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Three new Bluetooth controllers are available, along with more official Raspberry Pi products
Hello everyone! This week, we have new Bluetooth® gamepads from 8BitDo: a pro version with rumble, motion, and turbo functionality, and a lite version (in blue and yellow) for those of you wanting to get started with robotics or gaming. After that, we have five new Raspberry Pi products for you to check out. We round out the day with a new AI Development Board from Himax!
We'd also like to let you know that we are in the middle of our month of sales, with unique daily deals every week day from November 2-26. Be sure to check out this blog post for details on our daily deals, Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales!
Now, let's take a closer look at all of our new products!
The 8BitDo SN30 Pro Bluetooth Gamepad is the world's first fully-featured retro controller. It boasts a full button set with clickable joysticks, rumble vibration, motion controls, wireless Bluetooth, rechargeable battery, home and screen shot buttons, and a USB-C connector - not to mention a proper d-pad. The 8BitDo SN30 Pro provides an easy-to-interface controller for your Bluetooth-enabled robotics projects.
The 8BitDo Lite Bluetooth Gamepad (in yellow or blue) is an ultra-portable controller made for 2D games and more. Beyond its compatibility for Windows machines, Steam, Switch and Raspberry Pi, the 8BitDo Lite provides an easy-to-interface controller for your Bluetooth-enabled robotics projects.
This 8 MP IR camera module is capable of 1080 p video and still images, and connects directly to your Raspberry Pi. Similar to the non-IR Raspberry Pi Camera, connect the included ribbon cable to the CSI (Camera Serial Interface) port on your Raspberry Pi, boot up the latest version of Raspbian and you are good to go!
This is the official case for the Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ (it also fits the Raspberry Pi 1 Model A+ as well). The case is a two-piece ABS press-fit enclosure with access to the USB, HDMI, Audio and Ethernet ports. A slot on the bottom gives you access to the MicroSD card as well.
Last up this week, the Himax WE-I Plus EVB Endpoint AI Development Board is the perfect solution for just that - a computer/machine vision or AI endpoint. In collaboration with Google TensorFlow Lite for Microcontrollers' framework and Synopsys embARC MLI library, the Himax WE-I Plus EVB provides a complete development environment to deploy all TensorFlow Lite for Microcontrollers examples: Person detection, Micro speech and Magic wand for Vision, Voice and Vibration applications.