Farnell order codes

Hi All,
I recently made up a couple of kits for some collaborators, which mostly consisted of the Raspberry Pi electronics. In case it’s useful to anyone, I’ve pasted the part numbers below:

Item Value Supplier Order Code Total Value
Raspberry Pi £44.36 Farnell SC15185 £177.44
USB to GigE Adaptor £14.70 Farnell CS25041 £58.80
Ethernet Cable £0.68 Farnell 1526203 £2.72
USB-C Power Supply £7.07 Farnell SC15241 £28.28
SD Card £6.13 Farnell 3410199 £24.52
Micro-USB Power £6.59 Farnell SC14154 £26.36
HDMI-micro-HDMI adaptor £2.35 Farnell SC15240 £9.40
USB A-C cable £2.81 Farnell CS29710 £11.24
USB A-microB cable (short) £2.50 Farnell CS22611 £10.00
USB A-microB cable (1m) £1.15 Farnell 2468266 £4.60
Raspberry Pi Camera £19.10 RS Components 9132664 £76.40

That list includes options for using the Pi directly (micro-full size HDMI adapter) or for using an ethernet cable (incl. USB adapter in case your laptop no longer has an RJ45 port). It also includes both international wall-plug power supplies and USB cables to allow the use of a power bank. I’ve assumed you’re using a (micro-USB) Sangaboard v3, hence the extra USB cables and two power supplies. You can buy the Pi Camera from Farnell - they were just out of stock when I made this list.

For the components in the “bag of bits”, I used the suppliers below. If you’re in the UK, this can be obtained from OpenFlexure Industries but we’re not yet shipping internationally. Unfortunately, that includes the EU for now - don’t get us started :frowning:

  • Westfield Fasteners for all the screws/nuts/washers
  • Simply Bearings for the Viton bands - because they are a University supplier. For OpenFlexure Industries, we prefer Eastern Seals as they give a more detailed spec and are significantly cheaper.
  • AliExpress for the plastic condenser lens - see the thread on sourcing non-printed components for some links. These tend to stop working after a while so I won’t duplicate that here.

The tube lens is most easily obtained from ThorLabs, and the LED can also be had from one of RS/Farnell - only one of them stocks the exact model we use, but if you’re not too fussy about colour reproduction, any 5mm LED will give you an image.

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Hopefully, in the not too far distant future OpenFlexure Industries will have enough cash on hand to buy a stock of tube lenses which will make things easier for those in the UK.

We are still in active talks with others that may soon start selling kits in the USA and elsewhere. We also hope that once everything has settled down OpenFlexure Industries will be able to ship to Europe. However, first we have to understand the implications of such small scale export within the unmitigated disaster that is Brexit. If anyone in the EU want to start selling kits so we don’t have to, please let us know!