Kitronik Fizzbit Module - Create Your Own Vibrating Robot

Stock code: 5201
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  • If you live on the UK mainland and don't have any large materials or lithium batteries in your order it will cost £3.95 (£4.74 including VAT) if you spend less than £40 (£48 including VAT).
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  • If you spend over £200 (£240.00 including VAT, excluding large materials or lithium batteries) delivery is free within the UK.

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Further Information

Q:
Hi! What will happen if I charge this for longer than 1 minute?
Asked by: Samy
A:
Hi Sammy, Typically the unit would charge in around 20-30 seconds so shouldn't need any longer than this. Charging for a minute shouldn't cause a problem, however it is possible to damage the capacitor by overcharging. This could result in the capacitor falling or it not being able to hold any additional charge. As such we would advise charging for the recommend time.
Answered by: Michael Lockhart
02-Jan-18

Q:
Hi, we are using your fizzbits for our little diy workshops at the Vitra Design Museum. THe kids love them, but they are a little disappointed that they vibrate for such a short time. Do you have any stronger fizzbits or would you know where I can get my hands on some?

All the best,

Sarah Kingston
Asked by: Sarah Kingston
A:

Hi Sarah, Unfortunately the length of time the Fizzbit vibrates for is determined by the capacitor which is mounted onto the board, currently there isn’t a version which has a large capacitor on it. From a 30 second charge you should be able to get around 30-40 seconds of run time.

Answered by: Michael Lockhart
27-Feb-17

Q:
How does this work p?
Asked by: Bob
A:

The Fizzbit module is very easy to use, it comes pre-built so no soldering needed. You can then design a vibrating Fizzbit body, there are some examples here http://www.thecraftyrobot.net/. You would then plug it into the USB slot on a PC or laptop and after approximately 20seconds it is fully charged and when unplugged will begin vibrating.

Answered by: Michael Lockhart
22-Apr-16

Q:
Will a Fizzbit work with US based computers to charge? Is it capatible with our computers?

Thanks
Amy
Asked by: Amy Williams (for Pat Williams)
A:

Yes they would be fine, they just use a standard USB port to charge.

Answered by: Michael Lockhart
15-Mar-16

Q:
How can I get my hands on these? Are they stocked anywhere in NZ?
Asked by: Sherane
A:

Unfortunately we currently don’t have a distributor that takes this item in New Zealand. However you can buy direct off our site and we do ship to New Zealand.

Answered by: Michael Lockhart
09-Jul-15

Q:
Is there any way to add an ON/OFF to this?
Asked by: david
A:

Not easily. The circuit is made of mostly from surface mount components and there's nowhere you can really solder to without likely damaging the components or the USB connection.

Answered by: Aaron Sturman
17-Dec-14

Q:
How long will the Fizzbit run on a single charge?
Asked by: CJ
A:

It runs for about half a minute from a single charge, a charge takes around 30 seconds.

Answered by: Aaron Sturman
11-Dec-14

Q:
This looks very useful but the unit cost is way too much for the component parts so cannot justify buying them. Would you be able to reduce the price for build it yourself kits? I'd be prepared to pay up to £2 for un-built fizzbit modules if able to order 10 kits.

Thanks

Asked by: JD
A:
Hi, the units have 5 small surface mount components on the bottom which would be very tricky to solder on for most people. Also it would be very difficult to pack the surface mount components. The time needed to pack them would likely make them more expensive than the built versions.

Answered by: Aaron Sturman
27-Oct-14

Q:
Is this kit going to be a solder yourself kit in the near future as it would be a great little project for a club i run if they got to do the soldering themselves.
Asked by: richard crawley
A:
Hi, some of the parts are very small so we place them with a machine. It would be very fiddly to place them by hand. It can be done but it takes a lot of patience and a good pair of tweezers, I imagine it would be frustrating for a beginner to soldering!
Answered by: Aaron Sturman
18-Sep-14

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