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Labour Day Long Weekend

The last long weekend of Summer is just about here and with that BC Robotics will be closed this Monday September 3rd for the Labour Day holiday. All orders placed after 4:00 PM on Friday August 31st will ship out on Tuesday September 4th. Our showroom will be open normal hours on Saturday (10AM – 4:00PM) so feel free to drop by!

New Product Roundup – August 19th to August 25th

Happy Saturday! We are back with another New Product Roundup for the week of August 19th to 25th! Five more additions to the shop this week – a new Panel Volt Gauge, breadboard compatible “AA” Battery Holders for single and pairs of AA batteries, a wired single “AA” Battery Holder, and an awesome new Accelerometer breakout board from Adafruit.

Before we have a closer look at the new stuff; Product of the week is XTC 3D Print Smoother. This is a brush on protective coating for smoothing and finishing 3D printed parts that does not melt plastic. The coating fills in 3D print striations and creates a smooth, high gloss finish. 15% Off Until Friday at Midnight!
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New Product Roundup – August 12th to August 18th

We are back with another edition of our New Product Roundup! This week we have several new products and, as always, a new product of the week. New to the site in the past week: we now have Xcelite Flush Cutters – a high quality set of cutters for cleaning up through hole component leads, cutting thin wire, and zip-ties. Also in the tool section, we have a simple IC Puller – these are used to remove DIPs up to 28 pins long from their sockets. Finally, we have a metal LED holder for 3mm for all standard 3mm LEDs.

If you are living in Western Canada and wondering just how bad the air quality in your area is, our product of the week might be of interest. This week we have the SparkFun Particle Sensor Breakout – a sensor that can be used for detecting airborne particulate and smoke. It is 15% Off until Friday at midnight!
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Raspberry Pi Weather Station Tutorial – Part 3

Part three of our Raspberry Pi Weather Station Tutorial is now up! In this section of our tutorial we are going to figure out how to log our weather station’s data and display it on live updating graphs using a free web-based data service called ThingSpeak. Interested? Head on over to Part 3 of the tutorial!

New Product Roundup – August 5th to August 11th

It’s another Saturday and with that we have another New Product Roundup and another new Product Of The Week! Product of the week is our USB Microscope at 15% Off – these are perfect for inspecting circuit boards without straining your eyes! New to the store, we have an Infrared Proximity Switch, a 3.3V Zener Diode to keep your 3.3V logic circuits safe, and another style of mini-grabber cable. Lets jump in and take a look at each!

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