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  • Arduino Uno R3 Starter Kit with RFID

    Arduino Uno R3 Starter Kit with RFID

    UNO R3 Arduino-compatible starter kit complete with an Arduino Uno board with essential accessories, plus a multitude of parts and modules to start building interesting projects

    The Arduino is a great bit of kit for anyone interested in electronics.

    This kit comes with everything you need to get started with an Arduino (apart from a PC to program it).

    This is the newer RFID version of the kit, containing more useful sensors and parts to make your introduction to Arduino a better experience. 

     
    Supplied with the kit:
    Arduino UNO R3 
    USB A to B 200mm 
    830 Tie Points Breadboard
    10x 200mm Male to Female Jumper Cables
    32x  Male to Male Jumper Cables
    2 x 36 Pin Male Single in Line header
    1602 16 character 2 Row backlit LCD Display 
    I2C SPI Serial Interface Board (LCD Piggyback) 
    DS1302 Real Time Clock Module
    RC522 RFID Kit
    7 Segment Single Digit LED Display
    7 Segment Four Digit LED Display
    8 x 8 LED Dot Matrix
    74HC595 8 Bit Shift Register
    Water Level Sensor
    ULN2003 Four Phase Stepper Motor Driver
    28BYJ-48 5V Four Phase Stepper Motor 
    KY019 5V Relay Module
    KY015 Temperature and Humidity Module
    KY016 RGB LED Module
    KY037 Sound Sensor 
    KY023 Dual Axis Joystick Module
    PP3 Battery Snap with 2.1mm x 5.5mm plug
    Infrared Remote Control
    Infrared Transmitter/Receiver
    4x4 16 Button Matrix
    SG90 Servo Motor
    2 x SW-520 Tilt Sensor
    Active Piezo Buzzer
    Passive Piezo Buzzer
    10 x Blue LED
    10 x Red LED
    10 x Yellow LED 
    3 x Light Dependent Resistor
    Flame Sensor/ Infrared Receiver
    LM35 Temperature Sensor
    10KΩ Linear Potentiometer (Variable Resistor)
    10 x 220Ω Resistors
    10 x 1KΩ Resistors
    10 x 10kΩ Resistors
    10 x 330R Resistors
    4 x 10mm Tactile Switches
    4 x Tactile Switch Caps
    Infrared Receiver
    Resistor Colour Code Chart
    CD with projects
    Carry Case
     
    The Arduino IDE Software can be downloaded from the Arduino website here
     
    You can download a copy of the included CD here

    Arduino CD

     

     

     

    Arduino Quick Start Guide

     

    Installing the Arduino IDE

    1. Go to arduino.cc/en/software and download the appropriate version for your system.
    2. Run the installation file (usually called arduino-1.xx.xx-windows.exe).
    3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.
       

    Connecting the Arduino to a computer

    1. Connect the Arduino to your computer using the USB cable provided.
    2. Open the Arduino IDE and click on “Tools”. When prompted by windows firewall click allow.
    3. Move the cursor over “Board” and select your Arduino board from the list (e.g. “Arduino Uno”).
    4. Click on “Tools” again and move the cursor over “Port”. Now, select the USB port where the Arduino is plugged in. If you have multiple devices under “Ports” and you are unsure which one is the Arduino, try selecting one of the ports and then click on “Tools” and select “Get board info”. If the Arduino port is selected, a small window displaying the board information will appear, otherwise keep trying different ports until the window appears.
    5. To check if the Arduino is connected correctly, click on the “Upload” button at the top of the screen (button with arrow pointing to the right) and wait for the empty sketch to upload. If no errors come up, you’re all set up and ready to go!
       

    Installing Arduino Libraries

    Method 1

    1. Open the Arduino IDE and click on “Tools” at the top of the screen.
    2. Click on “Manage Libraries”.
    3. Type in the name of the library you wish to install (e.g. “CCS811”) and press enter.
    4. The Library Manager will now display a number of relevant libraries. Hover the cursor over the required library and click “Install”. When the installation has finished, close the Library Manager window.


    Method 2

    1. Download the library you wish to install.
    2. Extract the folder from the zip file and paste it in the following location:

             Windows XP and above: C:\Users\%username%\Documents\Arduino\Libraries

             Mac: /Users/<username>/Documents/Arduino/libraries/

             Linux: /usr/share/arduino/libraries/ (you must delete the dashes in the folder name, if there are any)

    1. Restart the Arduino IDE.


    Item Number: AUR3K
    £40.00 (inc VAT £48.00)
     
  • 10W Amplifier Kit for TDA2003A

    10W Amplifier Kit for TDA2003A

    TDA2003A 10W Amplifier Kit

    This kit uses a TDA2003 to create a small but powerful audio amplifier suitable for most uses. It works best with supply voltages between 8-18VDC and loads down to 2Ω.
    Perfect for use with passive bookshelf speakers, or as a general purpose audio amplifier. 

    The following components are included in this kit:

    • Circuit Layout Diagram + Schematic x 1
    • Volume (20kΩ LOG) potentiometer x 1 
    • 1000µF 16V Capacitor x 1
    • 470µF 25V Capacitor x 1
    • 100µF 25V Capacitor x 1
    • 10µF 25V Capacitor x 1
    • 100nF Boxpoly Capacitor x 2
    • 47nF Boxpoly Capacitor x 1
    • 2W 1Ω Resistor x 1
    • 2W 2.2Ω Resistor x 1
    • Metal Film 220Ω Resistor x 1
    • Metal Film 39Ω Resistor x 1
    • PCB Terminal Blocks x 2
    • PCB x 1
    • TDA2003A IC x 1
       

    Technical Specifications:

    Input Voltage: 8-18VDC
    Output Power: 10W @ RL= 2Ω, 6W @ RL= 4Ω
    THD: 0.18% @ RL= 2Ω, f = 1kHz
    Efficiency: 65% @ RL = 2Ω, f = 1kHz
    Power Dissipation @ Tcase = 90­°C: 20W 
    Frequency Response: 40-15000Hz

     

     


    Item Number: TDA2003KIT
    £8.00 (inc VAT £9.60)
     
  • Flashing LED Christmas Tree Kit

    Flashing LED Christmas Tree Kit

    Flashing LED Christmas Tree Kit

     

    The perfect Christmas decoration for the electronic enthusiast.This kit is ideal for beginners and professionals alike. Build your own Christmas tree complete with red, yellow and green LEDs the are driven by a transistor flashing circuit. 

     

    Can be powered via the micro-USB socket (USB cable not included!) or via batteries (battery holder not included).

     



    Item Number: CKTREE
    £8.50 (inc VAT £10.20)
     
  • Non-Contact Metal Detector Kit

    Non-Contact Metal Detector Kit

    Non-Contact Metal Detector Kit

    Basic metal detector sensor module with buzzer and LED alarm. Will detect metal at a range of up to 60mm, including through soil, cothing, etc. Requires an input voltage of 3-5V DC, which can be supplied to the module via the 2 pin screw terminal (e.g. battery pack, USB, power supply). The sensitivity can be adjusted by the VR1 potentiometer.



     



    Item Number: CKMD1
    £3.50 (inc VAT £4.20)
     
  • Smart Line Tracking Car Kit

    Smart Line Tracking Car Kit

    Smart Line Tracking Car Kit

    Simple line tracking robot car kit that is designed to introduce people of all ages to electronics and soldering.

    The red LEDs (on the bottom) illuminate the surface in front of the car and the LDRs (light dependent resistors) pick up the reflection off the surface. The comparator (LM393) will then determine if the car is following the line and make the necessary adjustments. R1 and R2 potentiometers are used to adjust the sensitivity of the LDRs.

    Requires 2 x AA batteries (not included). 

    Tools required: soldering iron, side cutters, Philips screwdriver



    Item Number: CKCAR1
    £8.50 (inc VAT £10.20)
     
  • SMD Component Solder Practice Kit

    SMD Component Solder Practice Kit

    SMD Component Solder Practice Kit

    Surface-mount PCB including components; ideal for learning surface-mount soldering. When the components are soldered correctly, the LEDs should flash and alternate. This kit has the following SMD packages: 0402, 0603, 0805, 1206 and SOT-23. Requires 3-12V DC to operate the circuit.


     



    Item Number: CKSMD
    £3.50 (inc VAT £4.20)
     
  • Tesla Coil Kit With Audio Input

    Tesla Coil Kit With Audio Input

    Tesla Coil Kit with Audio Input

    Amaze your friends with this cool musical tesla coil kit. When fully assembled, this module will act as a tesla coil which will play audio through the arcs when an audio source (e.g. phone, laptop) is connected to the audio input of the coil. It runs on 15-24V DC, either from batteries or a power supply (not included). 

     

    Power Input: 12-24V DC, 2.1 x 5.5mm 
    Audio Input: 3.5mm stereo socket (only the left channel is active)
    PCB Dimensions: 80 x 38mm

    Please note: Tesla coils produce very high voltages; do not touch this device when it is turned on! This device produces intense radio frequency interference which can affect any electronic devices near it (e.g. pacemakers). Lastly, the arcs produced by Tesla coils can ignite flammable objects; keep all flammable objects away from the Tesla coil.

     





     



    Item Number: CKTC1
    £9.50 (inc VAT £11.40)
     
  • Microphone Preamplifier Kit

    Microphone Preamplifier Kit

    47dB Microphone Preamplifier Kit

    This deceptively simple 2 stage transistor preamp kit provides a remarkably clear boost to allow a microphone to be used in a standard line level input.   

    • Instructions x 1
    • PP3 9V Battery Clip x 1 
    • 1µF Boxpoly Capacitor x 2
    • 100nF Ceramic Capacitor x 1
    • 10µF Ceramic Capacitor x 1
    • 100µF Electrolytic Capacitor x 1
    • 22kΩ 1/4W Carbon Resistor x 1
    • 4.7MΩ 1/4W Carbon Resistor x 1
    • 1MΩ 1/4W Carbon Resistor x 1
    • 3.3kΩ 1/4W Carbon Resistor x 1
    • 47kΩ 1/4W Carbon Resistor x 1
    • BC547B Transistor  x 2
    • Neutrik NYS2152 1/4" (6.3mm) Jacks x 2
    • PCB x 1

    Technical Specifications:

    Input Voltage: 9VDC
    Gain: 47dB
    THD: < 0.5%

     

     


    Item Number: CKMPRE
    £12.00 (inc VAT £14.40)
     
  • RAT-in-a-CAN Distortion Kit (Based on the Original Pro Co RAT)

    RAT-in-a-CAN Distortion Kit (Based on the Original Pro Co RAT)

    RAT-in-a-CAN Distortion Effect Kit

    A distortion unit based on the legendary Pro Co RAT pedal from 1978. 

      We decided to make a RAT clone to rival the original “Pro Co RAT” and the best way to do this is to use the original Op Amp that gives the RAT its unique sound, the LM308. As we have some original LM308 ICs from the 70’s in our stocks we figured we could do it and do it well. There is a small difference in the fact that the original Pro Co RAT used the LM308N (8 Pin Plastic package) and we had the LM308H (8 Pin Metal can). The 2 chips are identical in how they work and sound but they look different, we decided to celebrate this difference in our design and so the “RAT in a Can” was born. 

       Unlike other modern clones that use “similar” Op Amps that can often sound a bit muddy and bass heavy, the RAT in a Can will give you gut-wrenching harsh fuzz and an astronomically high gain, this pedal is sure to make your guitar scream like a pack of angry rats.

      We hope you have as much fun building and using the RAT in a Can as we did designing and naming it.

     

    Included in the kit

    22nF Box Poly Capacitor x 1
    1nF Box Poly Capacitor x 1
    100µF 16VElectrolytic Capacitor x 1
    100nF Box Poly Capacitor x 1
    33pF Ceramic Capacitor x 1
    2.2µF 63V Electrolytic Capacitor x 1 
    4.7µF 63V Electrolytic Capacitor x 2
    100pF Ceramic Capacitor x 1
    3.3nF Box Poly Capacitor x 1
    1µF Box Poly Capacitor x 1
    1N4007 Diode x 1
    1N914 Diode x 2
    1MΩ Resistor x 3
    1kΩ Resistor x 2
    47Ω Resistor x 2
    100kΩ Resistor x 2
    560Ω Resistor x 1
    1.5kΩ Resistor x 1
    10kΩ Resistor x 1
    100k LOG Potentiometers x 3
    BF245 JFET x 1
    LM308H or UA308H op-amp x 1
    9V PP3 Clip x 1
    1/4" (6.3mm) Jack Sockets x 2
    3 Pole Double Throw Footswitch x 1
    Rat in a Can PCB x 1
     

     

     


    Item Number: CKRAT
    £32.00 (inc VAT £38.40)
     
  • VU Audio Level Display Kit

    VU Audio Level Display Kit

     VU Audio Level Display Kit

    Simple LM3914-based VU display kit with 10 segment LED display and input trim potentiometer. The resistors included in the kit make it a 0V-1.4V display 

    • Instructions x 1
    • 100Ω Carbon Resistor x 1
    • 4.7kΩ Carbon Resstor x 1
    • 10k Trim Potentiometer
    • LM3914 (this kit can be also used with LM3915 and LM3916)
    • 10-Segment Bar Display
    • 20 pin IC socket (to be used with the display)
    • PCB x 1

    Technical Specifications:

    Input Voltage: 5VDC
    Signal Range: 0V-1.4V

     

     


    Item Number: LM39KIT
    £8.00 (inc VAT £9.60)
     
  • Guitar Fuzz Effects Pedal Kit - NKT128 Authentic Newmarket PNP Germanium

    Guitar Fuzz Effects Pedal Kit - NKT128 Authentic Newmarket PNP Germanium

    Guitar Fuzz Effects Pedal Kit with Authentic Newmarket Germanium Transistors

    This kit is based on the legendary fuzz face pedal. Instead of ultra rare germanium transistors, it uses new old stock Newmarket PNP germanium transistors to give you that classic germanium fuzz, while keeping the cost down. This project is ideal if you're looking to get into guitar pedal building. A schematic and layout diagram will be provided with the kit.
     

    The following components are included in this kit:

    • Circuit Layout Diagram + Schematic x 1
    • Volume (500kΩ LOG) and fuzz (5kΩ LIN) potentiometers x 1 each
    • NKT128 Transistors x 2
    • CPB10N Boxpoly 10nF Capacitor x 1
    • 2.2µF Electrolytic Capacitor x 1
    • 22µF Electrolytic Capacitor x 1
    • 330Ω Metal Film Resistor x 1
    • 33kΩ Metal Film Resistor x 1
    • 100kΩ Metal Film Resistor x 1
    • 8.2kΩ Metal Film Resistor x 1 
    • 6.3mm (1/4") Open Jack Socket x 2
    • PP3 9V Battery Snap x 1
    • DPDT Latching Footswitch x 1
    • 9x25 Stripboard x 1

     

     

    To assemble this kit, you will need the following tools:

    • Soldering iron and solder
    • Side cutters
    • Track cutter
    • Drill (optional - only needed if you want to use an enclosure)

     

     


    Item Number: FUZP1
    £26.50 (inc VAT £31.80)
     
  • Guitar Fuzz Effects Pedal Kit - NKT713 Authentic Newmarket NPN Germanium

    Guitar Fuzz Effects Pedal Kit - NKT713 Authentic Newmarket NPN Germanium

    Guitar Fuzz Effects Pedal Kit with Authentic Newmarket Germanium Transistors

    This kit is based on the legendary fuzz face pedal. Instead of ultra rare germanium transistors, it uses new old stock Newmarket vintage NPN germanium transistors to give you that classic germanium fuzz, while keeping the cost down. This project is ideal if you're looking to get into guitar pedal building. A schematic and layout diagram will be provided with the kit.
     

    The following components are included in this kit:

    • Circuit Layout Diagram + Schematic x 1
    • Volume (500kΩ LOG) and fuzz (5kΩ LIN) potentiometers x 1 each
    • NKT713 Transistors x 2
    • CPB10N Boxpoly 10nF Capacitor x 1
    • 2.2µF Electrolytic Capacitor x 1
    • 22µF Electrolytic Capacitor x 1
    • 330Ω Metal Film Resistor x 1 
    • 33kΩ Metal Film Resistor x 1
    • 100kΩ Metal Film Resistor x 1
    • 8.2kΩ Metal Film Resistor x 1
    • 6.3mm (1/4") Open Jack Socket x 2
    • PP3 9V Battery Snap x 1
    • DPDT Latching Footswitch x 1
    • 9x25 Stripboard x 1

     

     

    To assemble this kit, you will need the following tools:

    • Soldering iron and solder
    • Side cutters
    • Track cutter
    • Drill (optional - only needed if you want to use an enclosure)

     

     


    Item Number: FUZN2
    £26.00 (inc VAT £31.20)
     
  • Guitar Fuzz Effects Pedal Kit - Silicon NPN

    Guitar Fuzz Effects Pedal Kit - Silicon NPN

    Guitar Fuzz Effects Pedal Kit

    This kit is based on the legendary fuzz face pedal. Instead of germanium transistors, it uses newer, more commonly available NPN silicon transistors to give you a harsh and sharp fuzz, while keeping the cost down. This project is ideal if you're looking to get into guitar pedal building.
     

    The following components are included in this kit:

    • Circuit Layout Diagram + Schematic x 1
    • Volume (500kΩ LOG) and fuzz (5kΩ LIN) potentiometers x 1 each
    • BC108C and BC183C Transistors x 1 each
    • CPB10N Boxpoly 10nF Capacitor x 1
    • 2.2µF Electrolytic Capacitor x 1
    • 22µF Electrolytic Capacitor x 1
    • 330Ω Metal Film Resistor x 1
    • 33kΩ Metal Film Resistor x 1
    • 100kΩ Metal Film Resistor x 1
    • 8.2kΩ Metal Film Resistor x 1
    • 6.3mm (1/4") Open Jack Socket x 2
    • PP3 9V Battery Snap x 1
    • DPDT Latching Footswitch x 1
    • 9x25 Stripboard x 1

     

     

    To assemble this kit, you will need the following tools:

    • Soldering iron and solder
    • Side cutters
    • Track cutter
    • Drill (optional - only needed if you want to use an enclosure)

     

     


    Item Number: CKFUZN1
    £12.00 (inc VAT £14.40)
     


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