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Escape Room Part 1: Pulse Sensor

March 03, 2017

I am in the process of starting a relatively large-scale project for my senior thesis at school. I will be creating an escape room for which I will be transforming the lighting studio at my school into an abandoned hospital lab. I will be putting players through a scenario in which they must retrieve blood samples from the hospital to help scientists create a cure for a mass contagion that is wiping out humanity. My escape room will contain a variety of puzzles and challenges and will make extensive use of Arduinos and Particle Photons. One of the main components of my escape room will be vests that players wear that will essentially monitor their health as they are exposed to...

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New reduced Canada Post rates!

March 02, 2017

We are pleased to announce reduced Canada Post shipping rates!  We have reduced our Canadian shipping rates by 10% across the board.  We are shipping hundreds of packages per month now, so Canada Post was nice enough to give us a discount. Thank you for your support and enjoy the new rates!

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Hungry Hippos

February 25, 2017

This project is a digital remake classic board game Hungry Hungry Hippos. I decided to try and recreate the motion of the hippos from the game at the push of a button. I knew going into this that the hippos had two main motions: the forward and backward motion of their body and the up and down motion of their head. I figured that I could use a servo to control the body motion and a solenoid to control the head motion. I decided that would program my hippo using an Arduino Mega 2560 R3. I started by 3D printing a head for the hippo and a rack and pinion that would represent the hippo's body. This was an iterative process (it took...

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February 2017 Newsletter

February 09, 2017

THANK YOU! We are pleased to announce that we recently celebrated our 1,000th website order!  With over 900 items in stock and thousands more available via pre-order, we have everything you need.New ProductsEvery week we are adding the latest from SparkFun and Adafruit to our website!  Keep an eye out for new products.AdafruitWe are pleased to now offer AdaBox kits for pre-order!  AdaBox is Adafruit's subscription service that sends a box of electronics goodness once a quarter.  Unfortunately you cannot subscribe to the service if you are outside the US, but we can now sell the kits!  Check out the Patriotic Canadian Robot that we made using AdaBox002.  SparkFunSome of our favourite new products from SparkFun include the LIlyPad Sewable Electronics Kit, the  ESP32 thing IoT microcontroller, and the super fun PiRetrocade kit....

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