• An Innovation Kit For Everyone!

    What is the Makey Makey? It is an inventors kit for anyone – turn everyday items into touchpads for your computer that can be used to play games, make music, and 1000’s of other possibilities!

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  • Official Raspberry Pi Accessories For Your Pi!

    Want to build an AstroPi? Need the official Raspberry Pi Foundation Case? We have a great selection of official Raspberry Pi accessories in stock today!

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  • BeagleBone Black

    We now have the very powerful BeagleBone Black in stock along with a number of handy accessories - Get yours today!

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  • Emerging Objects

    This brand new kit is a great starting point for beginners to electronics and Arduino microcontrollers. The kit includes necessary electronics and access to the 4 week online class!

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  • All the Arduino essentials in one convenient kit!

    Build 15 unique projects with the included components to learn the basics of electronics, programming, and interfacing with the real world!



Official Raspberry Pi Display

The long awaited and greatly anticipated Official Raspberry Pi Display is here! Have you ever looked at your Raspberry Pi and noticed a strange header with “Display” written beside it? Since early in the Raspberry Pi’s development there has been a plan for an official display to use that special port.

The screen is a 7” 800 x 480 resolution screen with capacitive touch capable of tracking up to 10 points simultaneously. We think the screen is perfect for home automation or a car computer, but ultimately your imagination is the limit!

For more information on the Official Raspberry Pi Display please check out its product page!


New Hours of Operation

We would like to introduce our new hours of operation during October, November and December! Effective October 1, 2015, we will be open Monday to Saturday 10:00am to 9:00pm and Sunday 11:00am to 5:00pm. Our shipping cut off times will remain the same; 2:00pm Pacific time (5:00pm Eastern time) for Canada Post and 12:30pm Pacific time (3:30pm Eastern time) for UPS services.

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Soldering Workshop – Level 1

Makerspace Nanaimo and BC Robotics will be hosting two level 1 soldering workshops.

When: Saturday, September 26th @ 1:00pm and 3:00pm
Where: 2221 McGarrigle Road, Makerspace Nanaimo

In this workshop we will be learning how to solder a blinky light. This will include identifying each of the components, locating where they go on the circuit board, and soldering them in place. The circuit uses a capacitor, LED light, resistor, transistors and battery pack. Don’t know what these pieces are? Come stop by and ask!

All tools, equipment, and kits will be provided; all proceeds go towards further development of Makerspace Nanaimo and workshops just like this one!

The workshop will cost:
Non-Members: $15.00
Members: $10.00

Space is limited, so be sure to sign up early by emailing info@bc-robotics.com or soldering@makerspacenanaimo.org


Astro Pi – Raspberry Pi Sensor HAT

Just in time for the start of school we have an Out Of This World accessory for the Raspberry Pi in stock and shipping today! Yes that is right, we have the official Sensor HAT for the Raspberry Pi in stock so you can make your very own Astro Pi!

Head on over to the product page in the shop for more information on this awesome Pi accessory!


Makey Makey

We are delighted to announce BC Robotics is now an official supplier of Makey Makey. What is the Makey Makey? It is an inventors kit for anyone – Kids, Artists, Educators, Engineers, Designers, and Makers! It allows anyone to turn everyday items into touchpads for your computer than can be used to play games, make music, and 1000’s of other possibilities!

For more information check out the Makey Makey product page in our shop.