The Maker Faire 2013 is over and we’ve had a winner. There were 2659 LEDs in the box.
We’re at the UK’s best (or only official) MakerFaire this weekend (March 27-28). At the event we’re having a rather traditional “Guess How Many LEDs In a Box” competition and we thought those not attending might like to have a go at it as well, so we’re having a two pronged approach.
It’s two separate contests so two separate prizes, who ever is closest in each contest will win one of our lovely ARDX kits ( http://oomlout.com/AEA/ )
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Looking to sense voltage or current? This is the sensor for you. It can be used to measure both high side voltage and current, this is done over i2c (digital) with 1% precision. Monitor a supply of up to 26v and a current of plus or minus 3.2 A. Use the included 3.5mm terminal strip connection to make tapping into your high current wire easy.
Looking to make your project more permanent. This little perf board is the answer. It has the same form factor and connections as our 400 Point Breadboard which means no need to translate your design. It’s also a really high quality PCB with 1.2mm holes (to accommodate large leaded components), and plated through holes to making soldering a breeze. To top it all off they are gold plated, meaning the surface won’t oxidize making soldering a dream.
Around oomlout hq we’re gearing up for the Christmas season. Working hard on adding a few fun new products (arriving shortly), posting orders, and making sure we keep as many items as we can in stock (all items shown as in stock will ship within 24 hours (on week-days)).
Luckily the good folks at Royal Mail and The Post Office are working just as hard, making sure every package gets to its destination as quickly as possible.
With that in mind ordering earlier is advised but here are the absolute limits for ensuring your oomlout order gets in the post before Royal Mail’s deadlines.
Christmas Order Dates:
First Class: Order before Noon Thursday December 20th
Special Delivery: Order before Noon Friday December 21st (Selectable at check-out)
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Looking to connect two pins together, or one pin to a breadboard look no further. These premium jumper wires are 300 mm long with a crimped female terminal on each end. Looking to go from pin to breadboard that’s easy with the included 36 pin long header. Great for your next Arduino or Raspberry Pi project.
Tired of your Arduino ethernet projects being tethered? This shield is the answer. Plug it into your Arduino, connect it to your wireless network, and start controlling your next project through the air.
The newest member of the Arduino family has arrived. The Leonardo has all the aspects that make the UNO such a lovely product (ample input/output pins, plenty of code and variable space) and adds a few additional features. The board is based on the ATmega32u4 microcontroller, which has on board USB support, meaning no need for an extra chip, and your sketches can now interact with your computer as if the board were a keyboard or mouse.
Heat shrink is wonderful stuff. Here’s a colour assortment of our favourite (and we think most useful) size 3mm. Use it to cover up solder joints, hold things together, or simply beautify/rainbow’ify your project.
The long awaited successor to the Arduino UNO has been announced, The Arduino Leonardo.
It has a new chip, and promises some fun features. For full details visit the Arduino Leonardo Hardware page on Arduino.cc
Quantities are limited at the moment so sadly we’re not able to place them on sale. That said we have some at oomlout HQ and want to put them in our lovely customers hands.
We’re going to be giving away one a day this week.
Simply send us an e-mail ( firstname.lastname@example.org ), with one of your previous order numbers (as well as something you plan to try with it) and we’ll put you in a draw.
Good luck, and once they are available in quantity we’ll list them in the store.
We love these arcade style buttons. They’re large with a nice tactility and pleasant clicking action. Also included are wires with crimp ends to make wiring up super simple and a plywood wrench to make securely fixing them easy.