Totem Mini Lab is a small but powerful electronics lab for experimenting and learning the basics of electronics. Fully compatible with the Arduino programming environment, Totem Mini Lab includes a variety of measurement tools and ready-to-use electronic building blocks for experiments.
Designed to be used together with the Totem building system, it allows users to build solid workbenches with integrated breadboards. In addition, the lab is compatible with I/O, sensor and audio expansion boards, which can further expand the Mini Lab's capabilities.
Using Totem Mini Lab is simple and fun! You no longer need to worry about messy wiring, precarious connections, etc.
What's in the packages?
TotemDuino: an improved version of the Arduino UNO
LabBoard: a platform for experimentation and measurement
34-pin flat cable: to be used to connect TotemDuino and LabBoard together
Totem construction mechanical parts: for building Totem workbenches
Mains power supply (220 VAC to 12 VDC 1.5 A): for powering the laboratory
2 Breadboards 700 contacts: to extend the experiment area
Breadboard cables: 40 male-to-male jumpers approx. 20 cm long + Set of 140 assorted jumpers suitable for bridging on experimental boards
USB-mini USB 2.0 cable 1 metre long
Richly illustrated technical manual in English: using Totem parts to build a workbench
This board has a dual-use. It can be used as an expansion board for the TotemDuino system, offering easily accessible input and output connections, or it can be used as a measurement and test unit.
It contains the following modules:
Arduino Shield compatible section.
Output voltages available:
12 V / 1 A - direct supply voltage
5 V / 0,5 A - regulated supply voltage, shared with TotemDuino
3,3 V / 0,25 A - regulated supply voltage, shared with TotemDuino and LabBoard processor
-5 V / 0,5 A - separate regulated voltage, for experimenting with amplifiers
- Programmable voltage output from 0 to 3.3 V, up to 0.35 A.
Digital to Analogue converter
+/- 0,5 V for use when measuring small-scale signals
+/- 5 V for measuring signals with TTL logic level
+/- 50 V for measuring external signals
Current measurement: up to 800 mA
Frequency meter: measures signals up to 1 MHz.
Pulse counter: counts pulses up to 999,999.
Pulse generator: unit capable of generating a series of pulses with programmable width and period.
Fully compatible with Arduino UNO, TotemDuino has the following new features:
I/O output protection - all output pins entering the LabBoard are protected against overvoltages or short circuits.
Expansion connector - a 34-pin flat cable connector allows the TotemDuno to be connected to the LabBoard, facilitating pin access.
A powerful 5 V voltage regulator allows experimentation with higher power loads.
Selectable microcontroller logic voltage: can operate at either 5 V or 3.3 V.
Chassis Mini Lab
No more electronic boards, everything is organised on a three-dimensional frame that allows all elements to be easily seen and connected.
Easy to upgrade and expand, just add more mechanical or electronic parts.
It includes all the mechanical elements needed to assemble the frame. The totem parts are already cut and ready for use. Magnetic screwdriver included.
Move your Mini Lab safely, without having to worry about wires coming loose or something breaking.
Optional side panels (can be purchased separately) to expand the Mini Lab
Optional side panels contain separate, ready-to-use electronic modules such as displays, sensors, switches, etc.