NEW PRODUCT – IC hook set (9 pcs). When alligator clips and even scope probes are too large, IC hooks come to the rescue! These fine clips are very nice, and come in a set of 9 colors (black, brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, gray). They provide a nice strong grip on SOICs, TQFPs, anything with 0.6mm pin pitch or larger. The hook is made of strong gold-plated ‘piano wire’, and there are angle connectors so that you can slip these onto your Saleae Logic probe cable (to replace the all-black ones) or any 0.1″ socket jumper cables. These are a little more expensive than low-cost hooks but we’ve compared them and found that these work much better at gripping small pins
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.
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