Tap into the potential of your projects to bring those multi-media ideas to life with our range of Audio & Visual products! Within this selection you will discover the ability to create epic light shows, capture photo and film, or delve into the world of high definition audio. Whether you're using a Raspberry Pi, other micro computer, or looking for stand alone options, you can master the realm of sound and colour here.
Here you'll find all the extra bits & bobs that are essential to complete the swag bag of any modern maker! We have a huge number of items that will help fill out your maker tool kit, satisfy your cabling requirements or even boost your connectivity and productivity.
Cases, cases, cases!! Here is our extensive range of fantastic cases and enclosures for your maker movement activities. Choose from the slick & sleek, bold & colourful or weird & wonderful. No hobby project is complete without the perfect case to complete the look and fit the application, and here you should have no problem at all in finding the enclosure that is right for you!
Inside this part of the shop you can find all the bits and pieces you need for your prototyping needs. Here you can kit out your maker station with tools and consumables, as well as other components such as headers, sensors and accelerometers to bring all those epic ideas to life!
Inside this part of the shop you will find a plethora of add-ons for your Raspberry Pi and other micro computers. Our Maker Emporium includes everything from plug-and-play HATs, to breakout kits and boards including sensors, drivers, motors, wearables and much, much more. Here is where any maker can equip themselves with the gizmos and gadgets they need to take their embedded projects to new heights and beyond!
There are so many great things you can do with the Raspberry Pi - almost too many to list! These kits & bundles are one of the best ways of getting involved with everyone's favourite single board computer. Whether you want to build a bespoke project, or just get your hands on the gear you need to get your ideas off the ground, we think these bundles are the fast track to optimum levels of fun!
We carry a large range of power supplies and power solutions which cater to any need that you might have in your maker adventures. Whether you just need a standard mains supply, to be able to make your projects portable, or something a bit more heavy duty, we've got you covered so you never get caught short.
Here at Pi Supply, we love everything offered by the Raspberry Pi... but we love other single board platforms too! We like to offer a range of options that is as wide as possible to help make all your maker dreams a reality. Here is the range of other micro computers that we carry, including Arduino, BeagleBone and micro:bit.
Take a look at all the original products we have to offer here at Pi Supply! Whether you are looking for self-solder kits or fully assembled HATs, you can explore new horizons with Pi Supply, and do even more to unlock the potential of your Raspberry Pi. Check out our range for LED & IR toys, ePaper applications, power solutions and much more to expand your range of projects.
PicoBorg - Quad Motor Controller with Soldered Wires
The PicoBorg is an ultra compact motor controller for the Raspberry Pi! With PicoBorg, you can turn on and off fans, motors, solenoids or relays from your Raspberry Pi. There are 4 low side drivers, so you can turn on and off 4 devices, and one device is connected to the Pi's PWM pin, so you can vary the speed of that motor! Motor control is accessed via a simple GUI, which can be installed by following the PicoBorg installation instructions.
Motor power is not taken directly from the Raspberry Pi, so there's no risk of your Pi dropping out. Instead, the PicoBorg utilises a battery pack to drive the motors; meaning you're not restricted to 5V motors, in fact you can drive ANY motors up to 20V!
The PicoBorg is perfect for any small motor project, for example:
4 fans on/off control over all and vary speed on one fan
4 DC motors (on / off control over all and vary speed on one motor)
Control one 6 wire stepper motor in both directions
The PicoBorg Features:
Drive 4 x DC Motors (on/off) or 1 x 6-Wire Stepper motor (Bi-Direction)
Allows speed control on 1 x Motor
Max 20V recommended 12V or less
Max current 2.5A (stall) or less
Primarily designed to be used with large resistance, low inductance motors and for learning and experimenting purposes.
As there are no pull up or pull down resistors on the inputs, the picoBorg expects the Pi to be controlling the pins when the power is applied. Power the Pi first, run the software and then apply power to the PicoBorg.
There is no thermal shutoff, keep an eye on temperature of the FETs and diodes
There is no current limiting, you must observe current restrictions
There is no short circuit or reverse voltage protection
For commercial applications and control of larger motors and lower resistance coils etc, PiBorg or PiBorg nano may be a better solution
If you are new to electronics and getting started, we recommend you don't use a battery, rather a low current <100ma power supply as this can be more forgiving if you get things wrong
Be very careful of connections and soldering as mistakes could potentially hurt your picoBorg and Raspberry Pi.