New Product. Just One. But Some Other St...

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September 14, 2012

Here's our late and lame Friday post. It features one very lonely, depressed, and forgotten product from a week ago. But it blinks, so it can't be that sad, right?

5V RGB LED LPD8806 Stripxels (32 per meter)
These are very similar to the WS2801 RGB Stripxel, but feature the LPD8806 controller IC instead.

On the bright side of things and to compensate for a lack of other new stuff, we have recently acquired a new toy: a bowl feeder for screw counting. These are pretty handy machines that automate the mind-numbing process of counting small parts like screws by hand. Check out this video (not ours) to see how they operate. We're documenting our process, so we'll probably publish something once it's all wrapped-up.

Oh, we also have some Flickr pictures from the recent Mini MakerFaire YYC 2012 Solarbotics took part in with our ARDX workshop. The event itself featured pink unicorns, purple tutus, fire-spitting pianos and some ferrofluid fun.

Playing with the robot

Check out the Solarbotics Flickr photostream for more Maker Faire goodness.

Well, I guess this balances out the lack of new stuff quite well. Everyone, be happy and balanced. Sometimes shades of gray are better than polar opposite blacks and whites.

That's right, we're ending the week on a philosophical note. If that's not quite your thing, then go and enjoy the warm weather while it lasts!



December 19, 2012
Holiday Hours, Christmas (Tree) Links

Well, it's that time of the year where the snow falls and us Canadians need to hibernate. As a result, Solarbotics will be closed December 24th, 25th, 26th and January 1st. Apparently our sleep schedule is kinda wonky. As usual, feel free to submit orders and emails, and we'll get caught up on a first-come […]

July 23, 2010
HVW Sale, Useless Machine, Pitsco

Fun fact: As I type this out, I'm doing so not while sitting at my desk, but sitting on it. I highly recommend you try it. Probably not very ergonomic, but hey. When the boss temporarily commandeers your chair, you gotta make do with what you got. So this week we have a few small […]

November 28, 2011
Bundles o' Brains

What's worse than having to wait nine months? Having to wait a year and nine months. That's where we're finding ourselves, with Beakerhead here in Calgary aiming to land in September of 2013. Luckily, though, this festival of art fused with technology (think MakerFaire) will have a few smaller events between now and then. We […]

October 4, 2001
Push Pogo Pins Update

We've received word that we will be receiving new stock on all our push pogo pins, but they will not be available for order until October 8 or 9th. The order link will be restored when the inventory arrives.

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