Shimmering Snowflake Glitter – 8mm:
These iridescent silver-bluish-purple sequins can be used for a variety of maker projects for some shimmery wintery glitz. Also perfect as snowflake confetti for your holiday party! A great match-up with our Snow Globe kit, they really sparkle and shine when hit with NeoPixel glow.
Comes in a little screw-top box that contains ~300 sequins give or take, so it’s ok if you drop some. Learn more!
Pi Supply Bit:Buggy Car (without micro:bit):
The Pi Supply Bit:Buggy Car is a small and cute DIY smart car based around the BBC micro:bit. It’s a simple but well-designed lil robot car and is a great way to take the micro:bit and turn it into a robotics platform! No soldering or heavy assembly skills needed – comes together in about 30 minutes to an hour depending on age. Learn more!
LED Ring Light – 76mm Diameter:This LED Ring Light is designed for use with microscopes but we kinda like the design and think it could be a really nice LED element for costuming or lighting effects or… something else? Of course you could also just use it is a great addition to your photo and video projects. It’s super illuminating with cool, soft, light, perfect for photo studio lighting. We’ve also seen these used as microscope illuminators for intense, focused, and shadow-free detail work. Learn more!
USB C SMT / THM Connectors – Pack of 10:
If you’re a DIY enthusiast who’d like to update your project’s connection to the latest USB standard, here is a 10-pack of USB C jack connectors! They’re sturdy metal with 4 through-hole mounting tabs and two positioning/shear-protection dots. It’s really hard to rip these off a PCB. In an SMT line you can just paste over the through-hole slots, and the pads will solder in place. Learn more!
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