Heated Car Seat Teardown and Repair

Posted By Yana

Jan 11th 2017


Here’s a little makeover of an inexpensive aftermarket car seat heating pad that stopped working. Designed to activate and warm up when sat upon, the electronics face a fair amount of abuse: since the seat is a soft frame, the wires inside constantly move and flex with the body. They are also subject to harsh … Continue reading Heated Car Seat Teardown and Repair

Christmas/New Years Holiday Hours

Posted By Yana

Dec 22nd 2016


  Happy holidays! This is a quick note to announce our holiday schedule, which is going to be as follows: Friday, December 23 – Offices open til 2pm Saturday, December 24 – Tuesday, December 27 — Closed Wednesday, December 28 – Thursday, December 29 – Open Friday, December 30 — Offices open til 4pm Saturday, … Continue reading Christmas/New Years Holiday Hours

The Solarbotics Repairacord™ Electronics Survival Bracelet

Posted By Yana

Dec 19th 2016


Everyone is familiar with paracord bracelets – the cleverly woven wearable survival device that instantly unravels into many meters of useful and super strong nylon cord in case of necessity. These are useful for outdoorsy types, but what if you are an indoorsy type with a lot of electronic emergencies? Or a geek in need … Continue reading The Solarbotics Repairacord™ Electronics Survival Bracelet

New Product: Connectors

Posted By Yana

Dec 14th 2016


150mm Futaba-style Servo cable, Double Female $1.95 Just a standard 0.1″ pitch Futaba-style servo jumper cable, with female connectors on both sides. JST XH 2.5mm – 3 Pin plug & 100mm cable set $0.65 The JST XH 3-pin header & cable set. 100mm long, 2.5mm pin pitch. Raspberry Pi GPIO Ribbon 40-pin Cable, 6″ long … Continue reading New Product: Connectors

Expo Holiday Market snapshot

Posted By Yana

Nov 21st 2016


Although Calgary Expo Holiday Market that took place over this weekend was not exactly costume-abundant, it was nice to see the finished costume Solarbotics helped to bling up with our SuperFlex LED strings: Analeigh Cosplay’s Who of Whoville!

Starry Night Pendant Assembly Guide

Posted By Dave

Nov 17th 2016


We’ve already blogged about the Technology Grad Dresses, which are accompanied by the Starry Night Pendant as a perfect finishing touch to complete the outfit. Since then, we’ve upgraded and improved the Pendant design to make it a fully documented kit, rather than just a bundle: The 2xAAA battery holder offers longer life, less cost … Continue reading Starry Night Pendant Assembly Guide

DIY LED Fosshape Horns

Posted By Yana

Nov 17th 2016


Supplies: Fosshape 300 2 x slow scroll RGB LED 2 x coin cell batteries conductive thread 2 x coin cell battery holder – sewable 2 x pieces of velcro (hook side) dimensional fabric paint (like this) – not included in the kit Tools: scissors needle heat gun needlenose pliers clear nail polish – optional Step … Continue reading DIY LED Fosshape Horns

New Product: Displays

Posted By Yana

Nov 1st 2016


Prop SX Controller $103.99 Advanced prop designers and industrial engineers have asked us for more horsepower and that’s what we’ve delivered with the Prop-SX. LK204-24-USB-WB USB LCD Module $103.00 USB 4 line by 20 character Display with lots of features! White on blue. 2.8″ TFT Touchscreen $47.18 Add some jazz & pizazz to your project … Continue reading New Product: Displays

Robot Costume Hack

Posted By Dan Damron

Oct 24th 2016


Since Halloween is just around the corner we’ve built and published a few projects in order to give some ideas to the DIY costume-inclined folks. One is DIY Halloween RGB LED Kitty Ears and two is Halloween LED Witch Hat. So for this third hack we started with an online-bought robot costume, but being a … Continue reading Robot Costume Hack

New Product: Wearables & Kits

Posted By Yana

Oct 17th 2016


Adafruit Trinket-Powered Neopixel Goggle Kit $52.00 This kit is a bit goofy and geeky, but a whole lot of fun to wear – Glowy goggles! Addressable RGB Dress Bundle $104.11 Having been involved with more than a handful of technology dresses and costumes on various occasions we’ve learned a lot in the process, and wanted … Continue reading New Product: Wearables & Kits





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