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Create robots with your BBC micro:bit using the new Motor Driver Board v2

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Now in stock at Tronixlabs Australia is the excellent Kitronik Motor Driver Board v2 for the BBC micro:bit. This handy board gives you twin DC motor control along with a regulated power supply for your micro:bit - and inputs for button control or crash sensors (such as micro switches):

Motor Driver Board v2 for the BBC micro:bit from Tronixlabs Australia


Terminal blocks allow for easy connection and experimenting, and your micro:bit simply slots into the edge connector on the right. Ideal for our small motors or add to the 2WD robot platform

For more information and to order, please visit the motor board product page. And as always - we'll ship your entire order anywhere in Australia for $5. Finally, to keep up with news, specials and more from Tronixlabs, please follow us on facebook, Google+ or twitter.

Prevent motor burnout with the new Silicon Chip Mains Brownout Protector Kit

Now in stock at Tronixlabs Australia is the new Mains Brownout Protector Kit designed by Australia's own Silicon Chip magazine: Once assembled, this kit can protect single-phase 230V induction motors in fridges, freezers, pumps and so on from burnout if they attempt to start during a brownout.  It will switch off the power if the voltage falls below a [...]

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Easily control four DC motors with your Arduino using the new DFrobot Quad DC Motor Driver Shield

Want to make your own Arduino-powered 4WD, control four fans at once - or anything connected to up to four DC motors? Well now you can do this with ease using the new DFrobot Quad DC Motor Driver Shield for Arduino, now in stock at Tronixlabs Australia: Based around two popular TB6612FNG motor driver chips, this shield is [...]

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New Product - Pololu DRV8880 Stepper Motor Driver Carrier

Now in stock at Tronixlabs Australia is the latest compact Pololu DRV8880 Stepper Motor Driver Carrier, based unsurprisingly on the Texas Instruments DRV8880 microstepping bipolar stepper motor driver. Using this board, you can finely control a stepper motor down to 1/16 of a step: This DRV8880 is quite versatile, as it works with both 3.3 and 5V logic [...]

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New Product - Cytron 10A Motor Driver Shield for Arduino

Now in stock at Tronixlabs Australia is an easy way to control high-power brushed DC motors with your Arduino Uno or compatible board - the Cytron 10A Motor Driver Shield for Arduino: This Cytron shield is well thought-out and easy to use. You can select which digital pins to control motor direction and PWM (speed) - and being low-profile, you [...]

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New Product - Pololu TReX Jr Dual Motor Controller DMC02

Here at Tronixlabs Australia we're expanding the range and stock within the robotic parts category, and the latest addition is the powerful and useful Pololu TReX Jr Dual Motor Controller DMC02. This motor controller is designed to seamlessly blend autonomous and human control of small robots, and has an incredible range of control options: The Pololu TReX Jr can [...]

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New product - Adafruit DRV8871 DC Motor Driver Breakout Board

Now in stock at Tronixlabs Australia is the  latest DC motor driver from Adafruit - their new DRV8871 DC Motor Driver Breakout Board. Using this board you can easily control a DC motor with a voltage range of .5V to 45V and current up to .5V to 45V: Your host controller only needs two digital output pins to control the [...]

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NEW PRODUCT - Intelligent TMC260 Stepper Motor Driver Shield for Arduino

If your project controls a stepper motor - and you need to monitor the performance and possible chance of a stall - then check out the new DFrobot Intelligent TMC260 Stepper Motor Driver Shield for Arduino now in stock at Tronixlabs Australia: Based on the Trinamic TMC260 driver chip - the first energy efficient high precision microstepping driver IC [...]

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NEW PRODUCT - PhoBot Motor and Robot Control Shield for Particle Photon and Core

Now in stock at Tronixlabs Australia is the plug-and-play solution to adding motors to your Particle Photon or Spark core - the PhoBot Motor and Robot Control shield: Not only can the PhoBot control two DC motors in either direction, you can also plug in an ultrasonic distance sensor module to advance the progress of your Photon-controlled robotics [...]

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NEW PRODUCT - DC Motor in Micro Servo Body

Now in stock at Tronixlabs Australia is the new DC motor in a micro servo body from adafruit. This offers just that - there's a small geared DC motor house  inside the same type of enclosure that's normally used by a micro servo: This gives you a very easy way to mount a small DC motor to your [...]

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