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New: A triple axis gyro, specialty IC hooks, AVC poster, bags of LEDs, Open Heart Kit, new (Sale) items, MIDI cable, and a fuse and fuse holder.
Emcee Grady does a great job of getting the new products on the homepage, so it's not all that often that I get to do one. But in this set of new stuff, I just couldn't keep my hands off. Too many cool things to talk about!
In the race for the triple-axis gyro, InvenSense and ST are in the lead. ST was the first to deliver the LYPR540AH, but they could only get us sample quantities (3pcs). Our first order of 500pcs is not supposed to arrive until September of 2010! InvenSense however has delivered us 500pcs of the ITG-3200, a triple axis gyro in one IC. Pretty crazy stuff. Both breakout boards are ready and we're ramping up production on the ITG-3200 so we should have a steady supply once we get past the homepage onslaught (please place a backorder - we should have more in a few days). What's next? Of course we're hoping for a triple accel and triple gyro built into one IC. After that, I dream of a accel/gyro/magneto combo - it must be coming! And once we have that, dead reckoning and tracking get very interesting...
I've got a set of these at home and they have already come in handy. A set of 5 IC hooks of different colors with a male pin on one end. I used the black and red pair to hook up a LiPo battery to a dead Canon camera. I really like these IC hooks because they are the finer, double hook type rather than the single sided hook type. This small difference makes these IC hooks easier to cram into small spaces and attach to very small test points.
Ok mom, stop emailing me! The AVC 2010 Poster is now available for sale - and cheap too. We failed horribly - we should have had these posted before the AVC even happened. Our apologies (mom). These are large, 18"x24" posters, full color print.
It was one of those products that once Chris (one of the engineers) recommended it, we hit our collective heads saying 'dah! yes!'. It's quite simply a bag of LEDs. Who needs just one LED? We now have super bright red, green, and blue in bags of 25 pcs each. More varieties coming.
We just completed a building wide inventory and counted every last widget. Once we had all the numbers, we found a surplus of some items so we're having a sale. Have a look at the Ding and Dent category or search for the term (Sale) and see if anything piques your interest.
The Arduino Inventor's Kit has been tremendously popular. We've now added a 12th circuit that shows the reader how to mix a tri-color LED to get any color your heart desires. We're also anxiously awaiting the base plate from our plastic maker. We can't wait to see this kit in its final form.
A simple 6 foot MIDI cable. We needed some of these for an upcoming music project, we figured you might need MIDI cables as well!
Fuse and fuse clip. These are fairly important when you need to protect your high-power device from dangerous situations. The fuse will blow at 5A, hopefully saving the bulk of the electronics. Fuses are good for high power devices but if you're using lower current, a PTC is also very cool and automatically resets itself when the current drops below 500mA.