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Mbot Programmable Robot

Description: 


Product Description:

Overview:

The mBot is an excellent tool for kids of all ages to boost their knowledge and interest in robotics, electronics, and programming. Inspired by Scratch 2.0, the mBlock seamlessly connects with Bluetooth or the 2.4GHz wireless module. This all-in-one solution is easy to assemble and provides limitless possibilities for kids to learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).


The mBot has only around 45 pieces so hobbyists can easily assemble the whole kit in 10 minutes, providing a sense of achievement and a healthy curiosity for robots and programming. All the necessary tools needed to build is included along with the parts that are neatly organized inside the box. There is a very simple to follow build guide that is so detailed; anyone who has built a Lego set will feel right at home with it. The components of the mBot are precisely precisioned to fit and of excellent quality, adding to the sturdy and satisfying nature of the finished built.


Suitable for beginners, Arduino is an open-source electronic prototyping platform used globally and will ensure a quick start in the project. The board is easy to wire, thanks to the intuitional color labels and easy to assemble RJ25 connectors. This way, hobbyists can focus on creating interactive projects without complex instructions. Based on Scratch 2.0, a very popular graphical programming software preferred by students and teachers, the new software mBlock was developed to use the Scratch-style coding to program and run Arduino and robots.


But wait, this is no ordinary 'remote control robot' for child's play. The kit contains all the parts that the hobbyist will need to manage the robot from the PC or from the mobile phone. Communicate with the robot from a program you can design yourself to do a myriad of things - receiving sensor data (temperature, light, images) or even scheduling tasks. As long as your PC and smartphone has bluetooth connectivity - you're set to go!

What's New:

The mBot v1.1 is an updated version of the original mBot and was released last 27th May 2016.

The new version has still the same basic benefits as the original:

  • easy to assemble
  • support for Scratch and Arduino
  • Bluetooth and RF versions
  • with sensors and outputs
  • extensible and expandable with hundreds of other Makeblock parts
  • has cool add-ons
  • a useful STEM learning tool
  • no need for soldering, gluing or drilling

Improvements of the current MBot v1.1 include:

  • the new protective casing that disperses the bright LED; easier on the eyes
  • a mini nylon castor replaces the original steel ball-bearing wheel ensuring quieter movements on hard floors  


Specification:

  • Brand Name: makeblock
  • Gender: Unisex
  • Commodity Attribute: Assembly
  • Scale: 1/60
  • Item Type: Model
  • Size: 25cm
  • Condition: In-Stock Items
  • Soldier Accessories: Soldier Parts and Components
  • Age Range: > 8 years old
  • Completion Degree: Semi-finished Product
  • Dimensions: 21.00*17.80*9.80cm
  • Remote Control: Yes
  • By Animation Source: China
  • Mfg Series Number: Assembly/Assembling
  • Model Number: Mbot V1.1
  • Material: Metal
  • Theme: Robots
  • Puppets Type: Model
Package contains:

  • 2 * Micro TT motor 
  • 1 * mCore  
  • 2 * 90T Plastic Wheel
  • 2 * Tyre 90T B  
  • 2 * Velcro 
  • 4 * Brass stud M4 x25  
  • 1 * Chassis 
  • 1 * Battery holder 4 AA
  • 1 * Unive
  • 15 * Socket Cap Screw M4 x 8
  • 6 * Countersunk Screw M3 x 25
  • 8 * Nut M3  
  • 4 * Self-drilling Screw M2.2 x 9.5
  • 2 * 6P6C RJ25 cable-20cm
  • 1 * USB A-Male to B-Male Cable 1m
  • 1 * Screw driver
  • 1 * Me Ultrasonic sensor
  • 1 * Me Line follower
  • 1 * Bluetooth module(dual mode)
  • 1* Instruction Book
  • 1* Line follower map
  • 1 * Cosplay Card
  • 1 * IR Controller
Applications:
  • Provides an easy DIY learning tool for children ages 7-99!
  • Enhances creativity through play.
  • Boosts logical thinking. Hobbyists can decide on more add-ons to enhance their design and build more intricate-looking models.

  • Create graphical programs using the Scratch programming language.
  • Simple drag and drop enables user to command the mBot even without coding experience.
  • Can be integrated into the curriculum.
    Scratch, Arduino C++ and Python can all be integrated in mBlock enabling learners to create programs that will control the robots and provide communication between computer and robots.


How to Turn On the mBot with your Smarphone:

The mbot kit comes with a detailed instruction book that is easy to follow.
To turn on the robot using your smartphone:

1. Make sure your smartphone is equipped with bluetooth.
2. Open the bluetooth settings in your device.
3. Find mBot and connect to it.



4. When the radar icon turns green, the mBot is now controllable via your smartphone.


FAQs:
Q: Is mBot compatible with Apple and Windows PC?
A: Yes. The programming software of mBot has Windows and Mac support. The Mac OS and Windows mBlock programming environment are used to program the robot. You can find the downloadable software in http://www.mblock.cc/software/
Q: Is the Arduino included in the pack or should it be purchased separately?
A: The pack comes with its own board which is based on Arduino. It does not use the standard board.

Q: Does it come with power cords?

A: No power cord is necessary. A CR2025 battery is used for the remote control.

Q: Do you download a coding software?
A: Yes. Download the mBlock software (for PC) in order to program the mBot robot. Likewise, if you want the robot to run using mobile devices, download and install the mBlock APP or the Makeblock APP. Link to all software can be found here:
http://learn.makeblock.com/en/software/






 

       
    
 

 
 
  
  

 
 
  
  
 
 

 
  
  
  

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Price: $199.00

Wifi Datalogger for temp & humidity with prolonged battery life

Description: 

Dataloggers are great tools which allows you to measure changes in parameters over time, Be it to track the change of weather over time or monitor the temperature and humidity in your green house the datalogger is the tool for the job.

We present a datalogger which has been tested to run 5 months on a single charge of battery. The datalogger works over wifi and provides a great graphical interface for you to view the data.

Not only does it show the live temperature and humidity, it also shows the battery level.

View the live graph here

Other applications of dataloggers:

  • Food processing: Monitoring temperature of food, cooking etc
  • Scientific and Industrial research
  • Monitoring buildings: Measureing the temperature and humidity in public buildings, galleries, homes and warehouses
  • Automotive: Monitoring temperature during vehicle testing
  • Environment & Weather: Monitoring weather and environment for changes over time
  • Datacenters: Monitoring server room temperatures
                                                 

Our loggers have been used to measure home insulation by tracking the temperatures outside the home vs inside the home to get the insulation characteristics of new home builds,

It can be used for frost detection in orchards and greenhouses. If you are into weather, there is no better tool to track the changes in weather over time and keep an eye on trends.

The logger allows to download the past data in Excel viewable format with.

Download & View sample data collected from datalogger

Specs:

Temperature sensor : DHT 22

Absolute accuracy: ±2%

Repeatability: ±1%

Long term stability: ±0.5% per year

Battery Life : 150 days on full charge ( approx 5 months)

Battery type: 1 x 18650

NOTE: Battery not included


FAQ:


1. How does the datalogger work?

    The wifi datalogger collects temperature and humidity samples every 15 minutes and uploads the data on to our cloud server,

    Each logger has a unique key to identify it (it is provided  on purchase), this key can be used to download and view its data from a browser or mobile phone.


2. How do I view the live data from the logger?

    Each logger has a unique key which is provided on purchase.

    To view the graph use below link:

    https://www.hobbyist.co.nz/sites/default/files/datalog/graph/graph.html?key=YOUR_KEY


    To download the excel readable data collected so far:

       https://www.hobbyist.co.nz/sites/default/files/datalog/data/YOUR_KEY.csv

3. How do I setup the datalogger to connect to my Wifi?

    Steps to setup the datalogger to connect to your wifi can be found here

    https://www.hobbyist.co.nz/?q=setup-wifi-access-for-datalogger


4. Is this product ready to use, is any assembly required ?

    Yes, once you put the batteries and configure the Wifi its ready to go, no assembly is required.


5. Can this logger connect to other sensors, like voltage, soil moisture etc?

    Yes, the logger is designed to connect a variety of sensors, based on a minimum order quantity we can build loggers with your required sensors.

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Price: $179.00

Wireless Weather Station with outdoor Rain gauge

Description: 

This desktop weatherstation is perfect for those  who want to know the temperature, rainfall and contrast of indoor and outdoor temperatures.

The weather channel information is not very local, having your own weatherstation give you precise local weather info. This home weather station has an external

sensor which collects the outside temperature and rainfall data and sends it wirelessly to the indoor display.

The rainfall gauge is a very useful feature which is only seen in expensive weatherstations, this product has that and comes with a very reasonable price tag. The external unit has a range of upto 100m allowing placement at a decent location for gauging the weather outside.

The rain gauge is easy to mount outside, using the screws included, is self-emptying and has more than 1 years battery life meaning you can set and forget.

It comes with a detailed instruction manual of operation.


Specifications:

1) Rainfall display range: 0 to 19,999mm

2) Outdoor temperature range: -40 ~ +65°C
3) Indoor temperature range: -9.9 ~ +60°C
4) Temperature accuracy: ±1.0°C
5) Power requirements:
  a) Receiver: 2 x "AA" alkaline batteries (not included)
  b) Rain gauge: 2 x "AAA" alkaline batteries (not included)

6) Transmission range: up to 100meters( 330feet)

7) Transmission frequency: 433MHz

 

Features as below:


1) Outdoor wireless sensor (range up to 100 meter)
2) Detail display of rainfall data in 1hour, 24hour, week, month ranges
3) Indoor and outdoor temperature
4) Time and date with manual setting option 
5) 12 /24 hour time mode 
6) Calendar 
7) Time zone setting 
8) Time alarm    
9) Free standing or Wall mounted

 

This Wireless weather station has indoor outdoor thermometer and can beat any weather channel on a weather forecast as this is your local weather. This unit does not have barometer or anemometer but comes with a rain gauge. This is a perfect home weather station with a weather clock and wireless thermometer.

Catalog: 

Price: $69.99

Arduino

What is Arduino

Arduino is an open source computer hardware used for building digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control objects in the physical world. The project's products are distributed as open-source hardware and software, which are licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) or the GNU General Public License (GPL) permitting the manufacture of Arduino boards and software distribution by anyone. Arduino boards are available commercially in preassembled form, or as do-it-yourself (DIY) kits.

Arduinos are programmed using the Arduino IDE which can be downloaded from here :

https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software


Why is Arduino so famous?

Arduino's are simple to use and program. It is used by a wide variety of people some who have a programming background to other who range from artists and DIY enthusiasts.

Arduino comes with a lot of free libraries making it easy to connect to different hardware, like a LCD display or a smoke sensor or even controlling a robot.


We at hobbyist provide a lot of kits build around the Arduino ecosystem, all our kits comes with all the bits needed including the source code.

This makes it very easy for they buyer to build the kit and get it going, we provide awesome technical support if at all you get stuck using any of our kits.


Some of our tutorials include :


Mars Rover: A kits set to build a complete robot which can be controlled wirelessly from your mobile or laptop


Hobbyist Mars Rover, Arduino robotic kit


Weather Station: If you are into weather, this is a nice little kit with a display which shows your local weather


Hobbyist Arduino WeatherStation kit

Christmas lights dance to music: If you wondered how to make your lights dance to the music you play, this is the kit for you. The kit comes with strings of LED lights which when connected to your mp3 player or stereo dances to the tunes of the music

Keep forgetting keys, make a door lock using our fingerprint kit. No need to carry your keys anymore. This kit comes with a fingerprint sensor and electronic door lock and the source code to help you build the complete working fingerprint door unlocking kit

Arduino Fingerprint door unlocking kit


Arduino tutorials by Hobbyist:


Connecting relay to Arduino

Connecting LCD display to Arduino

Connecting OLED display to Arduino

Connecting Temperature and Humidity sensor DHT11 to Arduino

DC motor speed control with Arduino

Connecting Bluetooth to Arduino


Trouble shooting Arduino

Slow Arduino IDE windows

Fingerprint scanner : door security kit

Description: 

Having problems with memorising the password? Forgetting the combination code?
With the Fingerprint Sensor Kit you can protect your treasures or secrets using your biometric ID.
ie your fingerprint.

Fingerprint is your unique signature which you carry with you everywhere you go, so unique that you
can use it to open locks and use it as your password.

It is complicated to build a complete system to do your own fingerprint sensing and integrate it with a lock,
For this reason we bring a complete kitset with step by step instructions to get going a Biometric fingerprint kit
which can open a door lock.

Our Kit in action - Biometric Door Lock:

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Instructions:


1. Adding fingerprints to the reader

2. Assembling the fingerprint scanner kit parts and testing it works

3. Building the complete biometric kit with scanner and a OLED display

Catalog: 

Price: $119.00

Wireless Sensor and Data Logger

Description: 

What can this box do?

This kit takes measurement of its two precision temperature sensors, and logs the data to a SD card. Both real time readings and stored data can be sent wirelessly to a PC.

How is it useful?

One of the two temperature sensors is located inside the box, and the other one outside on a 1.2 meter cable. By locating the two temperature sensors in two different areas (e.g. indoor and under floor). We can see the temperature variations of the two areas over time. One good use case is to measure how good your home insulation is. Having said that, this kit is designed with DIY in mind. Extra sensors can be added very easily, and soldering is minimum because of the use of the sensor shield. By adding a humidity sensor, light sensor, wind speed sensor etc, this box can be turned into a wireless weather station!

What is included in this kit?

This wireless sensor and data logger kit embodies a few very cool technologies: Real Time Clock, SD Card read/write, Bluetooth and one wire digital temperature sensor. Not only can it be easily turned into a general purpose wireless sensor logger, it also is a fantastic educational kit after all. This kit includes all the neccessary bits to construct a fully working wireless sensor logger, the package includes:

  • Arduino Mega 2560
  • Arduino Mega sensor and servo shield
  • USB cable
  • Real Time Clock module (onboard temperature sensor incl.)
  • SD card module
  • Kingston SD Card 1 GB
  • Bluetooth module
  • Temperature sensor
  • Waterproof case
  • Cable gland x 2
  • Some wires and accessories

Follow this 3-step tutorial to assemble this amazing kit.

Step 1: Interfacing Real Time Clock and Temperature sensor to Arduino Mega

Step 2: Interfacing SD Card Module to Arduino Mega

Step 3: Interfacing Bluetooth Module to Arduino Mega

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Price: $149.00

WiFi Switch: Turn your kettle on from your mobile

Description: 

There isn't a cleaner way to control something through the internet than using this WiFi Universal Power Adapter. It's super easy to setup and use. Think off things you can control on/off by your cellphone, or computer , usage of this plug is only limited by your imagination.

Plug in the device you want into this socket and you are free to turn it ON from anywhere with your phone.

The app is designed to allow adding multiple sockets in your house and label them "Kettle", "Lights", "Heater" etc 

Effectively with this device you have the control of you entire home right in your pocket.

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Catalog: 

Price: $59.99

Android app development Kit for Starters

Description: 

Android is a great platform to start building your apps, but its not the simplest to start with. For that reason we at hobbyist have built a kit which will take you through the process of building an App step by step. We start with the bare basics and eventually take you into building an app which does some fancy home automation for you.

  It covers the basics of app development and then delves into using bluetooth wireless to talk to Arduino platform. This paves way for reading remote sensor data from the Android tablet and use it as a dashboard for home automation and doing remote robot control.

 

What you can accomplish with this kit :

  • Learn the basics of Android App development
  • Simple Hello World App
  • Make the app talk to an Arduino

       - Then read the moisture and temp of your garden

  • Read data from Arduino and turn ON devices with touch of a button.

       - Now you can turn on Lamps, Tv's, Heaters right from the app

  • Send a message wirelessly to an OLED display via the app

       - Make this your message board & leave messages to family/flatmates

Kit Contains

  • OLED Display
  • 1 Arduino
  • Temp & Humidity Sensor
  • Single Channel Relay
  • Bluetooth Module
  • BreadBoard and connector wires
  • Software tutorial and code

Other parts needed but not included:

  • An Android (3.0 or later) mobile/tablet with Bluetooth


4 Step Tutorial

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Catalog: 

Price: $129.00

Home Automation : RFID Door lock access control kit

Description: 



This kit consists of


Below are the 3 step tutorial for this kit

Step 1: RFID + LCD interface
Step 2: Motorised Lock Control
Step 3: RFID Door Controller


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Catalog: 

Price: $119.00

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