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Welcome back to another riveting installment of “show me the new stuff y'all got this week”. We do indeed have new products for you, so check them out!
Vimeo version can be found here
We will be working on a proper demo of the new mecanum wheels in the upcoming weeks. The last time we got these in, we didn’t have enough time to do a proper demo, so give us some time to get them working properly and we’ll even have an accompanying tutorial. Watch for that in the next few weeks. Now let’s check out the products for this week.
This week we have a new version of the mecanum wheels. Instead of a plastic hub, the new ones are metal and have significantly less friction on the rollers. As I said above, we will be working on a more in-depth tutorial in the upcoming weeks. If you can’t wait, click here to learn more about the wheels.
We also have some new serial 7-segment displays. These use the ‘tall’ displays and can be easily communicated with over serial. You can also use them as a simple counter (counts and displays pulses) for easy score-boards for games without needing an additional microcontroller.
Is the cord on your wall-wart not long enough? We have these two extension cables that add 3 or 6 feet. They plug into a standard 5mm barrel jack. They have a male connector on one end and a female on the other. You can even cut them apart and use them as two separate cables if you’re so inclined.
We have this h-bridge leftover from a production assembly that we’re no longer making. The NJM2670 is a general-purpose 60V dual H-bridge driver. It’s basically just a pair of H-bridges, a thermal shut down circuit and its alarm output.
That’s all we have for this week. Be sure to check back next week! We’ll see you then!