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New products for your Raspberry Pi B+, and our very last New Product Post Video shot at our old building. :-(
This week marks a turning point for the Friday New Product Posts. This will be our last video filmed at our old building. As of next week, we will be doing filming at the pretty new building. I’ve filmed over 180 product vides in that cramped little room. Maybe you remember the very first one? If you’ve been on a tour of the building you might have seen the room. It’s tucked away in the back of the building and it’s really tiny. It will not be missed. Here’s the final video of me in that room.
Need a display for your Raspberry Pi? We have two new products this week that act as primary display modules for your Pi. Unlike a shield or other displays, this display acts like a primary display, like one you would plug into the HDMI or composite video jack (like a standard monitor). This allows you to create a truly embedded Pi easily. We have them in a 3.2" and a 3.5" size.
Clean up that rat’s nest of wires with terminal blocks. You’ve most likely seen these or used them before. A wire goes in on one side and another connects on the opposite side. You can use bare wire, ring terminals or spade connectors. We have them in 3 sizes, a 3 position, 6 position, and 12 position.
The old Raspberry Pi used a 26 pin connector for all the GPIO, but the new B+ uses a 40 pin connector. We have a new ribbon cable for use with the B+’s 40 pin header. The cable is 6" long, grey and has metal in it for conducting electicity.
We have a simple PCB breakout for a ¼" TRS audio jack. What is TRS? That means tip, ring, sleeve. This refers to the various contacts on the end of the plug that goes into the jack. This breakout can be mounted in a breadboard or secured with screws using the two mounting holes.
Lastly, we have some microswtiches. These are designed to work with the Actobotics products, but you could use them for whatever you want, we can’t tell you what to do. They come in 2 packs, and can be used with the microswitch mounts.
That’s all for this week. We will be back again next week for more new products. Thanks for reading and watching and see you next week.