Hobby Kits & Parts

Future Electronics Rebel LXM3-PW71 3000K

13054632 Available: 9
The LUXEON Rebel series, from Philips Lumileds, are high quality, reliable LEDs. They offer design flexibility with high performance, making it easier to create energy efficient luminaires.  This REBEL-STAR-PLUS-8P130-3 comes mounted on a star-shaped board, which provides pads suitable for hand soldering.  The "starboard" is aluminum and can also serve as a heat sink, although a proper cooling method is recommended for long life.
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Future Electronics Rebel LXML-PD01 Red

13054650 Available: 6
The color LED family of LUXEON Rebel and LUXEON Rebel ES has leading light output, color stability, flux density, and clear saturated colors. The color LEDs are ideal for a wide variety of lighting, signaling, signage and entertainment applications. Every LUXEON Rebel and LUXEON Rebel ES emitter has built-in quality, reliability, lumen maintenance and the ease of manufacturing needed to create a superior high quality light. The color portfolio gives designers an endless palette of colors to work with, adding interest, dimension, and liveliness to all your lighting projects. The LUXEON Rebel Color family includes LUXEON Rebel green, cyan, blue, royal-blue, red, red-orange, PC amber and amber emitters and LUXEON Rebel ES royal-blue LEDs. You can depend on LUXEON Rebel Colors to deliver brilliant saturated colors and the engineered-in performance, quality and reliability that LUXEON LEDs are known for
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Sparkfun Inverter Battery Pack

13850500 Available: 13
Even though the Tron movies have been out for a while, electroluminescence is still the coolest thing since sliced bread. The only downer is carrying around a battery pack and bulky external inverter. Good news, we've found a slim battery-powered inverter for your next small EL project! This little black box takes two AA batteries and has two JST connectors for your EL wire/panel/tape. There are two modes: continuous on and flashing and it even has a belt clip!

We got a chance to play with these inverters and you can easily hack these to work with our Li-Po batteries (yep, at the fully charged 4.2V). To get inside, you'll need to remove a pair of screws (one is hiding under the CE sticker) and afterwards you'll want to wrap things up with electrical tape to avoid getting shocked (it just tingles a little).

The following current readings were taken while the pack was connected to one or more of our 3m EL wire:

Single strand always on: 190 to 260mA
Single strand blinking: 90 to 120mA
Two strands always on: ~300mA
Two strands blinking: ~150mA
Different color strands were used but the lengths were identical. Your mileage may vary. If you need to pick up some Li-Po batteries, electrical tape or EL wire to hack your own battery pack, check the related items below!

Dimensions: 20 x 34 x 90mm
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High-Efficiency Gearbox 6-Speed

15140209 Available: 1
This is a 6-Speed Plastic Gearbox H.E. Assembly Kit.
It's from Tamiya for very experienced model builders.
FEATURES: Gearbox can be assembled for six different gear ratio. Select one according to application before assembling. Gear ratio can be altered from 11.6:1 to 1300.9:1 by gear combinations.
3V RE-260 motor.
Gear types include 8T, 36/14T, and a clutch.
Gear box accepts 130 or 140 motor types.
Other parts include a crossed horn and output shaft.
Use cam for vertical movement or change to rectilinear movement.
Grease included for lubrication, plus a hex wrench and small phillips screws.
Pictorial instructions included.
INCLUDES: One 6-Speed Gearbox H.E.
REQUIRES: Assembly
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Twin Motor Gearbox Assembly Set

15140210 Available: 1
The Twin Motor Gear Box uses a two motor system to provide power and speed to turn the hex shaft. The gear box is made from high quality plastic. Use this gear box and motor set with other Tamiya Construction and Robotics products. Two FA-130 motors are included.
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Universal Gearbox Assembly Kit

15140211 Available: Out of stock
The Universal Gear Box works well in a variety of applications and can be mounted several ways. A hex shaft and a threaded shaft are included to give the builder flexibility in design. The plastic gears and metal gear box are all high quality. A FA-130 motor has also been included.
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Tamiya Double Gear Box 4-Speed

15140213 Available: 1
Offering a double gearbox perfect for use in amateur robot contests, this gearbox is suitable for use with remote controlled robots. Choice of 4 gear ratios, offers emphasis on speed or power to suit your needs. Left/right independent design means you can set different gear ratios for either side.
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Tamiya Planetary Gearbox Set

15140214 Available: 2
Planetary Gear Set from the Technicraft Series by Tamiya.

FEATURES: A highly versatile system for reduction of high RPM electric motors to high-torque low RPM applications.  Often used in precision instruments because of the reliability and accuracy of the unit.  The RC-260 motor included in this set utilizes carbon brushes for long motor life. RC-260 motor operates on 3 volts.  Combining the gearboxes in various ways enables 8 different gear ratios (4:1, 5:1, 16:1, 20:1, 25:1, 80:1, 100:1, 400:1). At a gear ratio of 400:1 and voltage of 3V, the gearbox produces a torque of about 15 kg.  Pictorial instruction sheet included.

INCLUDES: One Technicraft Planetary Gear Set.

REQUIRES: Assembly
  Phillips Screwdriver
  Side Cutter
  Hobby Knife
  Adult Supervision

SPECS:  Motor Specs: Operation Voltage: 3.0V
On-Load Speed: 10,500 RPM
Stall Torque:  15 gcm
Current: 1.0A

COMMENTS: Keep away from children under 3 years of age due to choking hazard.
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Tamiya Pulley Unit Set

15140224 Available: 1
A great introduction to the pulley, the Pulley Unit Set is similar in function to a gear box. Five pulleys in all are included in the set along with a universal arm and pulley mounts. A motor and motor mount box are also included. Combine this set with other Tamiya Construction and Robotics products and let your imagination run wild.

FA-130 Motor Specs:
Operating voltage: 1.5-3 V
No-load speed at 3 V: about 12,300 RPM
Stall current at 3 V: about 2.10 A
Stall torque at 3 V: about 36 g-cm
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Tamiya High-Efficiency Worm Gear Box

15140226 Available: 1
With the Worm Gear Box, High Efficiency, it is possible to have high power or high speed with two different gear ratios. Several crank arms have been supplied along with a RE-260 motor. This gear box works well in a variety of Tamiya Construction or Robotics projects.

Can produce extremely low speeds of rotation and is used for gear
Allows 2 gear ratios, 216.1:1 and 336.1:1 to be selected.
Gear case is injection molded and gears are polyacetal resin for reducing mechanical noise.
Accepts 140 or 260 type motors.
Included 260 motor operates on 3-4.5V.
Pictorial instruction sheet included.
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Tamiya 3-Speed Crank Axle Gearbox

15140227 Available: 2
Three gear ratios are possible with this 3-Speed Crank Axle Gear Box. Gear it for power or speed. Durability and reliability are attained with high-quality gears and gear case. A FA-130 motor and wiring cord are included.

Operating voltage: 3 V
Gear ratio options: 17, 58, 204 :1
Free-run motor shaft speed @ 3V: 12300 rpm
Free-run current @ 3V: 150 mA
Stall current @ 3V: 2100 mA
Motor shaft stall torque @ 3V: 0.5 oz?in
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Crank Axle Gearbox 4-Speed

15140228 Available: 1
This is a 4-Speed Crank Axle Gearbox Assembly Set from Tamiya.

FEATURES: By altering the combinations of four gears, four different gear

            ratios can be obtained: 126:1, 441:1, 1543:1, 5402:1.

          Higher speed setting is suitable for car model, and so on.

          Lower speed setting is suitable for tracked vehicle model, and so on.
          Included motor operates on 3V.

          Pictorial instruction sheet included.

INCLUDES: One 4-Speed Crank Axle Gearbox Assembly Set.

REQUIRES: Assembly
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