New Product: Sensors

Seeed Grove – IMU 9DOF V2 $18.23 The Grove 9 degree-of-freedom (DOF) module features the MPU-9250, and is an easy-to-use all in one module from SeeedStudios. Teensy Prop Shield LC $13.00 The Prop Shield LC is the stripped-down version of … Read more…

Technology Grad Dresses

Grad Night - on display

I have a daughter. A daughter who likes pretty things, and like most daughters, likes to stand out once in a while. As the President of a local technology-hacking company, and having been involved with more than a handful of technology dresses & costumes in the Calgary area, she thought it would be a good idea if we worked together building a High-School graduation dress, with some techno-bling.

This isn’t the first time we’ve worked on something together like this. It’s our 3rd time around, learning more each time. In short, the dresses have been:

 1) Dress 1 – Purple Prototype

This project is a Salvation-Army purple rescue dress for a MakeFashion mixer event, where we sewed in a prewired LED string with battery pack to the dress lining. Simple, quick, and effective.

Materials used:

New Product: LEDs & Wire

Individually mounted WS2812B LED – Black or White $1.62 Super-tightly PCB-mounted WS2812B addressable LEDs, available in white or black trim. SuperFlex Wire 6M on Bobbin $5.85 This 6M bobbin of 26AWG Superflex wire is a soft and supple, ideal for … Read more…

New Product: Adafruit Feather Boards & Add-ons

Adafruit FeatherWing Proto – Prototyping Add-on For All Feather Boards $6.95 A Feather board without ambition is a Feather board without FeatherWings! Adafruit Feather M0 Basic Proto – ATSAMD21 Cortex M0 $27.80 Feather M0 Development Board – Thin, Light, Powerful! … Read more…

New Product: SeeedStudio

Seeed One Wire Temperature Sensor $7.97 For simple and easy temperature measurement using the 1-wire protocol with a prepared DS18B20 sensor. Adjustable IR Reflection Sensor (3-80cm) $9.32 This panel/plate mount IR reflection sensor has a 3-80cm threshold detection range. Grove … Read more…

New Product: eSun Filament

We have expanded our selection of eSun filament to include a variety of new types and colours so you can do more with your 3D printing project. eSun Filament is known for its excellent quality, easy to store vacuum sealed … Read more…