Magenta electronic construction kits
A range of electronic construction kits for the electronics enthusiast.
SIMPLE PIC PROGRAMMER KIT
Includes 1-PIC 16C84 chip, software disk, lead connector, professional PC board and instructions.
PCB has reset switch, program switch, 5v regulator and test LED's. There are also extra connection points for access to all A and B port pins.
Extra chips (PIC16C84)
Suitable power supply
PIC 16C84 LCD DISPLAY DRIVER
Includes 1 PIC 16C84 with demo program, software disk, PCB, instructions and 24 character 2 line LCD display.
Ideal development base for meters, terminals, calculators, counters, timers-just waiting for your application!
Chip is pre programmed with demo display.
Extra chips (PIC16C84)
PIC 16C84 MAINS POWER 4 CHANNEL CONTROLLER AND LIGHT CHASER
With programmed 16C84 and disk with source code in MPASM, zero volt switching, 10 chase patterns, opto isolated, 4x3 keypad control, speed control pot, hard fired triacs, 4 channels at 5A. Supplied with fully commented source code to enable you to develop your own applications.
Extra chips (PIC16C84)
68000 DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING KIT
Used world-wide in schools and colleges, full featured monitor, line assembler and cross assembler, full 16 bit 8mz 68000 data bus, manual, data comms and software disk. 2 serial ports and expandable I/O.
Power supply (+5,+12,-12v)
Serial lead kit (9 and 25 way)
EPE PIC TUTORIAL
A practical comprehensive PIC development kit.
Learn programming from scratch, uses re programmable PIC 16C84 chips, start by lighting a led and work up through over 30 tutorials to sound generation, data display, and a security system. PIC tutor board kit includes PIC16C84 chip, top quality PCB printer with component layout and all components (not Ziff socket or displays). Also included is a disk with test and demonstration routines.
optional power supply
LCD display with software and connection details
Programs PIC16C84 and 16F84, accepts TASM and MPASM. Full kit includes PIC16C84 chip, top quality PCB printed with component layout, turned pin PIC socket, all components and software excludes QBASIC or QUICK BASIC which you will need.
SUPER PIC PROGRAMMER
Reads, programs and verifies, widows software, PIC16CX,7X and 8X, uses any PC parallel port, uses standard microchip, hex files, optional disassembler software (extra), PCB, lead, all components, turned pin sockets for 18,28 and 40 pin IC's.
PIC STEPPING MOTOR DRIVER
Drives any 4 phase unipolar motor up to 24v and 1A. Kit includes all components, software and a 48 step motor. Chip is pre-programmed with demo software, full source code supplied. Circuit accepts inputs from switches etc and drives motor in response.
EPE MICROCONTROLLER PI TREASURE HUNTER
The latest Magenta design, highly stable and sensitive with MC control of all timing functions and advanced pulse separation techniques. Easy to build, no ground effect, works in sea water. Full kit with headphones and full hardware.
SUPER ACOUSTIC PROBE KIT
Supplied with ready built probe and die cast box, picks up vibrations, amplifies and drives headphones. Sounds from engines, watches and speech through walls can be heard clearly. Useful for mechanics, instrument engineers and nosy parkers!
DUAL OUTPUT TENS UNIT
All components, PCB, hardware and electrodes are included. Designed for simple assembly and testing and providing high level dual output drive.
Full kit including 4 electrodes
Spare electrodes (pack of 4)
MOSFET MKII VARIABLE BENCH POWER SUPPLY 0-25V 2.5A
Panel meters indicate volts and amps, fully variable down to zero, toroidal mains transformer. Kit includes punched and printed case and all parts.
An innovative and exciting project. Wave the wand through the air and your message appears. Programmable to hold any message up to 16 digits long. Comes pre-loaded with "merry Christmas". Kit includes PCB, all components and tube plus instructions for message loading.
12V EPROM ERASER
A safe low cost eraser for up to 4 EPROM's at a time in less than 20 minutes. Operates from a 12v 400mA supply. Used extensively for mobile work- updating equipment in the field etc. Also in educational establishments where mains supplies are not allowed.
10,000 AND 500V INSULATION TESTER
New design, regulated output, dual scale meter, compact case. Reads up to 200 Megohms. Kit includes wound coil, cut out case, meter scale, PCB and all components.
A novel wind speed indicator with LED readout. Kit comes complete with sensor cups, and weatherproof sensing head.
Optional mains power supply
TREASURE HUNTER METAL DETECTOR
Quartz crystal controlled, mosfet coil drive,DC coupled amplification. Full kit includes PCB, handle, case and search coil, headphones etc.
190mm search coil, no ground effect, detects ferrous and non-ferrous metal, gold, silver etc.
Ultrasonic Pest Scarer
The latest Magenta kit (Published in EPE Magazine July 1997 issue) generates high intensity 32kHz Ultrasound to repel visiting feline and other pests. The design uses the 8 pin PIC12C508 to produce randomly timed Ultrasonic bursts of random duration - giving maximum confusion. There is a second signal output which alternates with the main signal and can be used to drive an extension unit. When the two are spaced either side of the area to be protected, the output of randomly timed bursts alternating between two sources gives further confusion over a wider range. The circuit is designed to be operated from a simple unregulated DC supply from 9 to 24 Volts. It has an internal voltage regulator. Several units can be run from a single plug-in power unit.
Power supply (will drive up to 4 units)
Coming out in the October issue of EPE Magazine is our new Pipe Descaler Kit. This PIC12C -- based design uses a full bridge audio power IC and a coupling transformer to deliver plenty of power to a coil wrapped around the incoming water pipe. A bi-colour l.e.d gives visual monitoring, and optional audio monitoring can be added using a push to make button and a piezo transducer. The circuit generates sweeping frequencies from 1.5 to 14 kHz ensuring the maximum effect. The kit is simple to build - using a single PCB with all components marked. It has an on-board voltage regulator and requires 250mA at 8 - 12 Volts. A suitable plug-top supply is available.
Suitable power supply
Magenta MKII Bat Detector
Our new Bat Detector design has been causing considerable interest in Bat groups all over the country. The sensitivity and low noise level make it easy to pick up many different species - even at a distance. June seems to be a good time for Bat watching - so if you are interested - now is the time to order. We believe it is the best value on the market.
The MKII bat detector has a compact easy to build PCB with a 'full bridge audio output IC which provides ample power to a built in loudspeaker, and optional 'personal stereo' headphones. The headphone socket does not cut off the loudspeaker, and so can also be used for tape recording. The loudspeaker is weatherproof, and is ideal for 'group listening.
The circuit is a superheterodyne type. covering 20 to 140 kHz - covering most of the Bats in the UK.
3 NOTE DOOR CHIME KIT
Ideal beginners project, uses SAB0600 chip to produce natural sounding 3 note chime. Adjustable pitch so that two can be used for front and back doors. Kit includes all components but no case or battery.
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