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Stuff for your single board computer, LEDs, and a book for learnin'. Check out what's new this week.
Welcome back everyone. It’s new product time, so let’s get right down to business and see what’s new for this week.
The CryptoCape is really a jam-packed board that’s hard to ‘show’ on video. Be sure to check out the hookup guide for more information about all the things it can do.
The CryptoCape is the BeagleBone’s first dedicated security daughterboard and was made in collaboration with our Hacker in Residence Josh Datko. This cape has specialized ICs that perform various cryptographic operations, which will allow you to add a hardware security layer to your BeagleBone project. It also is a nice device for those performing embedded security research. Be sure to check out the hookup guide for more information.
This is the Pi Wedge, a small board that connects to the Raspberry Pi’s 26-pin GPIO connector, and breaks the pins out to breadboard-friendly arrangement and spacing, and even adds a couple of decoupling capacitors on the power supply lines. It also adds an FTDI header for monitoring the serial line and such.
We carry many different types and styles of LEDs. Up until today, however, we’ve only carried surface-mount or strips for addressable LEDs. We now have these handy PTH addressable LEDs in 5 packs. They works the same was as any other WS28xx addressable LED, but are in PTH packages instead. Using addressable LEDs makes large arrays a lot simpler as you don’t need an individual IO pin for each color and LED.
This week we have a new serial TTL JPEG camera. These cameras are 2MP (1600x1200 pixels) and can communicate over serial, making integrating them into embedded applications easy.
Want to learn about programming with Scratch? You might want to check out this new book. Scratch is a fun, free, beginner-friendly programming environment where you connect blocks of code to build programs. While most famously used to introduce kids to programming, Scratch can make computer science approachable for people of any age.
This next product is nuts! Well, 6-32 hex nuts to be precise. They come in a package of 25 and work well with the Actobotics products. You can of course use them with standard 6-32 screws as well.
OK, that’s all I have for this week. But don’t worry, we’ll have even more new products next week, so be sure to come back again next Friday. Thanks for reading, see you next week!