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Just Arrived Today

The newest product released by the Raspberry Pi Foundation just showed up today – and Yes, we do have a few in stock. The Official Raspberry Pi Starter kit is billed as a premium Raspberry Pi Starter Kit – and they are not kidding around. All you need to get this “mini computer in a box” up and running is some electricity and a monitor – that’s it! Everything else is included in this extremely well packaged kit.

It is worth noting that the price point is definitely higher than most Raspberry Pi Starter Kits on the market but, once you factor in everything that it comes with, it is well worth it. The components are all of very high quality; The keyboard and mouse have a great feel and are definitely something worth having, the book is well written, and everything else just works. All in all, a great kit for someone who just wants to plug it all together with no messing about.

Are you interested in picking one up? We have had an extremely limited quantity on hand so jump on over to the product page to place the order. Please note: Due to the extremely low number available we will have to limit these to one unit per customer and they will not be eligible for our free shipping promotion.
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1 Week Left – The Move

With just over 1 week until we move, you may notice that the showroom is starting to look a bit sparse. We apologize for the inconvenience but you will still be able to pick up all your items needed for any project! Thursday, September 29th will be our last day in our current space (Unit G-1, 2231 McGarrigle Road). There won’t be anything to view in the showroom that day but feel free to stop by to pick up anything from our website – we will still have inventory on hand. Friday, September 30th the showroom will be closed for cleaning as we say goodbye by 12pm (Noon).

As some of you may know, our new building at 2052 Boxwood Road has been delayed due to weather. Rainy days caused the finishing of the roof to pushed back a week, and unfortunately, a convertible office doesn’t make much sense in this rainy climate! That being said, we will continue to ship orders as per normal but our showroom will be unavailable for a couple weeks while things are finished up. Local pickup will also still be available, but only during select times. Please email sales@bc-robotics.com if you have any questions concerning local pickup.

Also, don’t forget: our Moving Sale runs until September 30th at midnight!

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New Tutorial: Controlling A DC Motor With Arduino

We have put together a new tutorial detailing how to control the speed and direction of a DC motor with an Arduino. This is probably one of the most commonly asked questions – and a fundamental if you are planning to build your own wheeled robot from scratch. Interested? To the tutorial!

Official Raspberry Pi Starter Kit

Official Raspberry Pi Starter Kit

A little news on the Raspberry Pi front today: the Pi Foundation has released an Official Raspberry Pi Starter Kit – or a “Pi-in-a-box”. The kit is billed as a premium starter kit and has everything needed to start working with the Raspberry Pi. The kit includes a Raspberry Pi 3, 16GB MicroSD Card, a Raspberry Pi Official Case, Power Supply, HDMI Cable, Official Raspberry Pi Keyboard, Mouse, and a copy of the book: Adventures in Raspberry Pi – Foundation Edition. All in all, a pretty complete kit and a great introduction to the world of Raspberry Pi.

As always, we will be making these available in the near future!

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Labour Day Long Weekend

Just a reminder we will be closed this Saturday September 3rd through Monday September 5th for the Labour Day long weekend. All orders placed after 4:00 PM Today will ship Tuesday September 6th. Enjoy the last official weekend of Summer!

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Moving Sale – All September!

The building progress is coming along quite nicely – we are all getting quite excited about the move! The roof is going on, the electrical is going in… but it had us all thinking… we have a LOT of inventory that has to be transferred to the new location.

New plan – let’s have a moving sale. Starting September 1st, we are going to offer Free Standard Shipping to our Canadian customers on all orders over $150.00 before applicable taxes. In addition, we have a ton of parts with special sale pricing and clearance items with special clearance pricing! Sale pricing is in effect all month – so be sure to get your order in before midnight on September 30th!

To claim your free shipping simply add $150.00 or more to your shopping cart and proceed to the checkout – be sure to select “Free Shipping”. Sale items can be accessed by way of our

SALE Page!

Offer is valid between 12:01 AM September 1, 2016 to 11:59 PM September 30, 2016. All sale items are final sale, no returns or exchanges.

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We Are Moving!

Big news from us today – we are excited to announce we are moving! BC Robotics Inc. will be relocating into a new, larger, space in the Boxwood area of Nanaimo. The move will happen September 30th, 2016 – we will no longer be at Unit G-1, 2231 McGarrigle Road. Instead, we will say ‘hello’ to our new home on Boxwood Road, right next to Industrial Plastics (Convenient? We know!)

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