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New Product Friday: Teensy New Products

New products for your Raspberry Pi, new stuff from Teensy, and more!

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Welcome back! It's been another week and we have several new products to talk about. So let's jump right in and see what we've got.



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If you need a powerful microcontroller in a small package, be sure to check out the new Teensy boards.

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We're now carrying the Teensy! The Teensy 3.0 is the newest Teensy and packs a punch. It's based on a 32-bit ARM Cortex M4 and has a lot of power in a small package. You can even program the board in Arduino using the Teensyduino add-on.

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We're also carrying the Teensy++ 2.0. This board crams 46 digital I/O pins into a board that's only 2" x 0.7"! Teensy indeed! Like the Teensy 3.0, you can use your favorite IDE or install the add-on and use it with the Arduino IDE.

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The Si4707 Weather Band Breakout lets you receive weather information transmitted on the weather band. It even has a SAME processor which allows the breakout to listen for specific warnings.

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If you have a Raspberry Pi and want to start adding some hardware to it, you might want to check out the PiFace. The PiFace plugs directly into the GPIO socket and gives you a lot of buttons, relays, and inputs and outputs for interfacing with hardware.

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Need even more functionality with your Pi? The GertBoard does just about everything. It has a motor controller, 8-bit D/A converter, 10-bit A/D converter, and an onboard ATmega328 for running off-board programs. The Gertboard is the ultimate tool for exploring the Raspberry Pi's full I/O potential!

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If you're looking to get started with Raspberry Pi, but don't know where to start, check out the book, Getting Started with Raspberry Pi. It focuses on hardware and software and should get you up and running in no time.

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If you want to learn more about electronic components, you might want to check out The Encyclopedia of Electronic Components. This first volume covers the most common components and provides a nice in-depth look at what they are and how they're used.

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We have the new version of our Danger Shield in Retail. This new version corrects some issues and adds a cap sense pad. This is the same version we've been selling previously, but now has retail packaging.

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If you need to run a little more current through some jumper wires, you might want to check out our new thicker gauge jumper wires. They're 20 gauge, come in packs of 10, and we have them in male/male and female/female.

That's it for this week. I'll see you again in about a month, but Nick will be filling in for my in my absence. Thanks for reading and check back next week!

Comments 12 comments

  • The Teensy board really seems to me a very good option to buy for my next project. :)

    • It's actually pretty awesome. But don't let the "16-bit ADC" fool you. It's technically 16-bit, but the noise-level is so high that it's really just 12-bit.

      Still an awesome board (and you can use the Arduino IDE and do everything with it that you can with an Arduino and even more)!

      I highly recommend it! It's even cheaper than an Arduino!

      • well, not "everything". Not all Arduino libraries are ported afaik. check the libraries that are ported here: http://www.pjrc.com/teensy/td_libs.html

  • Any reason you're not carrying the Teensy2.0 as well? I like it for my small projects as its tiny, has a usb bootloader, and has enough IO to get the job done.

  • Hey Robert, Make sure you take your office with you. We wouldn't want you lose it like you did the last time when you went on vacation. And you probably should hide the construction tools lying around the office. God knows what else they can come up with :-)

    • He literally took his doorknob with him. Which is fine, I can open his office with a credit card faster than I could with the handle.

    • I'm thinking the old 'electric eels in the desk drawer, flying squirrels in the ceiling' trick.

    • Isn't there an office move planned?

      I say push it up a bit and he comes back to an empty building. Or one where ONLY his office remains. :-)

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