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February 7, 2017 AT 3:33 pm

Last Week’s Featured Products

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1. Midnight hacker – Pocket electrician

The Adafruit “midnight hacker” is a Leatherman Squirt ES4 and a very handy, unique key-chain size multi-tool. The E4 sets you up with 20GA, 18GA, 16GA, 14GA and 12GA wire strippers and electrical wire cutters to handle all kinds of precise jobs. The gripping edges on the ES4’s spring-action pliers help you get a firm grasp on fuses, small cables, and many hard-to-reach items.

Tools:

  • 420HC Clip Point Knife
  • Spring-action Needlenose Pliers
  • Medium Screwdriver
  • Flat/Phillips Screwdriver
  • Wood/Metal File
  • Wire Cutters
  • Wire Strippers: 20GA, 18GA, 16GA, 14GA, and 12GA
  • Scissors
  • Bottle Opener

Features:

  • Etched with our laser, says “midnight hacker”
  • Stainless Steel with Anodized Aluminum Handle Scales
  • Stainless Steel Body
  • Outside-accessible Tools
  • Key Ring Attachment
  • Available color: Black, dark, cold – like our heart
  • 25-year Warranty


2. Break-away 0.1″ 36-pin strip male header (10 pieces)

Breakaway header is like the duct tape of electronics. Its great for connecting things together, soldering to perf-boards, fits into any breakout or breadboard, etc. We go through these guys real fast, and thought that given how handy they are, we’d offer them in a pack of ten!

Each pack contains 10 36-pin long headers, 0.1″ pitch, that can be stacked next to each other on a 0.1″ grid and broken apart easily with pliers or diagonal cutters. They’re even gold plated so they wont oxidize!


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3. Small Alligator Clip Test Lead (set of 12)

Connect this to that without soldering using these handy mini alligator clip test leads. 15″ cables with alligator clip on each end, color coded. You get 12 pieces in 6 colors. Strong and grippy, these always come in handy! We often use these in conjunction with a multimeter so we don’t have to hold the probes in place.

Compared to our Large alligator clip set, these clips are smaller and ‘pointier’

  • 12 piece set, color coded vinyl covered alligator clips.
  • Contains two of each: Black, red, white, green, blue, and yellow.
  • Heavy 22AWG copper wire
  • 1 1/4″ alligator clips at both ends


4. Arduboy

What do you get when you cross Arduino with a Game Boy? Arduboy! The game system the size of a credit card! Create your own games, learn to program or download from a library of open source games for free! Arduboy is a hardware development platform based on Arduino, an open-source community and tool chain for controlling electronics. An excellent way to get kids excited about programming as well as a fun way to remember the past and celebrate the retro-future!

If you don’t know how to program yet, it’s a great way to learn. If you already are an expert developer, join the open-source community and show off your skills. Arduboy is a game system the size of your imagination!

Features:

  • Processor: ATmega32u4 (same as Arduino Leonardo & Micro)
  • Memory: 32KB Flash, 2.5KB RAM, 1KB EEPROM
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0 w/ built in HID profile
  • 1.3″ bright and crisp black & white OLED Display
  • 6 Tactile Momentary Push Buttons
  • 2 Channel Piezo Electric Speaker
  • Durable Polycarbonate and Aluminum Construction
  • Rechargable 180mAh Thin-Film Lithium Polymer Battery
  • Comes with USB to MicroUSB Cable
  • Programming: Codebender, Arduino IDE, GCC & AVRDude

Check out this guide to help you quickly get started programming with the Arduboy!


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5. Raspberry Pi Arcade Cabinet Pack

Couldn’t get one of those Nintendo Mini Classic consoles? No problem, we’ve got you covered with this no-solder no-tools required kit! Video games are one of the most popular applications for the Raspberry Pi (and one of the best gifts to get over the holidays). Play NES, Sega, MAME, SNES, Atari and more!

Thanks to the easy-to-use Raspberry Pi and some clever software, you can recreate the classic arcade experience at home. Adafruit will bring the genuine “clicky” arcade controls and instructions, while you use your crafting skills to build the unit and supply your desired game files. There are a number of gaming OSes to choose from like RetroPie, PiPlay, Recalbox, and Lakka to name a few. Classic game emulation used to require a well-spec’d PC and specialized adapters for the controls, so it’s exciting to see this trickle down to a Raspberry Pi powered gaming experience. You can then use our awesome retrogame software to turn the joystick + buttons into a “keyboard” for that authentic arcade experience. Raspberry Pi 3 NOT included.

Kit includes:

We also have a learn guide that’ll get you gaming in no time!

Note: Fully built arcade control box not included. This kit requires either 3D printing your own enclosure or cutting one from acrylic. The case or box should be at least 50mm (2 inches) deep to accommodate the buttons and solderless connectors. Any workable material will do – even a cigar box!

Note: Display screen and Raspberry Pi 3 NOT included. For a limited time, Arrow is including Pi 3s in these packs if you’re looking for a version that contains a Pi.


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