Solarbotics at the Calgary City Teachers’ Convention

Posted By Yana

Feb 10th 2016


Solarbotics will be at the Calgary City Teachers’ Convention Thursday & Friday February 11-12, 2016. We will demo a variety of educational kits for teachers to use in classrooms, including introductory kits to develop skills in programming, mechanical construction, and soldering. Come put a face to the name at booth 326 and find out how […]

Wednesday Links: Arduino Theremin & 3D Modeling Sharks

Posted By Yana

Jan 13th 2016


Arduino Theremin Theremin is a fascinating musical instrument, and this is a version that runs on Arduino, by Urs Gaudenz of  Gaudi Lab (Via Arduino Blog) Travertine and Resin Table Top Topographical lagoon tables by Alexandre Chapelin of LA Table (Via Colossal) 3D Modeling Sharks and Other Creatures Sharks and other wonderful living things refuse to […]

Monday New Product: Solder and Grove

Posted By Yana

Jan 11th 2016


Lead-free Solder Spool (100g) $9.55 Solder, without lead! Adapter, 9VDC @ 1A $6.79 This Adapter, 9V @ 1A is a economical power transformer. Grove – Universal 4 Pin 20cm Unbuckled Cable (5 PCs Pack) $3.78 Extra cables for Grove modules. Seeed Grove – 3-Axis Digital Accelerometer $35.75 The H3LIS331DL is a low power high performance […]

Vintage AMPEX VR1200B 2″ Quadruplex VTR Unearthed

Posted By Yana

Jan 8th 2016


I occupy a studio space in a building that is a former movie shooting facility turned into an artist hovel. The building itself is wonderfully old but the hallways are also full of ancient audio and video equipment from the movie days. One of the things that got the attention of our RnD and tech […]

Monday New Product: Filament & Tiny Things

Posted By Yana

Jan 4th 2016


#4-40×1/2in Yellow Zinc Standoff, M/M, 1/4in threaded ends $0.50 #4-40 x 1/2″ yellow zinc coated (chromate) steel standoff. IR Reflector sensor with leads $1.00 Reflective optical sensor with transistor output. 44mm Piezo Speaker $2.25 For making a LOUD beep, this piezo suits your need. Comes mounted in a plastic case with mounting tabs. Maxell LR44 […]

Solarbotics Holiday Hours

Posted By Kevin

Dec 23rd 2015


Once a year we make sure to give our minions a little bit of time off. Christmas Hours Thursday, December 24 – Closed Friday, December 25 – Closed Shipping will resume Monday, December 28. New Years Hours Thursday, December 31 – Open until 1pm MST Friday, January 1 – Closed Shipping will resume Monday, January […]

Monday New Product: Timing Belt & Bearings

Posted By Yana

Dec 21st 2015


GT2 Timing Belt, sold by meter $8.02 Sold by the meter up to 10M in length! If you want a 5M length, order 5. 608ZZ Double-Shielded Bearing, 8x22x7mm $1.07 For Bearings Sake! Let it slide! 693ZZ double-shielded bearing, 3x8x4mm $1.34 Friction Be Gone! These bearings will let you slide! MF83ZZ Flanged double-shielded bearing, 3x8x3mm $1.34 […]

Christmas Eve Shipping Deadlines

Posted By Yana

Dec 15th 2015


Within Canada Purolator Air – Dec 23 Purolator Ground – Dec 16 Canada Post Expedited – Dec 11 Canada Post Xpresspost – Dec 22 To The United States UPS Express (to United States) – Dec 22 UPS Ground (to United States) – Dec 12 USPS Expedited (to United States) – Dec 9 Xpresspost (to United […]

Wednesday Links: Tattoos, Laser Cutting & REM Detector

Posted By Yana

Dec 9th 2015


Temporary Tattoos to Monitor Vitals An lighter more wearable alternative to FitBit (Via Beautiful Decay) Laser-Cut Wood Illustrations Layering laser-cut wood taken to a whole new level, by Martin Tomsky (Via Colossal) Tiny V8 Engine Out of Paper Paper can be exceptionally sturdy, especially when strengthened by glue. By Aliaksei Zholner (Via Gizmodo) REM Detection […]

Monday New Product: Grove, Raspberry Relay Board, Test Leads

Posted By Yana

Dec 7th 2015


Grove – 4 pin Female Jumper to Grove 4 pin Conversion Cable (5 PCs per Pack) $4.95 4 Pin jumper wire for easy Grove-to-Arduino connections. Infrared LED Emitter $0.50 Standard sized T1-3/4 infrared emitting LED. Raspberry Pi Relay Board v1.0 $29.40 The Relay Shield contains four high quality relays and provides NO/NC connections to control […]