New Product Friday: Introducing the Sola...

Dave Hrynkiw
June 1, 2012
SB-Firefly Lights. They're so purdy. Whithout 'em, we'd have one heck of a time to find things that would hypnotize us so effectively. So this week we have a few different LEDs that we're now carrying as well as... A NEW KIT! That's right, we're releasing a brand-new Solarbotics item with built-in blinky light technology. The Solarbotics Firefly is a coin-cell powered microcontroller that runs three LEDs through button selectable light blinking sequences with smooth transitions. Use the Firefly to teach soldering, have a late night blinky party, or hack into your own creation! Get your own for $14.95.

Oh hey, we have some other new light-type-related-stuff too:

5V 200mA Step-Up Boost convertor 5V 200mA Step-Up Boost convertor
The NCP1402 is a 5V Step-up DC-DC converter. This breakout board will accept voltage inputs between 1 and 4 Volts and output a constant, low ripple 5V output capable of sourcing up to 200 mA.
Super Bright 5mm LED Super Bright 5mm LED - Aqua

Is an ultra LED not bright enough? Kick things up a notch with these SUPER BRIGHT LEDs! Now available in aqua.
Standard LED Standard LED - Blue

Standard sized diffused T1-3/4 LEDs, great for indicators. Now also available in blue.
RGB LED, 8mm clear body, Common ANODE RGB LED, 8mm clear body, Common ANODE

We've had some requests for a common Anode RGB LED, you asked, we delivered! So instead of the common pin going to ground it will go to Vcc and the signal wires go low (to ground). It seems backward to normal convention but some people like to roll that way!

So go forth, friends, and make the world a brighter place. And I ain't talkin' none of that motivational junk either. We just wanna see LEDs and blinky things everywhere.


November 25, 2004
Solarbotics Now Accepts PayPal

Just in time for the Holiday season, Solarbotics is now able to accept PayPal payments through our web site. When you view your cart, you will now see the option to either make your purchase the usual method using your MasterCard or Visa, or the new option of proceeding with PayPal. Check the help page […]

April 12, 2009
"Most Adorable Robot Experiment Ever"

Cute project in NYC with a friendly little cardboard robot that interacts with the "gruff" population of NYC ...And if you look closely, there's something about the wheels that look familiar!

February 4, 2002
Pushpin Update

We've been getting many requests for additional inventory of our popular Push Pogo Pins. Well, we've ordered a batch, and we'll post an update when they're finally in. Sorry, no better ETA than that!

May 15, 2007
"Steady as she goes, steersman..."

Solarbotics / HVWTech will be on "maintenance mode" while the bulk of the staff go down to the MAKE Faire in San Mateo, California. The remaining staff have begged for some relief to make the week go easier, so we are not going to be doing any UPS shipments until Monday, May 21. And don't […]

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