Thinking of craft ideas or looking for that DIY kit to help kickstart your electronics project? Take a look at Techbox Tricks, a series of electronics modular kits suitable for most; DIY enthusiasts, electronic beginners, and educators. It’s unique, easy to use, and applicable in many projects.

Why Techbox tricks? Features and Benefits

Start creating without any programming knowledge

The plug and make feature allows for modules to be easily fitted and used with the product, meaning you wouldn’t need to know how to program!

Small form factor

Its small and compact size makes it suitable for projects that are space-constrained

84 combinations for a wide variety of applications

A wide range of combinations would mean you can easily pick and match the ones that would fulfill your project applications.

Full Support and Resources from Grove family

The grove family offers a wide variety of sensors, LEDs, displays, etc. that are supported with resources alongside for ease of pairing.

To better illustrate the benefits, watch this video below:

Techbox Tricks comes with:

  • 1 Logic DC Jack (Mainboard)
  • 1 Battery cable
  • 1 Grove Tricks
    • Light switch
    • Tilt switch
    • Approach switch
    • Touch switch
    • Colorful LED
    • Buzzer
  • 2 Grove Cables
  • 1 DC Motor
  • 1 Grove Branch Cable
  • 1 9V Battery
  • 1 Quick Starter Guide

Projects you can start trying:

There are plenty of interesting and differing projects that you can start trying. Here are some for you to consider:

1. Not sitting with the right posture? Try making this Sitting Posture Reminder

Hardware components needed:

*All items apart from the adapter are included in the Techbox tricks, but it’s recommended to purchase extra for future project usages

Other materials and tools:

  • Non-woven Fabric
  • 1 Glue Gun
  • 1 Scissor
  • Needle and Thread

Steps:

Step 1: Connect the tilt sensor, buzzer, and battery with the logic DC jack using cables

Step 2: Make two clock-pattern non-woven fabric cuts

Step 3: Splice together the buzzer and tilt switch

Step 4: Fix the modules between the cuts. Decorate it with a drawing clock

With that, it’s completed. The buzzer will sound when you have a poor sitting posture.

2. Writing posture hasn’t been good? Try making the Writing Posture Correction Pen


Hardware components needed:

*All components apart from the adapter are included in the Techbox tricks, but it’s recommended to purchase extra for future project usages

Other Materials and tools:

  • 1 pen
  • Clay
  • 1 Glue Gun
  • 1 Scissor

Steps:

Step 1: Connect the logic DC jack with the buzzer, tilt switch, and battery using cables

Step 2: Fix them on top of the pen. Note that the tilt angle should be small but not zero

Step 3: Now you get a prototype of the writing posture correction pen

Step 4: Decorate the pen with clay. It can be any design you wish for, as long as the electronic components are well covered.

3. Something fun to play with in the dark: Light Pouring Cup

Hardware components needed:

*All components apart from the adapter and infrared emitter are included in the Techbox tricks, but it’s recommended to purchase extra for future project usages

Other Materials and Tools:

  • 2 paper cups
  • Wadding
  • 1 Glue Gun
  • 1 Utility knife/Pen knife

Steps:

Step 1: Connect the light sensor, colorful light, and battery with the logic DC jack using cables

Step 2: Carefully cut a small rectangle hole in the bottom of the cup

Step 3: Fit the logic DC jack module in the hole with glue gun

Step 4: Fix the light sensor on the edge of the cup with glue gun

Step 5: Make one more cup with the steps above, and put some wadding in both of it

Finally, the light pouring cups are completed and you can pour light from one cup to the other

With that said, there still other projects you can take a look at here


Summary

As seen through the projects, it’s relatively simple to build with no programming skills required. Its compatibility with a wide range of Grove products makes it applicable in so many situations as well.

If you’re planning on some craft ideas or working on a DIY project for the first time, the Techbox Tricks should help you steadily settle in and smoothen the building process.

Get your TechBox Tricks today!

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