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New Product Roundup – February 25th to March 3rd

It must be Saturday as we are back for another New Product Roundup! This week we have just a couple new products to look at – a brand new add on for the Raspberry Pi Zero to turn it into a USB dongle and a new type of vibration motor. Let’s go have a closer look at each!

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New Product Roundup – February 18th to February 24th

Our New Product Roundup is a quick look at the new products we have added to the catalogue this week – and it being Saturday – we are back with another one! This week we have a new 2.4GHz antenna, two more sizes of solderless breadboard, and nylon wire protector (sold by the meter). We also have a couple more Raspberry Pi Workshop available for registration in the coming weeks and months. Lets go have a closer look at each of these new additions!

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Raspberry Pi 6th Birthday Jam

The Raspberry Pi 6th birthday is coming and this year we are celebrating with a Raspberry Pi Jam, hosted here, at BC Robotics! So what is a Pi Jam? It is a chance to learn about the Raspberry Pi, try one out, find out about cool accessories, and talk to an expert – Tim Rowledge! The event starts at 11:00 AM on Saturday March 3rd and runs to 1:00 PM at BC Robotics. There is no cost for this event – so drop by and celebrate all things Raspberry Pi!

March 3rd Raspberry Pi Camera Software/Project Workshop

This new workshop will get your camera installed and configured ready to use with the provided Raspbian software and libraries. We will look into the various software capabilities provided – exposure control, special effects, timed photos etc – for both stills and video. Using only the Pi & camera module you can do many interesting photo projects but adding a button or two to the GPIO connector allows even more fun – so we will look at controlling the camera from the GPIO as well!

This Raspberry Pi workshop is hosted at BC Robotics in our Nanaimo location and runs from 2:00PM to approximately 4:00PM on March 3th. Seating is limited! For more information and to register online – click here!

New Product Roundup – February 11th to February 17th

We are back with another edition of our New Product Roundup for the week of February 11th to 17th! This week we have a few new tools, a new Pi Camera Software Workshop, and a new GSM antenna. Lets jump in and take a closer look!

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