This Retro GamePad from 8BitDo resembles one of our favorite Retro Gaming controllers, and feels exactly like it. The team over at 8BitDo have put countless hours into the finest details of their Retro Gaming Controllers to deliver an incredibly authetic experience, with the size of the controller, button feedback and even the D-Pad feels right!
Learn how Electric Paint works and tune your electronics skills by painting electrical circuits on paper. This simple electric circuit kit comes with easy instructions and a clearly marked template, making drawing your circuit as easy as squeezing a tube and tracing a line. Add a battery to power the LED lights and bring your circuit city to life!
Bare Conductive’s Electric Paint is just like any other water-based paint… except that it’s electrically conductive! This means that you can actually paint wires onto things like models, clothes, furniture, walls, almost anything you can think of. Standard acrylic or water-based paints can even be used alongside Electric Paint to act as insulation or to create multi-layer circuitry!
Integrate learning and fun with Bee-Bot and Blue-Bots, these cool little floor robots give children an exciting introduction to directional language and programming and provide a strong scaffold on spatial awareness, including distance and patterns, this approach encourages shared learning and problem-solving for your kids or the whole classroom.
Check out our range of Bots, Mats, and Accessories and get in touch or post on our forum with any questions or queries
Bee-Bot is an exciting new robot designed for use by young children. This colorful, easy-to-operate, and friendly little robot is a perfect tool for teaching sequencing, estimation, problem-solving, and just having fun!
Teach children with a hands-on approach, the ins and outs of electronics without the dangers and hassle of soldering or small wires. Circuit scribe revolutionizes the way we create circuits with their non-toxic conductive pens which quickly and easily allow you to create simple or complex circuits instantly! Combined with their range of input/output pieces you can have a fully functioning circuit in no time.
Circuit Scribes flagship conductive ink pen is now available alone! Replace an empty pen from your kit, or use the pen with your own electrical components. Use it on any surface a rollerball pen will write on.
The Basic Kit is an entry level kit with a full-size pen, light outputs, and so much more! Explore basic circuit concepts like conductivity and work up to creating two kinds of blinking circuits using both the blinker module and hand-drawn momentary switches.
Adafruit has developed their family of microcontroller boards, each of which utilizing different microchip combinations for specific tasks. Data logging, Wi-Fi, LoRa, and Bluetooth enabled boards are all among the collection of Feather Boards by Adafruit.
HiPi.io are all about allowing your imagination to flow into your Raspberry Pi projects.
They’ve designed a range of high-quality products including the HighPi cases – allowing Makers stack different HAT's on your Raspberry Pi all while keeping them enclosed!
The PiKVM v3, is an open-source remote access solution using hardware, featuring HDMI capture at 1080p-50Hz, Keyboard and mouse emulation through the USB C port, ATX switching to power cycle your computer remotely.
The options are limitless when using HiPi.io, from Maker applications all the way to Industry. Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions!
We have the entire range of LattePanda gear available right here in Australia. That's not to mention the numerous accessories available that will turbo-charge your LattePanda setup! And best of all, we've put together a range of tutorials to help you use LattePanda with your next project!
In additional to a full-blown Intel CPU, the LattePanda baords have an ATmega32u4 co-processor that you can program like any Arduino microcontroller! If you need any jumper cables, prototyping equipment or breakout boards for an Arduino project on your Lattepanda, take a look at our range.
This acrylic case is a nice and solid enclosure for LattePanda dev board. A case can protect the board while letting you see the status LEDs directly and providing accesss to things like USB, HDMI, SD card, GPIO cables. Assembling this case is quite simple and intuitive .We also provides a quick guide along with the product on how to assemble this nice case.
If you want to use your LattePanda for physical computing, this kit is the perfect choice to get started! You dont need a PhD degree in electronic engineering to use it - it is aimed at tinkerers who like to experiment and play. Every sensor comes with a LattePanda-compatible connector, so no need to worry about compatibility issues!
Add exciting new dimensions to your project with this large full-color display. All you need to do is power your LattePanda board and you have a visual user interface for your project - no extra power cables required! The border of the display is insulated with black tape so that even without and enclosure there is no possibility of a short-circuit. The picture below shows LattePanda directly powering the 7" display.
This fan is low noise and has a thermal pad on the back that can stick on the metal shield on the board. With its aluminum casing, heat from CPU will be absorbed fast, giving you better performance. This is a simple and effective way to make the LattePanda cool!
ESP32 is in the heart of the M5Stack ecosystem and provides a modular and versatile approach to WiFi-SoC. The M5Stack ecosystem is comprised of the main controllers called Cores, Grove-compatible sensors called Units, stackable Modules, and an array of Accessories.
M5Stack's IoT development platform is suitable for industrial automation, STEAM education, rapid prototyping, and much more with the robust, open-source platform which is completely customizable and fully-functional offering support for beginners or veterans.
Take a look at our range and don't hesitate to contact us via our forum
M5Stack BASIC Kit, like its namesake, is a starter kit among the M5Stack development kit series. It’s a modular, stackable, scalable, and portable device which is powered with an ESP-32 core, which makes it open source, low cost, full-function, and easy for developers to handle new product development on all stages including circuit design, PCB design, software, mold design and production
BalaC is a DIY dual wheel balancing car kit. BalaC uses the STM32 series chip, two motor driver ICs, and is also equipped with a rechargable replaceable battery. It incorporates a light-weight design with 360° servos. It's possible to use the UIFlow graphic interface to program the balancing car. An M5StickC is included in the package. The BalaC maintains its balance with the help of mpu6886. The real-time compensation of the servos are controlled by calculating the offset value to achieve the purpose of balancing. A LEGO compatible design allows you to change different tires. If you want to learn about PID or need an interesting programming toy product, BalaC will be a good choice
For creative cardboard construction, look no further than MakeDo. Their innovative approach to upcycling will leave your children exploring all manner of creations. Designed for everyone MakeDo lets you create anything your imagination can conjure.
MicroPython is a tiny open-source Python-based development board platform that will help you run your microcontrollers in constrained environments. MicroPython's aim is to be as compatible with normal Python as possible to allow you to transfer code with ease from the desktop to a microcontroller or embedded system.
The colour LCD skin is a module that fits right onto the pyboard. It provides a 160x128 pixel, 16-bit graphical LCD display with backlight, as well as a resistive touch sensor covering the entire screen.
All about small things that get the big jobs done, Miniware are an excellent caterer of hobbyist electronics. Their unique range of products allow Makers, such as yourself, to explore the hobby of making without the hassle of desk clutter, expensive desk instruments or the worry of storage space. Miniware provide intelligent and sleek tools which will make your life easier, check out their range!
Not only is their Soldering Iron smart but so is the rest of their gear, from Hot Plates, Oscilloscopes, Power Supplies and even Tweezers, Morning Tools covers a lot of ground and we hope to see some of their stuff in your toolbox.
This relay can be used to switch low voltage devices such as light bulbs, a motor, a small heating element or even a string of 12V LED lighting. The voltage needs to be kept under 16V, but the relay will automatically protect itself against too much current.
The Monk Makes RGB LED for micro:bit provides a colorful add-on to your micro:bit. Connect it up with alligator clips and then use the three outputs of your micro:bit to control the red, green and blue channels to mix up any color of light you want.
NVIDIA are leaders in computing technology and the Jetson ecosystem is no exception. The jetson system is a platform for AI technologies promoting low-power computing for deep learning and computer vision. NVIDIA Jetson is ideal for computational-intensive projects. Used by professional developers to create leading-edge AI products or students and enthusiasts for hands-on AI learning.
Osmo blends the worlds of games and education with their inventive approach to Ipad learning. Osmo's kits have various lessons jam-packed into them that teach coding, problem-solving, maths, and creativity. Unfortunately, the Ipad is not included but once setup kids and classrooms will spend hours solving puzzles and exploring the unique worlds that Osmo has provided.
Osmo works with your iPad's camera and the provided physical game pieces or whiteboard, scans it, and lets your child's creations come to life on the screen!
What if you could become masters of innovation and technology? With Osmo Coding Starter Kit, it is possible! Beyond helping your little one understand the fundamentals of coding, this kit will enable your child to succeed in an increasingly digital world.
Ozobots merges robots, programming, and learning. The perfect storm for STEAM and home education, these little robots will keep you or your classroom engaged for hours. With just one Ozobot and a few kids, you can have a problem-solving, creative and educational experience, sprinkled with coding, and most importantly hands-on interaction.
The PICAXE ecosystem is designed to be the brain of your electronic projects, which is great for hobbyists and educators alike. The PICAXE system is popular for its affordability, versatility, and intuitive software.
Made to be programmed in a very simple to learn basic language or via graphical blocks or flowcharts. med in a very simple to learn BASIC language or via graphical blocks or flowcharts. The programming language is designed to give you all the powerful features of the microcontroller without any complicated programming language to learn.
If you’re looking to play with PICAXE microcontrollers on a computer with only USB, look no further! The PICAXE USB programming cable allows PICAXE micros to be programmed from any platform (Windows and Linux). The cable has the FT232R embedded into the USB connector and will show up on your computer as a new COM port. If you’re using Windows you’ll need to install some drivers, which can be found on the PICAXE download page below, it’s really easy!
Snap Circuits teach basic engineering, electronics and circuitry concepts by using components with snaps to assemble electronic circuits on a simple grid. The projects emulate a printed circuit board found across most electronics. Snap circuits implement colour coded parts based on the purpose for easy and intuitive approaches to circuits. Perfect for STEAM applications or home education, Snap Circuits is a go-to for circuit and electronic introductions or knowledge reinforcement.
Our forum is a perfect place to ask questions about Snap Circuits
The Snap Circuits Jr. 100 Experiments kit is a fantastic way to get started with electronics! It contains everything you need to build over 100 projects and contains 32 individual components and is sure to spark the imagination of young minds everywhere.
The Teensy is a breadboard-friendly development board with loads of features in a, well, teensy package. The Teensy LC (Low Cost) is a 32 bit microcontroller board that provides you with an uncomplicated option for getting started with the Teensy line of products without breaking the bank!
These headers are made to work with the Teensy 3.2 and Teensy LC development boards. Each kit of headers makes your Teensy breadboard compatible and will allow for stacking a Teensy and Teensy-compatible shield board. This kit includes five headers (two 14-pin, one 5-pin, one 3-pin, and one 2x7 right-angle SMT), enough to connect your chosen Teensy in any configuration you need!
Smartivity are cool kits that inspire creativity and hands-on construction for kids at home or in classrooms. Each kit provides a unique lesson and activity to keep children engaged and interacting. Incorporate Smartivity into your child's education and watch them develop critical thinking, hands-on, and creativity skills.
Solarbotics offer ingenious kits which keep even the most seasoned Makers busy. These kits are great for all ages, with simple DIY instructions you will never be left stumbling over spare parts. Check out the all-time favourite marble machine or popular useless box for some cool projects.
You build it, you turn it on, and ...it has other ideas. A finger extends, and turns itself off just as quickly as you turn it on. Weird and wonderful, it's a physical description of many aspects of life (how's that for the beginning of an artsy interpretation?).
Solarbotics Solar GraviTrack Marble Machine Kit is their newest addition to the Marble-Drop mechanism family. The Solar version pulse-moves the elegant hand-off mechanism that passes marbles to the top of a sweeping multi-level track. You will witness the fascinating step-by-step action of the arms as the geometry changes periodically
The battery pack edition of the Marble Machine kit has splendid electromechanical appeal, delivering 8 steel balls down a laser-cut wood frame. Unlike its solar-powered cousin, it’s ready to run at your command.
Construct your own hypnotic marble-coaster with this superb Solarbotics kit. Watch as the marbles are cycled through synchronised mechanical arms using nothing more than laser-cut wood and a single motor.
The Paris Flyer CarouSol Kit is the latest product in our line of solar-powered kinetic desk toys. Borrowing design elements from the golden age of air travel, we've added our unique solar-electronics flair to create self-powered dynamic mobiles.
Sphero are small programmable robots, designed to spark curiosity and creativity through the world of coding. Complete with STEAM kits for educators and solo robots for home education. Check out our range of Sphero products and get in touch if you have any questions!
Speed into STEAM with indi—the most approachable, entry-level, learning robot for kids. indi inspires imaginative play-based learning by empowering kids to design and build their own mazes while teaching critical problem-solving and computational thinking skills. With its on-board color sensor and color cards, indi provides endless opportunities to rev kids’ creativity with or without the need of an app. Build custom mazes, solve puzzles, and take control of the wheel to drive. Teach coding concepts to beginners and kick programming into high gear with even more options to spark interest in computer science in the free Sphero Edu Jr app. Buckle up and watch indi go!
Strawbees are awesome! They are designed to let kids of any age push the limits of rapid hands-on prototyping and coding. Currently, Strawbees are in thousands of schools and homes around the world so why not get yours and get your kids building their complex problem solving and critical thinking skills!
Build big with your friends - The Crazy Scientist kit is massive and enough to build a replica of anything. It contains 1000 pieces, a neat big black collectors bag, instructions manual with 21 crazy scientist projects, and a cool sticker to show your friends
WIZnet offers an amazing range of boards that can expand the connectivity of your microcontroller projects - they offer boards for the Raspberry Pi Pico and the Arduino!
If you have any questions about the WIZnet range feel free to ask over on our forum!
Perfect for simple home-automation projects, this module allows your Raspberry Pi to control three independent relays, allowing you to easily control high-current loads while keeping your Pi safely isolated. All the necessary driver circuitry is on-board, and control is as simple as driving a GPIO pin high or low
This is an industrial USB to RS485 converter with original FT232RL and SP485EEN inside. It features embedded protection circuits such as lightning-proof, resettable fuse, ESD protection, and TVS diode, etc. It's pretty small in size.