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    The Raspberry Pi 3+ is the most powerful version of this single board computer released to date. With a 1.4GHz Quad Core Processor, 1GB of RAM, and built in Dual Band WiFi - What will you do with it?

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  • Google AIY Starter Kits are now available!

    The Google AIY Voice Kit for Raspberry Pi allows you to add do-it-yourself artificial intelligence to your maker projects. This kit, when completed, will give directions, send a hands free email, check the weather, and more!

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  • The BBC Micro:bit has arrived in Canada!

    The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer designed for beginners in electronics and coding. The micro:bit makes getting into these often daunting fields as easy as possible.

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The Raspberry Pi Zero

This evening the Raspberry Pi Foundation unveiled its newest creation: The Raspberry Pi Zero. The Zero is about as cheap as it gets with single board computing (well I guess we will see about that!) but still packs a punch. At $5.00 USD this little Pi manages to have a 1GHz single core processor with 512 MB of RAM, a micro-HDMI connector, USB micro, and an unpopulated 40 pin GPIO header. The Zero scraps the camera and display ports, Ethernet, most of the USB, and analog audio/video ports. It is truly a stripped down version of the Raspberry Pi concept; but as an exercise in making a low cost, relatively high powered, single board computer… the results are astounding.

Update: We are now taking pre-orders for the Raspberry Pi Zero.

As there is a very limited number of Pi Zeros available we are certain the demand will quickly outstrip the supply. We will be taking pre-orders for this product in the near future – if you would like to receive an email from us once this pre-order becomes available please drop us an email at pre-order@bc-robotics.com

2015 Holiday Season Shipping Dates

Christmas is a busy time for everyone and during that rush people tend to forget about shipping dates. Please consider these ship dates as guidelines as we cannot guarantee delivery before December 24th.

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Remembrance Day

Just a reminder – BC Robotics will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th for Remembrance Day. Our storefront will be closed this day and will reopen on Thursday, November 12th. Orders placed online after 2:00 PM Pacific Time Tuesday, November 10th will be shipped Thursday November 12th.

Soldering Level 1 Workshop

Makerspace Nanaimo and BC Robotics will be hosting another level 1 soldering workshop.

When: Saturday, November 21st @ 1:00pm
Where: 2221 McGarrigle Road, Makerspace Nanaimo

In this workshop we will be learning how to solder a blinky light. This will include identifying each of the components, locating where they go on the circuit board, and soldering them in place. The circuit uses a capacitor, LED light, resistor, transistors and battery pack. Don’t know what these pieces are? Come stop by and ask!

In addition to soldering things together, the workshop also looks at how to clean your soldering iron tip, soldering safety, and techniques for stripping wires.

All tools, equipment, and kits will be provided; all proceeds go towards further development of Makerspace Nanaimo and workshops just like this one!

The workshop will cost:
Non-Members – $20.00
Members – $15.00

Payment can be made via Cash or Credit Card – sorry no Debit.

Space is limited, so be sure to sign up early by emailing info@bc-robotics.com or soldering@makerspacenanaimo.org

Halloween Showroom Hours

Just a reminder that our showroom is will be closing at 5:00pm on Halloween Day! Have a safe and Happy Halloween!