There are so many interesting hardware parts in the DIY space that you should regularly know since the DIY market is constantly changed by releasing new products. In this article, I explore the hardware news from some of the largest players in the electronics industry.
All these components could improve your overall experience in building things. After all, this is the stuff you’re going to use to build robots, automation projects, IoT applications, so the more you know, the better choices you make when you’re out choosing your next project.
On The Robot Resource online store was released five new kits with different specifications. All these kits start at a price of $39 and reaches a price of $160. At the price of $39, you can have a robot rover chassis on tank tracks with two motors while for $160 you can play with an Arduino robot rover with Romeo Board and Xbee Wireless module attached to it.
Here are the five rover kits:
Arduino WiFi Shield 101Your Arduino or Genuino board can now be connected to the Internet at a price of $49.95. The Adafruit’s engineers design the stacked module to work on both 3.3V and 5V with support for the IEEE 802.11 b/g/n for up to 72 Mbps networks.
Pololu G2 High-Power Motor Driver 18v17As usual, when you choose a motor driver from Pololu, you have many options. The Pololu G2 High-Power motor driver uses a MOSFET H-bridge motor driver with bidirectional control for a DC brushed motor.
The board supports a voltage range between 6.5V to 30V and can deliver continuous 17A without a heat sink.
The 17A version starts at a price of $39.95. Even the 13A version comes at the same price, it has an operational voltage between 6.5V and 40V.
EasyDriver Shield Stepping Stepper Motor Driver A3967 Module For ArduinoAt a price of $3.44, you can have an Arduino stepper motor driver able to drives 4, 6, or 8 wire stepper motors. It has an adjustable current control from 150mA/phase to 750mA/phase. The motor driver can have an output pulse from 0 to 5V or from 0 to 3.3V if you solder SJ2 closed on the EasyDriver.
Note: The prices may change over time!