Sunday, September 30, 2012

Bioloid STEM standard.

The newest Bioloid kit is known as the STEM Kit for it's ability to help teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics principles. With this relatively low cost kit future roboticists can build 7 types of robots ... all with full construction details in 2 detailed workbooks and sample code. The Extension Kit can then be added to the basic STEM kit to allow a further 9 robots to be constructed.

STEM standard is consist of 7 example robots and 21 weeks of educational training. Unlike simple , repetitive program training, STEM standard explains from the very simple basic programming to the advanced principles in details ( I.E.: 4 bar linkage mechanism, Centripetal force, Centrifugal force, Sound element, Differential gear, Steering Mechanism, Etc.). So that allow you self-directed learning by solving various problem on your own.

7 STEM standard example robot:
  1. Robot following order in sequence
  2. Bug bot knows how to win the battle
  3. Tumbler robot maneuvering rough terrain
  4. Finding a critical path for robot
  5. Performing Music with robot
  6. Motorcycle steering for balance
  7. Smart car avoiding obstacle and cliff

Friday, September 28, 2012

USB to RS485/RS422 converter

USB to RS485/RS422 converter or vice versa.

- Power supply: USB 5VDC
- The interface or port: USB type A <> DB9 (RS485/RS422)
- Converter: USB to RS485/422
- Data rate: 12Mbps (USB), 115200bps (RS485)
- Cable length: + / - 1.5 m
- Features: USB 1.1/2.0 compliant, ESD protection, Half duplex, Support OS XP​​, Vista, 7

Hantek 100MHz X1-X10 Oscilloscope Probe

The Hantek PP-150 probe has been designed and calibrated for use on instruments having an input impedance of 1MΩ paralleled by 20pF.  It can also be recalibrated for use on instruments having an input capacitance of 15 to 40pF.

The PP-80 has a slide swich for 1x -10x attenuation and a cable length of 1.2 meters. This item includes 1 100Mhz probe with accessories.

Electrical Characteristics

Temperature-15°C to 70°C
AttenuationX1 & X10
Input CapacityX1: 85pF~115pF
X10: 18.5pF~22.5pF
Oscilloscope Input capacity15pF~40pF
Input Resistance:X1: 1MΩ±2%
X10: 10MΩ±2%
BandwidthX1: DC-6MHz
X10: DC-100MHz
Max input VoltageX1: <200v ac="ac" dc="dc" p="p" peak="peak">X10: <600v ac="ac" dc="dc" p="p" peak="peak">

Physical Characteristics

 Probe Body 95mm
 Coaxial Cable 1200mm
 Weight 55g(max.)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Meanwell T-50A, triple output switching power supply

Meanwell Power supply T-50A has been equipped with short circuit and over-load protection.

- Power supply input: 220VAC
- DC Output voltage: 5V/7Amp, 12V/1Amp, -5V/1Amp
- Output current: 7Amp
- Efficiency: 66%
- Total Power: 52W
- Features: Comes with a protective metal

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Meanwell NES-75-24 switching power supply

Switching power supply with an output voltage of 24VDC

- Power Supply Input: 120VAC - 370VAC
- Voltage output: 24VDC
- Output current: 3.2 A
- Efficiency: 86%
- Power: 76.8 W
- Feature: Short circuit, overload and over voltage protection

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Seeeduino ADK Main Board

Seeeduino ADK Main Board is an Android Open Accessory Development Kit(ADK). Compared to the Google's ADK Reference design, Seeeduino ADK has many added features like support of both 5V and 3.3V I/O (logic with a switch), smaller form-factorbetter placement of reset buttonpads for more pin-headers and sparkling RED PCB with Golden finish. Using ADK Main Board build your own Mobile accessories. Open Source Android development platform and Seeeduino ADK Main Board is an ideal solution for mobile based Home Automation.
Seeeduino ADK Main Board supports Android devices v1.5 using MicroBridge and v2.3.4 and above with Google Open Accessories API (ADK).
Seeeduino ADK Main Board works like Arduino Mega 2560 with inbuilt USB Host Shield. Hence, this Main Board can be connected to any USB devices. Users have to write their own drivers for using this feature.

What is Android Open Accessory Development Kit?

The Android 3.1 platform (also backported to Android 2.3.4) introduces Android Open Accessory support, which allows external USB hardware (an Android USB accessory) to interact with an Android-powered device in a special "accessory" mode. When an Android-powered powered device is in accessory mode, the connected accessory acts as the USB host (powers the bus and enumerates devices) and the Android-powered device acts as the device.
Android USB accessories are specifically designed to attach to Android-powered devices and adhere to a simple protocol (Android accessory protocol) that allows them to detect Android-powered devices that support accessory mode. Accessories must also provide 500mA at 5V for charging power. Many prnone;">ADK) compatible:
  • Supports Android v2.3.4 and above devices.
  • Works with Android Debug Bridge (ADB) using MicroBridge :
    • Supports Android v1.5 and above devices.
  • Arduino Mega 2560 compatible (256K Flash MCU)
    • Simply works like an Arduino Mega with an integrated USB Shield
  • 56 Digital IOs
  • 16 Analog inputs
  • 14 PWM outputs
  • 4 Hardware serial ports (UART)
  • 1 Hardware TWI (I2C)
  • 1 Hardware SPI (up to 8Mbps)
  • On board USB host(MAX3421), and breakout for all I/Os pins.
  • On board USB slave(FT232RL), and IOs breakout
  • Build-in 5V-1A switched power regulator (input range 6V - 18V)
  • Build-in 3.3V-500mA LDO power regulator.
  • Red PCB, ROHS compatible and Golden finish.
  • 5v/3v3 IO Level selectable (Atmega2560 running on 16MHz@3.3v is a bit over-clock, but according to the test result, works fine).
  • Application Ideas

    • Develop accessories for Android (v2.3.4 and above) devices using ADK.
    • For Android devices not supporting ADK, use MicroBridge to develop accessories.
    • Make Android devices interact with the physical world.
    • As an Arduino compatible platform with 256K Flash.
    • On board USB host makes it easy to interact with USB devices like pen drivers, keyboard, mouse, Bluetooth dongles.

    Seeeduino ADK Hardware blocks are listed below:
    AMicro USB Socket: Connects main board to PC. Used for uploading sketch using Arduino IDE.
    BSlide switch to choose operating or I/O voltage: 3.3V or 5V
    CUSB A Plug : Connects to Android Mobile Device.
    DJST Conector / DC Jack : For external DC power supply. Do not connect PC while using external DC.
    EReset Button: Conveniently placed at the side to allow using reset while using shields.
    FI/O pins
    GICSP: For programming Arduino Bootloader using AVR ICSP
    HBreakouts pins of Max3421E GPIO
    IBreakouts pins of FT232RL

    The Wireless Joystick v1.1 for Arduino

    The Wireless Joystick v1.1 for Arduino is the first gamepad based on Arduino from DFRobot. It supports Xbee, Bluetooth, RF and Wifi via the Xbee socket. Makes it possible to customize your own wireless communication for controlling your robots, mobile platforms, UAVs or anything else you want to control. 
    This gamepad supplies two analog sticks, two analog buttons and 14 programmable buttons, this controller has an Xbox 360 style button layout, which allows you to completely customize your controlling experience. It runs on three "AAA" Batteries or a DC power supply. You can program it via the FTDI interface directly. 
    Program the gamepad by using the FTDI Basic Breakout 3.3/5V or USB Serial Light Adapter. 

    WARNING: The power supply for the gamepad is 3.3v, so when you connect the FTDI to it, please confirm the VCC is set to 3.3V! 


    • Power supply: "AAA" Battery x3 or 3.3~8v DC power supply
    • Programmable inputs:
      • 2 analog sticks
      • one D-pad
      • 8 buttons
      • 2 joystick buttons
    • Program interface: FTDI
    • Bootloader: Arduino Duemilanove w/ ATmega328
    • Includes a Turbo button used to reset the controller
    • Informational LEDs
      • FULL/BAT: indicates that the board and shield are powered
      • CH: indicates the presence of a network link for the Xbee
    • Includes an Xbee socket
      • Supports Xbee, Bluetooth, RF and Wifi

    PC-Link USB Smart I/O

    PC-Link USB Smart I / O module is an intelligent controller that can be connected and controlled via the USB port on the PC. 
    This module will be recognized as a COM port (virtual). Examples of the application of this module is as controlling relays or LEDs, analog signal from the sensor reading, as readers switch state, the counter pulse counter, communication with the modules have a serial interface (Serial GSM Modem, GPS Receiver, Sensor, etc..) And I2C ® (sensor, RTC, EEPROM, etc..). 
    Has provided an example of a GUI program in the DVD package purchases that can be developed according to the user's application. specifications: It has a USB interface that will be recognized as a COM port (virtual) with parameter 8-n-1 (8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity).

    • a wide Auto Baudrate (baud rate range: 110-256000 bps). 
    • Available 8 pin analog can function as: Analog input (Analog to Digital Converter or ADC) Digital output or digital input (with or without internal pull-up resistor). 
    • There are 8 digital pin can function as: Digital output or digital input (with or without internal pull-up resistor). 
    • There are 5 general purpose pin that can be used as: Digital output or digital input (with or without internal pull-up resistor). 
    • Available DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) 8-bit rail-to-capacity rail (0 - ± 5.1 VDC). 
    • Available I2C interface module (as master) with a bit rate between 30 - 400 kHz (50 kHz default). 
    • I2C buffer for 35 byte send and receive buffer by 32 bytes. 
    • UART interface available 8-n-1 with voltage levels: TTL (halfduplex) RS232 (half-duplex) RS485 (half-duplex) baudrate options: 9600, 19200, 38400, or 57600 bps. 
    • Send and receive buffers UART 32 bytes each. 
    • Requires a power supply of 6.5 VDC - 12VDC. 
    • Available output voltage regulator with ± 5.1 VDC and 800 mA maximum current (mostly already allocated to internal components). 
    • Dimensions: 7.2 cm x 6.8 cm x 1.5 cm 

    Arduino Mini 05 with Atmega328

    The Arduino Mini is a small microcontroller board originally based on the ATmega168, but now supplied with the 328, intended for use on breadboards and when space is at a premium. It has 14 digital input/output pins (of which 6 can be used as PWM outputs), 8 analog inputs, and a 16 MHz crystal oscillator. It can be programmed with the USB Serial adapter or other USB or RS232 to TTL serial adapter.
    The new Mini (revision 05) has a new package for the ATmega328, which enables all components to be on the top of the board. It also has an onboard reset button. The new version has the same pin configuration as revision 04.
    Warning: Don't power the Arduino mini with more than 9 volts, or plug the power in backwards: you'll probably kill it.


    Operating Voltage5V
    Input Voltage7-9 V
    Digital I/O Pins14 (of which 6 provide PWM output)
    Analog Input Pins8 (of which 4 are broken out onto pins)
    DC Current per I/O Pin40 mA
    Flash Memory32 KB (of which 2 KB used by bootloader)
    SRAM2 KB
    Clock Speed16 MHz


    The Arduino Mini can be programmed with the Arduino software. For details, see the reference and tutorials.
    To program the Arduino Mini, you will need a USB Serial adapter or other USB or RS232 to TTL serial adapter. See the page on getting started with the Arduino Mini for instructions.
    The ATmega328 on the Arduino Mini comes preburned with a bootloader that allows you to upload new code to it without the use of an in-system-programmer. The bootloader communicates using the original STK500 protocol .
    You can also bypass the bootloader and program the ATmega328 with ICSP (In-Circuit Serial Programming); see the page on bootloading the Mini for information on wiring up an ICSP header to the Mini and the programmer for instructions on using a programmer to upload a sketch.

    Input and Output

    Each of the 14 digital pins on the Mini can be used as an input or output. They operate at 5 volts. Each pin can provide or receive a maximum of 40 mA and has an internal pull-up resistor (disconnected by default) of 20-50 kOhms. Pins 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, and 11 can provide PWM output; for details see the analogWrite() function. If anything besides the Mini USB (or other) adapter is connected to pins 0 and 1, it will interfere with the USB communication, preventing new code from being uploaded or other communication with the computer.
    The Mini has 8 analog inputs, each of which provide 10 bits of resolution (i.e. 1024 different values). Inputs 0 to 3 are broken out onto pins; input 4 to 7 require soldering into the provided holes. By default the analog inputs measure from ground to 5 volts, though is it possible to change the upper end of their range using the AREF pin and some low-level code.

    TinkerKit Mega Sensor Shield V.2

    The Mega Sensor Shield v.2 allows you to hook up the TinkerKit SENSORSand ACTUATORS directly to the Arduino Mega or Mega 2560 or Mega ADK, without the use of the breadboard.
    It has 22 standard TinkeKit 3pin connectors. The 10 labeled I0 through I9are Analog Inputs. The ones labeled O0 through O5 are Analog Outputsconnected to the PWM capable outputs of the Arduino Board (it is possible to change these to Digital Inputs, in which case they will report either HIGH or LOW, but nothing in between).

    On a Standard Arduino Mega 2560 board the pins are:
    Pin 11 on the Arduino Mega is O0 on the shield.
    Pin 10 on the Arduino Mega is O1 on the shield.
    Pin 9 on the Arduino Mega is O2 on the shield.
    Pin 6 on the Arduino Mega is O3 on the shield.
    Pin 5 on the Arduino Mega is O4 on the shield.
    Pin 3 on the Arduino Mega is O5 on the shield.

    The one labeled IO (D13, D12, D8, D7, D4, D2) are Input / Output pins capable of PWM, digitalRead and digitalWrite. They correspond to Digital 13, 12, 8, 7, 4, 2.

    Module description: A green LED signals that the shield is correctly powered.
    The 4pin TWI socket allows communication to any device supporting the I2C protocol through the Wire library on Arduino. 5V and Ground are provided on the socket.
    4pin SERIAL socket allows the board to communicate with other devices that support serial communication. 5V and Ground are provided on the socket for your convenience.

    Friday, September 21, 2012

    HF RFID Module SL032

    Being developed based on NXP's low power transponder ICs, HF RFID Module SL032 is a mini MIFARE reader/writer. This OEM RFID module supports MIFARE Class™ 1K, MIFARE Class™ 4K, MIFARE Ultralight™, MIFARE DESFire™ and is applicable for 13.56MHz. Its maximum working current and sleep current are 45mA and 10uA respectively. In addition, it integrates all necessary components and antenna in one PCB.

    ModelMIFARE Module SL032
    Tag supportedUltralight, MIFARE Mini, MIFARE Class™ 1K,
    MIFARE Class™ 4K, FM11RF08, DESFire
    Supply voltage2.5 - 3.6 VDC
    Dimension46 × 46 mm
    There are examples of programs in various programming languages

    Thursday, September 20, 2012

    WIZ-RF Start Kit

    The WIZ-RF Start Kit is a kit for testing and understanding WIZnet’s 2.4GHz RF communication  module product line: WIZ-RF10, WIZ-RF20, WIZ-RF30, WIZ-RF40. 
    WIZnet’s WIZ-RF   series  is  a   low-powered   RF   communication   solution. This  solution   can   use 
    various   sensors   or   controllers   to   enable   data   communication   through   wireless   network.   

    The WIZ-RF series can be used in the following applications. 
         Computer Peripherals 
               Mouse, Keyboard 
               Remote Control 

         Advanced Remote Controls 
               Entertainment Centers 
               Home appliances 

         Goods Tracking and Monitoring 
               Active RFID 
               Sensor network 

         Security system 
               Access Control 

         Health,, wellness and Sports 
               Mini computers 

         Remote Control Toys 

    WIZ-RF Start Kit is composed of the following modules, base boards, and accessories. 

    WIZ-RF Modules 

                                          RF-to-Ethernet Module 
                                          Gateway   Module for   sending the   RF  received   data through 
                                          Ethernet, or sending the Ethernet received data through RF. 
                                          Size: 30mm x 40mm, 2pcs 

                                          RF Transceiver Module 
                                          Wireless       communication       module       for    using     RF 
                                          communication by using the SPI interface from MCU. 
                                          Size: 30mm x 25mm, 2pcs 

                                          RF inside MCU Module 
                                          MCU module with a built-in RF Transceiver and STM32 MCU 
                                          for users to do easy programming. 
                                          Size: 30mm x 40mm, 2pcs 


                                          WIZ-RF10 Configuration Tool 
                                          Software   for   setting   WIZ-RF10  Gateway  module’s  function 
                                          through the network. 
                                          You can check the latest version on WIZnet’s homepage. 

                                          Device Terminal 
                                          Software   for   testing   TCP,   UDP   communication   and   Serial 
                                          Terminal function. 
                                          You can check the latest version on WIZnet’s homepage. 

    WIZ-RF Test Base Board 

                                          WIZ-RF10 BASE BOARD 
                                          This   base   board   can   test   the   WIZ-RF10   module;   RS-232, 
                                           RJ-45, and a USB connector are mounted. 
                                           Size: 70mm x 60mm, 2pcs 

                                          This   base   board   can   test   the   WIZ-RF20,   WIZ-RF30,   and 
                                          WIZ-RF40      module;    RS-232,  USB   connector,    LEDs,   and 
                                           switches are mounted. 
                                           Size: 140mm x 93mm, 2pcs 

                                           MCU     module   for  testing   WIZ-RF20;  Atmel’s  ATMEGA88  
                                           MCU and 8MHz clock are mounted. 
                                           Size: 30mm x 35mm, 2pcs 


                                          Ethernet Cable 
                                          LAN cable for testing WIZ-RF10. 

                                          Serial Cable 
                                          Serial   Cable   for  connecting   to  serial  communication    or 

                                          USB Cable 
                                          USB Cable for power. 

    Monday, September 17, 2012

    DARwIn-OP FSR-Embedded Foot Set (L/R)


    - DARwIn-OP exclusive FSR(Force-Sensing Resistor) set.
    - Comes assembled as a foot with hinge frames and cover and can be replaced 1 : 1.
    - Uses TTL communication, and can be daisy chained to DARwIn-OP.
    - Basic library included to monitor each sensor¡¯s values. (Refer to DARwIn-OP in the e-Manual)


    FSR-Embedded Foot (Right Foot)
    FSR-Embedded Foot (Left Foot)


    Product Name
    DARwIn-OP FSR-Embedded Foot Set (L/R)
    4 sensor (per foot) x2
    Measurement Range
    Operating Voltage
    Operating Temperature
    -5¡ÆC ~ 80¡ÆC
    Command Signal
    Digital Packet
    Half duplex Asynchronous Serial Communication (8bit,1stop,No Parity)
    Link (physical)
    TTL Level Multi Drop (daisy chain type Connector)
    254 ID (0~253)
    Baud Rate
    7843 bps ~ 3 Mbps
    Feedback Functions
    Position, Temperature, Load, Input Voltage, etc.
    Standby Current
    Compatible Products
    DARwIn-OP ; MX-28 ; RX-28 ; RX-24F

    GPS shield & data-logger

    This shield supports any of four popular GPS modules and stores data on a standard DOS-formatted SD flash memory card. Simply plug it into your computer when you've finished your data capture and the plain text files are ready for importing into Google Earth, GPSvisualizer, or a spreadsheet.

    GPS Shield for Arduino suitable for applications of GPS logger is equipped with connectors for SD / MMC card for data storage.

    - Power supply: 5VDC
    - Suitable for GPS module: EM-406A, EB-85A, FV-M8, A1035-D and Lassen iQ.
    - Integrated with slot SD / MMC
    - The GPS readings can be directly imported into Google Earth, GPSVisualizer or spreadsheet


    • Power consumption: 5V @ ~70mA (less if power-saving methods are used)
    • Approximate run times: 3 hours on a 9V battery and up to 12 hours with a MintyBoost (I'm still in the process of getting real data)
    • Weight of shield, card, suggested GPS module, and Arduino: 2.6 oz / 75g
    • Included example sketches show how to parse NMEA sentences, and log data to a text file on card

    20 Channel EM-406A SiRF III Receiver with Antenna

    The EM-406A GPS module from USGlobalSat based on the spectacular SiRF StarIII chipset. This complete module is built upon the same technology as the ET-301, but includes on-board voltage regulation, LED status indicator, battery backed RAM, and a built-in patch antenna! 6-pin interface cable included.

    The EM406A module makes a great gift for that special someone who's interested in playing with GPS. For more gift ideas check out the SparkFun Gift Guide!

    Not sure which GPS module is right for you? Check out our GPS buying guide!

    Note: The cables we have been getting with these have a gray wire on alternating sides of the connector. Check the datasheet for correct pinout. Don't pay attention to which wire is gray, reference the pinout of the actual module.

    • 20-Channel Receiver
    • Extremely high sensitivity : -159dBm
    • 10m Positional Accuracy / 5m with WAAS
    • Hot Start : 1s
    • Warm Start : 38s
    • Cold Start : 42s
    • 70mA at 4.5-6.5V
    • Outputs NMEA 0183 and SiRF binary protocol

    • 30mm x 30mm x 10.5mm
    • 16g including cable

    ACR1281U-C1 DualBoost II

    ACR1281U-C1 DualBoost II is the second generation of ACS’s ACR128 DualBoost Reader. It is a dual interface reader that can access any contact and contactless smart cards following the ISO 7816 and ISO 14443 standards. ACR1281U-C1 DualBoost II enables one to integrate conventionally separate and independent applications for contact and contactless technologies into one device and one card; it can be used for online transactions to settle payments securely using credit cards, and it can also be used for topping up contactless cards via automated fare collection in public transport. It provides the perfect complement to the "All-in-one Card" concept that combines many kinds of smart card applications in just a single card.

    The DualBoost Series has PC/SC compliance for both contact and contactless interfaces. It makes use of high-speed communication for contactless cards at a maximum of 848 kbps, which makes it suitable for highly demanding applications. It also provides intelligent support for hybrid and combi cards, such that it detects a contactless card even that has been incorrectly placed in the contact card slot. Lastly, the DualBoost has a built-in SAM slot for added security in both contact and contactless applications.

    With additional features such as USB firmware upgradability, contact memory card support and extended APDU support, ACR1281U-C1 DualBoost II is a highly cost-effective, powerful all-in-one device that offers convenience and flexibility to many smart card applications.

    Compliance with PC/SC for contact, contactless and SAM card interfaces
    Compliance with CCID
    Supports major contactless smart cards that conform to ISO14443 Type A and B
    Built-in antenna for contactless tag access, with card reading distance of up to 50 mm (depending on tag type)
    Supports new Mifare Plus and DESFire EV1
    T=CL emulation for Mifare 1K/4K Cards
    Read/write speed of up to 848 kbps for contactless interface
    Built-in anti-collision feature (at least 1 card is detected when multiple cards are presented)
    Supports extended APDU
    Supports major contact smart cards that conform to ISO7816
    Supports memory cards such as SLE5528, SLE5542, etc.
    Read/write speed of up to 344 kbps for contact interface
    Durable landing type smart card connector
    Built-in SAM card slot
    Intelligent support for hybrid and combi cards
    Firmware Upgradable
    User-controllable monotone buzzer and LEDs
    USB Full Speed (12 Mbps)

    e-Banking and e-Payment
    Network Security
    Access Control
    Loyalty Program

    Dimensions120.5 mm (L) x 72.0 mm (W) x 20.4 mm (H)
    Weight150 g
    InterfaceUSB Full Speed
    Operating DistanceUp to 50 mm (depends on the tag type)
    Supply VoltageRegulated 5V DC
    Supply Current200mA (operating); 50mA (standby)
    Operating Temperature0-50⁰ C
    Operating Frequency13.56 MHz
    Smart Card Interface Support
    • ISO-7816 Class A, B and C (5V, 3V, 1.8V)
    • ISO-14443 Type A & B
    • Mifare
    • PC/SC, CCID, CE, FCC, RoHS, USB Full Speed
    • Microsoft ® WHQL: 2000, XP, Vista, 7
    Operating System Support
    • Win 2000, Win XP, Win Vista, Win 7, Win Server 2003, Win Server 2008
    • Win XP x64, Win Vista x64, Win 7 x64, Win Server 2003 x64, Win Server 2008 x64, Win Server 2008 R2 x64
    • Mac
    • Linux