New Products 4/24/19 Featuring Adafruit PyBadge for MakeCode Arcade, CircuitPython or Arduino!




from New Products 4/24/19 Featuring Adafruit PyBadge for MakeCode Arcade, CircuitPython or Arduino!
by Jessie Mae

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NEW PRODUCTS THIS WEEK


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Official Raspberry Pi Keyboard – Black and Gray
We’re carrying the Official Raspberry Pi Keyboard! It includes a USB hub with 3 built-in ports (which frees up the USB ports on your Pi! It’s a peripheral party!). The keyboard is a full QWERTY keyboard and is compatible with all operating systems.


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Official Raspberry Pi USB Optical Mouse – Black and Gray
This is a mouse. But, hark, it’s no generic mouse. It’s the Official Raspberry Pi Mouse!

It’s optical for good resolution and precision, three buttons, and has a sturdy USB connector. The track wheel has a good spin and click action. The right and left click also make a nice satisfying sound which we always enjoy. It’s small, but not too small, yet big enough to fit your hand comfortably.


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Break-away 0.1″ 36-pin strip male header – Black – 10 pack

Breakaway header is like the duct tape of electronics. Its great for connecting things together, soldering to perf-boards, fits into any breakout or breadboard, etc. We go through these guys real fast, and thought that given how handy they are, we’d offer them in a pack of ten!

Each pack contains 10 36-pin long headers, 0.1″ pitch, that can be stacked next to each other on a 0.1″ grid and broken apart easily with pliers or diagonal cutters. They’re even gold plated so they wont oxidize!

We have these in Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, White and a Rainbow Pack!


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20-pin 0.1″ Female Headers – Rainbow Color Mix – 5 pack
Female header is like the duct tape of electronics. It’s great for connecting things together, soldering to perf-boards, sockets for wires or break-away header, etc. We go through these real fast, and thought that given how handy they are, we’d offer them in a pack of five!

Each pack contains five candy-colored 20-pin 0.1″ pitch female headers. These are a little extra special in that the plastic holding the pins together is made of colored plastic instead of classic black.

This is a Rainbow Pack, We also have 5 packs of Blue, Green, Red, White and Yellow!


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Side-light Fiber Optic Tube – 5mm Diameter – 1 meter long
Yay, a plastic tube! No, we jest. This is no ordinary plastic tube, but rather a side-lighting fiber optic tube.

This is a pretty neat way to glow up. Light in the fiber optic cable zooms through the core by constantly bouncing off of the edge of the molded plastic, a principle called “total internal reflection” (which also kinda sounds like a very expensive meditation island retreat). When the light pipe doesn’t have total reflection, you can get a nifty lighting effect from the light illuminating the plastic tubing.


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Side-light Fiber Optic Tube – 4mm Diameter – 1 meter long

This tube is 4mm diameter, but is nice and flexible plastic and when lit with a powerful LED, has a nice glowing effect. You can cut it down from 1 meter with diagonal cutters.


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Fiber Optic Light Source – 1 Watt – Red

All you need is a way to get a ton of photons into your light pipe, and that’s what this is! It’s Fiber Optic Light Source in a fiery red color. It’s a high powered LED cluster, you need to power it with 9-12V and 100mA of current, the metal body acts as a heat sink. Then, installation is a breeze. Just loosen the clear knob on the LED emitter and slide one of our fiber optic tubes.

Note: This is just the fiber optic LED. You’ll also want to grab a fiber optic tube.

We also have this light source in Green, Blue, Pink and White!


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Adafruit Metro M4 Express AirLift (WiFi) – Lite

Give your next project a lift with AirLift – our witty name for the ESP32 co-processor that graces this Metro M4. You already know about the Adafruit Metro M4 featuring the Microchip ATSAMD51, with it’s 120MHz Cortex M4 with floating point support. With a train-load of FLASH and RAM, your code will be fast and roomy. And what better way to improve it than to add wireless? Now cooked in directly on board, you get a certified WiFi module that can handle all your TLS and socket needs, it even has root certificates pre-loaded.


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Adafruit PyBadge for MakeCode Arcade, CircuitPython or Arduino
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What’s the size of a credit card and can run CircuitPython, MakeCode Arcade or Arduino? That’s right, its the Adafruit PyBadge! We wanted to see how much we could cram into a ​3 3⁄8 × ​2 1⁄8 inch rounded rectangle, to make an all-in-one dev board with a lot of possibilities, and this is what we came up with.

The PyBadge is a compact board, like we said, it’s credit card sized. It’s powered by our favorite chip, the ATSAMD51, with 512KB of flash and 192KB of RAM. We add 2 MB of QSPI flash for file storage, handy for images, fonts, sounds, or game assets.


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