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