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Date added: 30/01/2015 Price Reductions

Following our move away from retail premises in Southampton to industrial premises in Rugby, our overheads have reduced despite the new premises being over twice as big!. This combined with the ending of the club discount scheme means that we have been able to pass on the savings by reducing over 6,000 of our prices.

On top of this, customers with users accounts effectively get an extra 5% discount with our Technopoints.

As they say, "every little helps".


Date added: 05/12/2014 We are now operating from Rugby
It has been hard going but Technobots are now based in Rugby. Lots still to do to the building but we are able to fully process orders again with most orders being dispatched same day.
Date added: 27/10/2014 Technobots are Moving

Whilst we do not have a firm date yet, Technobots will be moving to larger premises late November / early December. We shall be moving from our current store based in Totton, Southampton to an industrial unit in Rugby, Warwickshire in the Midlands. Whilst this will be good news for Midlanders, not so good for our existing base of local customers who pop into our store who we shall certainly miss.

There will be some disruption to our services during the period of the move which we will advise through updates to this news thread.

We will not have a store in Rugby but there will be an option to 'Click and Collect' for customers who wish to pick up their internet orders in person. As we will have plenty more space than we have now, you can expect to see many improvements to our services and product ranges in 2015 which we are really excited about.

Finally, a big thank you to our Totton store customers and so sorry that you may have to frequent that other store beginning with 'M' again for your components but you can still order from us online and wait for the jiffy bag to drop through your letter box instead!


Date added: 19/09/2014 Club Discount Scheme

We regret to announce that we will be closing our club membership scheme at the end of November 2014. This is quite simply due to insufficient members registered on the scheme to make it worthwhile.

On a positive note, we will be able to review our overall pricing philosophy and run promotions open to all customers from December.

We will contacting active members (those that have ordered within the last year) giving notice of the scheme closing. We would like to thank those customers who have taken advantage of the scheme (yes we have a list) and hope that from December they still find our products, pricing and service competitive to continue buying from Technobots.


Technobots Team


Date added: 08/09/2014 Technobots Appointed Distributor for FingerTech Robotics

We are very pleased to announce that Technobots has been appointed as a distributor for FingerTech Robotics. FingerTech is a design and manufacturing company that produces custom purpose-built electronics, mechanical parts, hardware, and accessories for hobby robotics.

We will be adding more FingerTech products in the future but we already have their sumo wheels, snap wheels, hubs, Gold Spark motors, mecanum wheels etc. FingerTech Products


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.



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.



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.



Just a few of the companies Technobots are an official distributor for: