B
    • Done!

     

    Add to Cart
    £5.00
  • CrumbleBot Mk2 Robot for Crumble (CrumBot2) (CRMBOT2)
    CrumbleBot Mk2 Robot for Crumble Adventures and Experiments

    The CrumbleBot Mk2 is an ideal way to introduce young (and old) children to robotics using the fantastic Crumble controller.

    All programming with the Crumble is extremely easy: drag, drop and click is all that is required to accomplish hundreds of simple and more complex tasks

    CrumbleBot Mk2 builds on the success of the Mk1 with lots more features:
    • 8 Super-bright RGB LEDs - 'Sparkles'
    • 2 push-button switches
    • Easy to use Buzzer
    • Simple jumper connection system - removes the need for croc clips
    • "Wire-free", low-profile battery holder (no USB connectors or wires to get broken)
    • Modified motor mounting positions to reduce dust ingress into the gearbox
    • Improved, smooth-running, front caster
    • Powered front accessory connector
    • Additional mounting holes near rear to allow fitting of a "second deck"

    With this robot kit you can do experiments for:
    • Basic movements (forward, reverse, left spin, right spin)
    • More complex turns (by moving one motor slower than the other)
    • Line following using the built-in line sensors with indicators
    • Light seeking or light avoiding using the built-in light sensors
    • Using the built-in Sparkles to give indications of what is happening
    • Use the built-in push-button switches to start/stop the program, change mode or anything else you want

    Simple programs to accomplish line following and light seeking are shown in the pictures for the listing.

    Crumble controller is NOT included unless option is selected

    Assembly and Coding Instructions here

    Optional Addons available:
    • Ultrasonic distance sensor - simply screws on to the front powered accessory connector
    • Pen holder (with or without "halo" LEDs)

    Add to Cart
    £30.00
  • ABS Mounting Plate (Initio deck) 180 x 120mm (BBDHOLD)
    Mounting Board with Breadboard for Arduino or Raspberry Pi
    • A great way to mount your Arduino or Raspberry Pi with a half-size breadboard
    • Ideal for GPIO experiments on Raspberry Pi as well as all types of experiments with Arduino
    • This is our universal baseplate, injected moulded from tough, black ABS
    • Breadboard Optional
    • Supports Arduino Uno, Leonardo, Mega2560, Due, Yun as well as Raspberry Pi (Rev B with mounting holes)
      • NB. For Raspberry Pi you should use an offset standoff (included) for the central mounting hole
    • Size 180 x 120mm

    Add to Cart
    £2.45
  • Basic Essentials Starter Kit for Arduino (ARD-ESS)
    Please check our Arduino Support Website

    Our special Basic Essentials Pack:

    • Large prototype board 830 tie point with dual power rails on each side
    • 65 Prototyping jumper leads (various colours and sizes)
    • Resistors: 5 of each value: 100R, 220R, 330R, 1K, 10K
    • Diffuse LEDs: 5 of each: Red, Green, Yellow
    • Tactile (tact) switches: 5
    • General purpose diode (1N4148)
    • Mini Light sensor (LDR)
    • Miniature speaker (12mm diameter, 40 ohm)
    • 9V Battery lead to provide power on the move
    This is all you need for the example projects:
    • Blink
    • Fade
    • Digital Read Serial
    • Analog Read Serial
    • BlinkWithoutDelay
    • Debounce
    • StateChangeDetection
    • ToneKeyboard
    • ToneMelody
    • and many more

    Optional extra: Arduino Project Handbook. A full colour guide with 45 sample projects showing how to make the projects and program the Arduino. Every Arduino maker should have one!
    Add to Cart
    £10.80
  • 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
  • Ultrasonic Distance Sensor for Robo:Bit (RoboBit) (RBITSON)
    Ultrasonic Distance Sensor for Robo:Bit

    NB. Robo:Bit not included

    Ready-Soldered, just attach to your Robo:Bit using the 2 screws for the front caster and off you go.

    Use Microsoft PXT (or MicroPython with some awkward code) to read the distance to an obstacle, then program your Bit:Bot to avoid it.

    Both Ping and Echo signals are on the same pin (Pin 13) (NB. this is a different pin to Bit:Bot)

    This module should be screwed tightly to the front of the Robo:Bit ensuring the the little solder pips on the underneath make good contact with the pads of the Robo:Bit. See attached photos.
    Add to Cart
    £3.50
  • CrumbleBot Upgrade - Wire-Free Battery Pack (CRMBTADAPx)
    Wire-Free Battery Pack System for CrumbleBot

    Remove all the wires, improve the robustness, do away with fiddly micro-USB connectors.
    You can even use this system to repair any CrumbleBot with broken micro-USB connectors, broken switches or broken battery wires.

    This new system is super strong, has no wires to break or get tangled and "just works". It even includes a switch, blue LED and a resettable fuse

    Make sure you choose the correct model for your version of CrumbleBot:
    • Version 1.5
    • Version 1.4 or earlier.

    Contents:
    • 3xAA Battery holder fitted to PCB with Switch, LED and fuse
    • 2 x 20mm mounting pillars for the battery holder (you only need these if you previously had a USB battery pack)
    • 4 x M2.5, 8mm screws to fit the pillars and the battery pack to the pillars.
    • Special adaptor PCB (this takes the power from the battery pillars and provides it to the Crumble)
    • 2 x M2.5, 6mm screws to fit the adaptor PCB to the Crumble power connections.

    Add to Cart
    £4.50
  • 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

    Add to Cart
    £55.00
  • PlayGround for BBC Micro:Bit - Starter Kit (Microbit) (PLAYMBITST)
    Playground for BBC Micro:Bit - Starter Kit

    This is an exciting new way to use your micro:bit, with addon components, but without requiring crocodile clips which can be difficult for small people to use.

    Also, this new approach allows the use of a single cable for most addons, instead of 3 crocodile clips

    See our blog for detailed usage and programming information

    This Starter Kit Includes:
    • Playground for Micro:Bit (Micro:Bit is optional extra)
    • 4 x Connection Cables
    • Traffic Light Gizmo
    • Dial Gizmo
    • Buzzer Gizmo
    • 2 x Flame Gizmos
    • Prototyping Gizmo

    Features:
    • Fittings for your BBC micro:bit (micro:bitnot included, unless selected)
    • Battery holder for 2xAA batteries permanently fitted (batteries not included)
    • Sturdy On/Off switch
    • Blue power indicator LED
    • White LEDs on all 3 inputs to show when active
    • All Micro:Bit Input / Outputs are brought to croc clip compatible connectors so you can continue to use existing components
    • Each new connector includes the signal as well as power and ground
    • Fast and easy to connect

    Other Gizmos - Available now
    Many Gizmos are already available and more are on the way. Each Gizmo connects directly to the Playground with usually one connection cable (Traffic Lights uses 3 cables, one for each colour). Note that the Motor Gizmo is not compatible with micro:bit.
    As with our Crumbs, the Gizmos are colour coded:
    • Blue - Digital Input (eg. Button)
    • Yellow - Analog Input (eg. Dial)
    • Black - Digital Output (eg. Buzzer)
    • Red - Analog Output (eg. motors)
    • White - Smart pixels ("Sparkles")

    Here is a great video introducing Playground for BBC micro:bit

    Add to Cart
    £26.50
  • PlayGround for Crumble - Starter Kit (PLAYCRUMST)
    Playground for Crumble - Starter Kit

    This is an exciting new way to use your Crumble, without requiring crocodile clips which can be difficult for small people to use.

    Also, this new approach allows the use of a single cable for most addons, instead of 3 crocodile clips

    This Starter Kit Includes:
    • Playground for Crumble (Crumble is optional extra)
    • 4 x Connection Cables
    • Traffic Light Gizmo
    • Dial Gizmo
    • Buzzer Gizmo
    • 2 x Flame Gizmos
    • Prototyping Gizmo
    See our blog for detailed usage and programming information

    Features:
    • Fittings for your Crumble (Crumble not included, unless selected)
    • Battery holder for 3xAA batteries permanently fitted (batteries not included)
    • Sturdy On/Off switch
    • Blue power indicator LED
    • White LEDs on all 4 inputs to show when active
    • All Crumble Input / Outputs are brought to standard Crumble connectors so you can continue to use existing Crumbs and Sparkles etc.
    • Each new connector includes the signal as well as power and ground
    • Fast and easy to connect

    Other Gizmos - Available now
    Many Gizmos are already available and more are on the way. Each Gizmo connects directly to the Playground with usually one connection cable (Traffic Lights uses 3 cables, one for each colour). As with our Crumbs, the Gizmos are colour coded:
    • Blue - Digital Input (eg. Button)
    • Yellow - Analog Input (eg. Dial)
    • Black - Digital Output (eg. Buzzer)
    • Red - Analog Output (eg. motors)
    • White - Smart pixels ("Sparkles")

    Here is a great video introducing Playground for Crumble

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