Supported Sensors
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YRGB LED Strip (4 Lamps)Digital InputThis 4 x RGB-LED module with 4 LEDsof WS2812B. Control each LED individually
YYSingle LED IndicatorDigital InputA single color LED, for a simple on/off operation
YYLED MatrixI2CAn 8*8 LED matrix to create your own pixel art
LED 4-Digit DisplayI2CA 4 digit display to create countdown timers etc
Bright White LEDDigital InputAs the label says, this turns on a single white LED
Passive BuzzerDigital InputSimilar to the buzzer that is built into the Kai's Clan robot
YSound SensorAnalog OutputA sound sensor is like a tiny ear that can tell how loud noises are. It has a special part, like a microphone, that listens to sounds. The sensor then sends a signal that a computer can understand, showing how loud the sound was.
YYIR ReceiverDigital Output This IR Receiver is a miniaturized receiver for infrared remote control systems. It can receive IR signlas from a TV remote. Can you get your robot to move based on different buttons pressed?
YIR SenderDigital InputThis IR transmotter is used to transmit infrared signals through the built in infrared LED. You'll need a IR receiver to decode the commands being sent.
UV SensorAnalog OutputA UV sensor is like a superhero gadget that can tell how strong the sunshine's invisible rays are. These special rays are called ultraviolet light. The sensor turns this invisible light into a secret code that gadgets can understand. This helps make cool tools that are good for our planet. People use it for important work like checking health, keeping our electronics safe, and even making sure factories run smoothly. It's like having a tiny, smart helper for many different jobs!
YLight SensorAnalog OutputA light sensor is like a magic eye that knows if it's bright or dark. It has a tiny part that acts like a spy for light. When it's sunny, the spy tells the sensor, making electricity flow easier. A smart chip helps make sure the sensor gets the message clearly. So, our gadgets can tell how light or dark it is, just like we do!
YMoisture SensorAnalog Output A moisture sensor is like a thirsty friend for your plants, checking if they need water. It sticks two probes into the soil and sends a tiny electric wave between them. If the soil is wet, the wave zooms through easily because water helps electricity move. If it's dry, the wave moves slowly. This sensor has extra long legs, so it can reach deep and find out exactly how thirsty your plants are, making it really handy for taking care of your garden!
YYHumidity SensorDigital OutputThis sensor is a smart home weather buddy, tracking warmth and dampness inside. It smartly measures temperature and humidity with tech tricks, using a simple wire to communicate. It keeps your home comfy by monitoring the air's heat and moisture.
Waterproof Temperature SensorDigital OutputThis waterproof sensor measures temperature in wet or distant areas. It sends clear, long-distance signals and can be used together for monitoring different spots, perfect for indoor or equipment checks.
YYPIR SensorDigital OutputThis easy-to-use motion sensor plugs into a base shield. When it detects movement within its range, it signals 'on.' Max dectection is 20 feet and can be adjusted with a dial on its board.
YHall SensorDigital OutputThis sensor detects the Hall Effect, where a voltage is created across a conductor with electric current and a perpendicular magnetic field. It turns 'on' when a strong enough magnetic field is near and 'off' when the field is gone.
Accelerometer & Gyro SensorI2CThis device combines a 3-axis accelerometer and a gyroscope to track motion and orientation. It's great for games, motion controllers and programming your robot to move based on the data.
3 axis digital compassI2CThis compass module can tell direction very accurately, thanks to its special sensors and technology that cleans up the signal. It works with a simple power supply, making it easy to use for finding your way.
YColor SensorI2CThis color sensor uses a special chip to detect colors through a mix of tiny light filters—red, green, blue, and clear. It turns these colors into digital signals, making it easy to identify the color of light or objects around it.
YFinger Touch SensorDigital OutputThis touch sensor can feel a finger's touch through non-metal surfaces like glass or paper up to 3mm thick. It's great for waterproof designs or hidden buttons. Plus, its smooth side makes it easy to add to projects for a sleek look.
Knock SensorDigital OutputThis knock sensor has a special crystal that makes electricity when tapped. It senses vibrations and sends out a signal when it feels a knock.
YVibration SensorDigital OutputThis vibration sensor detects shakes and bumps, setting off alarms or notices. It's great for security alarms, cars, earthquake alerts, or bike alarms. It can even control other devices, reacting to vibrations for a bit longer than usual sensors.
YTilt SensorDigital OutputThis tilt switch knows if something is tilted forward. It says 'off' when flat and 'on' when tilted up. Inside, there are balls that touch contacts to make this work, but if tilted, they don't touch, changing the signal
YAngle SensorAnalog OutputThis sensor measures how much something turns, giving a signal from off to full on over a twist of 300 degrees. It works well with Arduino for projects like adjusting lights or sound. Imagine it, and you can probably use this sensor for it!
YCollision SensorDigital OutputThis sensor helps robots avoid crashes. Normally, it sends a high signal, but if it bumps into something like a wall, it switches to a low signal. You can add it to any moving robot with a simple cable to help it detect collisions. It works with 5V systems and easily plugs into boards designed for building and experimenting.
Reflective SensorDigital OutputThis sensor sends out infrared light to see if there's something in front of it by checking the light that bounces back. If nothing's there, it says 'on,' but if something's in the way, it says 'off.' You can adjust how sensitive it is with a little dial. It's used in robots that follow lines, measure how fast something spins, and keep track of utility usage.
Photo Electric CounterDigital OutputThis sensor counts how many times something interrupts the light between its emitter and receiver, letting it figure out how fast something is spinning. When nothing's blocking it, it sends a low signal and lights up an LED. If something passes through, it switches to high and turns the LED off. You can tweak its sensitivity with a dial. It's designed to easily connect with a controller, making it simple to use for projects.
Laser Ranging SensorI2CThis tiny sensor uses laser light to measure how far away things are, up to about 6.5 feet. It's very precise, even when the color or material of the object changes. Its special laser is safe for eyes and works well in different lighting or through glass, making it great for all kinds of cool projects.
YSwitchDigital OutputThis switch locks its position when you press it once, turning on and sending a high signal. Press it again, and it pops back, turning off and sending a low signal. It's like a click pen, staying in place until you click it again.
YYButtonDigital OutputThis push switch sends a high signal when pressed and a low signal when released. Its design is great for adding to projects because it mounts easily on panels.
YYPotentiometerAnalog OutputA linear potentiometer is a type of variable resistor where you can adjust the level of resistance in a straight line. This means as you slide or turn the potentiometer, the resistance changes in a predictable way from its minimum to its maximum value. This is useful for controlling things like volume or brightness, where you want smooth, steady adjustments. It's like having a dimmer switch for lights or a volume slider for music, giving you precise control over the effect
YRelay & Water PumpDigital InputThis submersible water pump with a relay is great for creating a self-watering plant system. It's useful for home automation, making sure your plants are automatically watered. Just remember, the relay module itself should not get wet!
Water SensorDigital InputThis water sensor can tell when there's water touching it by using special lines that notice when water connects them. When water touches the sensor, it changes the signal, letting you know there's water present. You can use this to monitor water levels in your projects.
Air quality sensorDigital InputThis sensor keeps an eye on the air inside, noticing many harmful gases like carbon monoxide, alcohol, and formaldehyde. It can't tell you exactly how much of each gas is there, but it's good at letting you know when the air might not be safe. It's perfect for systems that automatically freshen or circulate the air.
Pulse SensorDigital InputThis pulse sensor easily tracks heart rate for fitness, health monitoring, or tech projects. Clip it to your earlobe or fingertip for quick, accurate readings with minimal power use. It comes with a long, plug-and-play cable
PH SensorDigital InputThis module is a PH sensor for measuring the acidity or alkalinity of water. It has a special electrode that combines two types in one, making it reliable for various uses like environmental checks, chemistry, medicine, dyes, and research.
MEMS MicrophoneDigital InputThis tiny microphone picks up sound for projects, using low power and working well up close or far away. It's great for devices like smartphones and cameras, turning voice or music into an electronic signal without using much energy.
YOLED DisplayDigital InputThis OLED screen uses a grid of 128 x 64 tiny lights to create its image. It's bright, shows super-detailed pictures, looks good from any angle, is very thin, and doesn't need much power to run. Warning fragile! Use this to display messages.
YGesture SensorDigital InputTouchless gestures are the new frontier in the world of human-machine interfaces. By swiping your hand over the sensor, you can control your robot, etc. One student even created a touchless toilet that flushes when you move your hand over the tank
BME280 Atmospheric SensorDigital Input This sensor measures atmospheric pressure from 30kPa to 110kPa as well as relative humidity and temperature.
BMP180 BarometerDigital InputThis sensor is used to measure barometric pressure and temperature. Because pressure changes with altitude you can also use it as an altimeter!
YYInfrared Remote ControlIR outputThis remote control is used to send IR control signlas to an IR receiver