I’m Dilan, a relatively new hire here at Solarbotics, and I am in charge of product development and R&D support. I’ve got tons of experience with many things, and have seen Arduino as a staple in many projects here at Solarbotics. With its ease of use, powerful programming language, and vast online community, it has been the go-to platform whenever a quick solution is needed. But when I needed some wireless communication, I’d choose a system like Xbee/Zigbee or even simple 433MHz modules, where the communication interface was still treated as a dumb serial link between the two systems. With Solarbotics’ use of Synapse, I needed to project to get to know a more advanced wireless system.
Solarbotics has been playing with Synapse SNAP modules, and have featured these modules in various projects in the past, like our our wireless Brutusbot and with a tutorial on how to get started with Synapse. This system has potential, and it was time to bend it to my will!
Just a quick note to say that we have survived MakeFashion, with (hopefully) positive outcomes, and if you haven’t attended, the highlights of the show are available on our Flickr photostream.
Other than the new goodies, we have one more thing to announce: Solarbotics, as an official MakeFashion partner, has been supporting local and international designers by consulting, providing materials, tech support and snacks. One of the projects we have been working at is Pumping Fashion Lit (by Dee Fontans and Eric Willis). It is featured in the Avenue Magazine preview of the upcoming show. So tomorrow, March 1 we are going to be at MakeFashion Gala to reap the fruits of our labour and hopefully see some neat wearable stuff.
|10-pin Shield Stacking Header
Want to stack more than one shield at a time? Use these instead of standard 10-pin headers to add extra functionality to your shield!
|Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter – Spare battery (BC-BL-01-A)
Small robots need small power sources, and this little 3.7V, 170mAh LiPoly unit from Seeed Studio is one of the smallest batteries we carry.
|Makey Makey – Standard Kit
You may be the greatest living banana-pianist, but how will you ever know if you don’t make yourself a banana piano? Good news, that project and countless others are easier than you think they are with MaKey MaKey.