Sunday, June 17, 2018

Adafruit New Products this Week: Featuring Adafruit Itsy Bitsy M4 Express! @adafruit #adafruit

from Adafruit New Products this Week: Featuring Adafruit Itsy Bitsy M4 Express! @adafruit #adafruit
by Jessie Mae

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All the new products at Adafruit this week!


NEW PRODUCTS THIS WEEK


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AdaBox 007 – SPY – AdaBox007 – SPY is the perfect gift for folks who are just getting started in the world of DIY electronics. It’s an excellent addition to our family of DIY projects, plus it’s a solderless pack. This is also a great way to test the waters of AdaBox before committing to a subscription.


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5″ eTape Liquid Level Sensor with Plastic Casing – This eTape Liquid Level Sensor is a solid-state sensor with a resistive output that varies with the level of the fluid. It does away with clunky mechanical floats, and easily interfaces with electronic control systems. What differentiates this from our other eTape Liquid Sensors is the hard plastic jacket that makes it less susceptible to damage.


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5″ eTape Liquid Level Sensor + extras – The eTape Liquid Level Sensor is a solid-state sensor with a resistive output that varies with the level of the fluid. It does away with clunky mechanical floats, and easily interfaces with electronic control systems. The eTape sensor’s envelope is compressed by the hydrostatic pressure of the fluid in which it is immersed. This results in a change in resistance that corresponds to the distance from the top of the sensor to the surface of the fluid. The sensor’s resistive output is inversely proportional to the height of the liquid: the lower the liquid level, the higher the output resistance; the higher the liquid level, the lower the output resistance.


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Onion Omega2+ Maker Kit – Ever wanted your own Linux-based IoT computer? A small one, that can be battery powered? The Onion Omega2 is sort of in-between a microcontroller (like an Arduino/CircuitPython/MakeCode running chip) and a full-fledged microcomputer (like Raspbery Pi). What you get is a bite-sized development board that combines the power-efficiency of the Arduino and the flexibility of the Raspberry Pi!

So, for example, it runs Linux, but isn’t going to replace your desktop computer. It’s low power and has a static filesystem, but still requires some time to boot up. It’s based on the MediaTek MT7688, a WiFi SoC that was initially designed for devices like WiFi routers or complex IoT devices. It comes with a variant of OpenWRT (nicknamed Onion OS) that is a slimmed down version of Linux. It’s not going to run node.js or minecraft but it is Linux. So, you get WiFi built in, and a full TCP/IP stack with SSL/TLS with all the scripting/programming language support that you expect.


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Onion Omega2+ Starter Kit – Ever wanted your own Linux-based IoT computer? A small one, that can be battery powered? The Onion Omega2 is sort of in-between a microcontroller (like an Arduino/CircuitPython/MakeCode running chip) and a full-fledged microcomputer (like Raspbery Pi). What you get is a bite-sized development board that combines the power-efficiency of the Arduino and the flexibility of the Raspberry Pi!


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Pimoroni noise:bit for micro:bit – *HONK* *HONK* micro:bit comin’ thru! Maybe you’ve played with the micropython speech module, or maybe you want to have MakeCode sound effects. Well, we couldn’t let the other boards have all the audio fun! Now you can make your micro:bit BLURP and BEEP with noise:bit!


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Pimoroni scroll:bit for micro:bit – The BBC micro:bit comes with 25 red LEDs on the front but…maybe you have a fever, and the only prescription is MORE LEDs!? If so, then you can add 119 individual blinkies to your micro:bit with Pimoroni’s scroll:bit!


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4 x AA Battery Holder with 2.1mm Plug and On/Off Switch – Here’s another addition to our growing family of AA battery holders. Behold! A holder for four (4) AA batteries! It’s got a 5″ long power cable with a 5.5/2.1mm DC jack at the end, an On/Off switch, and, oh yes, it’s in classy Adafruit black.


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Adafruit CRICKIT FeatherWing for any Feather – Sometimes we wonder if robotics engineers ever watch movies. If they did, they’d know that making robots into slaves always ends up in a robot rebellion. Why even go down that path? Here at Adafruit, we believe in making robots our friends!

So if you find yourself wanting a companion, consider the robot. They’re fun to program, and you can get creative with decorations.

With that in mind, we designed Crickit – That’s our Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Feather ecosystem that lets you #MakeRobotFriend using CircuitPython, MakeCode (coming soon), or Arduino.


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Adafruit ItsyBitsy M4 Express featuring ATSAMD51 – What’s smaller than a Feather but larger than a Trinket? It’s an Adafruit ItsyBitsy M4 Express featuring the Microchip ATSAMD51! Small, powerful, with a ultra fast ATSAMD51 Cortex M4 processor running at 120 MHz – this microcontroller board is perfect when you want something very compact, with a ton of horsepower and a bunch of pins. This Itsy is like a bullet train, with it’s 120MHz Cortex M4 with floating point support and 512KB Flash and 192KB RAM. Your code will zig and zag and zoom, and with a bunch of extra peripherals for support, this will for sure be your favorite new chipset.



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Saturday, June 16, 2018

#3DPrinted Quick Release GoPro Bracket #celebratephotography

from #3DPrinted Quick Release GoPro Bracket #celebratephotography
by Stephanie

From xchg_dot_ca on Thingiverse:

Created Quick Release plate for YI Handheld Gimbal based on GoPro quick release buckle.
This is designed to be used with GoPro chest mounts.

Read more and see more on YouTube


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We #celebratephotography here at Adafruit every Saturday. From photographers of all levels to projects you have made or those that inspire you to make, we’re on it! Got a tip? Well, send it in!

If you’re interested in making your own project and need some gear, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to check out our Raspberry Pi accessories and our DIY cameras.

Friday, June 15, 2018

NEW PRODUCT – 5″ eTape Liquid Level Sensor + extras

from NEW PRODUCT – 5″ eTape Liquid Level Sensor + extras
by Angelica

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NEW PRODUCT – 5″ eTape Liquid Level Sensor + extras


The eTape Liquid Level Sensor is a solid-state sensor with a resistive output that varies with the level of the fluid. It does away with clunky mechanical floats, and easily interfaces with electronic control systems. The eTape sensor’s envelope is compressed by the hydrostatic pressure of the fluid in which it is immersed. This results in a change in resistance that corresponds to the distance from the top of the sensor to the surface of the fluid. The sensor’s resistive output is inversely proportional to the height of the liquid: the lower the liquid level, the higher the output resistance; the higher the liquid level, the lower the output resistance.

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This is a very unique sensor. We haven’t seen anything else that is affordable and accurate for measuring liquid level. This sensor seems like it would be a handy addition to a hydroponics, aquarium, fountain, or pool controller, or perhaps measuring a rain tube. This particular sensor is the 5″ version, and it includes a 4-pin connector and 560Ω 5% resistor. The connector is so you don’t have to solder directly to the delicate pins. Instead, just solder to the connector and plug it onto the sensor.

Since the sensor is resistive, it is easy to read it using a microcontroller ADC pin. Check the tutorials tab for a quick-start pointer!

Please Note: This product only comes with the 5″ bare Tape Liquid Level Sensor.  In our demo, we set up a 12″ enclosed version with an Adafruit Metro, a TB6612 Stepper Motor Driver Breakout Board, and an Automotive Gauge Stepper Motor to demonstrate functionality.

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In stock and shipping now!

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by Jessie Mae

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NEW PRODUCTS – Onion Omega2+ Starter & Maker Kits

from NEW PRODUCTS – Onion Omega2+ Starter & Maker Kits
by Angelica

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NEW PRODUCTS – Onion Omega2+ Starter & Maker Kits


Ever wanted your own Linux-based IoT computer? A small one, that can be battery powered? The Onion Omega2 is sort of in-between a microcontroller (like an Arduino/CircuitPython/MakeCode running chip) and a full-fledged microcomputer (like Raspbery Pi). What you get is a bite-sized development board that combines the power-efficiency of the Arduino and the flexibility of the Raspberry Pi!

So, for example, it runs Linux, but isn’t going to replace your desktop computer. It’s low power and has a static filesystem, but still requires some time to boot up. It’s based on the MediaTek MT7688, a WiFi SoC that was initially designed for devices like WiFi routers or complex IoT devices. It comes with a variant of OpenWRT (nicknamed Onion OS) that is a slimmed down version of Linux. It’s not going to run node.js or Minecraft, but it is Linux. So, you get WiFi built in, and a full TCP/IP stack with SSL/TLS with all the scripting/programming language support that you expect.

Unlike a Raspberry Pi, you don’t get a desktop or even a console on HDMI. Instead, you use a serial connection/ssh and the command line, or the simplified webpage interface to program it. So it’s good if you have a bit of experience with those things!

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Where it excels is as a physical computing platform, with hardware and WiFi. Wanna know how to blink an LED, or even multiple (!) LEDs? You can do that! You’ll be able to read switches and use shift registers. Blinking text? No problem! A 7-Segment display and an LCD screen are included! The Maker Kit even comes with relay, PWM/servo and OLED add-ons so you can have a display and robotics interfacing. Comes with all the fixins’ to get comfortable with IoT and programming languages, including Python, C++, Node js, php, Bash, RubyPerl, Lua, G, and more!

First up, the Starter Kit!


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This starter kit has everything you need to dip your toes into Onion Omega2+ play and development. Once you have your project or product well-developed you can then purchase individual Omega2’s and add-on boards from Onion.

This Onion Omega2+ Starter Kit includes:

We also stock the Maker kit which comes with more stuff like an OLED, relay and servo/PWM board.


And now, the Maker Kit!

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This Onion Omega2+ Maker Kit includes:

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In stock and shipping now! Onion Omega2+ Starter & Maker Kits

NEW PRODUCT – 5″ eTape Liquid Level Sensor with Plastic Casing

from NEW PRODUCT – 5″ eTape Liquid Level Sensor with Plastic Casing
by Angelica

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NEW PRODUCT – 5″ eTape Liquid Level Sensor with Plastic Casing


This eTape Liquid Level Sensor is a solid-state sensor with a resistive output that varies with the level of the fluid. It does away with clunky mechanical floats, and easily interfaces with electronic control systems. What differentiates this from our other eTape Liquid Sensors is the hard plastic jacket that makes it less susceptible to damage.

3828 iso ORIG 2018 06

The eTape sensor’s envelope is compressed by the hydrostatic pressure of the fluid in which it is immersed. This results in a change in resistance that corresponds to the distance from the top of the sensor to the surface of the fluid. The sensor’s resistive output is inversely proportional to the height of the liquid: the lower the liquid level, the higher the output resistance; the higher the liquid level, the lower the output resistance.

This is a very unique sensor, and we haven’t seen anything else that is affordable and accurate for measuring liquid level. This particular sensor is the 5″ version, and it comes with a 3-pin JST connector.

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Since the sensor is resistive, it is easy to read it using a microcontroller/ADC pin. Check the tutorials tab for a quick-start pointer.

Please Note: This product only comes with the 5″ plastic enclosed eTape Liquid Level Sensor.  In our demo, we set up a 12″ enclosed version with an Adafruit Metro, a TB6612 Stepper Motor Driver Breakout Board, and an Automotive Gauge Stepper Motor to demonstrate functionality.

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In stock and shipping now!