The Great Search: Accelerometers (our favorite sensors) #TheGreatSearch @digikey @adafruit
The Great Search is a new series of videos (playlist) focused on searching the Digi-Key catalog to narrow down to the parts you want to buy. This week’s video:
Let’s find an accelerometer for our next project, using Digi-Key! I2C or SPI? Analog or Digital? Range and bandwidth, we’ll chat about these while we search for a nice sensor to include in some future designs.
We’ll also check out an interesting capability for extra-deep-dives – the downloadable table export!
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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