Prototyping


Battery Holder - 4xAA Square
Simple 4 Cell AA Battery holder with 5" tinned leads, square configuration...
R29.82 (exc VAT)
Battery Holder 2xAA with Cover and Switch - JST Connector
This 2xAA battery holder puts a nice finishing touch on your battery powered project. This holder features a removable, sliding cover, which is secured with a small Phillips head screw. Another bonus is the ON/OFF switch which can be used to control power to your project. The leads are about 150mm and are terminated with a JST-XH (2.50mm pitch) connector. Dimensions: 67.9 x 32.8 x 18.25mm..
R19.30 (exc VAT)
Pogo Pin w/ Chiseled Tip
These 33mm (1.3") spring loaded pogo pins are great for programming and applications where you don’t always want headers soldered onto your boards. We use them for our programming jigs in production. The pins fit snugly into most standard perf board holes. Solder them just like you would normal wire. Dimensions: Length: 1.3" (33mm) Travel: ¼" (6.5mm) Head size 0.06" (1.5mm) Documents: Dimensional Drawing ..
R28.51 (exc VAT)
Slip Ring - 6 Wire (2A)
This is a 6 wire slip ring, a remarkably simple electromechanical assembly that allows electronic signals to be passed through its rotating innards. Commonly, you’d find slip rings in wind turbines, radar antennae, or anything else that requires continuous 360° rotation while maintaining an electrical connection. This particular slip ring provides you with a compact body with gold-on-gold alloy fiber brush to plated ring contacts inside. Each Slip ring is capable of handling a continuous working speed of 250RPM, a current rating of 2A, and an operating voltage of 210VDC / 240VAC. We aren’t ki..
R234.21 (exc 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 ..
R13.16 (exc VAT)
SparkFun LiPo Charger Basic - Mini-USB
If you need to charge LiPo batteries, this simple charger will do just that. It is designed to charge single-cell Li-Ion or Li-Polymer batteries. Check the datasheet below to see if it will work with your battery. The board incorporates a charging circuit, status LED, connector for your battery (JST-type used in the batteries we carry), and a mini-USB connector. However, we do not recommend this charger with a 110mAh battery. Note: This version uses a mini-USB cable. We also have this charger with a micro-USB connection as well. Dimensions: 34.1x13.2mm Documents: Schematic Eagle Files D..
R129.82 (exc VAT)
SparkFun EL Sequencer
We’ve heard you, and made a number of improvements to our EL Sequencer. The new version adds zero-crossing optoisolated triacs for noise-free operation and full isolation between the AC and DC sides, and includes a 1.5A adjustable linear regulator to supply regulated DC to an external inverter (not included). The SparkFun EL Sequencer is a board that contains an Arduino-compatible microcontroller, and circuitry for controlling up to eight strands of electroluminescent wire. EL wire is flexible plastic cord that glows brightly when high-voltage AC is applied to it. It’s available in numerous ..
R546.05 (exc VAT)
1500 mAh Alkaline Battery - AA
These are your standard 1.5V AA alkaline batteries from Duracell. Don’t even think about trying to recharge these. Roughly 1500mAh per AA cell. Combine 4 to get ~6V peak, and ~4.8V as they hit their discharge curve. Sold in single units. But if you order four at a time, it makes it easy for us to package them. Note: This item is non-returnable. If this item arrives damaged or is not functioning properly, please do not hesitate to contact us to see if further actions may be taken...
R9.21 (exc VAT)
2mm 10pin XBee Header
This is a 10-pin header with 2mm pitch that mates with our XBee socket. It can be used for making ‘dummy XBees’ or anything else you want! Note: This item is sold singly, not in pairs. Documents: Datasheet ..
R9.21 (exc VAT)
2mm 10pin XBee Socket
This is a 10-pin socket with 2mm pitch that mates with the popular XBee radio from Digi. Use this small part to avoid having to solder your precious radio to a PCB. You’ll need two of these sockets to connect to all 20 pins on the XBee. These headers can also be cut to work with the RFID breakout board. Please Note: This item is sold singly, not in pairs. Documents: Datasheet ..
R9.21 (exc VAT)
2mm 10pin XBee Socket - SMD
This is a 10-pin socket with 2mm pitch that mates with the popular XBee radio from Digi. This is the SMD version that we are currently using on our shields and breakout boards. Note: This item is sold as each, not in pairs. Documents: Datasheet Dimensional Drawing ..
R13.16 (exc 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 ..
R13.16 (exc VAT)
2x5 Pin IDC Ribbon Cable
Simple IDC ribbon cable. Used for AVR programming, general communication, and all around handy-ness. Datasheet shows an incorrect length. Cable length is 6" Documents:Datasheet..
R25.88 (exc 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 ..
R13.16 (exc VAT)
6-Pin Chassis Connector - Panel Mount (male and female)
This 6-pin connector and plug set is great when you need to create a robust connection for signal or power. This product consists of two separate parts, the panel-mount jack and the mating plug. The plug has a ring which screws to the panel-mount connector ensuring a solid connection that won’t pull off. The connector uses 6 solder-cup connections for easy wiring. The panel-mount side mounts in a 15.5mm hole with the aid of a lock-washer and nut (both included). The jack uses solder-cup terminals as well and comes apart for easy assembly. It even has a strain relief clamp on the end which cl..
R52.19 (exc VAT)
9 Pin Female Serial Connector - PCB Mount
DB9 female header - right angle PCB mount. 0.318" Style. Documents: Datasheet ..
R19.30 (exc VAT)
9V Alkaline Battery
These are your standard 9 Volt alkaline batteries from Rayovac. Don’t even think about trying to recharge these. Use them with Arduinos or with a voltage regulator to get a solid 5V for your project. Check below for 9V connectors. Note: This item is non-returnable. If this item arrives damaged or is not functioning properly, please do not hesitate to contact us to see if further actions may be taken...
R39.04 (exc VAT)
9V Battery Holder
This 9V battery holder allows your battery to snap in tight and holds it in place, which is great in situations where you don’t want the battery just hanging. It also has three mounting holes so you can attach it securely to your enclosure. It is terminated with a standard 5.5x2.1mm, center-positive barrel jack...
R52.19 (exc 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...
R5.26 (exc VAT)
Alligator Clips - Toothless
These alligator clips are useful for smaller wires that you don’t want to deform. The clip has smooth flat metal blades that clamp down on the wire, making for a good connection to thinner wires. There are strain relief crimp points and a solder hole at the end of the clip. Sold in single units. Documents: Datasheet (502008) ..
R13.16 (exc VAT)
Arduino Project Enclosure
The Arduino enclosure allows you to easily enclose your Arduino main board, Arduino Mega, or some of the other board that fits the Arduino foot print. It simply presses shut, so you don’t have to worry about screws or fasteners. It has room internally for an Arduino and a shield. It even has a removable tab mated for use with an Ethernet shield. It also has a snap-in compartment in the back for accessing switches or connections or battery access. Note: Some older Arduino boards have a slightly smaller hole near the rear the ICSP connector. To make the case work with these boards simply dril..
R246.93 (exc VAT)
Arduino Stackable Header - 10 Pin
This is a 10-pin female header, with extra long legs – great for stacking R3-compatible Arduino shields! Pins are spaced by 0.1". Documents: Datasheet ..
R7.89 (exc VAT)
Arduino Stackable Header - 6 Pin
This is a 6-pin female header, with extra long legs – great for stacking Arduino shields. Pins are spaced by 0.1". Documents: Datasheet ..
R7.89 (exc VAT)
Arduino Stackable Header - 8 Pin
This is a 8-pin female header, with extra long legs – great for stacking Arduino shields. Pins are spaced by 0.1". Documents: Datasheet ..
R7.89 (exc VAT)
Arduino Uno Enclosure - Black Plastic
The Arduino Uno is the undisputed champion of all development boards, why would you not want to keep your board safe and sound inside this black opaque plastic enclosure? These cases protect your Arduino Uno from things like rogue wires that might short it out while still allowing full access to the board! Simply snap the Uno into the bottom half of the enclosure, then snap the two sides together. As you may have noticed, these Arduino enclosures are actually an opaque black color. The enclosures are perfect for blending your Uno into a black surface, giving your project a sleeker look. Th..
R156.14 (exc VAT)
ATX Power Supply Connector - Right Angle
This is a right-angle, 24-pin Molex Mini-Fit Jr.™ connector, commonly used as the power supply connector on ATX motherboards. Two rows of twelve pins are broken out two rows of through-hole male headers. See the datasheet below for pin spacing dimensions. Pair this connector with a standard computer power supply and you can source a number of different voltages (+3.3V, +5V, +12V, -12V, -5V) to your project.[ Documents: Dimensional Drawing ..
R25.88 (exc VAT)
Audio Jack - 3.5mm (Panel Mount)
This is a standard 3.5mm stereo jack with no frills. Panel mount in a 6mm diameter hole for a nice clean headphone, microphone or serial data connection...
R6.58 (exc VAT)
Audio Jack - 3.5mm TRRS (SMD)
This is a 3.5mm TRRS SMD audio jack. TRRS connectors are the audio-style connectors that you see on some phones, MP3 players and development boards. TRRS stands for “tip, ring, ring, sleeve,” which reflects the fact that, unlike a standard stereo connector, this actually has three conductors and a ground. Some devices use the extra conductor for a microphone (like hands-free headsets) or to carry a video signal (like in some MP3/MP4 players). Documents: Dimensional Drawing ..
R13.16 (exc VAT)
Audio Jack 3.5mm
Low profile 3.5mm stereo audio jack. Documents:Audio 3.5mm Jack Datasheet..
R13.16 (exc VAT)
Audio Plug - 3.5mm
This is a simple 3.5mm TRS stereo audio jack with a screw-on plastic shroud. These are great for projects that plug into headphone jacks. Stereo plugs can also be used for carrying serial comm connections! The outer shell unscrews to reveal solder terminals on the inside of the plug. Solder on your wires and crimp the strain relief to make a finished, professional-looking cable...
R6.58 (exc VAT)
Automotive Jumper 2 Wire Assembly
This is a simple two wire cable. It has bare wires on both ends with a Molex A and B connector in the middle. With thicker 18 AWG wire, it’s better for higher current applications. Dimensions: 6" length Documents: Datasheet ..
R39.04 (exc VAT)
Battery Holder - 1xAA (PTH)
PCB mount clip to hold a AA battery. Sold in single units, you’ll need two. These work great for small, low power applications that need a battery to run. Low cost and easy to use! Documents: Datasheet ..
R6.58 (exc VAT)
Battery Holder - 1xAAA (PTH)
PCB mount clip to hold a AAA battery. Sold in single units, you’ll need two for each battery. These work great for small, low power applications that need a battery to run. Low cost and easy to use! Documents: Datasheet ..
R6.58 (exc VAT)
Battery Holder - 2x18650 (wire leads)
This is an incredibly simple two cell 18650 Battery Holder. When someone thinks of 18650 Cells they tend to think of flashlights first, which is fair since that is what they have been primarily used for. However, with this battery holder you will gain the ability to incorporate 18650 cells into applications like robotics or prototyping by simply dropping one into this device and attaching the leads, that’s it. Every 18650 Battery Holder is equipped with two 6" cables for power and ground, each have been terminated with bare wire leads. Dimensions: Holder: 74.5mm x 40.8mm x 17.7mm (2.93" x ..
R25.88 (exc VAT)
Battery Holder - 2xAAA with Cover and Switch
This 2xAAA battery holder puts a nice finishing touch on your battery-powered project. This holder features a sliding, removable cover as well as an ON/OFF switch that can be used to control power to your project. The leads are about 150mm long, and the last 5mm of them are tinned. Dimensions: 63 x 25 x 15mm..
R19.30 (exc VAT)
Battery Holder - 4xAA to Barrel Jack Connector
This is a simple 4 cell AA battery holder. The 5 inch cable is terminated with a standard 5.5x2.1mm, center positive barrel jack connector. The connector mates with the barrel jack on the Arduino (among a number of other products) allowing you to easily make your project battery powered. Note: the average voltage regulator has about 1V of dropout (but can vary greatly). This pack, with normal alkaline batteries, will output ~5.5V causing a normal 5V board to run at around 4 to 4.5V. This depends a lot of what board and processor you are using with the battery pack. Please consult yer datash..
R52.19 (exc VAT)
Battery Holder 3xAA with Cover and Switch
This 3xAA battery holder puts a nice finishing touch on your battery powered project. This holder features a removable, sliding cover, which is secured with a small phillips head screw. Another bonus is the ON/OFF switch which can be used to control power to your project. The leads are about 150mm, and the last 5mm of them are tinned. Dimensions: 68.5 x 47.5 x 19.6mm..
R25.88 (exc VAT)
Beaglebone Black Enclosure - Clear Plastic
The Beaglebone Black is a great credit-card-sized development platform with a fast growing community, why would you not want to keep your board safe and sound inside this clear plastic enclosure? These cases protect your Beaglebone Black from things like rogue wires that might short it out while still allowing full access to the board! Simply snap the BBB into the bottom half of the enclosure, then snap the two sides together. As you may have noticed, these enclosures are actually transparent. The enclosures are perfect for letting you see your Beaglebone and make any needed adjustments easi..
R156.14 (exc VAT)
Big Red Box - Enclosure
This is the Big Red Box! These beefy, bright red, flanged, plastic enclosures will give your widget the protection (and attention) it deserves. You’ve probably seen these used to enclose radio equipment or antenna baluns as they can be secured to a pole using U-bolts (not included). At about 3mm thick, this 74x158x90mm enclosure has plenty of space for gizmos, gadgets, widgets and doohickeys. The mounting flanges extend 19mm from either edge with two 50mm-spaced 7mm diameter holes. There’s a rubber gasket around the inside of the lid which forms a dust and moisture resistant seal when the sc..
R168.86 (exc VAT)
BNC Connector - Right Angle
BNC connectors are ideal for quick connects to audio coax and high-frequency signal lines. This is a right-angle connector and comes with a lock washer and nut. Documents: Dimensional Drawing ..
R25.88 (exc VAT)
Breadboard - Giant
Description: This is one giant solderless breadboard! It has 7 power buses, 40 columns, and 63 rows - with a total of 3220 tie in points. All pins are spaced by a standard 0.1". The two sets of five columns are separated by about 0.3", perfect for straddling a DIP package over. The board accepts wire sizes in the range of 20-29AWG. This board also has 4 binding posts, a black aluminum plate backing, and 4 rubber standoffs to keep your breadboard suspended safely on your workstation. Dimensions: 9.25 x 8.0 x 1.25" (234.95 x 203.2 x 31.75mm) Documents: Product Video ..
R389.91 (exc VAT)
Breadboard - Mini Modular (Blue)
This blue Mini Breadboard is a great way to prototype your small projects! With 170 tie points there’s just enough room to build and test simple circuits; They’re also great for breaking out DIP package ICs to jumper wires! If you run out of room, no worries, these mini breadboards can be snapped together to form larger stretches of board. It has a peel and stick adhesive backing as well as two mounting holes for M2 screws so you can anchor it down. Note: These will not connect securely with our older model and are not numbered or lettered. Dimensions: 47 x 35 x 10mm..
R52.19 (exc VAT)
Breadboard - Mini Modular (White)
This white Mini Breadboard is a great way to prototype your small projects! With 170 tie points there’s just enough room to build and test simple circuits; They’re also great for breaking out DIP package ICs to jumper wires! If you run out of room, no worries, these mini breadboards can be snapped together to form larger stretches of board. It has a peel and stick adhesive backing as well as two mounting holes for M2 screws so you can anchor it down. Note: These will not connect securely with our older model and are not numbered or lettered. Dimensions: 47 x 35 x 10mm Replaces:PRT-11658..
R52.19 (exc VAT)
Breadboard - Translucent Self-Adhesive (Red)
Description: How could anyone improve on the clear plastic breadboard. I mean, that’s pretty sweet right? What if it was red? This translucent red breadboard is probably the coolest looking regular, solderless breadboard there is. It has 2 power buses, 30 columns, and 10 rows - a total of 400 tie in points. All pins are spaced by a standard 0.1". The two sets of five rows are separated by about 0.3", perfect for straddling a DIP package over. The board accepts wire sizes in the range of 29-20AWG. This board also has a self-adhesive on the back. The boards also have interlocking parts, so..
R78.07 (exc VAT)
Break Away Female Headers - Swiss Machine Pin
Single row of 30-holes, female header with swiss round machined pins. These units have very high quality round pins to accept and retain machine pin headers much better. Can be cut to size with a pair of wire-cutters. Standard .1" spacing. We use them extensively in the Olimex development boards. They mate very well with break away headers. Features: Receptacle Style: Machine (Round) Number of Pins: 30 Pin Spacing: 0.1" (2.54 mm) Receptacle Depth: 3 mm Documents:30-Pin Swiss Female Headers..
R19.30 (exc 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) ..
R52.19 (exc 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 ..
R25.88 (exc 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...
R78.07 (exc 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 ..
R19.30 (exc VAT)
British Telecom Connector - BTA (female)
These analog (RH) British Telecom connectors are primarily used by our English friends across the pond but here at SparkFun we like to use them for Vernier sensors. These 6-pin connectors are very similar to the RJ11s we use here in North America except instead of a bottom-mounted hook lock, the BTA uses a side-mounted lock. These BTA connectors are perfect for educators or other users who need to set up a Custom Vernier analog sensor which produces a voltage that changes from high to low or vice versa. Documents: Datasheet Vernier Pinouts Product Video ..
R25.88 (exc VAT)

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