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To accommodate the announcement for the ProtoSnap series, we've moved the post back to Saturday for this week.
Thanks for taking time out of your weekend to check out some new products! As you may know, we announced the ProtoSnap line yesterday. In addition to those boards, we also have a few other new products for this week. We also have a surprise guest appearance for the video this week!
Yes, it was a real puppy and she was really cute too. She was quite sleepy though. Don't worry, we'll be back next Friday with another product post.
Yesterday, we had the official announcement of the ProtoSnap lineup. The LilyPad line expands with two new ProtoSnap boards, the Development Board and the E-Sewing Kit. Check out the post yesterday to learn more about these cool boards.
And of course we also have the ProtoSnap Pro Mini. This board combines a Pro Mini, FTDI Basic and other useful boards. Plug it in and you're ready to go, no need to get out the breadboard! Again, check out the post yesterday to learn more about these cool boards.
Wireless is cool, but sometimes you don't want to shell out the cash for a pair of XBees or a Bluetooth module to do something simple. Thankfully, these RF Links are inexpensive and reliable. We have them in 315MHz and 434MHz. We have a transmitter and receiver for each frequency. These are not transceivers; they can only send data one-way. For simple wireless communication, these are fantastic.
When you need to connect a lot of pins with one cable, ribbon cables come in very handy. We now have connectors and cable so you can make your own ribbon cables. We carry 6-pin (2x3) and 10-pin (2x5) connectors and we have 6-wire cables in 3 feet and 15 feet, as well as the 10-wire cables in 3 feet and 15 feet.
Wouldn't it be nice if you didn't have to connect power AND Ethernet to your networked project? Well, with these PoE cables, you don't have to! These cables allow you to pass power over your network so one RJ45 cable can both power your project (if your Ethernet device supports this) and allow it to talk to the outside world.
We have some more retail products this week as well. The popular ProtoScrewShield has been added to our products donned in retail attire. Of course we will still sell this kit as a standard product, but now you can see it at retail outlets as well.
In addition, we also have a new version of the GPS Shield for retail. You might have seen the revision of the GPS Shield a few weeks ago, and now that board has made its way into retail packaging as well. This retail version not only comes with attractive packaging, but also a GPS module and headers.
And lastly, we have another In2Rowing case that was found. This one was for the smaller unit and is a few inches shorter than the case we talked about a couple weeks ago. Use it for storage, target practice or just bury them in the backyard.
That's all we have for this week. We will be back to our regularly scheduled post on Friday next week. Thanks for reading and see you in a week!