Solarbotics Takes Over Active-Tech Calgary


Posted By Dave

Jun 20th 2017

 

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

Interactive String LED Floor Mandala at MakerFaire Bay Area


Posted By Dave

Jun 1st 2017

 

Because… of things… Solarbotics didn’t do a booth or official presence at this year’s Bay Area MakerFaire. We opted to do something fun this time, building a custom just-for-the-fair piece of sorta-interactive LED artwork. Following on the success of the quickie LED floor mandala resting area we did at the NYC MF, we turned it … Continue reading Interactive String LED Floor Mandala at MakerFaire Bay Area

New ESP Offerings at Solarbotics


Posted By Dan Damron

May 19th 2017

 

ESP8266 ESP-32 CAD 13.50/ USD 9.99 The much anticipated ESP32 is here!! Bluetooth, Wifi, Dual Core, IoT just became doable! ESP-12F AP+STA Remote Serial Port WIFI Controller / Module CAD9.38/USD6.95 You can’t turn over an internet-connected rock without finding an ESP8266 of some sort wired to it. This ESP-12F AP+STA is a solid way to … Continue reading New ESP Offerings at Solarbotics

New Product: LED Strips


Posted By Yana

May 2nd 2017

 

A brilliant selection of new smart LED strips with various features. They are addressable, white RGB, or full-color RGBW, available on spools or per meter to add blindingly bright effects to your project. Some so bright, we had to shoot them at 1/4 power to avoid freaking out the camera exposure. 5V RGB Addressable Serpentine … Continue reading New Product: LED Strips

The Solarbotics DIY Island & Repair Oasis at Comic Expo 2017


Posted By Yana

Mar 20th 2017

 

What’s the biggest event for Solarbotics in the spring? Calgary Comic Expo on April 27-30! This year we are going to be there as part of the DIY Island (booth 110) at BMO Centre, Calgary Stampede Park. DIY Island is a booth space shared between Solarbotics, Repair Oasis, Protospace and MakerFaire Calgary. Solarbotics will be … Continue reading The Solarbotics DIY Island & Repair Oasis at Comic Expo 2017

The Solarbotics Comic Expos Best Projects Recap


Posted By Yana

Mar 17th 2017

 

Solarbotics has been a regular at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo for quite a few years now. Throughout the years we’ve shown off multiple projects that we created ourselves and in collaboration with some brilliant costume and prop designers. Here is a recap of the most impressive projects. We are always happy to assist … Continue reading The Solarbotics Comic Expos Best Projects Recap

Web Links Tuesday


Posted By Yana

Mar 14th 2017

 

Magnetic storage reaches the atomic level The magnetic field of a single atom is read and written, but it’s not very stable (Via ArsTechnica) Magnificent Cardboard Airships by Jeroen van Kesteren Beautifully crafted and intricate fantastic ships made of cardboard (Via Colossal) Google X Levi’s touch-sensitive denim jacket Embedded conductive threads make it touch and … Continue reading Web Links Tuesday

New Product: Video Adapter, Relay Board & Charger


Posted By Yana

Mar 10th 2017

 

Adafruit USB LiIon/LiPoly charger – v1.2 CAD 16.50 / USD 12.50 Add a high-capacity rechargeable power supply to your project easily! HDMI Male to VGA With Audio HD Video Adapter CAD 21.50 / USD 15.99 Ever wanted to add HDMI to an older VGA monitor? This does it with audio breakout! Lithium Ion Battery – … Continue reading New Product: Video Adapter, Relay Board & Charger

Tech Tip: Micro Terminal Blocks


Posted By Dan Damron

Mar 7th 2017

 

We use many, many devices with 0.1″ spaced holes, which are pretty much an electronics design standard. We’re finding these 0.1″ space terminal blocks incredibly useful for making solid, secure, yet serviceable connections to the rest of our designs. We’ll often reach for a microcontroller board, then reach for a necessary handful of these parts … Continue reading Tech Tip: Micro Terminal Blocks

Solarbotics Kits on Instructables


Posted By Yana

Feb 27th 2017

 

Instructables is an ever-expanding documentation platform for sharing DIY projects of all kinds, from pancakes to electronics to making anything fly. Since 2005 when it became what it is now, Instructables grew from hundreds to more than a hundred thousand projects. It’s a great community of fellow makers from around the world fueled by curiosity … Continue reading Solarbotics Kits on Instructables


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