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    Whether you are looking for that simple stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift or something a little more substantial, there is something for everyone!

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  • The newest version of the Raspberry Pi is now in stock!
     
    The Raspberry Pi 4 features a 1.5GHz Quad Core ARM A72 with 1, 2, or 4GB of RAM. USB 3.0 and True Gigabit Ethernet improve bottlenecks while Dual Monitor Support and 4K resolution make this an ideal choice for a light desktop PC alternative.

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  • Join The Club
    The BBC micro:bit Club Set is the most economical way to get this amazing pocket-sized computer into the classroom.





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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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Easter Long Weekend

The Easter Holiday is coming up quickly, and with that, changes to our normal shipping and showroom schedules. This year Canada Post will be closed from Friday April 19th through Monday April 22nd so all orders placed online after 4:00PM on Thursday April 18th will ship on Tuesday April 23rd.

Our Showroom will be closed Friday April 19th to Sunday April 21st, opening on Monday April 22nd with regular business hours. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

New Product Roundup – April 13th

Happy Saturday – we are back with another weekly New Product Roundup! This week we have a couple new products for building your first robot, a sensor to help your plants from dying, and a couple new cables. We also have a new product of the week – let’s go have a look!

New Products
To start, we have the Adafruit CRICKIT for micro:bit – this is the perfect add-on for the BBC micro:bit and will have you building your first robot in no time! As always, this Adafruit board has an excellent set of resources. Continuing with the robot theme, we have a new continuous rotation servo – these make excellent drive systems for simple robots and don’t require complex motor controllers. We also have a new Soil Moisture Sensor from Adafruit, these are a capacitive designed sensor hand will not corrode over time in the damp ground. For the soil moisture sensor we also have a handy breakout cable that allows the soil moisture sensor to be connected to any standard male breakaway pins. Finally, we have fancy new multimeter leads with detachable alligator clip ends – a must have!
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DHL International Shipping

We are always looking for ways to improve our shipping. Starting today, we have partnered with DHL to provide fast, reliable, shipping for all of our international customers. DHL offers express service from 2-5 business days to most international locations!

This shipping method has an earlier cutoff for same day departure. Orders placed before 12PM will ship out the same day. To take advantage of this shipping, select DHL International Express at the checkout.

New Tutorial: Raspberry Pi

Part two of our Raspberry Pi Irrigation tutorial is now up! In this tutorial we will boot up the Raspberry Pi, do some initial configuration of the Raspbian operating system, and install Python libraries for a few of the sensors. Next, we will write some basic Python code to read and display the data from each of the sensors and trigger each solenoid driver to make sure everything is working as it should! Interested? Head on over to the tutorial!

New Product Roundup – April 6th

It’s Saturday and that means we are back with another New Product Roundup! This week we have six new items in the catalogue and a new Product Of The Week to share. Lets go have a look!

New Products
New to the catalogue this week, we have a larger 40 pin ZIF socket – these are great if you are programming large numbers of ICs and don’t want to mess with a conventional socket. Next up we have a couple of new sensors: A low cost DHT11 temperature and humidity sensor and a non-latching Hall-Effect sensor. In the CNC / Robotics categories we have a larger Cable Carrier to keep your cables safe and a GT2 Timing Belt Clamp. Finally, you can never have enough types of breakaway header so we added this extremely tall double stacking headers – If these don’t clear your board, maybe you shouldn’t be stacking it!
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New Product Roundup – March 30th

Time for another weekly New Product Roundup! This week we have five new items in the catalogue to share, a new product of the week, and a brand new tutorial for our Raspberry Pi Irrigation board – so let’s get to it!

New Products
To start, we have added a very basic, and economical, speaker for experimenting with audio outputs and sounds. Next up we have a new 3.5mm (1/8”) TRRS Stereo + Microphone solderable plug for making / repairing audio cables. To complement the plug, we also have a new panel mount TRRS Stereo + microphone jack – this is panel mountable and perfect for enclosures and boxes. Next, we have a set of big, beefy, pliers for not so delicate tasks. Finally, we have a tiny 30mm 5V cooling fan – ideal for our NES and SNES Raspberry Pi cases.
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