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This week we have a new Flexible LED Matrix, a BLE module, and an itty-bitty IC.
Welcome back, everyone! It's Friday once again and, as always, that means new products. We've had a bit of a slower week but you should still be able to find something you like! Let's take a look and see what we have.
The Flexible LED Matrix is filled with 256 individually controlled WS2812B LEDs that have been arranged into an 8x32 display. Thanks to its flexible backing, this LED Matrix can be bent and bowed to fit onto almost any curvy surface. You can create animations, scrolling text, or even incorporate them into a fun e-textiles project. Check it out in action:
The BR-LE4.0-S3A is a standalone Class 1 Bluetooth 4.0 module that requires no firmware or external components. We originally ordered these little modules for a wireless board that we ultimately decided to not move forward on. We now offer them bare and by themselves. Also, we won't be reordering them, so once they're gone, they're gone.
The PIC16F877A is a small 44-pin SMD IC that was once used in our old Wall Clock Controller and while we were moving we discovered a few of these leftover ICs. This little guy has a laundry list of features that you can read all about on its product page but we can tell you that it is ideal for more advanced level A/D applications in automotive, industrial, and appliances.
Well that's it for this week. Thanks for reading and checking out the video! Rob will still be out next week at RoboGames with Sgt. Cuddles but we'll be here with more new products for you to check out. See you then!