Components: What you should know
Components are the foundation of every electronic device, including your Raspberry Pi. They are the smallest, no longer divisible unit in a circuit. Depending on your needs, there are different types of components with which you can individually equip your Raspberry Pi or replace defective parts of your computer or other electronic device.
Passive and active components: The backbone of your Raspberry Pi
Basically, a distinction is made between active and passive components. While active components exert a certain amplifying effect on a signal and can be controlled from an external side, passive components do not have such a control function.
At Berrybase you can get high quality active components at a low price. These include LEDs, transistors, cooling and heating elements as well as various accessories for your electrical devices such as your display. Diodes of various types are also part of the product range, including switching diodes, transmitting diodes and rectifier diodes.
Properly functioning active components are of elementary importance for your electrical devices and especially for your Raspberry Pi. For example, transistors serve as electrically controllable resistors and are also used to switch, amplify or control currents. Thus, they are indispensable for the functioning of your computer. The same applies to diodes, which have the purpose to let current flows through in one direction, while the other direction is quasi closed.
Even if they don't have a control function, passive components are no less relevant for the functioning of your device. Capacitors, coils and resistors are just a few examples of passive components that are most significant to your device. At Berrybase you get layered resistors with a wide variance of ohm values. This ensures that the right element is available for every individual purpose. You can also find pontentiometers in different versions in the assortment of Berrybase. The highlight of these electrical resistance elements: Their resistance values can be changed mechanically.
Mechanical components: For a stable, functional overall package
To open or close circuits and make your Raspberry Pi controllable, you need mechanical components. This category includes screws, spacers, nuts, washers, copper wires and various stranded wires. Although their function may sound trivial, the quality of these elements is of utmost importance for your computer, as they hold the entire device together. Some of the products are also available in practical sets.
In addition, we also offer electronic components that you can use for different purposes and devices. For example, you can find stepper motors that are suitable for printers or machine tools, or peristaltic pumps for your irrigation system. A 12-volt diaphragm vacuum pump for gas and liquids is also part of our range.
Sensors: Innovative technology for all areas of life
Sensors are used for many different purposes in today's age. Detectors have long since found their way into our everyday lives, making them easier in many ways. Sound sensors can have a practical use in your home, for example as the basis for a so-called clapper switch. With such a switch, you can control light switches or other power sources by clapping your hands.
The technology of sensors can also be used to measure temperature, air pressure or (air) humidity. But sensors also turn out to be extremely practical aids, especially in the area of security - just think of motion detectors or biometric door locks equipped with fingerprint readers. Acceleration, obstacle or gesture sensors can be used in a similarly clever way - at home or for commercial purposes, keyword light barrier. At Berrybase you can get many different ready-to-build sensors including the necessary modules.