RadioShack is dead serious about their investment in the DIY/creator/inventor/entrepreneur/hobbyist electronics business, just to confirm the discussions going on around here. Parallax and many others have been working closely with RadioShack over the past year. And, shortly they’ll be surfing the great wave that you’ve been riding for many years already. Everything offered is priced to take home, below spousal approval level if one exists.
Don’t have much time to get into the details, but shortly you will find a significant selection of Parallax products at your local RadioShack. Depending on the store, it’s likely to be one of these three scenarios: everything you see is stocked; the core Propeller and BASIC Stamp items plus a few sensors are in-stock; or they’re a franchise dealer where they choose what they stock [because we are selling it to 5,000 stores – one at a time – all next week in Dallas!]. Below is a quick look into what’s going on around here lately.
You have made this possible, by the way, not us. We’re just trying to design and manufacture the finest quality product as a result of your inspiration, feedback and encouragement.
You will see some new sensors… [These packages are going everywhere, BTW: Fry’s Electronics, hobby shops, and towards any other sources where you want to buy.]
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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