We're back! After a great time in Austin, we're back to work. Checkout some of the pictures from Maker Faire here
. Phillip Torrone from Make Magazine also has a good Flickr set
The soldering workshop was a huge hit! We accepted donations for the soldering kits we gave away to students
of the workshop. We were able to raise $884 for Austin non-profits Angleheart Children's Shelter
and The Robot Group
! Thanks goes to everyone who came and checked out our booth and our soldering workshops.
from Saleae is a light-weight, simple to use logic analyzer. Low-cost ($149!) with good software support, Logic is a crucial tool for any prototyper.
We now have a surprisingly powerful geological measuring tool. This ruggedized, open-source, Digital Underground Survey Instrument
is a powerful compass, surveyor, pedometer, and gaussmeter. A powerful combination!
The SCP1000 is a great barometric pressure sensor. We now stock the rubber gasket
that will allow the SCP1000 to withstand even harsh water environments!
New sensor allows the user to figure out the orientation in space. The FC30
is like an accelerometer with everything stripped out, except for the basics. Am I upside down, left, right, etc? The FC30 will tell you how your device is oriented. Simple to use and includes support for 'click' detection. This means the sensor can tell when the user is tapping the sensor like a button.
This is an RGB color sensor from PICAXE. The AXE045
is based on the TAOS TCS230, is capable of sensing red, green, and blue colors. The output from the TAOS sensor is a series of pulses. The more green the item infront of the sensor is, the more pulses you'll see on the green pin. Use this sensor to detect basic colors and sort Skittles.
Jan de Rie has updated the ever popular oscilloscope clock kit
. This easy to assemble kit turns any o-scope into a clock! A great gift for the nerd within us all.
The magnet ring
is a very small, very powerful magnet with a small hole in the center. This type of magnet is ideal for creating conductive snap-together connections between PCBs.
We are adding more and more ethernet devices so we decided to stock some ethernet cables
as well. Naturally, we have them in red.
We figured if we used them in a project, you might need one too. This is a simple, but really handy stereo splitter
- one 3.5mm jack to two.
And now for updates on photos:
Now you can see inside the KinetaMap
! The KinetaMap is a datalogger of GPS, acceleration, with Bluetooth?
connection built in so you can see where you went, and how bumpy it was to get there.