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New Product Roundup – April 25th

Saturday is here along with another iteration of our New Product Roundup! This week we have six new products to share and a new Product Of The Week at 20% Off. Let’s jump in and have a look!

New Products This Week


SparkFun micro:bot Kit – v2.0


Is there a better way to learn electronics and learn to code than with a robot kit? Probably not – robots are great! The SparkFun micro:bot is an easy to assemble kit that allows you to turn your BBC micro:bit into a wheeled robot… after all, nothing is more engaging than building your own wheeled minion to follow you around! The micro:bit is already quite well suited for beginner robotics; it is easy to program, it has built in Bluetooth for communication, an accelerometer and magnetometer for navigation, and a powerful microcontroller… it just needs a frame to attach more sensors, a few wheels, motors, and it is ready to roll – and that is where this kit comes in! The easy to assemble chassis requires no tools and simply snaps together. There are plenty of additional mounting points on the SparkFun micro:bot; these can be used for servos, motors, additional sensors, and whatever else you may want to add in the future. The included moto:bit control board takes all the complex wiring and circuitry out of the equation. An onboard voltage regulator powers the micro:bit, while a motor controller takes care of driving the motors... [Read More]



SmartiPi Touch 2


The SmartiPi Touch 2 is a case and stand for the Official Raspberry Pi 7" Touchscreen LCD. The display securely fits into the case with four screws, while a Raspberry Pi 2, 3, B+, A+ or 4 is enclosed in the compartment on the back with a vented door. A ribbon cable that comes with the display connects into the Raspberry Pi DSI port. The stand has a pivot that allows you to adjust the angle of the screen for better viewing, as well as mounting points to affix it to a certain location. The SmartiPi Touch 2 has an integrated camera mount for your very own Raspberry Pi Camera Module and three interchangeable face plate options... [Read More]



1-6V DC Hobby Motor – 130 Size


This simple DC motor is low cost and ideal for experimenting. The motor is designed to run with a DC voltage between 1 and 6VDC. The shaft diameter is 2mm and it is compatible with many of the gears in our assorted gear sets as well as our 2mm Shaft Couplers. There are two solder tabs for easy soldering... [Read More]



Barrier Strips – 4 Position


Barrier strips (Terminal Strips) are handy when you have a bunch of wires that need to be disconnected from time to time. Wires can be attached to the barrier strip using terminal fork connectors or bare wire; the screw will hold them in place. This 4 Position Barrier Strip has 4 individual connections with a rating of 10A per channel. ... [Read More]



FLORA Accelerometer/Compass Sensor – LSM303 – v1.0


Add motion and direction sensing to your next wearable project with this high precision 3-axis Accelerometer+Compass sensor. Inside are two sensors, one is a classic 3-axis accelerometer, which can tell you which direction is down towards the Earth (by measuring gravity) or how fast the board is accelerating in 3D space. The other is a magnetometer that can sense where the strongest magnetic force is coming from, generally used to detect magnetic north. By combining this data you can then orient yourself. Adafruit has based this wearable breakout board on the latest version of this popular sensor, the LSM303DLHC... [Read More]



Flex Cable for Raspberry Pi Camera – 5cm


This 5cm (~2") Raspberry Pi Camera Cable will let you swap out the stock 150mm long flex cable from a Raspberry Pi Camera (Standard, NoIR or Wide-angle NoIR) for a different size. Works great, just carefully open the connector on the Pi and the Pi Camera and slip this replacement cable in place. This cable can also be used with the Raspberry Pi 7" Touchscreen as well. We also offer other lengths up to 2 meters in the shop! Raspberry Pi Camera sold separately... [Read More]

Feature Products
Product Of The Week - 20% Off


Flush Cutters – HT-109


  This week we have Flush Cutters – HT-109 featured as our Product of the Week. This item is on sale for 20% OFF until Friday at midnight Pacific time - so do not miss out!

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Latest Tutorial

Sending An Email With Attached Photo Using Python And The Raspberry Pi

We have already covered using a Raspberry Pi and Python to send an email containing basic text – but what if you wanted to attach a picture instead? In this tutorial we are going to adapt our code from our basic email tutorial to allow picture attachments to be sent. Interested? Head on over to the tutorial!


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