More about website development

Posted By Dave

Oct 15th 2019


A decent website is a core of a web-centric store like ours. Back in the early days, I hand-coded HTML (yeah, go back to waybackmachine to admire that work), and what you got is what you got. Since then, we rebuilt through 3 more iterations of totally refactored hand-coded platforms, and then 2 aborted … Continue reading More about website development

Why no new blogs? Huh? HUH?!?

Posted By Dave

Oct 15th 2019


Sorry. It’s been a feverish last 9 months since taking the bull by the horns and taking over development of the NEW Solarbotics website. It’s coming along, and will be ready VERY soon. Because of this, we’ve been concentrating on moving and vetting the new content, which is sort of like new content (but not … Continue reading Why no new blogs? Huh? HUH?!?

CLOSED July 1, for Canada Day

Posted By Dave

Jun 28th 2019


We will be closed on Monday, July 1, 2019, for Canada Day.  

Exciting New Product – Cyber:bot – Robot Kit

Posted By Dave

May 27th 2019


The cyber:bot robot adds a tangible hardware dimension to Python-focused computer science, CTE and cybersecurity programs.  The cyber:bot robot puts the BBC micro:bit module on the Parallax small robot form factor that’s a proven STEM success in classrooms from middle school into college, leveraging the add-ons available for this chassis. A user-transparent onboard Propeller Multicore … Continue reading Exciting New Product – Cyber:bot – Robot Kit

Closed for Victoria Day

Posted By Dave

May 17th 2019


Orders over the weekend will be processed promptly on Tuesday!

Register for our Workshops at the Maker Faire Bay Area

Posted By Dave

May 8th 2019


Register for our workshops at the Maker Faire Bay Area May 17-19 Build the “Solarbotics Marble Machine” Kit Workshop Register Build the Solar “Squid Hunting” Dynamic Art Kit Workshop Register

We will be at the Calgary Comic Expo!

Posted By Dave

Apr 24th 2019


The Calgary Comic Expo starts this week! If you have not bought your tickets yet, you can do so by clicking here.   Keep updated on our Facebook and Instagram for live streams and media coverage of the event! Our booth is #1113.

CLOSED April 19, for Good Friday

Posted By Dave

Apr 16th 2019


Courier Shipping Services Broken

Posted By Dave

Apr 12th 2019


Purolator is one of our more popular couriers, and they’ve recently rolled out an update that we thought wasn’t going to affect our website. Guess what? Why yes; yes it has. And on a Friday afternoon, we are unable to get anybody on their end to help us pin down the error location. That’s not … Continue reading Courier Shipping Services Broken

Chug-O-Meter Celebrating Arduino Day & St. Patrick’s Day

Posted By Dave

Mar 13th 2019


Isn’t it nice when you can hit two birds with one stone? That’s exactly what we’ve done as we approach both Arduino Day and Saint Patrick’s Day with our version of the Chug-O-Meter! We absolutely loved what the team did with their Chug Meter but thought that we could add more to its survivability … Continue reading Chug-O-Meter Celebrating Arduino Day & St. Patrick’s Day





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