Notice: we will be closed on Friday April 19. See our blog for notices regarding shipping and local pickup orders.

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Notice- Easter Holiday 2019

April 18, 2019

Spring has finally sprung in Toronto, and this weekend it is the Easter holiday. We will be closed on Friday April 19 and back in the office on Monday April 22. Canada Post will not be delivering or picking up on April 19 or Monday April 22. UPS will not be delivering or picking up on Friday April 19. For our local Toronto customers: Our pickup site, Cards and Such will be open from 10:00 to 2:00 on Friday April 19, from 9:30 to 6:00 on Saturday April 20, and they will be closed on Sunday April 21 and Monday April 22. If you are in a hurry and want to pickup from our office on April 22, please call us at 647-794-4783 to make...

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Order E10000!

April 09, 2019

Today we received our 10,000th order!  Thank you to all our customers for making our business possible.  We cannot possibly express how much we appreciate your business. Learn more about our order counting odometer here.  

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Route Shipping Insurance

February 28, 2019

We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with Route to offer shipping insurance for our customers!    This is completely optional- please feel free to opt out if you do not want the insurance. The process is pretty simple.  For $1.82 on a $100 or less order, Route will insure your shipment end to end.  Above $100, the premium will increase proportionate to the order size.  If there are any problems, submit a claim to Route and your order will be refunded or replaced.  Route is backed by Lloyds of London. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know!

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Driving a Mechanical Speedometer with a Raspberry Pi Part 2 of 2: The Code and Electrical Bits

February 20, 2019

In our first installment, you learned how we put together our Raspberry Pi-powered Mechanical Speedometer, now we will share how the device works. First, a bit about the Adafruit Motor HAT.  This is a great add-on board for the Pi, and it allows you to control up to 4 regular motors.  You have to solder the headers to the HAT which takes a few minutes.  The HAT should be powered separate from the Pi, and the HAT can take 5V to 12V.  The HAT does not have a barrel jack connector, but you can use an adapter and some wire.   In our case, we ran the HAT at 5V because our Beefy Hobby Motor drove the speedometer quite well with 5V.   In...

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