5V Air Pump Guide

We have a number of small 5V air pumps and silicone tubing available for students to borrow for small-scale inflatable projects, which include the single and inflate-deflate air pump control. These can't fill a lot of space, so for inflatables larger than about a balloon's worth of volume, you might want to get something more powerful. They are ideal for silicon soft robotics projects!

These pumps cannot be used to pump water: for liquid pumps please come and chat to us, as we have a small number of peristaltic pumps available to borrow. The other main constraint of these pumps is that they are unidirectional -- to both inflate and deflate something you will need two!

Parts List

All of these parts may be borrowed from the technical office.