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Bump and Spin Kit

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Teaching Notes
Key Stage 3
This board allows a buggy to be controlled; it can be programmed so that when it bumps in to something it reverses and spins.

Availability: In Stock.

Code1+ 5+ 50+
(£6.06 incl VAT)
(£4.62 incl VAT)
(£4.14 incl VAT)

This board allows a PICAXE 08M2 (not included) to drive two 6V motors bidirectionally and also has space for an input such as a micro switch. The motor driver IC is pre-mounted on the PCB, leaving the remaining capacitors, resistors and other components to be soldered to complete the kit. The bump and spin kit takes care of the electronics so you can focus on designing a buggy and programming it!

The board is supplied with a 3.5mm stereo jack for programming. When programming the board a small slide switch needs to be set to 'PROG' and on completion be set to 'RUN' (This is done to make full use of the microcontroller IO pins). The input pads have a pull down resistor and a de-bounce capacitor allowing a switch to be connected to the board and the PIC programmed to respond to it with the minimum effort. The motors are driven by the DRV8833 motor driver IC which is pre-mounted on the board, this will drive 1.5A motors so has plenty enough power for most projects. The kit is supplied with a 4xAA battery cage to power the board.


  • 'Bump' detection input or other sensor input.
  • Drives two motors, with full direction control.
  • 1.5 Amp drive per motor.



  • Length: 58mm.
  • Width: 43mm.


Tools required:


Free samples:

Teachers can order a sample of this kit (one per school) here. You will need to select the kit from a list of all the sample kits; the stock code for this kit is 2156.
Note: this service is only offered to schools for evaluation purposes only.

Buy British:

 This kit is designed and manufactured in the UK by Kitronik.

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Physical characteristics:

  • PCB Length: 58mm.
  • PCB Width: 43mm.
  • PCB Component Count: 15.

Electrical characteristics:

  • Voltage Nominal: 5V.
  • Voltage Range: 4.5V - 6V.
  • Voltage Absolute Max: 7V.
  • Current Maximum at Nominal Voltage: 3A.
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