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Canada Day

Just a quick reminder that we will be closed from Friday, July 1st through to Sunday, July 3rd in celebration of Canada Day. All orders placed after 4:00PM Thursday will ship the following Monday. Have a safe and happy Canada Day!


Arduino bridge project

VIU Engineering Bridge Design Contest 2016

Once again we were invited to attend this years Vancouver Island University Engineering Bridge Design contest. Each year teams of first year engineering students form groups and attempt to build the best bridge crossing within budget and material constraints. This year the goal was to build a prototype bridge the proposed Tram / Pedestrian crossing in Alphen, Netherlands.


Easter Weekend

Happy Easter! Our showroom will be closed Friday, March 25th thru Monday, March 28th. We will be re-opened on Tuesday, March 29th 10:00AM. All orders placed after 4:00PM Thursday, March 24th will ship Tuesday March 29th.


The New Raspberry Pi 3

Just in time for the Raspberry Pi’s 4th birthday the Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the Raspberry Pi 3!

So what has changed with this already fantastic single board computer? There are 3 major upgrades to the Raspberry Pi 3:

The chipset: The Pi 3 features the next generation Broadcom BCM2837 64-bit ARMv8 quad core processor clocked to 1.2GHz.


2nd Annual Pi Day Science Celebration

BC Robotics will be setting up a booth full of Raspberry Pi at NS3’s 2nd Annual Pi Day Science Celebration! Please join us on Saturday, March 5th from 10AM to 2PM for a science celebration at the Departure Bay Elementary School in Nanaimo. The event will have fun hands-on activities put on by a variety of science groups, a giant chain-reaction built by teams from different organizations (starts off at 1PM), a pie walk and more!