Teach the Teacher: Arduino Boot Camp

Posted By Solarbotics

Aug 1st 2017


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

Metal Spinning Field Trip

Posted By Solarbotics

Jul 4th 2017


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

Closed for Canada Day

Posted By Solarbotics

Jun 30th 2017


We are closed on Monday, July 3rd in lieu of Canada Day this Saturday (July 1st)! We will be back in business July 4th.

New Product: LED Strips

Posted By Solarbotics

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 Solarbotics

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 Solarbotics

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 Solarbotics

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 Solarbotics

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

Solarbotics Kits on Instructables

Posted By Solarbotics

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

Web Links Thursday

Posted By Solarbotics

Feb 23rd 2017


Glorious MIDI unicorn It looks good and it sounds good – a challenging project by musician Andrew Huang. (Via LaughingSquid) Color changing hair dye Thermochromic hair color, apparently safe and non-permanent, soon as a commercial product. (Via ZMEScience) Dazzling canopy of interactive moving lights Teamlab’s stunning light and sound show creates an illusion of ethereal … Continue reading Web Links Thursday





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