Friday New Product and a Little Bit of F...

Solar botics
February 21, 2014

Solarbotics is helping out local fashion designers prepare their e-wearables for the Calgary MakeFashion. This time, Tony Grimes dropped in to experiment with his fiber-optic cloth from SensingTex as an illuminating surface, but the included 5mm LED was not dazzling enough. Time to hack in our 3W RGB Star Controller! The plan was to shift the colors to change the overall color of the fabric, but is serendipitously didn't work. Shifting the optical pickup across the lens of the LED split the light from the individual red, green, and blue elements to to different strands of the fiber optic cloth, making for a wicked speckled rainbow effect.

Aaaand we have a few new things to show off before we wrap up this week.

35STH36 NEMA-14 Bipolar 40mm Stepper
$16.00
This motor is about half as small as our NEMA-17 Stepper and as a result only needs about half the power. Compared to the other NEMA-14 stepper we carry, it's a little longer but has the option to mount an encoder to the rear shaft!
Adafruit Monochrome 128x32 I2C OLED graphic display
$17.50
These are tiny, sharp, and most impressive OLED monochrome displays! Just about 1" diagonal, made of 128x32 individual white OLED pixels, each one is turned on or off by the controller chip.

MORE POSTS

October 19, 2000
Bug Stomping - Part 2, Solarcells sold o...

We're still undergoing website bug-stomping. You may have noticed some changed news items and the like. One of the edits crashed the page, so we had to reload an older backup. The SCPD photodiodes are now officially sold out! KaPUT! Gone! Until we can find a reasonably priced replacement, we won't be restocking these items […]

July 12, 2007
BEP Application: Wilf Rigter Solar Power...

The following instructions detail how to build a Solar Power Smart Head version 3. The Head will seek light and when it finds the brightest source it will go into a low current standby mode. This version also comes with an low power FLED circuit to indicate when the head is active.

December 15, 2015
Christmas Eve Shipping Deadlines

Within Canada Purolator Air - Dec 23 Purolator Ground - Dec 16 Canada Post Expedited - Dec 11 Canada Post Xpresspost - Dec 22 To The United States UPS Express (to United States) - Dec 22 UPS Ground (to United States) - Dec 12 USPS Expedited (to United States) - Dec 9 Xpresspost (to United […]

September 19, 2012
Wednesday Cool Links: Lotsa Arty Stuff

Ok, yes, we know. This is yet another late cool link post, but... We have a good excuse, honest! We just got in a second laser (from Full Spectrum), and we were distracted for most of yesterday getting it up and running. So enough excuses - here's this week's batch of links: PVC Instrument, DRS […]

1 2 3 253
Solarbotics Ltd Logo
Solarbotics has been operating for more than 25 years, bringing electronics know-how and supplies to both the electronics professional and hobbyist. We'll be happy to help you too!

Solarbotics, Ltd. is not responsible for misprints or errors on product prices or information. For more information, please see our Terms and Conditions.

Warning: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Please visit www.P65Warnings.ca.gov for more information. This item was manufactured prior to August 31, 2018.

Copyright © 2024 Solarbotics Ltd. All Rights Reserved
cart