Franzis Electronic Project Kit for the Raspberry Pi

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About this product


  • Includes LED lights, an LCD screen and lots more components
  • Create a random number generator with LED lights, control the LCD with Python and more
  • Enter into the world of science technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

Product overview

• Includes LED lights, an LCD screen and lots more components
• Create a random number generator with LED lights, control the LCD with Python and more
• Enter into the world of science technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
• Great kit to build electronics projects with the Raspberry Pi (not included)
• Comes with a 160-page handbook with detailed project ideas
• Suitable for ages 14+
• Raspberry Pi not included with this kit

What can I create with this Raspberry Pi maker kit?
This kit comes with lots of components you can use with your Raspberry Pi (not included). to make a range of projects. Some of the things you can create are dice with LEDS, controlling the LCD with Python, interactive status display, ticker on the LCD screen, Digital clock on the LCD binary clock and whatever your imagination decides.

In addition to these electronics projects you can also use your Raspberry Pi to improve or develop skills in computer programming, for browsing the web, connecting a camera using its camera port or simply using it as a media centre to play your favourite films.

What comes with the bundle?
This kit includes a 160 page book with project examples, an LCD display to send text to and 10 LEDs to provide a quick visual element to your project. You will also find a port-expander, 25 resistors, a variable-resistor and a GPIO-connecting cable for constructing electronic circuits. In addition there’s 2m of insulating wire and two cables with crocodile clips which make connectivity simple and enable re-usability of your components.

The useful set of breadboards included will make it easy to re-use your components in multiple different projects without needing a soldering iron or having to leave them inside one single project.

This kit is suitable for children age 14 and over.

What is Raspberry Pi?
The Raspberry Pi (not included) is a computer the size of a credit-card which is great to use for creating hardware and software projects. They are able to connect to real world objects such as the LEDs and LCD screen included in this kit.

The Raspberry Pi connects to a TV or monitor via the HDMI and composite video output on the board. It connects to the components included in this kit using its GPIO (general purpose input output) pins. It also connects to USB devices such as keyboards and mice and USB hubs for more USB connectivity. If you would like to connect the Raspberry Pi to the internet or network, many models have a 10/100Mbps Ethernet port, providing this capability.

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good kit but some issues Night this a few weeks ago along with a raspberry pi. The projects are good and the LEDs, bread board, wires etc are all very good quality. However, the code in some of the projects is wrong. It took me a long time to work out that some 'features' of the code are not supported at all or are known glitches. That being said, I was able to find alternative ways to get the projects to work with a bit of internet searching.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Manual needs updating to reflect Pi version 3 The hardware in the kit is fine but trying to apply some of the detail from the manual to my Pi 3 has been testing! Both in terms of the different (bigger) layout of the PI3 GPIO pins and the steps to upload programs. Also scratch seems to have some amended command blocks. But with some study on the internet I have got the leds to light and be controlled by switches. I have not yet tried the serial display or port expander components.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Manual is in black and white! I can't say how disappointed i am with this product we opened it with great excitement but when we started to try and make the led dice project the diagrams are in black and white so you can't tell which resistors are which or the leds or the cables very poor idea especially for beginners!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2016-05-06
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Package Contents
1 X Tutorial Book
3 X Breadboard
1 X 16 x 2 character
1 X port expander
2 X LED blue
2 X LED yellow
2 X LED green
2 X LED orange
2 X LED red
1 X IDC Header
4 X buttons
1 X 15 kOhm potentiometer
4 X 10 kOhm resistor
4 X 1 kOhm resistor
10 X 220 ohm resistor
1 X 560 ohm resistor
6 X 22 MOhm resistor
12 X GPIO connection cable
2 X 1m insulated jumper wire
2 X Cable with crocodile clips

Is this kit compatible with the zero w raspberry pi.

Asked by: Jacquelyn
The projects in the kit all connect to the GPIO header, which all Raspberry Pi's have.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-12-23

Are the switches included push to make or push to break?

Asked by: pr23
push to make
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-11-25

will it work with pi 3

Asked by: sidy
Yes this will work fine with the pi 3.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-07-01

Does this work with the original Raspberry Pi? Not sure which one we have but it was bought about 3 years ago.

Asked by: Buzz
Yes this will work fine in your intended application.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-04-16

Can I make a juke box or a sound system with this as long as I have a speaker.

Asked by: Python123
Unfortunately, we are only a retail company, and as such, are unable to assist with any design projects/queries.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-09-30
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