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New Product Roundup – March 5th to March 11th

Happy Saturday! Time for another weekly installment of our New Product Roundup! This week we have a three of our own creations – these are designed and built in house at BC Robotics. Let’s go have a closer look!

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Raspberry Pi Jam – Pi Day!

Pi Day is coming once again this March 14th! This year we are celebrating it with a Raspberry Jam at Makerspace Nanaimo. So what is a Raspberry Jam? It is a great opportunity to learn about the Raspberry Pi and see what other enthusiasts have been doing with their Raspberry Pi. There will be Raspberry Pi demos, discussions, and projects on hand to have a look at as well as a variety of Raspberry Pi set up to try out. We will also be on hand with a variety of Raspberry Pi and accessories to purchase. The Raspberry Jam runs from 6PM to 8PM on Tuesday March 14th.
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New Product Roundup – February 26th to March 4th

Just a short update for our New Product Roundup. This week we have a couple Internet of Things (IoT) products… one of which is now responsible for an all time record for 24 hour website traffic!

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Raspberry Pi Zero W

Well, it is that time of year again; the time when the Raspberry Pi Foundation celebrates its birthday… and typically releases some new goodie along with it! This year it is not a new flagship Raspberry Pi – instead it is another new revision of the Raspberry Pi Zero. We have always thought the Pi Zero would be so much better with some form of connectivity on it – it seems the Pi Foundation agreed! The Pi Foundation has taken the existing Raspberry Pi 1.3 and added 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN and Bluetooth (BLE / 4.1). These new features make the Pi Zero a much stronger IoT (Internet of Things) device and free up that single USB port for other uses.

In addition to the Zero, the Pi Foundation has also released an official case for the Pi Zero. This case ships with three lids and also includes a mini camera adapter cable.

Looking to get your hands on a Raspberry Pi Zero W? Well the good news is that production will be considerably higher than the Zero 1.3 . The Pi Foundation will be building 25K units per week – so hopefully in the not to distant future these will be available in quantities greater that 1. For those not needing the connectivity, the Raspberry Pi Zero 1.3 will continue to be produced alongside the Pi Zero W for the foreseeable future.

In the mean time, if you would like to pre-order one: head over to the product page!

New Product Roundup – February 19th to February 25th

It is Saturday! Time for another New Product Roundup! This week we have a few more variations of the AMP Superseal connector kits, a new version of the popular Adafruit Data Logging shield, and a small reed relay. Let’s have a closer look:

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