Sensors, Motors, and More (Formerly “Hardware Programming Essentials”)


Formally called “Hardware Programming Essentials”, Sensors, Motors, and More is designed to work with Arduino microntrollers and Raspberry Pi computers*, this kit provides the supplies needed to begin your hardware programming journey. This kit provides five different sensors, three different motors, and much more.

*Arduino or Raspberry Pi devices must be purchased separately.

Supercharged Science students: This kit provides the parts needed for the course, “Coding the Arduino with Brian”. This class also requires an Arduino Uno R3.

Click here to purchase one from Amazon.


Recommended Storage Container:

To help arrange all of your parts, we recommend using a STOREHOUSE 10 Tray Utility Boxes from Harbor Freight (Item#4058).

These indispensable trays contain dividers to keep parts separate from each other.

Save time by adding a box to your kit order. When you order the boxes from us, we’ll include a printed set of ready-to-cut labels showing specific spots for every part.

Alternatively, you can buy the boxes directly from Harbor freight and either print your own set of labels or purchase a label packet from us.
Click here for information on the separate label packet.

About the parts in your kit:

Each component value comes in a separate labeled bag for easy reference.
Be sure to double check all parts using the printable list on the right as soon as you receive your kit.

Parts included in this kit:

Safety Glasses, Use With or Without prescription Eye wear

Microcontroller accessories
USB 2.0 Type A/B Cable (used by the Arduino UNO)

10 5mm Clear Red LED (Quantity of 10)
5mm Green LED (Quantity of 2)
5mm Bi-color Red/Green Two Lead LED (Quantity of 5)
5mm Addressable Diffused RGB LED, WS2812 standard (Quantity of 5)

150Ω ¼W 5% Carbon Film Resistor (Quantity of 10)
360Ω ¼W 5% Carbon Film Resistor (Quantity of 10)
1KΩ ¼W 5% Carbon Film Resistor (Quantity of 10)
2.2KΩ ¼W 5% Carbon Film Resistor (Quantity of 10)
10KΩ ¼W 5% Carbon Film Resistor (Quantity of 10)
CdS Photocell (Quantity of 1)
10KΩ Trimmer Potentiometer (Quantity of 1)

0.1µF 50V Radial Ceramic Capacitor (Quantity of 2)
1 µF 50V Radial Electrolytic Capacitor (Quantity of 2)

Transistors, Diodes, and Integrated Circuits
1N4007 1A Rectifier Diode (Quantity of 2)
PN2222 Bi-Polar Junction Transistor (BJT) NPN 40volts 1A (Quantity of 2)
L293 Quadruple half-H motor driver (Quantity of 1)
MCP3008 10-bit Analog to Digital Converter (Quantity of 1)
SN74HC595N 8-BIT Shift Register (Quantity of 1)

Switches and Relays
Tact Switch 12*12mm Through Hole SPST-NO (Quantity of 1)
8.4 – 12 VDC Relay – SPDT (1 Form C) (Quantity of 1)

3D printed magnet wand containing a brushed nickel neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) magnet (For use with Hall effect sensor)

US1881 Hall Effect Sensor (Quantity of 1)
TMP36 Analog Temperature Sensor (Quantity of 1)
ADXL345 3axis digital accelerometer (Quantity of 1)
HC-SR501 PIR Motion Sensor (Quantity of 1)
HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Distance Sensor (Quantity of 1)

Power Supplies and Battery Connectors
9V Alkaline Battery (Brand may vary) (Quantity of 1)
9V Battery Connector with plug for breadboard jumpers (Quantity of 2)
9V Battery Connector with plug for the Arduino Uno (Quantity of 1)
Four AA alkaline batteries (Brand may vary) (Quantity of 2)
Four AA battery holder with plug for 9V Battery Connector (Quantity of 1)

Prototyping Supplies
830 Point Solderless Plug-in Breadboard (Quantity of 1)
Jumper Wires Male to Male 6” 20PCS
Jumper Wires Male to Female 6” 20PCS

8 Ohm Speaker 800mW Breadboard Friendly (Quantity of 1)

Gearmotor 200 RPM 3V to 6V DC (Quantity of 1)
28BYJ-48 Unipolar Stepper Motor 5V to 6V (Quantity of 1)
SG92R Servomotor 3V to 6V (Quantity of 1)

Our kits are made to order. Due to shortages, we’re often forced to find different sources for parts and determine proper replacements on a monthly basis.
We process orders on the 1st and 15th of each month. Kits ship within two weeks after that.

Additional information

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