New Product Friday: Just in Case...

Tons of new enclosures, a few products for your Pi, and more.

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We’re back with another round of products for your Friday. This week was have an assortment of different products as well as some demos.

We also did a demo for our new FadeCandy.

That concludes the video portion of our program; let’s take a closer look at our new products.

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We have a bunch of new enclosures for all your goodies this week. Chances are, if you have a board that needs a case, we’ve got what you need. All of these cases are made by the same company that makes the Pi Tin for the Raspberry Pi. They are simple economical cases that give you access to all the inputs and outputs, and don’t require tools to put them together. We have them for the Raspberry Pi Camera Module (in both clear and black), the PiFace (in just clear), the Beaglebone Black (clear and black), the Arduino Yun (clear and black), and the Arduino Uno (clear and black). They are very well thought-out cases with a lot of little features. The price is great too.

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We have a few more new products from Adafruit this week as well. The FadeCandy is an easy way to control NeoPixel LEDs or any of the WS2811/12 variants. Eight outputs line the bottom of the FadeCandy to provide you with a way to support up to 512 LEDs total, assigned to each output in eight strips of 64 LEDs each.

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This is the half-sized Raspberry Pi Perma-Proto Breadboard from Adafruit, a simple solder-able-type bare PCB kit that affords you with the luxury of soldering in your own custom prototype with GPIO connection capabilities to a Raspberry Pi. It comes with a shrouded GPIO header and has power rails and two separate prototyping areas.

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Also for your Pi, this card adapter plugs into the SD socket on a Raspberry Pi and lets you use microSD cards without them sticking out. The adapter is only about 5.5mm thick and can easily fit into most cases that could surround a RPi without needing to remove the case.

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We now have the BMP180 in retail packaging. This was the replacement to the popular BMP085 pressure sensor. The BMP180 offers a pressure measuring range of 300 to 1100 hPa with an accuracy down to 0.02 hPa in advanced resolution mode.

In addition to the products listed above, we also have some new products in our sale category. Be sure to check the category periodically for new additions. You can find some good deals in there from time to time.

As always, thanks for reading, watching, and giving us suggestions of new products to carry. We’ll be back again next week with more new products. See you then!


Comments 8 comments

  • The cases are nice. But how about this problem:

    In my home weather station (indoor unit), I am using a Mega as the 5" TFT touch panel shield need this. I also am using a Adafruit CC3000 WiFi board (UNO form factor) as well as a Mega type Protoshield that holds my Nordic link to the outdoor portion and a DS1307 and a DHT22. The TFT shield and panel MUST be at the top of the stack. The problem is that the CC3000 board is in the UNO form factor. There is no extension of the added Mega pins. I tried using just stackable header connectors (freestanding) but that was unsatisfactory. I finally modified a Mega to have stackable headers in the UNO area and placed the CC3000 under the Mega board. Does anyone make a mega board with stackable headers (Or for that matter a UNO)?

    My Stack: 1. TFT Touch Panel 2. TFT/Touch Shield (mega) 3. Mega Proto Shield 4. Arduino Mega modified with stackable headers in UNO area 5. Adafruit CC3000 WiFi shield (UNO size)

    BTW: I live in Firestone , CO (however I work in Hillsboro,OR) and have the Ambient weather Solar Shield at my house. It is not really UV resistant and will eventually get brittle and break. I am on my second one in 4 years and I still had to repair it this summer.

    Regards John

  • The Loveland CreatorSpace booth at the Denver Mini Maker Faire will have a 60x36 pixel WS2812 LED display that uses Fadecandy boards, server and Processing sketches. So stop by and check it out.

  • Jeff L / last year * / 1

    I would love to see a wider array of generic, easy to mod cases - for those of us who just can’t seem to paint inside the lines.

    Or how about a Sparkfun all-in-one 12x12 inch vac-u-form system? Please? :)

  • Will there be any more robotics 101 videos?

    • I was scrambling to get #10 done last night and I just simply ran out of time. It will be live soon on our YouTube page and we will feature it on the blog next week.

  • How do any of these cases cope with having shields/capes put on the board?

    • Jeff L / last year * / 1

      It’s like inventing a bubble snap-case for the latest new design of Lego brick… with holes in the top to accommodate connections with other bricks. It… solves no problems that I can see.

      Obviously we are going to build off these platforms. I’m not sure what advantage having my platform in a plastic bubble offers.

      Edit: I was thinking about it this morning - how about a bottom plate that accommodates a platform like an Arduino Pro, and then custom snap-on side spacers and tops that expand the case for shields? The shields already stack up - seems there should be a case system that does that as well.

      Then at least the box could be extended to accommodate shields and keep a significant amount of the project inside the box.

      • I’m not sure what advantage having my platform in a plastic bubble offers.

        Mostly it reduces its likelihood of getting smashed. That said, I kinda like the stackable side-spacer idea.

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