Freetronics: Arduino-Compatible Electronics Kits & Parts

Here at Freetronics we design, sell and support our range of flexible, easy to use boards and modules, making it easy for you to build your own electronic projects.

What Is Arduino? Arduino is a very popular and easy to use programmable board for creating your own projects. Consisting of a simple hardware platform and a free source code editor with an easy “one-click compile/upload” feature, it’s designed to be really easy to use without being an expert programmer. Arduino is also the most popular microcontroller board for advanced users and all kinds of more ambitious projects.... Read more

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Arduino Kits Online

Looking for an Arduino kit online then you have come to the right place. We design, sell and supply electronic components which are arduino components.
For Arduino kits in Melbourne then always go for Freetronics.

Arduino parts online

If you need Arduino parts online our store has a wide range of kits and parts. Arduino melbourne, arduino uno, arduino duemilanove usb

Arduino duemilanove

We have lots of Arduino electronic components like ethernet shield, arduino mega usb and buy usbdroid

Microcontroller Boards

We sell a huge range of microcontroller boards which will be compatible with adruino electronic components

News

June 19, 2021

Shipping has resumed after storms

After being without power and Internet, things have now returned to normal at Freetronics HQ so I've been able to ship orders again this week.

Please note that I still can't ship international orders as "letter" class. That option is displayed at checkout for small items because the shipping calculator still thinks it's valid, but Australia Post won't accept them.

I have customers placing orders using "International Letter" as the shipping method all the time, and I always have to cancel the order and provide a refund. Please don't select that method! If I could disable the option in the shopping cart, I would.

International orders are fine at "Standard" class or above though.

Thanks for your patience!

June 11, 2021

Big storm and blackout: no orders shipping

Here in Melbourne we had a huge storm on Wednesday night, and a large part of Melbourne has been without power, Internet, or phones since then.

Right now I can only get a connection on my phone if I walk to the top of a nearby hill, so I can't process or ship any orders. Sorry!

We've been told we may get power back on Sunday. Once power is back I'll ship all orders.

I apologize for the inconvenience.

April 29, 2021

Some products put on hiatus due to global parts shortage

One of the odd side effects of COVID-19 has been a dramatic decrease in manufacturing capacity of electronic parts through 2020 and 2021. Supply chains managed to keep things going for a while, but the world has now reached a critical point where stock of common parts has become critical.

This has started to impact all industries that rely on electronics: everything from household goods to cars are seeing production slowdowns.

Some parts including ATmega MCUs and Wiznet Ethernet controllers have either become very hard to buy, or have increased dramatically in price.

Sadly this means we've had to place some products on production hiatus. When the current stock is gone, we can't make any more.

Those products have been put in a special "Last Time Buy" category, so if any of those products are important to you this may be your last chance to buy them for a while. If any more products are affected they will also be added to that category.

We're working with our suppliers to source more stock of parts, and we'll do our best to assemble more of these products as soon as possible.

Thanks for your patience!

August 22, 2020

Sick of jigsaw puzzles? Try an Experimenters Kit instead!

Stuck at home in isolation, and sick of doing the same jigsaw puzzle that you did last week?

The Experimenters Kit for Arduino is like a 3D electronic jigsaw puzzle, but it doesn't just make a cardboard picture.

It comes complete with a detailed booklet showing a variety of simple projects that make it easy for a beginner to get started with electronics and programming. So if you or your kids are bored at home in our crazy COVID world, grab an Experimenters Kit and build something awesome.

August 22, 2020

Sneak preview of the latest EtherUNO prototype

The EtherTen has been one of the most popular boards that Freetronics has ever made, but its design originated in 2010 and it hasn't had a major update since 2013.

The time has finally come to reveal the next major iteration: the EtherUNO!

Over the last couple of months I've experimented with several prototypes, exploring different options for the Ethernet chip and other features. After some very productive discussion on the SuperHouse Discord server and on previous livestreams, the specs for the 2020 EtherUNO have now been finalised.

To see the latest prototype and learn about the future of the EtherTen, join me on my regularly weekly livestream on Sunday morning.

 -- Jon Oxer

May 12, 2020

International shipping is back! (Mostly)

Limited international shipping is back!

Some countries and services are not available, and the situation is changing by the day. As of today, there is a list of about 119 countries that I can't ship to at all. For the rest, "Economy" class packages aren't being processed, and for some classes of package there are delays of 2 to 5 weeks added to the normal shipping time.

If you add items to your cart and begin the checkout process, the online store will use your delivery address to determine if it's possible to ship to you, and only offer you shipping methods that are currently available for your country.

So feel free to go ahead and place an order. I'm watching the situation very carefully and checking every order, so if there are any problems I'll follow up with you.

For the latest status from Australia Post, you can check on their COVID-19 updates page:

auspost.com.au/about-us/news-media/important-updates/coronavirus/coronavirus-international-updates

Thanks for your patience!

April 23, 2020

International shipping suspended

Because of the decrease in international travel over the last couple of months, the postal service doesn't have enough flights available to carry international letters and parcels.

As of this week, Australia Post can't process "Economy" class international packages at all. Some premium classes of package, such as trackable services and International Express, are still being accepted at post offices. However, even these more expensive shipping options are experiencing weeks of delays.

Sadly, this means that I simply can't ship international packages at the moment. I can still ship orders to Australian customers without any problems: domestic packages are being processed and transported as normal. It's the lack of international flights that is the big problem.

I've now turned off all shipping methods for international customers.

The moment that the postal service has resumed international service, I'll turn international shipping back on. Until then, I can only process orders for Australian customers.

I'm really sorry about that :-(

In the meantime, please join the SuperHouse Discord chat server and the SuperHouse forum, and join me every Sunday at 10am Melbourne time for a livestream to chat about whatever fun projects we're working on during the lockdown! This period of isolation can be hard, but we can also use it as an opportunity to connect more online and learn from each other.

Jon

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