Misc. Tools


Copper Tape - Conductive Adhesive, 5mm (50ft)
Copper tape has countless applications in electronics from creating low-profile traces for electrical components to RF-shielding and antenna-making. Copper tape is even used to join things together using solder, like the stained glass on Tiffany lamps. This copper tape is backed by a conductive adhesive, is 5mm wide and comes in rolls of 50 feet. Perfect for more precise projects. Documents: Datasheet MSDS ..
R59.50 (inc VAT)
Coin Acceptor - Programmable (3 coin types)
Are you trying to make a quick dime from electronics? Why limit yourself to dimes? This coin acceptor will take three different kinds of coin! Whether you’re building your own arcade cabinet or just charging admission to your house, this programmable coin acceptor makes it easy to monetize your next project. The sensors in this coin acceptor use the thickness, diameter and fall time of the coins to identify them and it’s fully programmable so you’re not limited to any particular type of currency. Simply use the buttons and 7-segment display on the side of the unit to select a coin profile, i..
R474.50 (inc VAT)
Female Header Pack
This pack of female headers includes two 6-pin headers and two 8-pin headers. This is similar to the header kit that comes with Arduino shields except that the pins are shorter so they don’t stack. These are useful for Arduino compatible boards that don’t come with headers already installed (like the Arduino Pro). Includes: 2 x 6-Pin Female Headers 2 x 8-Pin Female Headers ..
R22.00 (inc VAT)
Solder Leaded - 15-gram Tube
This is your basic tube of leaded solder with a 63/37 water soluble resin core. 0.031" gauge and 15 grams (around 5ft). Easy to solder with - recommended for beginners. Mix: 63% Sn / 37% Pb..
R29.50 (inc VAT)
Thermal Printer
This is a thermal printer like you would find on a cash register or adding machine. It will print simple strings passed to it via TTL serial, bitmap images (poorly) and it even generates several different formats of barcodes! The thermal printer takes 2.25" (57mm) wide thermal paper with a max roll diameter of 1.5" (39mm). Thermal paper is inexpensive and commonly found in most office supply stores in 85ft lengths. You may have to remove some paper from these rolls in order for it to fit into the printer. But, you can always use the excess paper in the printer, since you don’t need to have a..
R1,037.50 (inc VAT)
2x3 Pin Shrouded Header
Simple shrouded 6-pin connector. Good for preventing cable connection mishaps. Use for programming, data, power, or any other kind of connection. 2x3 pins on 0.1" centers. Documents: Datasheet ..
R15.00 (inc VAT)
2x5 Pin Shrouded Header
Simple shrouded 10-pin connector. Good for preventing cable connection mishaps. Use for programming, data, power, or any other kind of connection. 2x5 pins on 0.1" centers. Documents: Datasheet ..
R15.00 (inc VAT)
Thumb Joystick
This is a joystick very similar to the ‘analog’ joysticks on PS2 (PlayStation 2) controllers. Directional movements are simply two potentiometers - one for each axis. Pots are ~10k each. This joystick also has a select button that is actuated when the joystick is pressed down. Note: Breakout board available below. Documents: Tutorial Eagle Library ..
R59.50 (inc VAT)
Copper Tape - 5mm (50ft)
Copper tape has countless applications in electronics from creating low-profile traces for electrical components to RF-shielding and antenna-making. Copper tape is even used to join things together using solder, like the stained glass on Tiffany lamps. This copper tape is adhesive-backed, 5mm wide and comes in rolls of 50 feet. Thickness: 3 mil..
R59.50 (inc VAT)
Blower - Squirrel Cage (12V)
This DC Blower really moves some air! Pulling about 1Amp @ 12VDC, this blower is rated at 16CFM (although it seems like more to us). We’ve used this blower to build small hovercrafts and to cool off on a hot day, they’re also handy for inflating “transforming” e-textiles garments! Features: Rated Voltage: 6-12VDC Rated Current: 1Amp Rated Airflow: 16CFM Rated Power: 10W Outlet Diameter: 33mm Fan Speed: 3000-3500rpm ..
R89.00 (inc VAT)
Break Away Headers - 40-pin Male (Long Centered, PTH, 0.1")
This is a row of 40 break away headers spaced 0.1" apart with long pins on both sides. This header is especially useful when you need to connect a PCB to a solderless breadboard. Each header can be broken apart to your preference to fit custom PCBs or general custom headers. Documents: Dimensional Drawing ..
R15.00 (inc VAT)
Header - 6-pin Male (SMD, 0.1", Right Angle)
This is a SMD 6 pin right angle male header. We use this header on our LilyPad Main Board. Pins have 0.1" spacing between rows and between pins. Documents: Dimensional Drawing ..
R15.00 (inc VAT)
Thermochromatic Pigment - Sapphire Blue (20g)
We’ve all seen toys and things that change color when you run them under warm water or heat them up in the sun. Some of us were especially mesmerized and had to find out what made them do that. It turns out that this is a property called “thermochromism” and it can be implemented in a number of ways. This particular pigment is a Leuco dye type pigment which is made up of a mixture of Leuco dyes, weak acids and salts microencapsulated in polymer. Sounds complicated, right? Nah, it’s not so bad. All you need to know is that this is a very fine, colored powder that changes to a clear powder wh..
R267.00 (inc VAT)
Copper Tape - Conductive Adhesive, 2" (50ft)
Copper tape has countless applications in electronics from creating low-profile traces for electrical components to RF-shielding and antenna-making. Copper tape is even used to join things together using solder, like the stained glass on Tiffany lamps. This copper tape is backed by a conductive adhesive, is a whopping 2" wide, and comes in rolls of 50 feet. That’s a lot of copper. Documents: Datasheet MSDS ..
R341.00 (inc VAT)
Polymorph - 250g
Polymorph is a non-toxic, biodegradable polyester with a low melting temperature of about 60°C (140°F). Prototype plastic parts can be made by simply heating the plastic beads in hot water until they turn clear and then kneading them together and shaping by hand. When it cools it becomes a nylon-like white plastic. Polymorph can be re-used by simply re-heating and re-shaping. Plastic beads are supplied in a heat-sealed plastic bag to prevent spillage during transport. So what do you do with it? Robotics, small-parts prototyping, arts/crafts, there’s almost no end to what you can do with thi..
R207.50 (inc VAT)
Solder Lead Free - 100-gram Spool
This is your basic spool of lead free solder with a water soluble resin core. 0.031" gauge and 100 grams. This is a good spool for more advanced users that should last 6-12 months depending on how often you solder. If you are just beginning to solder, we recommend you order the leaded solder. Lead-free solder is a bit harder to use (does not flow as well). Mix: 99.3% Sn / 0.7% Cu Documents: MSDS ..
R148.00 (inc VAT)
Thermochromatic Pigment - Black (20g)
We’ve all seen toys and things that change color when you run them under warm water or heat them up in the sun. Some of us were especially mesmerized and had to find out what made them do that. It turns out that this is a property called “thermochromism” and it can be implemented in a number of ways. This particular pigment is a Leuco dye type pigment which is made up of a mixture of Leuco dyes, weak acids and salts microencapsulated in polymer. Sounds complicated, right? Nah, it’s not so bad. All you need to know is that this is a very fine, colored powder that changes to a clear powder wh..
R267.00 (inc VAT)
Thermochromatic Pigment - Bright Yellow (20g)
We’ve all seen toys and things that change color when you run them under warm water or heat them up in the sun. Some of us were especially mesmerized and had to find out what made them do that. It turns out that this is a property called “thermochromism” and it can be implemented in a number of ways. This particular pigment is a Leuco dye type pigment which is made up of a mixture of Leuco dyes, weak acids and salts microencapsulated in polymer. Sounds complicated, right? Nah, it’s not so bad. All you need to know is that this is a very fine, colored powder that changes to a clear powder wh..
R267.00 (inc VAT)
Thermochromatic Pigment - Red (20g)
We’ve all seen toys and things that change color when you run them under warm water or heat them up in the sun. Some of us were especially mesmerized and had to find out what made them do that. It turns out that this is a property called “thermochromism” and it can be implemented in a number of ways. This particular pigment is a Leuco dye type pigment which is made up of a mixture of Leuco dyes, weak acids and salts microencapsulated in polymer. Sounds complicated, right? Nah, it’s not so bad. All you need to know is that this is a very fine, colored powder that changes to a clear powder wh..
R267.00 (inc VAT)
Alligator Clip
A staple for the electrical engineer. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been one clip short! Note: Sold as a single unit...
R6.00 (inc VAT)
Analog Panel Meter - 0 to 5 VDC
This analog panel meter measures DC voltage from 0-5 volts with 2.5% accuracy. It has a clear and easy to read scale and an adjustable dial. These come in handy for measuring the output of sensors with 5V ranges. The face of the meter is 45x45mm overall. The mounting hole should be 38mm. The overall depth of the meter is 35mm. Documents: Product Sheet ..
R104.00 (inc VAT)
Arcade Joystick
This is a heavy-duty joystick very similar to the ones in claw arcade games. Directional movements are momentary limit switches - one for each direction. This joystick also has a select button that is actuated when the red button is pressed down. This joystick is pretty beefy and very tall because of it. We built up an enclosure just to see what it would look like. Ideally, this joystick would be panel mounted, but actually reading the movement of the joystick is as simple as setting up the microcontroller to read five switches. Features: Joystick height: 79mm Overall height: 190mm Base: ..
R356.00 (inc VAT)
Break Away Headers - Machine Pin
This is a very large row of high quality machine pin headers - break to fit. 40 pins that can be cut to any size. Used with custom PCBs or general custom headers. Why machine pin? Machine pins are round making better contact with IC sockets and connectors. Features: Pin Style: Machine Pins (Round) Number of Pins: 40 Pin Spacing: 0.1" (2.54 mm) ..
R59.50 (inc VAT)
Break Away Headers - Right Angle 2x40
This is a 2x40 pin right-angle PTH header. This header can be broken apart with a fair amount of force to form smaller header formations. Don’t worry, it’s easy enough to break it where you need! Each pin has a spacing of 0.1" in between each other. Documents: Datasheet ..
R29.50 (inc VAT)
Break Away Headers - Right Angle 3x40
Here we have some right-angle headers with 40x3 pins. They are break away and will take a bit of effort to break this beast where you need it to break. That being said, if you need a big header like this, it’s easy enough to break it where you need. The pins are spaced at 0.1" and there are 3 rows of 40 pins. These work well in the UAV boards listed below...
R89.00 (inc VAT)
Break Away Male Headers - Right Angle
A row of right angle male headers - break to fit. 40 pins that can be cut to any size. Used with custom PCBs or general custom headers. Features: Pin Style: Square Pins Number of Pins: 40 Pin Spacing: 0.1" (2.54 mm) Pin Length: 10.25 x 4.5 mm ..
R22.00 (inc VAT)
Circuit Scribe Conductive Ink Pen
This is the Circuit Scribe Conductive Ink Pen, a simple looking ball-point pen that allows you to draw circuits instead of soldering or wiring them to a breadboard. This is the same pen found in the Circuit Scribe Lite Kit just without the LED module and batteries, we understand that you may just need to draw out a quick circuit with your own parts or need a replacement pen. With Circuit Scribe you can draw exactly what you want, no wires or breadboard required. You can build a circuit with nothing but a coin battery, paper clip, and LED, or build out complex circuits with multiple componen..
R533.50 R480.00
Digital LED Voltmeter
This Digital LED Voltmeter measures the voltage at a particular point of the system it has been hooked up to and then provides a readout on its three 7-segment LEDs. This voltmeter is able to provide a readout of voltages from 2.5VDC to 30VDC within a 1% accuracy. Features: Range: 2.5VDC — 30VDC Display: Three 0.28" Red 7-Segment LEDs Refresh Rate: ~1sec Accuracy Within 1% ..
R29.50 (inc VAT)
Flip-Pin (14-pins)
Flip-Pins are a fantastic new way to add headers to your breakout board. Designed by Fliptronics, Flip-Pins are the third generation of the Integrated Circuit (IC) pins that can be soldered into a PCB and that look and act as much like an IC pin as possible. With the unique plastic aligner, the pins are held 0.100" apart, with a 0.062" solder tail exposed. Each of the 14 pins comes in a black plastic sleeve, to keep them aligned while soldering. Once soldered, the sleeve gets removed, and you are left with headers that can easily fit into a breadboard or IC socket with the greatest of ease. I..
R38.50 (inc VAT)
Flip-Pin (8-pins)
Flip-Pins are a fantastic new way to add headers to your breakout board. Designed by Fliptronics, Flip-Pins are the third generation of the Integrated Circuit (IC) pins that can be soldered into a PCB and that look and act as much like an IC pin as possible. With the unique plastic aligner, the pins are held 0.100" apart, with a 0.062" solder tail exposed. Each of the eight pins comes in a black plastic sleeve, to keep them aligned while soldering. Once soldered, the sleeve gets removed, and you are left with headers that can easily fit into a breadboard or IC socket with the greatest of ease..
R18.00 (inc VAT)
Header - 10-pin Female (PTH, 0.1")
These are standard 0.1" spaced header pins that can be through-hole mounted. This header connects perfectly with most 10-pin male headers. This is a 10-Pin female header. Documents: Datasheet ..
R9.00 (inc VAT)
Header - 10-pin Male (SMD, 0.1")
These are standard 0.1" spaced header pins that can be surface mounted for applications where through-hole pins won’t work. The surface mount side of the legs are staggered for stress relief. This is a 10-Pin male header. Documents: Datasheet ..
R22.00 (inc VAT)
Header - 2x23-pin Male (PTH, 0.1")
This is a 2x23 pin male PTH header. This piece is in the common configuration for Beaglebone Black headers that can be broken apart to form smaller header formations. Each pin has a spacing of 0.1" in between each other. Documents: Datasheet ..
R22.00 (inc VAT)
Header - 2x3 (Female, 0.1")
This is a simple 2x3 female PTH header. This header is in the common configuration for an ISP connector. Each pin has a spacing of 0.1" in between each other. Documents: Datasheet ..
R7.50 (inc VAT)
Header - 2x3 (Male, 0.1")
This is a simple 2x3 male PTH header. This header is in the common configuration for an ISP connector. Each pin has a spacing of 0.1" in between each other. Documents: Datasheet ..
R7.50 (inc VAT)
Header - 2x8 (Male, 0.1")
This is a simple 2x8 male PTH header. This header is that you will find commonly used to interface with a basic 8x2 character LCDs. Each pin has a spacing of 0.1" in between each other. Documents: Datasheet ..
R15.00 (inc VAT)
Header - 4-pin Male (SMD, 0.1", Right Angle)
This is a SMD 4-pin right angle male header. We use this header on our Graphic LCD Serial Backpack. Pins have 0.1" spacing between rows and between pins. Documents: Dimensional Drawing ..
R7.50 (inc VAT)
Header - 6-pin Female (PTH, 0.1")
These are standard 0.1" spaced header pins that can be through-hole mounted. This header connects perfectly with most 6-pin male headers. This is a 6-Pin female header. Documents: Datasheet ..
R9.00 (inc VAT)
Header - 6-pin Female (SMD, 0.1", Right Angle)
This is a SMD 6 pin right angle female header. We realized that we have had the male version of this header available for awhile now, but never the female. Now you have the ability to get both! Pins have 0.1" spacing between rows and between pins. Documents: Dimensional Drawing ..
R15.00 (inc VAT)
Header - 8-pin Female (PTH, 0.1")
These are standard 0.1" spaced header pins that can be through-hole mounted. This header connects perfectly with most 8-pin male headers. This is a 8-Pin female header. Documents: Datasheet ..
R9.00 (inc VAT)
Heatsink Compound
This is a 5g syringe of white heatsink compound (aka thermal grease, thermal paste, thermal goo). Use this whenever you’re connecting a component to a heatsink, it’ll really help to dissipate even more potentially damaging heat. This compound is composed of 50% silicone, 20% carbon, and 30% metal oxide. It has a thermal conductivity of 1.172 W/(mK), which should be plenty for voltage regulators, MOSFETs, motor drivers, audio amplifiers, etc. Features: Color: White Thermal Conductivity: 1.172 W/(mK) Thermal Impedance: 0.195 -in2/W Specific Gravity: 2.3 @25°C Evaporation: 0.001% - 24 hrs @1..
R29.50 (inc VAT)
Heatsink TO-220
Small heat sink for TO-220 components. Ideal for keeping your 5V and 3.3V regulators running cool. Black anodized bolt on type with 2.5W dissipation...
R15.00 (inc VAT)
High Temperature Adhesive Tape - (1cm, 33m)
This is a 33 meter roll of polyimide tape. This tape is a fantastic insulator, like electrical tape, but it can withstand temperatures as high as 258°C (496°F). It also provides good resistance to corrosion and the silicone adhesive holds tight throughout the tape’s rated temperature range. This is a good choice for insulating components inside of an enclosure that might be subjected to extreme conditions. Documents: Datasheet ..
R89.00 (inc VAT)
IC Test Clip - SOIC 8-Pin
This is an IC Test Clip for 8-pin small outline integrated circuits (SOIC). This test clip assures a secure connection to all chip leads on an 8-pin SMD SOIC and provides hands-free testing. On this test clip you will find two sets of gold plated contacts, upper contacts to attach wiring and lower contacts for an 8-pin IC. Simply place your choice of IC in the lower contacts and attach female terminated jumper wires to the 0.1" spaced upper contacts and you are ready to start testing! Documents: Datasheet Re-Programming the LilyTiny / LilyTwinkle ..
R430.00 (inc VAT)
Medium Heatsink
This is a medium-sized heatsink that has been designed to dissipate heat away from your boards and ICs. Each of these black anodized heatsinks is perfect when used in conjunction with our ESP32 Thing Power Control Shield, but it also fits the TO-220 package. Documents: Dimensional Drawing ..
R37.00 (inc VAT)
microSD Card with Adapter - 16GB (Class 10)
This is a class 10 16GB microSD memory card, perfect for housing operating systems for single board computers and a multitude of other information. Since this is a class 10 microSD it is capable of transferring data at speeds up to 45MB/s allowing it to have a noticeable increase in performance while running an on-board OS. Each microSD card comes with its own SD adapter for better ease of access. Additionally this microSD card is perfect when used with the Raspberry Pi 3, as its boot card. Includes: 16GB MicroSD card MicroSD Adapter Features: Class 10 (up to 45MB/s read-write) 16GB S..
R459.50 (inc VAT)
microSD USB Reader
This is an awesome little microSD USB reader. Just slide your microSD card into the inside of the USB connector, then stick this into a USB port and the card’s contents will pop up on your computer. Very sneaky - we love it! This little guy is great for pulling data logs off microSD media. This reader also includes an indicator LED which will light up if a microSD card is present. This device is completely plug-and-play, so no drivers needed. Note: The microSD card is sold separately. Features: TF/microSD/microSDHC Card High-Speed Reader USB Interface Removable Cap Keychain Lanyard Docu..
R104.00 (inc VAT)
Monocle Magnifier - Illuminated
When working with small parts, sometimes you need magnification and some extra light. This is a monocle we use regularly in our production facility. It has a 10x lens with a working distance of about 1-½". The 1" diameter eye piece fits snugly around your eye with a 15" aluminum-core headband. The LED provides sufficient light at the working distance. This loop magnifier set itself apart in our eyes because of the little LED on the side. Trying to view SMD connections is hard enough - the LED on the side is a huge help for those close up inspections. LED battery comes installed. Note: We’..
R178.00 (inc VAT)
Multimedia Wireless Keyboard
With Single-Board Computers (SBCs) on the rise, it is a good idea to have an easy way to interface with them. Operating on a 2.4GHz frequency, the Multimedia Wireless Keyboard possesses a normal-sized key layout, media controls and a multitouch track pad. This keyboard is powered by a built-in 850mAh LiPo battery, providing you with 500–700 hours of use. Even if you don’t have a Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone or another SBC, this keyboard can work with smart TVs, mobile devices and full-blown PCs! The Multimedia Wireless Keyboard can be charged via the attached USB cable, which stores in the same c..
R741.00 (inc VAT)
Raspberry Pi GPIO Male Header - 2x20
This 2x20 male header has the same number and spacing of pins as a Raspberry Pi but is best served when used in conjunction with the Pi Zero since they come with a space of unpopulated headers. This through-hole header has 40 0.1"-spaced pins and can just be snapped into place with minimal soldering! Documents: Dimensional Drawing ..
R15.00 (inc VAT)

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