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Pololu item #: 2381
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This gearmotor is a miniature (0.94" x 0.39" x 0.47") brushed DC motor with 100.37:1 metal gearbox, similar to Sanyo’s popular 12 mm gearmotors. These units have a 0.365"-long, 3 mm-diameter D-shaped output shaft. This version also has a 4.5 x 1 mm extended motor shaft.

Key specs at 6 V: 220 RPM and 40 mA free-run, 19 oz-in (1.4 kg-cm) and 0.7 A stall.

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Pololu item #: 2380
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This gearmotor is a miniature (0.94" x 0.39" x 0.47") brushed DC motor with 75.81:1 metal gearbox, similar to Sanyo’s popular 12 mm gearmotors. These units have a 0.365"-long, 3 mm-diameter D-shaped output shaft. This version also has a 4.5 x 1 mm extended motor shaft.

Key specs at 6 V: 290 RPM and 40 mA free-run, 17 oz-in (1.2 kg-cm) and 0.7 A stall.

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Pololu item #: 2377
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This gearmotor is a miniature (0.94" x 0.39" x 0.47") brushed DC motor with 9.96:1 metal gearbox, similar to Sanyo’s popular 12 mm gearmotors. These units have a 0.365"-long, 3 mm-diameter D-shaped output shaft. This version also has a 4.5 x 1 mm extended motor shaft.

Key specs at 6 V: 2200 RPM and 40 mA free-run, 3 oz-in (0.2 kg-cm) and 0.7 A stall.

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Pololu item #: 1515
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This compact, inexpensive plastic gearmotor (brushed DC motor with a 120:1 reduction gearbox) is well suited for use in small robots. While intended for operation at 4.5 V, it should run comfortably in the 3 V to 6 V range. The gearbox has a 0.38″-long, 3 mm-diameter D-shaped output shaft that is perpendicular to the motor shaft, and a built-in safety clutch helps protect the gears from excessive loads. This version also has a 4.5×1.5 mm extended motor shaft.

Key specs at 4.5 V: 120 RPM and 80 mA free-run, 20 oz-in (1.4 kg-cm) and 0.8 A stall.

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Pololu item #: 1520
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This compact, inexpensive plastic gearmotor (high-power brushed DC motor with a 120:1 reduction gearbox) is well suited for use in small robots. While intended for operation at 4.5 V, it should run comfortably in the 3 V to 6 V range. The gearbox has a 0.38″-long, 3 mm-diameter D-shaped output shaft that is offset from but parallel to the motor shaft, and a built-in safety clutch helps protect the gears from excessive loads. This version also has a 4.5×1.5 mm extended motor shaft.

Key specs at 4.5 V: 150 RPM and 130 mA free-run, 25 oz-in (1.8 kg-cm) and 1.25 A stall.

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Pololu item #: 2475
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This compact carrier board makes it easy to integrate a Sharp GP2Y0A60SZLF analog distance sensor (not included) into your project by providing all of the required external components and a 0.1″-pitch, four-pin interface to the sensor. This version of the carrier board is configured for 5V mode.

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Pololu item #: 2477
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This compact carrier board makes it easy to integrate a Sharp GP2Y0A60SZLF analog distance sensor (not included) into your project by providing all of the required external components and a 0.1″-pitch, four-pin interface to the sensor. This version of the carrier board is configured for 3V mode.

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Pololu item #: 2851
Price: $14.95
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This small synchronous switching step-down (or buck) regulator takes an input voltage of up to 38 V and efficiently reduces it to 5 V. The board measures only 0.7″ × 0.8″, but it allows a typical continuous output current of up to 5 A. Typical efficiencies of 85% to 95% make this regulator well suited for high-power applications like powering motors or servos. High efficiencies are maintained at light loads by dynamically changing the switching frequency, and an optional shutdown pin enables a low-power state with a current draw of a few hundred microamps.

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Pololu item #: 2754
Price: $8.95
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This protective case is designed specifically for the Raspberry Pi Model B+ (not included). It consists of two pieces, a base and cover, that snap together to securely enclose the board while still allowing access to all of the Raspberry Pi’s ports and header pins. The case has vents in both the cover and base for airflow and a tunnel recess to allow viewing of the operation LEDs.

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Pololu item #: 2599
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These magnetic discs can be used with our micro metal gearmotors with extended motor shafts as part of a quadrature encoder system that offers 12 counts per revolution. Appropriate Hall Effect sensors, such as those in our magnetic encoder pair kits, are required to complete the system. These discs are bulk-packaged and must be ordered in multiples of five. We will package these to order and generally expect orders of up to a few hundred units to ship within a day.

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Pololu item #: 2598
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Add quadrature encoders to your micro metal gearmotors (extended back shaft version required) with this kit that uses a magnetic disc and hall effect sensors to provide 12 counts per revolution of the motor shaft. The sensors operate from 2.7 V to 18 V and provide digital outputs that can be connected directly to a microcontroller or other digital circuit.

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Pololu item #: 1992
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These 2×20-pin housings work with our wires with pre-crimped terminals to let you quickly make custom cables that mate with various 0.1"-spaced connectors, including male or female headers and solderless breadboards. They are sold in packs of 5.

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Pololu item #: 1991
Price: $1.79
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These 1×20-pin housings work with our wires with pre-crimped terminals to let you quickly make custom cables that mate with various 0.1"-spaced connectors, including male or female headers and solderless breadboards. They are sold in packs of 5.

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Pololu item #: 2982
Price: $10.45
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This version of our DRV8825 Stepper Motor Driver Carrier ships with male header pins installed, so no soldering is required to use it with an appropriate 16-pin socket or solderless breadboard. Please see the DRV8825 Stepper Motor Driver Carrier product page for more information about the driver.

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Pololu item #: 2986
Price: $6.80
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This is a bulk-packaged version of our Black Edition A4988 Stepper Motor Driver Carrier that ships with male header pins installed. Please see that product’s page for more information about the driver. This version requires a minimum order quantity of five units and is intended for customers interested in higher volumes at lower unit costs. We will manufacture these to order and generally expect orders of up to a few hundred units to ship within a few days.

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Pololu item #: 2975
Price: $4.25
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This is a bulk-packaged version of our A4988 Stepper Motor Driver Carrier that ships without header pins. Please see that product’s page for more information about the driver. This version requires a minimum order quantity of five units and is intended for customers interested in higher volumes at lower unit costs. We will manufacture these to order and generally expect orders of up to a few hundred units to ship within a few days.

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Pololu item #: 2551
Price: $29.95
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This high-density, 0.5-meter long strip contains 72 RGB LEDs that can be individually addressed using a one-wire interface, allowing you full control over the color of each RGB LED. The flexible, waterproof strip runs on 5 V and can be chained with additional WS2812B strips to form longer runs or cut apart between each LED for shorter sections.

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Pololu item #: 2850
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This small synchronous switching step-down (or buck) regulator takes an input voltage of up to 38 V and efficiently reduces it to 5 V. The board measures only 0.7″ × 0.7″, but it allows a typical continuous output current of up to 2.5 A. Typical efficiencies of 85% to 95% make this regulator well suited for powering moderate loads like sensors or small motors. High efficiencies are maintained at light loads by dynamically changing the switching frequency, and an optional shutdown pin enables a low-power state with a current draw of a few hundred microamps.

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Pololu item #: 2474
Price: $11.95
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The GP2Y0A60SZ distance sensor from Sharp offers a wide detection range of 4″ to 60″ (10 cm to 150 cm) and a high update rate of 60 Hz. The distance is indicated by an analog voltage, so only a single analog input is required to interface with the module. The sensor ships installed on our compact carrier board, which makes it easy to integrate this great sensor into your project, and is configured for 5V mode.

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Pololu item #: 2476
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The GP2Y0A60SZ distance sensor from Sharp offers a wide detection range of 4″ to 60″ (10 cm to 150 cm) and a high update rate of 60 Hz. The distance is indicated by an analog voltage, so only a single analog input is required to interface with the module. The sensor ships installed on our compact carrier board, which makes it easy to integrate this great sensor into your project, and is configured for 3V mode.

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Pololu item #: 2465
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This small digital distance sensor detects objects between 0.5 cm and 15 cm (0.2″ and 6″) away. With its quick response time, small size, low current draw, and short minimum sensing distance, this sensor is a good choice for non-contact, close-proximity object detection, and our compact carrier PCB makes it easy to integrate into your project.

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Pololu item #: 2466
Price: $6.49
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This small digital distance sensor detects objects between 0.5 cm and 15 cm (0.2″ and 6″) away. With its quick response time, small size, low current draw, and short minimum sensing distance, this sensor is a good choice for non-contact object detection, and its short minimum detection distance lets it see objects very close to the face of the sensor.

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Pololu item #: 1037
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This connector is a double-row, 40-pin (2×20), straight female header strip designed to match 0.1" male headers.

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Pololu item #: 2597
Price: $3.95
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This simple board breaks out the pins of a microSD card connector to a 0.1″ pin spacing that is compatible with standard perfboards, solderless breadboards, and 0.1" connectors.

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Pololu item #: 2990
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This tiny breakout board for TI’s DRV8838 motor driver can deliver a continuous 1.7 A (1.8 A peak) to a single brushed DC motor. With an operating voltage range from 0 V to 11 V and built-in protection against reverse-voltage, under-voltage, over-current, and over-temperature, this driver is a great solution for powering a small, low-voltage motor. The carrier board has the form factor of a 10-pin DIP package, which makes it easy to use with standard solderless breadboards and 0.1″ perfboards.

Pololu item #: 2753
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This compact expansion board plugs directly into the GPIO header on a Raspberry Pi B+ and provides an easy and low-cost solution for driving a pair of small brushed DC motors. Its integrated DRV8835 dual motor driver allows it to operate from 1.5 V to 11 V, making it a great control option for low-voltage motors. The board can deliver a continuous 1.2 A (1.5 A peak) per motor, or a continuous 2.4 A (3 A peak) to a single motor when configured with both channels connected in parallel.

Pololu item #: 3150
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The P-Star 25K50 Micro is a tiny programmable module featuring Microchip’s PIC18F25K50 microcontroller. It packs a Micro-USB interface and 16 digital input/output pins onto a board measuring only 1″ × 0.6″ and ships preloaded with a USB bootloader, so no external programmer is required.

Pololu item #: 2512
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This small shield is an easy, economical way to control two small brushed DC motors with an Arduino or Arduino-compatible board. Its integrated A4990 dual motor driver operates from 6 V to 32 V and can deliver a continuous 0.65 A to each motor channel, making it a great control option for low-current motors that run on high voltages. The A4990 is configured to limit the peak motor current to about 0.9 A per channel and is protected against reverse-voltage, under-voltage, over-voltage, short-circuit, and over-temperature conditions.

Pololu item #: 2511
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This small shield is an easy, economical way to control two small brushed DC motors with an Arduino or Arduino-compatible board. Its integrated DRV8835 dual motor driver allows it to operate from 1.5 V to 11 V, making it a great control option for low-voltage motors. The shield can deliver a continuous 1.2 A (1.5 A peak) per motor, or a continuous 2.4 A (3 A peak) to a single motor when configured with both channels connected in parallel.

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Pololu item #: 2768
Price: $7.50
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This half-sized perma-proto board from Adafruit functions similarly to a standard perf-board in that through-hole parts must be soldered to the board, but the holes are internally connected like on a 420-point breadboard, with four bus lines that each span the length of the board and 30 rows of electrically connected pins. Unlike breadboards and perf-boards, this flex perma-proto board is made from thin polyamide film, which makes it incredibly flexible. Three mounting holes and its flexible design make this board great for fitting your circuit onto a curved surface or into your wearable electronics project.

Pololu item #: 2767
Price: $19.95
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These full-sized perma-proto boards from Adafruit function similarly to standard perf-boards in that through-hole parts must be soldered to the board, but the holes are internally connected like on a 840-point breadboard, with four bus lines that each span the length of the board and 60 rows of electrically connected pins. They also feature a labeled silkscreen and mounting holes, which make it easy to transfer your prototype to a permanent circuit board and project box. These boards are sold in packs of three.

Pololu item #: 2766
Price: $12.50
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These half-sized perma-proto boards from Adafruit function similarly to standard perf-boards in that through-hole parts must be soldered to the board, but the holes are internally connected like on a 420-point breadboard, with four bus lines that each span the length of the board and 30 rows of electrically connected pins. They also feature a labeled silkscreen and mounting holes, which make it easy to transfer your prototype to a permanent circuit board and project box. These boards are sold in packs of three.

Pololu item #: 2765
Price: $8.95
Temporarily out of stock. See product page to backorder.

These quarter-sized perma-proto boards from Adafruit function similarly to standard perf-boards in that through-hole parts must be soldered to the board, but the holes are internally connected like on a 210-point breadboard, with four bus lines that each span the length of the board and 15 rows of electrically connected pins. They also feature a labeled silkscreen and mounting holes, which make it easy to transfer your prototype to a permanent circuit board and project box. These boards are sold in packs of three.

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Pololu item #: 2752
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The Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized computer with an ARM processor that can run Linux. This item is the Raspberry Pi Model B+, which has 512 MB of RAM, an Ethernet port, HDMI output, audio output, RCA composite video output (through the 3.5 mm jack), four USB ports, and 0.1″-spaced pins that provide access to general purpose inputs and outputs (GPIO). The Raspberry Pi requires a microSD card with an operating system on it (not included). The Raspberry Pi is very popular, with lots of example projects and information available online.

Pololu item #: 2073
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This Micro-USB cable is 6 ft (1.8 m) long and is terminated on one end by a Type-A USB plug and on the other by a Micro-B USB plug. This cable works with high-speed USB devices.

Pololu item #: 2072
Price: $2.75
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This Micro-USB cable is extremely thin (2mm diameter), light, and flexible, which makes it easier to use than bulkier cables that tend to take up more desk space and pull small devices off tables. The 6 ft (1.8 m) cable is terminated on one end by a Type-A USB plug and on the other by a Micro-B USB plug. Note that this cable is only capable of low- and full-speed USB, not high-speed USB.

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Pololu item #: 2266
Price: $3.95
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This black anodized aluminum bracket lets you securely mount typical NEMA 17-size stepper motors to your project. The bracket features several slots and holes for a wide variety of mounting solutions, and four M3×6mm screws are included for securing the motor to the bracket.

Pololu item #: 2773
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This Arduino shield from Adafruit features TI’s CC3000 Wi-Fi module with an onboard ceramic antenna, a microSD card socket, and a designated prototyping area. The CC3000 uses SPI for communication instead of UART, so the communication speed is not limited to a fixed baud rate. It supports 802.11b/g, open/WEP/WPA/WPA2 security, TKIP, and AES, and a built-in TCP/IP stack with a BSD socket interface supports TCP and UDP in client and server mode with up to 4 concurrent socket connections. An Arduino library and example sketches make it easy to get started.

Pololu item #: 2774
Price: $34.95
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This breakout board from Adafruit features TI’s CC3000 Wi-Fi module on a compact, breadboard-compatible PCB with an onboard ceramic antenna. The CC3000 uses SPI for communication instead of UART, so the communication speed is not limited to a fixed baud rate. It supports 802.11b/g, open/WEP/WPA/WPA2 security, TKIP, and AES, and a built-in TCP/IP stack with a BSD socket interface supports TCP and UDP in client and server mode with up to 4 concurrent socket connections. An Arduino library and example sketches make it easy to get started.

Pololu item #: 3104
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The A-Star 32U4 Mini SV is a programmable module based on the ATmega32U4 from Atmel. Unlike competing products, it has an onboard switching step-down regulator that allows it to be powered efficiently from a 5 V to 36 V supply. This compact 1.9″ × 0.7″ board breaks out all 26 of the microcontroller’s I/O pins (of which 7 can be used as PWM outputs and 12 as analog inputs), and loading programs is made easier by a Micro-USB interface and a preloaded Arduino-compatible bootloader.

Pololu item #: 3103
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The A-Star 32U4 Mini LV is a programmable module based on the ATmega32U4 from Atmel. Unlike competing products, it has an onboard switching step-up/step-down regulator that allows it to be powered efficiently from a 2.7 V to 11.8 V supply. This compact 1.9″ × 0.7″ board breaks out all 26 of the microcontroller’s I/O pins (of which 7 can be used as PWM outputs and 12 as analog inputs), and loading programs is made easier by a Micro-USB interface and a preloaded Arduino-compatible bootloader.

Pololu item #: 3102
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The A-Star 32U4 Mini ULV is a programmable module based on the ATmega32U4 from Atmel. Unlike competing products, it has an onboard switching step-up regulator that allows it to be powered efficiently from a 0.5 V to 5.5 V supply. This compact 1.9″ × 0.7″ board breaks out all 26 of the microcontroller’s I/O pins (of which 7 can be used as PWM outputs and 12 as analog inputs), and loading programs is made easier by a Micro-USB interface and a preloaded Arduino-compatible bootloader.

Pololu item #: 2866
Price: $27.95
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This synchronous switching step-down (or buck) regulator takes an input voltage of up to 38 V and efficiently reduces it to 5 V while allowing a typical continuous output current of up to 9 A. Typical efficiencies of 80% to 95% make this regulator well suited for higher-power applications like powering motors or servos, while high efficiencies are maintained at light loads by dynamically changing the switching frequency, and an optional shutdown pin enables a low-power state with a current draw of a few hundred microamps. The regulator’s output voltage setting can also be lowered by adding an external resistor.