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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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    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 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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New Product Roundup – April 8th to April 14th

Saturday is here, and with that, another edition of our New Product Roundup! This week we have a new version of our Raspberry Pi Starter Kit built around the Pi3+ , a really interesting color sensor from Adafruit, and a few other bits and pieces.

Before we jump into the details about our new products – a quick reminder about our upcoming workshop: This Tuesday evening we have our ESP8266 & Arduino introductory workshop – if you are interested in taking part, we do have a few seats left. For more information (or to register) have a look at the workshop page!

Alright, lets go take a closer look at each of these new products!
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SparkFun AST-CAN485 Dev Board

New Product Roundup – March 25th to April 7th

We are back with another New Product Roundup! With last weekend being skipped due to the Easter Holiday, we have quite a bit to catch up on. Over the last two weeks we have added a couple new Arduino products from SparkFun including their new CANBUS/RS485 equipped microcontroller, a new I2C Clock Generator from Adafruit, some workbench accessories, and more!

Also, Good News for those looking for the New Raspberry Pi 3+, the backlog has been cleared and there is now stock available as per normal.

Lets jump in and have a closer look at each of the new products!

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Pi Friday with Tim

I’m Tim, and I have been involved with ARM processors and Smalltalk since the early 1980s, working on various projects on the earth and orbiting it. More recently I have been involved in the Raspberry Pi project (using Smalltalk to make a better Scratch for all those young programmers on the Pi) and creating replica AstroPi Flight Cases (like those on the ISS). I have also been running the workshops at BC Robotics for a few months now. For those unfamiliar, we run workshops focusing on the Raspberry Pi, and recently, the ESP8266 in Arduino.

In addition to the workshops, you will also be hearing from me one Friday a month – I will be posting a Pi Friday segment on the site with a few interesting tidbits and tricks surrounding the Pi. Hope you enjoy!

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Easter Weekend

The Easter Holiday is coming up quickly, and with that, changes to our normal shipping and showroom schedules. BC Robotics will be closed Saturday March 31st to Monday April 2nd but we will be keeping the showroom open on Good Friday for shorter holiday hours (10AM – 4PM) to accommodate anyone traveling to the island for the long weekend.

Orders placed online before 4:00 PM Pacific Time on Thursday March 29th will ship as per normal, with all orders after shipping on Tuesday April 3rd. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

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New Product Roundup – March 18th to March 24th

It is Saturday, and time for another edition of our weekly New Product Roundup! This week we have three new products: a new metric hardware kit, an updated version of our very popular heat shrink kit, and a new breadboard friendly potentiometer.

Two workshops have also been added – we have another Raspberry Pi Camera / Project workshop coming up on April 10th and a new workshop focusing on getting started with the tiny ESP8266 WiFi microcontroller in Arduino.

Let’s jump in and take a closer look!
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