A Make Meetup in Denver, Ardubot and Annoyatron face off, and a bunch of new products.
Our friends down at Club Workshop
are hosting a Make Meetup
this Thursday. Come meet other Makers, see their projects, and discuss your project ideas.
Engineer Pete wrote a nice tutorial
on how to use the Ardubot PCB
with an Arduino USB
board. In the tutorial, check out the Annoyatron
, Ardubot's predecessor and troublesome older sibling.
The moment you all have been waiting for, the evaluation boards for the extremely powerful and tiny Venus GPS module
are finally posted. One is a logger
complete with SPI flash and a LiPo battery attachment, the other is a general evaluation board
. Keep in mind, they are selling really fast, but rest assured we will be building many more.
New Smart Outlet Powerline
modems are now available. Now you can seamlessly integrate control over your powerlines using these enclosed devices. It seems new powerline modems are showing up every few weeks, so keep an eye on the current
sensor category and our RSS product feed
By popular demand, we now sell a 5V version
of the FTDI Basic. Now you can easily communicate with all 5V Arduinos
without having to modify the 3.3V FTDI Basic
This is a heavy duty 4-way Pacman type arcade joystick
. Alloy construction gives this joystick a solid feeling.
4 new arcade style buttons. Available in yellow
, and pink
It's the end of the world and you need a button
to press. This is it. 60mm in diameter.
Here is a great 4 digit 7 segment LED
with a common cathode configuration. Will work great for a clock.
How many Arduinos do you have sitting around? How long do your development electronics last and what kind of impact do they have on the environment? Here is an interesting blog
about the life cycle of the Arduino USB (Duemilanove