Our offices are closed on Monday, October 9th, 2017, and back to regular duties on Tuesday October 10th.
Our GraviTrack Marble Machine Kit is our newest addition to the Marble-Drop mechanism family. Elegant, swooping hands pass marbles to each other to the top of a sweeping multi-level track, available in either solar or battery configuration! Approximately twice as wide as our spiral Solar or Battery Marble machine kits, the GraviTrack is still desk-top … Continue reading The Solarbotics GraviTrack Marble Machine Kit
Today August 21, 2017, we were treated to about 80% solar eclipse. In spite of the smoke, the weather cooperated so we couldn’t miss this event. Pinhole projector boxes were made out of cereal and shipping boxes: Fancy ones were mounted onto a tripod, and a phone camera recording a time lapse video was taped … Continue reading Solar Eclipse at SB
AxiDraw V3 669CAD / 525USD AxiDraw is a high performance personal writing and drawing machine. MinIMU-9 V5 – IMU Digital Combo Board – 9 Degrees of Freedom 21.55CAD / 16.91USD This is a breakout combo for the LSM6DS33 3-axis gyro/3-axis accelerometer and an LIS3MDL 3-axis magnetometer. With this board, you get a full 9 degrees … Continue reading New Product Monday
The idea of adorning oneself with glowing bits has been around forever, but instead of smearing ourselves with phosphorescent jellyfish or placing fireflies in ears like some uncivilized cavemen we went for simple LED earrings. We made a build that involves a simple slow-scroll RGB LED and a few reflective bits to bounce that pretty … Continue reading Project: LED Earrings
Join our workshop on August 9th or 29th to learn the basics of how to make Arduinos work and how to teach CTF, CTS, and cross-curricular Project Based Learning using this fantastic resource. Sessions schedule: 10:00AM-12:00PM – Arduino programming with the Grove Educational Kit 1:00PM-3:00PM – Arduino Electronics with the ARDX Electronics Kit Location: Active … Continue reading Teach the Teacher: Arduino Boot Camp
Freezer Burn is an Alberta Regional Burning Man celebration annually creating a temporary community out on the prairie. A few of us here at Solarbotics attend, and having access to all of the neat technology, we make an effort to bring special projects to the festival. Lit up projects work well since the event is … Continue reading Freezer Burn 2017 Pendant
We’ve been researching a manufacturer for a shiny new product we are working on (shhh, don’t tell anyone and stay tuned for the reveal!). What we have been looking for is a metal spinner. Metal spinning, also known as spin forming, spinning, or metal turning most commonly, is a metalworking process by which a disc … Continue reading Metal Spinning Field Trip
We are closed on Monday, July 3rd in lieu of Canada Day this Saturday (July 1st)! We will be back in business July 4th.
As of June 7, 2017, Active-Tech Calgary is now under the ownership of Solarbotics Ltd.! Solarbotics has been a part of the Calgary DIY Electronics community for over 22 years, manufacturing and reselling the kits, parts and pieces you use for your own creations. Active-Tech Calgary has been around slightly longer, supplying industrial electronics & … Continue reading Solarbotics Takes Over Active-Tech Calgary