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This week we just have a couple new revisions. Check out what we've got.
Welcome to another Friday New Product Post. We’ve got a few products to talk about this week. We decided to take a revision of an older product and give it a proper demo, so check out the video if you want to see how the tilt-a-whirl works.
There are numerous sensors you can use to detect orientation. You can use our simple tilt sensor for something just tipping over. You could use an accelerometer for exact position detection, or you could use the tilt-a-whirl for basic four-direction detection.
As seen above in the masterful demonstration, the Tilt-A-Whirl is a simple little board that makes position detection easy. It can detect four directions (forward, backward, left and right) with just two digital pins. The new version corrects some resistor values as well as an off-center silkscreen.
We have a couple ‘new’ motors. OK, they’re not exactly new, but they’re a tad different than the ones we’ve carried previously. We carry them in a 152 RPM and a 438 RPM. The gear-heads were revised for ease of manufacture, so that’s why they have strange RPM values. I also dropped the price a bit, and put the previous versions on sale. Get the old ones while they last!
Lastly, we have the new IR remote control in retail packaging. We include a few extras in the retail kit, including a couple IR receivers, IR LEDs, and some resistors. We also have a new hookup guide to show you how to use the remote, as well as the IR receiver and LEDs. Check it out if you want to learn more about IR communications.
Well, that’s it for this week. Don’t worry, we’ll be back next week with more new stuff. Be sure to check out the Mini Maker Faire this weekend in Loveland! We’ll be doing some soldering classes and I might be wandering around, so check it out. Thanks for reading and see you next week.