What is this, a traffic light for ants?? Yes! No, we jest again, the scaling would be completely off. Here’s an adorably Lilliputian Mini Traffic Light, perfect for miniature sets, dioramas, dollhouses, mini-verses, what have you!
That’s one slim cellular antenna! At about 220mm long from tip to tip and with a cable thickness of just 0.8mm, this 2.4GHz WiFi or BLE antenna is slim, compact, and sensitive, with a 4dBi gain. The antenna is the trace on the PCB that is at the end of the skinny coaxial cable. It has an adhesive sticker back, so you attach it to an enclosure.
Connect this to that when an 18-pin FPC connector is needed. This 50mm long cable is made of a flexible PCB. It’s A-B style which means that pin one on one side will match with pin one on the other side. How handy!
This 4-wire cable is a little over 400mm / 15.7″ long and fitted with JST-SH female 4-pin connectors on both ends. Compared with the chunkier JST-PH these are 1mm pitch instead of 2mm, but still have a nice latching feel, while being easy to insert and remove.
If you love power adapters or toys & gadgets that have magnetic connections, you can now experiment with these futuristic connectors easily. This is a DIY “MagSafe-styled” USB cable, with four 0.1″ spaced contact pogo pins that feed to a standard USB-A connector on the other side. Each pogo connects to power, ground, D+ and D-.
The Computer Repair Screw and Standoff Kit contains all those bits and pieces that get lost whenever installing stuff into your computer or electronics devices: the screws, standoffs, washers and more that are used for the chassis, fan, motherboard and component extras. They may also be used by other electronic devices around your home. Particularly useful if you are working in IT, but also handy if you’re the kinda person who keeps their tower with the side panel open, you’ll reduce rattling and avoid sitting parts on top of other parts when you have the right mounting hardware!
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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