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The Solarbotics Sumovore Kit is a strong, modular design with over 500 man-hours of development and 21 prototypes behind it. It has more power, speed, and is less expensive than the Junun Mark III, Parallax Mini-Sumo, and Tab SumoBot.
Using one of the most popular styles of microcontrollers, this brainboard add-on replaces the standard discrete-logic brain with an established, powerful microcontroller! For use on select products.
The HVW Technologies' Stamp Stack II is a bread-board friendly, abuse-tolerant, Parallax BS2 100% compatible microcontroller.
This new version of the Photopopper is still a solar-powered, light-seeking, obstacle-avoiding robot, but now with updated electronics & gold trim that make it twice as fast!
The Secret L293D motor driver kit replaces the guts of a standard servo and turns it into tidy gear motor with a built in motor driver!
The L298 motor driver IC is a very popular but hard to use chip. Our Compact Motor Driver Kit tames this beast, and adds useful functionality!
The Sandwich robot is a line-following Robot. Sintra base (not included)
830 contact single panel breadboard with 3 banana terminal jacks
These aren't kits, as much as they are an inexpensive bag of components so you can build yourself a Symet.
These aren't kits, as much as they are an inexpensive bag of components so you can build yourself a Symet along the lines of the PMK Trimet.
This epoxy-encapsulated monocrystalline solar cell generates a nominal 4.5V / 18mA (sunlight) from a 24x33mm package. And has an integrated solarengine circuit board!
This epoxy-encapsulated monocrystalline solar cell offers 6.7V and 20mA in a 37x33mm package. Now updated with the Miller Engine circuit!
These infrared photodiodes are a proven light sensor in BEAM technology.
0.22µF monolithic ceramic capacitor with many general purpose electronic applications.
22uF 16V Electrolytic capacitor, great for smoothing power spikes.
4700uF 6.3V Electrolytic capacitor
4700uF 16V Electrolytic Capacitor. A standard workhorse for filtering power spikes!
PC-Mount SPDT narrow power switch
This micro DPDT switch has the switch lever on the top.
This DPDT (double pole-double throw) toggle switch is perfect for all kinds of useful and useless applications!
This DPDT 5V relay is used for a good many robot projects, usually for motor power routing.
These custom-made-for-Solarbotics coils offer a strong electromagnetic kicks for creating motion from interactions with magnets. We LIKE these!
Three Position Terminal block is good for mounting heavy wire to circuit boards, like for motor and battery connections.
This 224:1 gear motor is very comparable to a hobby servo for power, at a fraction of the cost!
This 4A capable PowerBoost 1000 can turn almost any battery voltage below 5.5V into a steady 5.2V to power your USB devices.
We had Grand-Wing Servo supply us with an inventory of their modified GWS05 servo! It's a servo without pcb - all brawn, no brains!
This output gear changes the GM4 from continuous rotation to limited rotation.
The GM6 is a baby version of our popular GM2 gear motor.
The GM7 is a baby version of our popular right-angle drive GM3 gear motor.
This 143:1 gear motor is much like the GM2 gear motor but runs at nearly twice the speed. Great for robots needing speed over torque!
This 143:1 gear motor is much like the GM3 gear motor but runs at nearly twice the speed. Great for robots needing speed over torque!
A High-Efficiency (HE) 3V DC motor coupled to a 228:1 gearbox give you a very useful low-power gearmotor!
Need a gear motor and wheel? Get this convenient package, and save! Complete with a GM2/3/8/9/17 gear motor, a wheel with a molded-on tire, and mounting screw.
Here by popular demand, and brought to you only from Solarbotics! The pager gear motor is geared 81:1 spins at 233 RPM and draws 13mA (118mA stall) at 3V giving 2.3in*oz.
Small, speedy, and all-metal construction!
Just slightly faster than the original Sanyo GM12, and a wee bit less torque - a suitable replacement!
A bit slower than the GM13, but less current consumption. Less expensive, too!
A replacement for the GM14 that has more torque!
Advanced prop designers and industrial engineers have asked us for more horsepower and that's what we've delivered with the Prop-SX.
Want a small, quick precision metal gear motor?
These new, factory-fresh pager motors come ready-to-run: no eccentric weight removal necessary like on surplus pager motors!
The GWS S03N servo is a good, solid workhorse if you have a need for inexpensive reliable servos.
This NPN transistor is similar to the TR3904, but can deliver higher maximum current at better efficiency ratings.
This PNP transistor is similar to the TR3906, but can deliver higher maximum current at better efficiency ratings.
TR3904 NPN small signal transistor, as used in most basic solarengine designs.
TR3906 PNP small signal transistor, as used in most basic solarengine designs.
This low-voltage N-channel FET is great for powerful solarengine designs.
The ZVP2106 P-channel FET is very good for low-voltage, high efficiency solarengines.
This 20k 20-turn trimming potentiometer has the adjustment screw is on the narrow side, opposite the three inline leads.
2 Megaohm single-turn potentiometer
10 resistors each of 100ohm, 470ohm, 1k, and 2.2k
10 resistors each of 4.7k, 47k, 100k, and 220k
10 resistors each of 1M, 1.5M, 2.2M and 3.6M
10 resistors each of 5.6M, 6.2M, 6.8M and 7.5M
10 resistors each of 7.5M, 8.2M, 9.1M and 10M
5% accuracy 1/4 watt resistors to get you started with your BEAM experiments.
The 74AC245 is an octal (8 channel) buffer chip that simply strengthens the current output of a signal. Great for small-motor driving!
A little 8 pin DIP that can be hacked into a light or line following robot known as the "Herbie".
A 28 pin 8 bit microcontroller in a DIP package as used on the Sumovore Atmel Brainboard add-on.
This is the Microchip PIC16F877A microcontroller that is used in our K SV-PIC Brainboard add-on.
Ideal for making pin-to-pin connections. These are the products you need. Way better than soldering tiny sockets to wires and heat-shrinking them yourself!
A low voltage high current rectifier diode, useful in applications where a low voltage drop is required.
These water-clear standard sized (T1-3/4) LEDs are considerably brighter than most other LEDs in their class. Available in red, green, yellow, blue and white.
Standard sized diffused T1-3/4 LEDs, great for indicators. Available in green, red, yellow, white and blue.
20 pin DIP carriers are great for free-form 74xx240/245 circuit layouts.
28 pin DIP carrier for the ATmega8L or other 28 pin DIP devices.
24 pins on 0.6" spacing - ideal for BS2 mounting!
This 2mm thick 8x12" expanded PVC sheet has excellent robot-building characteristics.
This 3.6V 170mAh rechargeable Ni-Cad battery contains three cells in pyramid configuration.
28mm diameter x 13mm wide silicone rubber wheels mounted on aluminum hub.
This wheel keys into most standard servo output shafts for easy wheel mounting.
This new Adafruit shield makes it easy to use a 16x2 Character LCD. This one features the negative display (colored text on dark background)
These well-engineered tread segments are ideal mates for GM2/3/8/9 gear motor projects!
Two Idlers, Two Cogs, and 40 Tread Links - and a pair of GM2/3/8/9 style gear motors. A treaded vehicle is just waiting for this package!
Need an Arduino compatible board that's smaller than small? Look no further because the Trinket has got you covered.
If you want to build the SolarRoller found in Make Volume 06 SolarEngine Project 06, this is what you need!
If you want to build the Trimet found in Make Volume 06 SolarEngine Project 06, this is what you need!
This bundle includes parts for the 2-Motor Walker from Book "Junkbots, Bugbots, and Bots on Wheels"
This bundle includes parts for the Mini-Sumo Wrestling Edgebot from book "Junkbots, Bugbots, and Bots on Wheels"
This bundle includes parts for the Bicore Headbot Parts Bundle from Junkbots, Bugbots, and Bots on Wheels
This bundle includes parts for the Herbie Photovore from Junkbots, Bugbots, and Bots on Wheels
This bundle includes parts for the Adaptive Bicore from the book "Junkbots, Bugbots, and Bots on Wheels"
This bundle lets you configure your SCC243b-MSE for short, quick-pulse operations.
Need the parts to build up your SCC2433b-MSE? This package lets you assemble the Miller Solarengine in "Power" mode, where it stores up a lot of power, and releases a long burst to the motor.
This bundle lets you configure your SCC3733a-MSE for short, quick-pulse operations.
The name is a bit of a misnomer as you might need a little more than an Arduino to make your robot project come alive but this bundle is perfect for starting your newest Robot recipe from scratch!
These 28mm diameter (almost 1-1/8") wheels are ideal for mini-sumo robotics, with internal set-screw mounting and 3mm axle hole
2A Booster DC-DC Step-Up module Micro USB Input 2V-24V to 5/9/12/28V
We have the switches, motors and battery holder required to build the Make Volume 12 Beetlebot.
This kit includes everything you need to start working on the PICAXE-08M microcontroller.
Want to build the Solar Xylophone in Make Volume 12? This bundle will get you started on Rory Nugent's project.
Volume I of the Forrest Mims Engineer's Mini Notebook series includes three of his best-selling notebooks: 555 Timer IC Circuits; OP-Amp Projects; and Optoelectronics.
Volume II of the Forrest Mims Engineer's Mini Notebook series includes three popular notebooks: Science Projects; Environmental Projects; and Communications Projects.
Volume III of the Forrest Mims Engineer's Mini Notebook series includes three of his best-selling notebooks devoted to sensors: Sensor Projects; Solar Cell Projects; and Magnet Sensor Projects.
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