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I just want to send a quick shout out to Eric Pan, founder and CEO of Seeed Studio.  He has made the cover and “30 under 30” list of Forbes China , as one of China’s hot entrepreneurs.

Netduino kit

We have two Netduino Go products, the Netduino Go and the Netduino Go Starter Kit.  The Netduio Go is a prototype board based on .Net Micro structure.  Like Seeed’s Grove series, it’s plug-n-play and compatible with Gadgetgeer.   The Netduino Go is a beefed up, faster version of the Netduino Plus with six times the code space and double the RAM.  You get more GPIOs, serial ports, analog inputs, and PWMs too.  With the starter kit you also get the Gobus base shield, the Gobus potentiometer, a Gobus RGB LED, a Gobus button, four Gobus cables, eight sticky feet, and a 3 foot micro USB cable.  So take your pick and get started.

Mbed Shield_03

The mbed Shield is an mbed application board based on the mbed LPC1768 prototyping board.  It features a standard Arduino footprint, Arduino-compatible base pins, and assorted on-board interfaces.  It can easily accommodate CAN, Ethernet, USB, and Grove inputs and is geared toward product development for projects using ARM microcontrollers.

Our 433MHz 4-Button Car Key Fob  is a remote control encoder based on PT2260 and compatible with other PT2270 and PT2272 wireless modules.  It has a large range of address codes which reduces the likelihood of collision and unauthorized scanning, and it can operate in a broad temperature range making it perfect for extreme environmental conditions.  It is a great option for controlling your wireless projects without programming.


The 433MHz Codec-Adaptive Wireless Relay is your ticket to wireless control of AC electrical appliances.  This wireless relay is a codec-adaptive RF receiver with a single channel relay and works with most RF remote controllers except rolling code.  It has many different applications, such as home lighting, security, home automation, or enabling electronic doors or windows.

The NRF24L01+ Module is a small and inexpensive RF transceiver for the 2.4 GHz ISM (Industrial, Scientific, and Medical) band.  Based on the nRF24L01, it has a long transmission range of approximately 250m in an open area.  It has several on-air data rate options and Enhanced Shockwave™ hardware protocol accelerator for high-speed SPI interface for the application controller.  Plus, it has very low power consumption, allowing for a battery lifespan of months to years.  It can be used for PC peripherals, gaming, toys, consumer electronics, etc.

mini PC

The Mini PC MK802 for Android OS is an affordable and portable media player, internet browser, and/or game console.  Simply load the apps on the MK802, connect it to the screen with a HDMI cable, connect any peripherals and get ready to surf the web, check email, stream videos, or play games.  Or if you need something more practical, just load Linux, and you now have your own mini PC.

Don’t forget there is still time to collect stickers for the Shield Evolution giveaway which ends April 15, 2013.  When you purchase a shield from the Shield Evolution collection, you will receive a sticker and a game board/poster.  The sticker will have one of six possible images on it.  Match the sticker to the image on the poster and once you have collected all of the required stickers you can redeem your game board via email.  Prizes range from a Tick Tock Shield, to a set of Entertainment shields, to the grand prize of 17 shields.  You have until June 15, 2013 to claim your prize, but prizes are limited.

Until next time, keep on making.


(Written by Erin Linke)


March 2013