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New Products!

This week we have a couple more new products added to the store. First up: the USBtinyISP AVR Programmer kit – this is a great soldering project that, when completed, leaves you with a very useful programming tool. The programmer is compatible with almost all Arduino and “Minimal Arduino” with less than 64K flash memory and works great with avrdude.

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Makerspace Meeting / Arduino Night

A few notes about Nanaimo Makerspace to start off this short week!

There will be an Open Meeting / Social gathering at the space tonight (Tuesday) beginning around 6:30 PM. Guests are invited to come in and check the place out – there are always plenty of people on hand to give you a tour.

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Turkey Weekend

Just a reminder – this Monday, October 13th is Thanksgiving holiday here in Canada. All orders received after 1:00 PM Pacific Time will be shipped Tuesday October 14th. Enjoy the long weekend – we will be back with more great new products on Tuesday!

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New Products!

Another week and another selection of new products!

First off we have a couple of Raspberry Pi touch screens. Both fit on the Raspberry Pi Model A/B/B+ and can be used for the console, X window port, and displaying images or video. The 2.8″ touch screen is 320 x 240 resolution and uses a capacitive touch overlay – no fingernail or stylus required!

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Makerspace Nanaimo – Grand Opening

Just a BIG reminder for anyone in the central Vancouver Island area – this Saturday is the Grand Opening for Makerspace Nanaimo! The event begins at 12:00 with burgers and hotdogs (with vegetarian options available) by donation. Many of the members will have their projects on display including a vintage computer, homemade CNC router, hand made guitars and at least one drone!

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New Graphic Designer at BC Robotics!

This is Alex. Alex is our new Graphic Designer. He has already begun revamping BC Robotics’ banners and product pages (many to go!) He holds a Diploma in Graphic Arts from Vancouver Island University and has over 10 years of experience in his field. Alex is thrilled about being a part of a new industry that is evolving so quickly – we are very excited to have him as a part of our team!

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