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Small and Light Shipping

January 31, 2018

We are pleased to announce a new Canadian shipping option called "Small and Light".   For orders weighing under 100 grams, we are now offering this rate for only $3.00.  Please note that this option will have no tracking or service guarantee.  In other words, you will get it when you get it!  Generally the time will be similar to how long regular mail takes. Update March 23, 2018: The Small and Light program has been a great success for our customers!  We have made this option a permanent offering in our store.  

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micro:bit as a Bluetooth Low Energy gestural controller

January 12, 2018

We're finding more and more to do with the micro:bit. Not merely did Craig upgrade his Christmas Tree decorations to be micro:bit-powered and NeoPixel-driven, but we also discovered how to use a micro:bit as a BLE gestural controller. Best of all, it doesn't need much extra hardware beyond a micro:bit go kit and a BLE-capable computer (like a Raspberry Pi Zero W or Raspberry Pi 3). You can also use the same micro:bit code with Bitty Software's “bitty blue” app for iOS or Android. The micro:bit has a bunch of sensors built in — accelerometer, compass, temperature, buttons, digital and analogue I/O, plus the 5×5 LED display — and they can be read and set over BLE. To start, you'll...

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Circuit Playground Express Chord Guitar

January 03, 2018

What's got seven chords and is really, really small? This little chord guitar runs on a Circuit Playground Express with no additional hardware. It's written in CircuitPython. The source is here — — and you can install it by dropping the contents of this archive onto your Circuit Playground Express's file system.

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Google Customer Reviews

December 18, 2017

Thanks to everyone that has posted Google Reviews of Elmwood Electronics! We started collecting reviews last summer, and I kind of forgot about it.  Today I took a look and saw that we were over 140 reviews  There is some great feedback! It goes without saying that we would not be so successful without our great customers, and we really appreciate the reviews. Once we get over 150 reviews, Google will allow us to share the overall rating.  This will help new customers realize the kind of service they can expect from Elmwood.  Thanks again everyone!

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