BC Robotics 2020 Holiday Gift Guide
   Gifts Under $25


  Conway’s Game of Life Kit (v1.3)
   Price: $18.95 CAD   
This Conway’s Game of Life Soldering Kit has large through hole components making this an excellent project for anyone beginning with soldering or electronics. Completed kits can be connected together as modules, allowing for much larger display.


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Mini Solder Tube – 63/37 Leaded – 15g
Price: $4.95
 
Techspray #2 Solder Wick
Price: $7.95
 
Solder Sucker
Price: $5.95
 
  2WD Robot Chassis Kit – Clear
   Price: $17.95 CAD   
Looking for a 2 wheel drive chassis to build your first self navigating robot?. This acrylic chassis is perfect for the job! The kit is easy to assemble and offers a ton of different mounting points for your microcontroller, servos, sensors, and other additions.
 
For recommendations on motor drivers please see Product Details.


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Encoder Disc
Price: $0.25
 
Ultrasonic Distance Transducer – HC-SR04
Price: $4.95
 
Ultrasonic Sensor Bracket
Price: $0.95
 
SparkFun RedBot Sensor – Mechanical Bumper
Price: $7.95
 
  2WD Round Robot Chassis Kit – Clear
   Price: $15.95 CAD   
This two wheel drive robot chassis is perfect platform for a first attempt at building a simple roaming robot. The chassis kit is easy to assemble and offers plenty of mounting points for your microcontroller, sensors, and other additions (sold separately). The kit includes two motors, a battery pack, 4 wheels (2 caster, 2 drive wheels), two acrylic chassis pieces, and all the hardware required to assemble it.
 
For recommendations on motor drivers please see Product Details.


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Ultrasonic Distance Transducer – HC-SR04
Price: $4.95
 
Ultrasonic Sensor Bracket
Price: $0.95
 
SparkFun RedBot Sensor – Mechanical Bumper
Price: $7.95
 
Encoder Disc
Price: $0.25
 
  2WD Aluminum Robot Chassis Kit – Purple
   Price: $19.95 CAD   
Looking for a sturdy, 2 wheel drive chassis to build your first self-navigating robot? This anodized aluminum chassis is perfect for the job! The kit is easy to assemble and offers a ton of different mounting points for your microcontroller, servos, sensors, and other additions. Includes chassis, two motors, two wheels, a caster wheel , and all mounting hardware.


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Ultrasonic Distance Transducer – HC-SR04
Price: $4.95
 
Ultrasonic Sensor Bracket
Price: $0.95
 
Encoder Disc
Price: $0.25
 
Opto-Interrupter with Mounting Tabs
Price: $1.95
 
4 x AA Battery Case – Basic Flat
Price: $3.95
 
  4WD Robot Chassis – Blue
   Price: $19.95 CAD   
This four wheel robot chassis is perfect for experimenting with four-wheel drive. Each of the wheels is attached to its own motor, meaning you can control each individual wheel speed and direction. The kit is easy to assemble and offers plenty of mounting points for your microcontroller, sensors, and other additions.


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   Suggested Additions:
Encoder Disc
Price: $0.25
 
SparkFun RedBot Sensor – Mechanical Bumper
Price: $7.95
 
Ultrasonic Distance Transducer – HC-SR04
Price: $4.95
 
Ultrasonic Sensor Bracket
Price: $0.95
 
  Basic Electronic Components Kit
   Price: $24.95 CAD   
This 1400 piece kit is perfect for beginners looking to expand their collection of basic electronic components. These components are more than adequate for experimenting, learning, and prototyping with. The kit includes 600 Resistors (30 values, 20pcs each), 100 Diodes (5 different types), 100 LEDs (3mm, 5 colors), 120 Electrolytic Capacitors (12 values, 10pcs each), 180 Transistors (18 types, 10pcs each), 300 Ceramic Capacitors (30 types, 10pcs each), and a Plastic 36 Compartment Storage Box.


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Solderless Breadboard – Large
Price: $6.95
 
Breadboard Friendly Jumper Wire Kit – 140 pcs
Price: $5.95
 
Premium Male/Male Jumper Wires – 40 x 3″
Price: $4.95
 
  BBC micro:bit V2
   Price: $24.95 CAD   
The BBC micro:bit V2 is the newest version of this pocket-sized computer. We expect these to start shipping Late November. It is designed for anyone with an interest in electronics and coding – no experience required! The micro:bit makes getting into these challenging fields as easy as possible with drag and drop code, excellent guided projects, and a ton of built in capabilities. Windows, Android, and iOS compatible. Accessories, expansion boards, and advanced features allow this board to continue to be engaging well beyond beginners projects.


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Basic Mini Alligator Clips – 10 Pack
Price: $3.95
 
1.5′ USB A Male to Micro Cable
Price: $3.95
 
2 x AAA Battery Case with JST-PH
Price: $2.95
 
SparkFun micro:bit Breakout (with Headers)
Price: $9.95
 
SparkFun moto:bit – micro:bit Carrier Board (Qwiic)
Price: $27.95
 
  Raspberry Pi Wide Angle NoIR Camera
   Price: $24.95 CAD   
The Raspberry Pi Wide Angle NoIR Camera is a great addition to any Raspberry Pi. This camera has no IR filter, meaning it is great for night vision projects. It features a wide field of view and will connect directly to any standard sized Raspberry Pi (A, B, A+, B+, 2, 3, 3A+, 3B+, or any of the Raspberry Pi 4


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Flex Cable for Raspberry Pi Camera – 1 Meter
Price: $7.95
 
Flex Cable for Raspberry Pi Camera – 2 Meters
Price: $8.95
 
Infrared Spotlight
Price: $5.95
 
  Raspberry Pi Zero Mini Camera – 5MP
   Price: $19.95 CAD   
This tiny camera is perfectly suited to the Pi Zero! The camera features an OV5647 image sensor rated at 5MP and an incredibly small form factor. The camera itself measures 9 x 9mm and is equipped with the smaller style CSI cable found on the Pi Zero (1.3 and newer), so no adapters are required to use it.


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  SparkFun RedBoard
   Price: $24.95 CAD   
The SparkFun RedBoard is an Arduino compatible board using the Arduino Uno’s form factor and chipset. It combines the simplicity of the UNO’s Optiboot bootloader, the stability of the FTDI USB interface, and the R3 shield compatibility of the latest Arduino UNO R3. It’s lower cost makes it a great stocking stuffer!


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USB to Mini-B Cable – 3′
Price: $5.95
 
9V 1000mA Power Supply
Price: $10.95
 
Arduino Experiment Kit
Price: $69.95
 
  Onion Omega2+ IoT Computer
   Price: $22.95 CAD   
Need something a little more powerful than the Arduino? Is the Raspberry Pi too power hungry? The Onion Omega2+ IoT development boards is effectively a simple Linux computer that takes the best of both worlds and combines them into a tiny single board computer. This combination of efficiency, flexibility, and connectivity makes it an ideal IoT board.


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Expansion Dock for Onion Omega
Price: $26.95
 
Onion Omega2 Breadboard Breakout (Assembled)
Price: $9.95
 
Ethernet Expansion Board for Onion Omega
Price: $19.95
 
  6″ Digital Calipers
   Price: $21.95 CAD   
Digital calipers are an absolute essential for any workbench. These premium calipers come with an extra battery and auto shut-off function. Measurements can be taken in either metric or standard up to 6″ in length. These ship in a nice padded carrying case and include a spare 1.5V LR44 button cell


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  385 Piece Heat Shrink Kit
   Price: $17.95 CAD   
Heat shrink tubing is a favourite method of protecting solder joints, protecting small electronic components, and keeping wires organized. This large kit contains 385 pieces of heat shrink tubing in various colors. The case is segmented carrying case – perfect for throwing in a portable toolkit!


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  SparkFun Heaterizer XL-3000
   Price: $24.95 CAD   
No matter what type of electronics you are working on, a heat gun is going to come in handy! The nozzle temperature is ~ 250℃ so it’s great for heat-shrink, melting things, and even very basic low temp rework.


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Insulated Silicone Soldering & Rework Mat
Price: $14.95
 
Fine Tip Tweezers – ST12
Price: $5.95
 
Heat Shrink Kit
Price: $11.95
 
  Pro’s Kit 20W 110V Soldering Iron
   Price: $17.95 CAD   
This mini soldering iron is perfect for small repairs or just keeping in a portable toolkit. You wouldn’t want to be soldering heavy cable or large components, but it is ideal for fixing small wires, attaching conventional electronic components, and other light duty soldering.


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Mini Solder Tube – 63/37 Leaded – 15g
Price: $4.95
 
Solder Sucker
Price: $5.95
 
Techspray #2 Solder Wick
Price: $7.95
 
  30W 110V Soldering Iron – Basic
   Price: $14.95 CAD   
This fixed temperature soldering iron is a low cost way to assemble basic electronics, make minor repairs, and hook up wires. The iron is attached to a six foot cable which is terminated with a North American standard type B plug. A iron stand is not included – but is available separately.


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   Suggested Additions:
Mini Solder Tube – 63/37 Leaded – 15g
Price: $4.95
 
Soldering Iron Stand
Price: $9.95
 
Solder Sucker
Price: $5.95
 
  Pro’s Kit 6 Piece Soldering Aid Kit
   Price: $13.95 CAD   
Sometimes a repair on a circuit board requires a little more than a soldering iron. This tool kit has 6 dual purpose hand tools used for repairs, prototyping, and modifying. An excellent addition to any soldering workstation!


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Techspray #2 Solder Wick
Price: $7.95
 
63/37 Leaded Solder Spool – 100g
Price: $10.95
 
Solder Sucker
Price: $5.95
 
  Insulated Silicone Soldering & Rework Mat
   Price: $14.95 CAD   
Stop melting your desk and searing your workbench! This silicone mat is made of 4mm thick rubber and can take just about anything you throw at it. It’s stable, strong, non-slip, non-conductive and heat-resistant surface for your workstation. The mat measures 34 x 23 cm and is equipped with grooves for placing solder paste, screws, headers, and pretty much any other small accessories.


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  Third Hand With Magnifying Glass
   Price: $9.95 CAD   
The third hand is an essential workbench accessory and makes a great stocking stuffer! Whether you are building models, soldering wires, or assembling electronics – this tool keeps everything held in place, leaving your hands free to solder, glue, inspect, etc. The third hand has two position-able “alligator clip” grippers that can be moved and set using the thumbscrews and wing nuts. There is also a magnifying glass that can be positioned to help see those tiny components and details!


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  Solder Wire Holder Stand – TJ-227
   Price: $12.95 CAD   
A soldering iron stand is a must for any well set up electronics workstation. This well built metal stand from Atten holds up to 1kg spools of solder and keeps it from getting tangled. The stand ships fully assembled and works with all solder spools we stock.


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  Pro’s Kit Hook Set – 5 Pieces
   Price: $14.95 CAD   
Having a good set of hooks is really helpful around the workbench. This kit includes four hooks, a flat prying tool, and a threaded handle that extends each tool. These are ideal for prying open cases, connector tabs, and generally getting into places where your hands don’t fit.


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  SparkFun Basic Multimeter
   Price: $19.95 CAD   
The digital multimeter is an essential tool in every electronic enthusiasts arsenal. The SparkFun Digital Multimeter is a great starter multimeter, it features a loud continuity sound, current/voltage sense, and quality probes. You can use the multimeter to measure DC and AC voltage, DC current, resistance, continuity, and test diodes. Perfect for beginners in electronics, hobbyists, and in the workshop!


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Multimeter Probes – Needle Tipped
Price: $7.95
 
Multimeter Probes + Alligator Clips
Price: $13.95
 
Banana to Alligator Coax Cable
Price: $7.95
 
  Multimeter Probes + Alligator Clips
   Price: $13.95 CAD   
When we saw this set of multimeter probes with detachable alligator clips we knew they were a must have! When testing something with your multimeter, how many times have you used an alligator clip cable to connect from the end of your multimeter probe to what you want to measure? These probes solve the problem by having threaded collars that allow the included alligator clip attachments to thread right on to the end of the probe nice and secure. No extra messing about or additional opportunities for shorts / bad connections.


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  Pro’s Kit Repair Kit – 17 Pcs
   Price: $19.95 CAD   
This 17 in 1 tool kit is an excellent stocking suffer. The kit contains a comfortable screwdriver with 13 different interchangeable bits, three types of plastic prying tool, and a suction cup. All of these bits are kept organized in a handy carrying case – perfect for Do-It-Yourself repairs for modern electronics.


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  Hakko CHP 170 Flush Diagonal Cutters
   Price: $13.95 CAD   
A necessity for every work bench and tool box! These cutters are a great for trimming wires and leads and feature large comfortable grips – definitely a favorite around the shop. The flush back allows you to trim extremely close to solder joints, leaving you with a much cleaner result.


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  Mini Drill Bit Set – 0.3mm to 1.2mm
   Price: $9.95 CAD   
Small drill bits are a great thing to have at any work bench. This set of 10 tiny bits range from 0.3mm to 1.2mm in 0.1mm increments. Each carbide bit has a 1/8” (3.175mm) shank which should work with a variety of rotary and hand tools.


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  Solderless Breadboard – XL
   Price: $15.95 CAD   
This breadboard is considered ‘extra large sized’ and is mounted to a metal plate. The size of this board means larger projects can be laid out without the need for multiple smaller boards or a cluttered layout. The three binding posts at the top of the plate allow for banana plugs or large power wires to be easily connected and tied to the power rails on the breadboard from a bench power supply or other power source. The breadboard itself features 1660 tie points in 8 interconnected power/ground columns and 126 interconnected rows.


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Breadboard Friendly Jumper Wire Kit – 140 pcs
Price: $5.95
 
Premium Male/Male Jumper Wires – 40 x 3″
Price: $4.95
 
Premium Male/Male Jumper Wires – 40 x 6″
Price: $5.95
 
  Breadboarding Essentials Kit for Arduino
   Price: $24.95 CAD   
Breadboarding is an important part of developing circuits; our Breadboarding Essentials Kit for Arduino includes all of the important bits for breadboarding with the Arduino. Whether you have been doing this all your life or are just getting started – this kit is always useful. We include three different sizes of breadboard, an Arduino compatible mounting plate, 80 Premium Jumper Wires (40 x 6” and 40 x 30”), and 140 Piece pre-formed Breadboard Jumper Wires.


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Resistor Kit – 1/4W (500 Pieces)
Price: $13.95
 
Basic LED Multipack – 300 Pieces
Price: $12.95
 
9V Battery Case – Basic
Price: $3.95
 
  Gift Certificate – 25
   Price: $25.00 CAD   
Not sure what that tinkerer in your life needs? A BC Robotics Gift Certificate lets them choose exactly what they need to complete their next project! These digital gift certificates are sent via email and can be printed – no need to worry about shipping times!
 
Gift Certificates do not expire.


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