New Product Friday: As Promised

We're back and we have some new products, new versions of previous products, and even some customer suggestions.

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Hello everyone, we're back with yet another Friday New Product Post. We've got a few new things this week, including a few things that some of you suggested. Let's go first to the video.


Vimeo version can be found here <-

When we got our first batch of samples for the Raspberry Pi cases, we were surprised by the Pi Tin. It has a lot of little features and we were surprised at how well it fit together, and how everything could plug in without getting in the way. It's a nice little case that we hope you find useful. Don't worry, we do plan on getting more Pi in soon, but supplies are very limited as you all know. We're trying our best!

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We have a new version of the LilyPad Simple this week. We're calling it the LilyPad USB, and it uses the ATmega32U4. Now you don't need to use an FTDI for programming! Just plug in a USB Micro-B cable and go. Everything else remains the same as previous LilyPad generations, so it will work with all your other LilyPad hardware just fine.

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Need something to house your Raspberry Pi? Why not the Pi Tin? What we really liked about this enclosure is that you still have access to all the connectors. You can connect HDMI, audio, etc without having to open the case. It's also a tool-less case, so don't need a screwdriver to open it up if you need to. It even has mounting holes on the bottom and plastic light pipes to bring the LEDs to the surface. It's a great little case and a perfect home for your Raspberry Pi.

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We now have a new version of the LinkSprite JPEG Color Camera that adds infrared, so you can be more ninja than ever! With 6 infrared LEDs onboard, you can see even in the darkest of conditions. There's even a little light sensor that will automatically turn on the lights when you need them. And just like the other camera, you can take pictures and download them over a serial port. Or use our JPEG Trigger to store them on an SD card.

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Ask and you shall receive! (within reason of course) When we announced our new 7-segment displays a few weeks ago, some people asked why we didn't have one in white. Yeah, why didn't we? In any event, we do now. The white version is just like all the others. Send it some serial data and it display it, simple as that.

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We now have the EggBot back in stock, but with one small twist, we're now carrying the Deluxe Version. The deluxe version is essentially the same, but with a few minor additions. It adds a better egg holder, brass thumbscrews (much easier to tighten) and a holder for your hex driver. Now you can decorate your eggs (or similarly shaped life-vessels) with class.

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The new Netduino is out and it's biggerfasterbetter! The Netduino Plus 2 sports a 168MHz Cortex-M4 and pretty much more of everything. Faster ethernet, more code storage, and all in the same package as the previous Netduino.

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We have a few ISZ-500 single axis gyros leftover from the UDB4. These are single-axis MEMS gyros with high precision. And although the picture makes them look MASSIVE, they're actually quite tiny (QFN package to be exact). Get them while the last.

Well, that's all for this week folks. Thanks for watching and reading and we'll be back next week with a special product post video, so make sure you check it out. See you then!

Comments 13 comments

  • soggymushrooms / about 10 years ago / 4

    "similarly shaped life-vessels" This is the best description for anything, ever.

  • MikeB. / about 10 years ago / 3

    Rob, I think it's time to shave.

    • FateousMaximous / about 10 years ago / 2

      Don't do it, soon it'll have it's own fan club

      • chartle / about 10 years ago / 3

        I'm sure it has its own Facebook page.

        • Twitter?

          (9:50 pm) Just chillin' with Rob.

          (11:00 pm) Just chillin' with Rob. Planning complete facial takeover. From there, implant electrodes in frontal cortex. Complete world domination should occour.

    • Yup, you know it's time when you have more beard than hair.

      • andy4us / about 10 years ago / 2

        Funny, first thing I noticed !

        • chartle / about 10 years ago / 4

          You just noticed this week!!!!!! Last week he had a family of badgers crawl out.

  • Robert you looked like Luigi in July of 2009 and now you look like some sort of redneck....... lolz--I think we should make a poll to see what the SFE followers like of the beard

  • nanogear / about 10 years ago / 2

    Good products today!

  • L1011 / about 10 years ago / 1

    All you need is a couple of AK's in the back ground and you would have a very good recreation of one of Osama Bin Laden's video's! Non discrete background, huge beards, a cult like following...

  • So you're stockpiling all the pi's Rob!!! We want our pi too you know!

  • Sleepwalker3 / about 10 years ago / 1

    I thought they were going to announce the TALL seven segment displays with serial, but it was just a white serial :( A number of other people have asked about the TALL ones with a serial module. Perhaps you could modify the serial board to take both the tall and the standard displays?

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