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3W White LED Star

3W White LED Star

These power LED stars offer an extremely high light output in an energy efficient way. The power LED comes mounted on to special PCB star that acts to draw heat away from the LED, therefore extending it’s operational life. This

Ultra Bright 3 Watt Chainable NeoPixel LED - WS2811

Ultra Bright 3 Watt Chainable NeoPixel LED – WS2811

Ultra Bright 3 Watt Chainable NeoPixel LED – WS2811 Better grab your sunglasses, your sunscreen, and a bucket hat because these NeoPixels feature a 3W RGB LED and are so bright it’s like taking a vacation ON THE SUN. Alright maybe

PicoBuck LED Driver

PicoBuck LED Driver Board (COM-13705)

PicoBuck LED Driver Board – SparkFun COM-13705 The PicoBuck LED Driver is an economical and easy to use driver that will allow you to control and blend three different LEDs on three different channels. By default, each channel is driven

FemtoBuck LED Driver

FemtoBuck LED Driver (COM-13716)

FemtoBuck LED Driver – SparkFun COM-13716 This is the FemtoBuck, a small-size single-output constant current LED driver. Each FemtoBuck has the capability to dim a single high-power channel of LEDs from 0-350mA at up to 36V while the dimming control

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Assembly & Guides Tutorials

How to Solder

If you want to build anything semi permanent with an Arduino or Raspberry Pi, the chances are you will need to solder. This guide will show you just how easy it can be

Adafruit CRICKIT for Circuit Playground Express - Adafruit 3093

Adafruit CRICKIT for Circuit Playground Express (3093)

Adafruit CRICKIT for Circuit Playground Express – Adafruit 3093 Sometimes we wonder if robotics engineers ever watch movies. If they did, they’d know that making robots into slaves always ends up in a robot rebellion. Why even go down that

Solenoid, Large, Push-Pull, 12VDC

Solenoid, Large, Push-Pull, 12VDC

Solenoid, Large, Push-Pull, 12VDC Solenoids are basically electromagnets: they are made of a big coil of copper wire with an armature (a slug of metal) in the middle. When the coil is energized, the slug is pulled into the center

Solenoid, Small, Push-Pull, 12VDC

Solenoid, Small, Push-Pull, 12VDC

Solenoid, Small, Push-Pull, 12VDC Solenoids are basically electromagnets: they are made of a big coil of copper wire with an armature (a slug of metal) in the middle. When the coil is energized, the slug is pulled into the center

Medium Push-Pull Solenoid - 5V or 6V

Solenoid, Medium Push-Pull, 5V or 6V

Solenoid, Medium Push-Pull, 5V or 6V Solenoids are basically electromagnets: they are made of a big coil of copper wire with an armature (a slug of metal) in the middle. When the coil is energized, the slug is pulled into

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Plastic Packaging – Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle

Proto-Pic Packaging – What is it made of? At Proto-Pic we aim to promote environmentally conscious design! Recently we’ve had quite a few people reach out to express concern about the environmental impact of the plastic boxes we use as

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