Robotics

Robotics

Robotics

robotics

Our extensive robotics range contains all the components you need for your world conquering robot project. From sensors to detect obstacles in their way to world domination to motor controllers to drive the actuators of your machine horde, we stock the largest catalogue of robotics kits and components.

What is robotics?

If you already know what a robot is but don’t know how to start actually working with them skip to the next section.  Most of us have some idea of what a robot is, even if it’s just from films and TV but robotics is in the real world too. Robotics is the collective science, engineering and technology that work together to create machines (robots) that can substitute for a human worker in some tasks. Robots can be large and perform a multitude of tasks like robot arms that build cars or small and specific like the little autonomous vacuum cleaners.

robotics

In general, robotics is the intersection between three disciplines – mechanical, electrical and software engineering. All robots have some mechanical components which are like your body and prescribe how the robot can move and interact with the world. The electronics is like your nervous system and heart, it powers the robot through an electrical component and includes the sensors and cables running throughout and the software is like a brain and instructs the robot on what to do and makes decisions.

Robotics is a constantly evolving discipline and with some practice maybe you could be helping to drive the development too!

What if I’m new to robotics?

If you’re just starting and the wide array of different parts is a bit overwhelming that’s ok too. We have some kits which are perfect for beginners and just need the final few touches as well as some code to control them. Alternatively, you can contact us and we will help you find the parts you need.

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  • PPADA1055-Laser-mounting-bracket-01 PPADA1055-Laser-mounting-bracket-02

    Adjustable Laser Mounting Stand (1055)

    AdaFruit

    £8.95
    Adjustable Laser Mounting Stand - Adafruit 1055Use this nice adjustable laser mount to attach any of our laser diode modules to your desk, robot, shark, etc.A set-screw holds the laser in place. You can then adjust the tilt. Has a flat mounting plate...
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  • PP210148-Bump-Stops-20x20-01

    Rubber Damper, Shock Pad, Bumper, Feet for 20x20 Aluminium Extrusion (4 Pack)

    Proto-PIC

    £3.95
      Rubber Damper, Shock Pad, Bumper, Feet for 20x20 Aluminium Extrusion (4 Pack) This is a handy pack of 4 Rubber Damper, Shock Pad, Bumper, Feet designed to fit perfectly with our 20x20 Aluminium Extrusion Rubber Damper Kit Includes: 4x Rubber...
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  • Analog servo sub-micro servo motor Feetech S0005

    Analog Servo Motor, FeeTech S0005 (Sub-Micro Size)

    Sparkfun

    £6.00
      Analog Servo Motor, FeeTech S0005 (Sub-Micro Size) Analog Servo s can be found everywhere from heavy machinery, to power steering in vehicles, to robotics and a wide variety of electronics. So there are typically a plethora of options to choose...
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  • PPADA3093-Adafruit-CRICKIT-for-Circuit-Playground-Express-01 PPADA3093-Adafruit-CRICKIT-for-Circuit-Playground-Express-02

    Adafruit CRICKIT for Circuit Playground Express (3093)

    AdaFruit

    £28.96
      Adafruit CRICKIT for Circuit Playground Express - Adafruit 3093 Sometimes we wonder if robotics engineers ever watch movies. If they did, they'd know that making robots into slaves always ends up in a robot rebellion. Why even go down that path?...
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  • PPADA4639-N20-DC-Motor-with-Magnetic-Encode-1-150-01 PPADA4639-N20-DC-Motor-with-Magnetic-Encode-1-150-02

    N20 DC Motor with Magnetic Encoder - 6V with Various Gear Ratio - Range

    £13.50
    N20 DC Motor with Magnetic Encoder - 6V with Various Gear Ratio - Range The first step in a robotics project is to get a motor spinning. Once you've done that you quickly learn that not all motors go the same speed, even if they are the same part number!...
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  • PPADA4205-TT-Wheel-01 PPADA4205-TT-Wheel-02

    Wheel for TT / Lego or N20 Motor, Black, Multi-Hub, 65mm Diameter

    AdaFruit

    £2.26
    Wheel for TT / Lego or N20 Motor, Black, Multi-Hub, 65mm Diameter This Multi-Hub Wheel is solid, chunky, but it won't make your robot bulky. Each order comes with one wheel and two different-sized hubs to make connecting super quick and easy...
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  • PPADA1512_Solenoid_Door_Lock_12V_01

    Solenoid, Lock Style, 12VDC

    AdaFruit

    £14.95
    Solenoid, Lock Style, 12VDC Solenoids are basically electromagnets: they are made of a big coil of copper wire with an armature (a slug of metal) in the middle. When the coil is energized, the slug is pulled into the center of the coil. This makes the...
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  • Micro Gearmotor 10 to 1 Sparkfun ROB-12518 Main

    Micro Gearmotor, 10:1, 2600 RPM, 6-12V (ROB-12518)

    Sparkfun

    £13.20
      Micro Gearmotor, 10:1, 2600 RPM, 6-12V - Sparkfun ROB-12518 These micro gearmotors are incredibly tough and feature full metal gears. They have a gear ratio of 10:1 and operate up to 12 volts and have a stall torque of 4 oz-in. and a max speed of...
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  • PPSEN-17589_Triple_Axis_Accelerometer_Breakout_KX134_Qwiic_01 PPSEN-17589_Triple_Axis_Accelerometer_Breakout_KX134_Qwiic_02

    Triple Axis Accelerometer KX134 Breakout Board, Qwiic (SEN-17589)

    Sparkfun

    £18.95
    Triple Axis Accelerometer KX134 Breakout Board, Qwiic - Sparkfun SEN-17589 This SparkFun Triple-Axis Accelerometer Breakout is a simple Qwiic breakout for the KX134 digital accelerometer from Kionix. The KX134 is a low-power, 16-bit resolution three-axis...
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  • PPSEN-17871_SparkFun_Triple_Axis_Accelerometer_Breakout_KX132_Qwiic_01 PPSEN-17871_SparkFun_Triple_Axis_Accelerometer_Breakout_KX132_Qwiic_02

    Triple Axis Accelerometer KX132 Breakout Board, Qwiic (SEN-17871)

    Sparkfun

    £12.44
    Triple Axis Accelerometer KX132 Breakout Board, Qwiic - Sparkfun SEN-17871 This SparkFun Triple-Axis Accelerometer Breakout is a simple Qwiic breakout for the KX132 digital accelerometer from Kionix. The KX132 is a low-power, 16-bit resolution three-axis...
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  • PPADA1216_CouplingPlate_3Hole_01

    Coupling Plate - 3 Holes - 20x20 Aluminum Extrusion

    AdaFruit

    £2.50
      Coupling Plate - 3 Holes - 20x20 Aluminum Extrusion Attach various pieces of 20mm slotted aluminum extrusion together with this 3-hole plate.You'll probably want to use 10mm long screws to attach this to 20mm extrusion. Dimensions: Length:...
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  • 2.5mm Hex Key Allen Key

    HEX ALLEN ALAN KEY WRENCH 2.5MM

    Bosch Rexroth Compatible

    £1.00
      HEX ALLEN ALAN KEY WRENCH 2.5MM This allen key, or hex key as some people know them is 2.5mm across the flats.It will fit perfectly into our M4 8mm and 10mm button key screws, used on our 20x20mm slotted aluminium extrusion range.They are "fully...
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