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A couple new products and a demo. Check out the Friday New Product Post for this week.
Welcome back! We have a couple new products this week, as well as a demo that should have happened last week. Check it out!
Last week LightManCA mentioned he’d like to see a demo of the RGB LED strips. Who am I to say no? That being said, if there’s ANYTHING on our site you’d like to see working, ask in the comments and I’ll see what I can do. Hopefully that gives everyone a better idea of how to drive the LED strips.
We already sell a lot of 16x2 character LCDs, but what if you want something a bit different? Check out the new 16x2 character OLED instead. This guy uses organic light emitting diode technology to be brighter with less power consumption. They just have a different look to them than LCD. Check out the video to see what they look like. You control them in much the same way as a traditional LCD, just with a few minor changes. Check the product page for more information.
This week we have a new revision of the ITG-3200 triple-axis gryo breakout. We’ve made a few minor changes to the board, and also dropped the price. You might have been seeing a lot of small revisions to older boards lately. Here’s what we’re doing. We’re going through a lot of our old products and revamping our production techniques. This might mean new footprints, new testing or QC procedures, or minor layout or silk changes. Not only does it make it easier to produce reliably, but sometimes we get to make changes that people have been asking for. Sometimes, it makes them cheaper to produce as well. As always, feedback in the comments for products is the best way to suggest things you’d like to see.
That’s all for this week. We have several products tied up in either shipping, receiving, or the final stages of documentation, so don’t worry, we’ll have more new products next week. Thanks for watching and reading and see you then!