Monk Makes is known for its useful electronic kits and modules. We don’t sell direct, but you can buy most Monk Makes products on Amazon.com and on Amazon.co.uk. Here you will also find a load of great reviews of our products.
Some products are also available from Adafruit and from Seeedstudio.
Here are our current products:
Pi 3 Compatible
The Raspberry Pi Electronic Starter Kit is an ideal starting point for anyone new to electronics and the Raspberry Pi. It contains all the components you need — together with easy-to-follow instruction cards — in order to complete 10 simple experiments involving LEDs, thermistors, photoresistors and switches.
Build your own Robot Rover for Raspberry Pi – just add Raspberry Pi and batteries.
The MonkMakes Little Big Box of Bits is a collection of the most used components from Simon Monk’s books. Unlike many basic components that give you a lot of cheap filler components that you will never use, this kit provides you with a good selection of the most useful components.
The Squid Combo Pack gives you a Squid RGB LED and two Squid Buttons that can be plugged directly onto the GPIO pins of your Raspberry Pi.
The RasPiRobot Board V3 is an expansion board designed to turn your Raspberry Pi into a robot controller. This board comes fully assembled and includes a switched-mode power supply so you can supply your Raspberry Pi from a variety of battery packs.
This kit of parts is designed to get you started with electronics, and includes a solderless breadboard, jumper wires, a digital mutimeter, and a wide range of extraneous components. It is sold as an accompaniment to the book Hacking Electronics: An Illustrated DIY Guide for Makers and Hobbyists by Simon Monk.
A bright RGB (Red, Green, Blue) LED with built-in resistors and female header leads that can just plug directly into the GPIO pins of a Raspberry Pi. When you buy a Raspberry Squid, you also get a neat box to keep it in together with Raspberry Leaf (pin identifiers) for both the old-style 26 pin GPIO headers and the 40 pin variety.
This a kit of parts to accompany the book ‘Programming BeagleBone Black‘. It will get you started with a whole load of the projects and experiments described in the book. Its also not a bad general electronics starter kit.
The TEA5767 Breakout makes it possible to use TEA5767 FM radio receiver modules on breadboard. The breakout boards need you to solder your own TEA5767 module onto the board. Note that these are sold in a pack of three breakout PCBs.
PhoBot for Photon and Spark Core
The PhoBot is a simple-to-use motor shield for the Spark Core and Photon. This board is designed to simplify the process of making small roving robots using a Photon or Spark Core.