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Date added: 11/02/2014 MakerBeam gets better and better!

We know many of you love using MakerBeam, well the team at MakeBeam have been busy with further developments. Soon their beams will be provided with M3 threaded ends. Now that may not sound that exciting in itself but add to that 'Cube' fixings like these:

 

 

and you can do this:

 

 

Which apart from looking neater, they are less intrusive and quicker to assemble. We at Technobots think they are great but as we already carry extensive stocks of the original beams (15 variations of size and finish) without threaded ends, so it will take a little while to replace them with the new threaded type once they are available.

 

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Date added: 23/12/2013 Xmas Free Gifts

Earlier this year we gave away hex key sets and digital multimeters, well as it happens we still have quite a few of these left so during this Xmas break, we are giving them away again - whilst stocks last.

Spend over £5 excl VAT on goods and get the free hex key set worth £3.95, spend over £40 and also get a free digital multimeter worth £5.68.

Their weight has been set to zero so you will not even be charged any extra for postage.

Sorry but you cannot exchange the free item for a discount or any other product in their place. If you do not wish to receive the free gift, simply tell us in the 'Notes' box when you go through the checkout.

Promotion has now ended

Date added: 03/12/2013 Christmas Holidays

This year we will be closing at 12.00 GMT on Monday 23rd December and re-opening on Thursday 2nd January. Orders can be placed online during this period and will be processed strictly in order of placement upon our return. It may take until Friday 3rd January to clear any backlog.

Last International Airmail Posting Dates to typically receive before Christmas:

Wednesday 4 December Asia, Far East (including Japan), New Zealand
Thursday 5 December Australia
Friday 6 December Africa, Caribbean, Central & South America, Middle East
Monday 9 December Cyprus, Eastern Europe
Tuesday 10 December Canada, France, Greece, Poland
Friday 13 December USA
Saturday 14 December Western Europe (excluding France, Greece, Poland)

FedEx deliveries will be subject to delays during the festive period which also depends on the destination country.

 

UK

Wednesday 18 December 2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For™
Friday 20 December 1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For™
Monday 23 December Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed™
Friday 20 December UK Carrier

Deadline for custom machining Tuesday 17th December 12 noon GMT. Orders placed after this date will not be machined until 8th January 2014.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish our customers Season's Greetings and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year.

Date added: 12/11/2013 Orion Robotics Motor Controllers

We are pleased to announce that Technobots has been appointed a distributor for Orion Robotics. We now stock their dual 'Roboclaw' motor speed controllers. With current ratings from 5A to 60A, there is a model to cover most robotic platforms. Each controller offers a choice of control interfaces including serial, analogue and RC with the USB versions also offering PC control. You can also make power servos using feedback encoders / potentiometers. The feedback also allows you to amke a true motor speed controller in which the power to the motor is automatically adjusted to maintain the set speed even with load variations.

Orion Robotics motor speed controllers

Date added: 16/08/2013 Blog - Linear Encoder Test Pt 1 & 2

Interested in low cost linear encoders, we are experimenting with a concept and describing our progress through our Blog page.

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Date added: 23/07/2013 Brushless Motor used in Linear Motion

We have updated our blog with a video of us experimenting with a brushless motor used for linear motion. Read more

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Date added: 09/07/2013 Albion Alloys

After many months of difficulty on obtaining K&S model engineering materials, we have moved to a new UK based supplier - Albion Metals. They offer an equivalent range of materials at or about the same price and carry good stock levels! We will, over the coming months, re-stock with Albion products as well as add new sizes that we did not carry before. Model Engineering Materials

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Date added: 27/06/2013 UK Shipping Costs Reduced
Date added: 05/06/2013 Techno Points

We have introduced a reward / loyalty scheme as a way of saying thank you to our returning customers. Each time you spend, you accumulate Techno Points which you can then 'spend' against future orders. You will need to register a user account if you have not already done so, to allow our website can keep track of your Techno Points. If you already have a user account, make sure you sign in before placing your order. If you checkout as a guest, you will not receive any Techno Points.

For each £1 you spend, you receive 10 Techno Points (2.5 for registered club members). The exchange rate for spending your points is 200 Techno Points to the £1. This equates to a 5% discount on purchases on top of any other product discounts, including bulk buying. You can spend as many Techno Points as you wish, subject to your balance available and the goods value. A few products are exempt and you cannot use Techno Points with these. 

There is no time limit in which to spend the points but we reserve the right to change or end the promotion scheme at any time; although we will give 3 months notice via our website before the points can no longer be 'spent' on our site.

Techno Points can only be used against future orders as a discount and cannot be exchanged for money.

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Date added: 09/05/2013 OpenBeam now Available from Technobots

We are pleased to announce that we now have OpenBeam in stock. OpenBeam compliments our range of MakerBeam nicely and together provide the raw materials to cover a wide range of construction projects including of course a 3D printer.

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