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New Product Roundup – July 20th

It’s Saturday and that means we are back with another New Product Roundup! This week we have four new items in the catalogue and a new product of the week at 25% Off.

New Products
New to the catalogue this week: We start off with the replacement tip for the Xytronic LF-2900 Soldering Iron. We brought in a ton of these industrial grade soldering irons at a great discount – and there are a few left. So if you are looking for a new soldering iron – be sure to check it out! Sticking with the soldering theme, we also have a new Soldering Aid Kit – this set of 6 dual purpose tools features scrapers, trace cutters, parts pullers and just about everything you need for parts replacement, basic circuit board modification, and repair. Next up, we have another odd-ball product – the 220V version of our Hot Air Rework Station. These were shipped to us instead of the 110V Version by mistake. So if you have a 110V to 220V converter or happen to live where 220V is the norm – we have these on at a great price! And, finally, we have 18AWG Magnet Wire in 32’ spools. These are great for making your own coils, electromagnets, etc. If you have a suggestion for a product you think we should carry, always feel free to get in touch via the contact form on our contact page!
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New Product Roundup – July 13th

Its Saturday, and with that, we are back with another New Product Roundup! We have five new products to showcase and a new Product of the Week at 25% Off.

New Products
First up we have another shaft coupler – this time with bores of 0.250” on one end and 5mm on the other. These are ideal for connecting our NEMA23 stepper motor to 5mm shafts. Next, we have a new board designed and built here at BC Robotics: our ultrasonic:bit! The ultrasonic:bit is designed to simplify the connection of an ultrasonic sensor to the BBC micro:bit. The board handles powering the sensor, logic level shifting, and ships fully assembled! Finally, we have three new toggle switches. These large switches have a strong throw and are available in DPST (On/Off), SPDT (On/Off/On), and DPDT (On/Off/On). All three versions are rated to 15A/125VAC and 10A/250VAC.
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New Product Roundup – June 29th

The Canada Day long weekend is here! We have a quick update with a few new products before we all kick off for a week of holidays. So, just a reminder, the showroom is closed from today (Saturday) at 2PM until Monday July 8th. However, All online orders will continue to process and ship.

New Products
With that out of the way, on to what is new! This week was dominated by the release of the Raspberry Pi 4 – the latest iteration of the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s flagship board. We are taking orders for the 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB version of the board with the next shipping dates currently floating around the second week of July. Aside from the Pi, we also have a new Alligator Clip to 3.5mm audio plug cable for the BBC micro:bit / Adafruit Circuit Playground Express. This allows a speaker or headphones to be plugged in with ease!
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Canada Day 2019

The Canada Day long weekend is coming! Continuing our annual tradition, we will be closing our Nanaimo showroom for the week of Canada Day for an extended holiday. The showroom will be closed from 2:00PM Saturday, June 29th to 10:00AM on Monday July 8th. So if you are planning to stop by, be sure to get here before Saturday at 2PM!

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The Raspberry Pi 4

In a bid to always keep everyone on their toes, the Pi Foundation has surprised everyone with the Raspberry Pi 4. The Pi 4 brings a whole new level of performance with up to 4GB of RAM, USB 3.0, True Gigabit Ethernet, Dual Monitor Support, 4K support, an improved power supply / connector configuration, quad core 1.5GHz processor, Bluetooth 5.0, and more. What a way to kick off the first full week of summer!

Three different versions are available. These are all identical with the exception of the onboard RAM. The Pi is now available with 1, 2, or 4 GB (something a lot of people have been asking for!)

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