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    The Raspberry Pi 3+ is the most powerful version of this single board computer released to date. With a 1.4GHz Quad Core Processor, 1GB of RAM, and built in Dual Band WiFi - What will you do with it?



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  • Google AIY Starter Kits are now available!

    The Google AIY Voice Kit for Raspberry Pi allows you to add do-it-yourself artificial intelligence to your maker projects. This kit, when completed, will give directions, send a hands free email, check the weather, and more!


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  • The BBC Micro:bit has arrived in Canada!

    The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer designed for beginners in electronics and coding. The micro:bit makes getting into these often daunting fields as easy as possible.



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New Product Roundup – May 20th to May 26th

Hi everybody, thanks for stopping by for another edition of our Saturday New Product Roundup! This was a bit of a short week so we have just a few new products to showcase. We have the new SparkFun gator:bit, an alligator clip friendly expansion board for the BBC micro:bit; a new Adafruit Data Logging Featherwing for Adafruit’s line of Feather microcontrollers, and a new 20 pulse per revolution rotary encoder. Lets go have a quick look at each!

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Pi Friday – May Edition

A very popular thing to do with a Pi is make some variety of robot; maybe a crawler or wheeled vehicle or a manipulator arm or perhaps something a bit wilder like a humaniod or even an eight armed pogo-stick-using nightmare from the depths of your id.

The common thread between almost all of these projects is a need to make model servos move around to drive those arms and legs in a suitably threatening manner. Today I thought I’d explain one good way of controlling servo positions using commonly available parts.
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New Product Roundup – May 13th to May 19th

Hello everyone and thank you for joining us for this holiday weekend edition of our Saturday New Product Roundup. This week we have four new products to showcase and a sure to be popular product of the week. New to the shop: we have a powerful 12-24VDC motor, a tiny 3-6VDC motor, a new 75 piece assorted gear and pulley set, and a handy combined current / volt meter. Our Product of the week is the Raspberry Pi NoIR Camera v2 – 15% Off until Friday at Midnight! Seen enough? Let’s jump in and take a better look!

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Victoria Day Long Weekend

The first official long weekend of the summer here! Just a quick reminder about our shipping cut-off and showroom hours. All orders placed after 4:00 PM today, will ship out Tuesday May 22nd. Our showroom will be open normal hours Friday and Saturday, but closed Monday for the holiday. Have a question? Let us know!

New Product Roundup – May 6th to May 12th

Happy Saturday – time for another iteration of our weekly New Product Roundup! This week we have a new, lower cost, Arduino Starter Kit from SparkFun, a new AAA battery pack for the BBC micro:bit, a new USB micro – USB A cable, and a large 12V DC motor.

But before we take a closer look at each product, a quick reminder: Next Weekend is the May Long Weekend! Our showroom will be open regular hours on Saturday May 19th, but closed Monday May 21st for the holiday. Online orders placed after 4:00 PM on Friday May 18th will ship on Tuesday May 22nd.
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