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New Product Roundup – June 8th

We are back with another edition of our New Product Roundup – a weekly update on what is new in the catalogue at BC Robotics.

New Products
First up this week we have another version of our very popular illuminated power buttons. They are identical to the 9-24V version we released a few weeks back – but their backlight is compatible with 5-6V. These are available in the same 4 backlight colors: White, Green, Red, and Orange. Next up, we have a JST XH 2 pin header – these aren’t technically breadboard compatible – but they are close enough that they will fit. These are the mating connector for many of our small fans and the lock style solenoid. Finally, we have a large vibration motor. The motor runs with 3-6VDC and would work well for making a jumbo brushbot, basic force feedback systems, or even a small vibration table.
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New Product Roundup – June 1st

The weekend is here, and with that, another of our New Product Roundup Posts! We have 5 new items to share and a new Product of the Week with a new discount – so let’s get to it!

New Products
First up this week we have a new 2 x 18650 battery holder – these are hold two 18650 batters in series and have a nominal pack voltage of ~7.4V . Next up we have a new soldering station – the Xytronic LF-2900 is a 100W professional grade soldering iron. Officially they have been discontinued, however we have secured a large quantity of these irons at significant savings – perfect time to upgrade – available while quantities last! We also added a new DC barrel jack; this standard PCB mount DC Barrel Jack is the one you typically find mounted to most circuit boards. Next up, we have a new DPDT pushbutton. This tiny Dual Pole, Dual Throw (DPDT) latching On/Off pushbutton has a breadboard and perfboard compatible footprint. Finally, we have a new 14x14mm heatsink – perfect for the Raspberry Pi!
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Last Day for $2 Light Packet Shipping!

Today is the last day to take advantage of our Light Packet $2.00 shipping promotion! This pricing ends tonight at Midnight Pacific Time so don’t miss out!

Our light packet shipping option is available for over 950 items in our catalogue. These are small items that can ship by padded envelope and include everything from Adafruit Breakout Boards, mini Microcontrollers and Breakaway Headers to LEDs and Prototyping Materials. Don’t let that one missing part hold up your project any longer!

All items qualifying for this shipping method are marked by a “Light Packet” certification on their respective product page. Want to see a complete list of all eligible products? See all Light Packet Items.

There is no coupon code required for this promotion. Starting Wednesday May 1st at 12:01 AM, any eligible order will allow you to select the promotional rate at the checkout. Delivery with this shipping method ranges from 1 – 10 business days and does not carry tracking or insurance; so, if time is of the essence we do recommend selecting a faster shipping method. Have a question? Feel free to contact us.

BC Robotics is now on Discord!

Discord can be thought of as a modern take on IRC chat with a little bit of Internet Bulletin Board / Forum thrown in. It has traditionally been most popular in Esports and gaming – but it is a great way to connect groups with similar interests.

We have started a server to share projects, chat with likeminded individuals, and better engage with the maker community – so stop by, hang out, talk shop, ask a question, or see what everyone else is up to!

Join here: https://discord.gg/c38JTb5

New Product Roundup – May 25th

Happy Saturday! It was a short week here with the Victoria Day holiday last Monday – but we still have four new additions to showcase and a new product of the week for today’s New Product Roundup. Lets get to it!

New Products
First up today we have we have another super handy parts assortment – this one is full of different multiturn potentiometers. These are breadboard / perfboard friendly and are great for prototyping. Next up, we have another variation of our Dupont connector housings. This version has 9 pins and works with the standard Dupont male and female crimp connectors. We also added a new hobby knife set; these are ideal for trimming plastic, thin wood, removing electrical tape, and heat shrink tubing. Each set includes 5 extra blades. Finally, we have had a lot of requests for a smaller “project sized” soldering / rework mat; this measures 23 x 18 cm / 9 x 7″ – big enough for most projects.
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New Product Roundup – May 18th

Welcome back to a holiday weekend edition of our New Product Roundup! This week we added several new products to go over, but first a quick reminder: We are closed on Monday for the Victoria Day holiday.

New Products
This week we have 8 new products to share! First up we have another version of momentary tactile button with removable cap. This version is also breadboard compatible and features a square button cap. Next up we added four different versions of a nice On/Off 16mm backlit pushbutton. These are IP65 and latch on/off. We also added two new Dupont connector housings – a 6 pin and 8 pin version for more custom cable creation. And lastly, a 4 x 18650 battery holder. This battery holder connects each battery in series and provides a nominal voltage of 14.8V
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