TRIS10 ROBOTICSSensors, breakout boards and parts for robotics

After three years and thousands of FindBall sensors now being used around the world, it was time that we refreshed the products available and made space for new products later this year.

When TRIS10 robotics started, the aim was, and still is, to provide products not readily available elsewhere, especially in the educational robotics market. As such, products such as the TrackMotion IMU sensor, KickBall devices and the ProtectCircuit power supply no longer align with this aim - compared to in 2014, IMUs are readily available, easy to use, and no longer break the bank. By no longer actively selling these products, we can focus on developing new and exciting products in 2017. We'll have more information on these new products later this year.

We'd like to thank all of our customers for their ongoing support since TRIS10 ROBOTICS started. We've shipped to users across the world - from Austria to Vanuatu (no Zimbabwe ... yet!) and hope that you enjoy the products. As always, if you ever have any questions or comments, feel free to contact us!

It has taken longer than expected, but we are pleased to announce we now have a greater range of mini blade fuses available: both the 3A and 7.5A versions are now available. Like all of our ProtectCircuit fuses, they light up if the fuse blows, so you can easily see when something goes wrong.

The 10cm ConnectNXT cables - they're red!

When working with the NXT and EV3 platforms, one of our biggest annoyances was the long NXT/EV3 cables that got in the way. We found that 10cm and 15cm cables were the ideal lengths for most robots, so we made them. We now have packs of 5 and packs of 20 of each length available for sale.

Unlike some other cables available, these NXT/EV3 cables have proper insulation, and in keeping with the brand, they're even red! They also have the correct colour coding of each wire and high quality connectors, making them durable and easy to use.

We have just received a large shipment of Vishay TSOP31140s for our FindBalls, and we now have enough stock to make them available for sale. The TSOP31140s are the sensors used in our FindBall sensors to detect and lock on to the ball. They are 40kHz infrared receiver sensors that have a digital output and are ideal for detecting the RoboCup Junior soccer ball. The TSOP31140 is identical (in all ways) to the deprecated TSOP1140.

We are selling the TSOP31140s in two pack sizes: packs of 5 and packs of 50. We are pleased to say that our prices are up to 80% less than that of of other electronics stores and we look forward to seeing the custom soccer robots and other systems that utilise these sensors. For those looking for an easier to use system with onboard signal analysis, more…