News: ActiveTech Electronics Calgary is Moving


Posted By Solarbotics

Apr 13th 2018

 

After over 25 years in the same location, it’s time to move on. Since having acquired ActiveTech last June, Solarbotics come to the conclusion we’ll be much better to merging operations under one roof. We’ll drop some product lines, but add a bunch of new ones at that time. Expect a store packed to the rafters with electronic parts and solutions! … Continue reading News: ActiveTech Electronics Calgary is Moving

Good Friday & Canada Post


Posted By Solarbotics

Mar 29th 2018

 

This is a quick note to let all our customers know that Canada Post will not be shipping on Monday. And we are closed tomorrow March 30th for Good Friday!  

Project: Experiments in Watermelon Filament


Posted By Dilan Tuff-Overes

Mar 21st 2018

 

It takes a while to get to know all the quirks of your 3D printer and filament well. We thought we’d add to the knowledge base and share what we’ve learned about using the eSun 1.75mm PLA filament in Glass Watermelon Red on our Kossel Pro delta style 3D printer.

Grove Smart Plant Kit Demo


Posted By Dilan Tuff-Overes

Mar 15th 2018

 

Grove Plant Care Kit is a smart automated solution for making sure the plant stays alive and well. The electronics monitor 4 different parameters necessary for the plant being happy and healthy: humidity, temperature, UV levels, and soil moisture. From these variables it creates a watering schedule that will keep the plant at its optimal … Continue reading Grove Smart Plant Kit Demo

Painted GraviTrack


Posted By Solarbotics

Mar 5th 2018

 

We always enjoy seeing our products being modified, revamped and DIY-ed, as well as the results of these transformations. Our customer Vera Kark provided us with some thoughtful feedback on adding mechanical tweaks to improve our Solar GraviTrack build and documentation. She also painted the brown MDF of the machine. She used tempera paint on the wood components still in panelized … Continue reading Painted GraviTrack

Product Feature: Bare Conductive Projects


Posted By Solarbotics

Mar 1st 2018

 

We are always on the search of cool technology, so when we came across Bare Conductive, we thought: pizza! what a great find! Bare Conductive is a design and technology company from the UK that makes sensing tools for engineers, designers, and makers. They produce a line of electrically conductive paint, capacitive sensor hardware and a … Continue reading Product Feature: Bare Conductive Projects

New Product: WeMos


Posted By Solarbotics

Feb 23rd 2018

 

WeMos D1 Mini – 4MB Microcontroller $9.85CAD / $7.95USD  The WeMos D1 Mini makes working with the ESP8266 module simple! Breadboard compatible and equipped with a microUSB jack, build your next Internet of Things project in a snap. ProtoBoard Shield for WeMos D1 mini $4.39CAD / $3.50USD A prototyping area that comes with headers you … Continue reading New Product: WeMos

Project: APA102-2020 MicroNova Custom LED Choker


Posted By Dan Damron

Feb 23rd 2018

 

I created this choker as a project to demonstrate the new MicroNova APA102-2020 LED strips. Photo by Yeti, edited by Batgirl These addressable LEDs are extremely small, less than 1/4 the size of a standard 5050 LED. This project was built using engineering sample standard MicroNova 99 LED / meter strips . The MicroNova strips we … Continue reading Project: APA102-2020 MicroNova Custom LED Choker

Rick and Morty Portal Gun


Posted By Dilan Tuff-Overes

Jan 25th 2018

 

Every year a group of my friends have an engineering Secret Santa. The rules are simple: make something cool for under $20 that requires engineering to complete. In years past we’ve seen Google cardboard VR headsets that are 6DOF, match stick rockets, 3D printed fans that explode when used, 3D printed rockets with cardboard launch … Continue reading Rick and Morty Portal Gun

New Product Post


Posted By Solarbotics

Jan 17th 2018

 

3W Stereo Bluetooth Interface, 3.7~5VDC, FM / TF/ USB, IR $18.20CAD / $14.50USD We are impressed with this stereo Bluetooth v4.2 module with USB, SD card, or Bluetooth audio inputs and a remote control driving a 3W amplifier. 3W Stereo Bluetooth Interface, 3.7 ~ 5VDC $12.67CAD / $9.50USD A basic bluetooth speaker driver board, ideal … Continue reading New Product Post


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