New Product Post — Higher, Faster, and Stronger.

New products this week:  New Arrivals

Higher, Faster, and Stronger.

— The Olympic motto

Here comes the world cup, we believe many of the engineers are football fan, having fun!


credit: northern_bites

  • High – high-accuracy
  • Fast – fast-prototyping
  • Strong – strong-performace

# Fast

Staff Pick – Mixer Pack V2

mixer pack v2

We love kiss – keep it simple stupid. Mixer is a group of Grove compatible modules designed for quickly building functional prototypes. They are tiny, colorful modules that are accessible and fun for children. You need to program to get started with Arduino and Grove, but Mixer is designed to be used out of the box.

The Mixer Pack consists of 13 mini modules, including Power, Logic, Sensors and Actuators. To make it fun and interactive, we designed Grove – Recorder, Grove – LED String Light and Grove – Mini Fan, which are more user-friendly to real world: you can touch, see, hear, speak and feel.


By connecting different input and output modules, you can flexibly apply the modules with a variety of control methods,such as the hand control, sound control and light control. You can easily learn the electronic knowledge, but also improve the practical ability through this kit. Let you jump quickly into the wonderful electronic information era with ease. The imagination is not limited to the 13 modules in Mixer, you can extend the usability by adding more Grove modules into the system.

We did lots of mixer workshops in China before we sell this kits: it turned out to be a great success in the first lesson of electronics given by parents to children. What’s the principle of the lights in the corridor which turns on automatically in the night when someone passes by? How to make a fan which is self-managed by the temperature? What’s the basic logic of NOT/AND/OR?  How to record my message(i want some coke) for mom and remind her using led strip? You can explore the answers on your own. It comes with a cookbook teaching the basic applications step by step.

# Strong

WS2812B Digital RGB LED Flexi-Strip 144 LED


I wish I hadn’t seen it.  144pcs of WS2812B RGB LED in 1 meter !!!!!!!!!

Waterproof Flexi-Strip 144 LED    RGB LED Flexi-Strip 144 LED

Despite the flexibility, full-color, high brightness, it runs at 5V, a quite low driving voltage, It provides great performance, with energy saving, high brightness, large scattering angle, good consistency, low power, long life and other advantages.

Two specs are available:

Waterproof Flexi-Strip 144 LED_02    RGB LED Flexi-Strip 144 LED_02

Embest BeagleBone Black Rev.C

BeagleBone Black Rev.C

BBB is back in stock with Rev C! Double flash with double love:  4GB build-in flash storage instead of 2GB. Debian, Angstrom, Ubuntu, Android…a variety of operation systems are available since it’s open hardware and community-supported, it’s all up to you.

Here are the main features of BBB rev c:

  • processor: 1Ghz TI Sitara™ AM3358 ARM® Cortex™-A8

  • memory: 512MB of DDR3L DRAM

  • interface: micro HDMI, 10/100 Ethernet, mini USB

  • I/O: two 46-pin headers as gpio, or extended with cape

  • storage: 4GB 8-bit eMMC on-board flash storage

there are still some older version BeagleBone Black left in stock: high-performance but low-cost.

to extend the interface, you may also need:

# High

Grove – CO2 Sensor

Grove CO2 Sensor

The Grove – CO2 Sensor module is infrared CO2 sensor, with good selectivity, oxygen- dependent, long life, built-in temperature sensor, temperature compensation and UART output. It can be widely used in HVAC and indoor air quality monitoring, industrial process monitoring and security, agriculture and livestock production process monitoring etc.

Grove – Barometer (High-Accuracy)

Grove Barometer High-Accuracy

This Grove – Barometer (High-Accuracy) Sensor features a HP206C high-accuracy chip to detect barometric pressure, altimeter and temperature. It can measure pressure ranging from 300mbar to 1200mbar, with a super high accuracy of 0.01mbar(0.1m) in ultra-high resolution mode.The chip only accepts 1.8V to 3.6V input voltage. However, with outer circuit added, this module becomes compatible with 3.3V and 5V. Therefore, it can be used on Arduino/Seeeduino or Seeeduino Stalker without modification.It is designed to be connected directly to a micro-controller via the I2C bus.

# Cute

USB to UART 3.3V

USB To Uart 3V3

USB To Uart 3V3 is a USB to serial adapter,Which is based on CH340, which is a USB bus convert chip. You can use this module to upload code or debug with MCU.

Other specs:

Grove – NFC Tag

grove nfc tag

Grove – NFC Tag is a highly-integrated Near Field Communication Tag module using I2C interface.

Sparki – The Easy Robot for Everyone


Run Sparki run!

Sparki is an affordable, easy to use, and fun intro to programming, electronics, and robotics. It is geared towards kids of elementary age and above, educators looking for an easy intro to robotics, parents eager to find something affordable but educational and fun, DIY enthusiasts, and more. It is simple enough for beginners, while being feature-packed enough to be a must-have for pro-users.

Enjoy making!

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June 2014