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Rotary encoders guides are available!

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Rotary encoders guides are available!

Position sensors are utilized in various industries, including automotive, racing, agriculture, and industrial applications, as well as in equipment that surround us, such as electronic music devices and elevators. There are many types of position sensors but mostly it falls into two categories; linear or rotary. Today, I’ll talk about the guides of two products, Rotary encoder and HC-020K Encoder, as examples. A rotary encoder is a type of position sensor that measures rotational motion and dislocation and can be absolute or incremental. It is an electromechanical feedback device that provides location, speed, count, and direction information. Rotary Encoder Module ...

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What's the difference? Arduino vs Raspberry Pi

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What's the difference? Arduino vs Raspberry Pi

What is the difference between Arduino and Raspberry Pi? If you’re familiar with DIY electronics, you might have heard of Arduino and Raspberry Pi.Since both are used for various and sometimes similar projects, they are often compared and make people question like "Which one is better?". The question is not accurate because Arduino and Raspberry Pi are quite different and usually used for different purposes. How are they different? There’s a lot of answers to it but to begin with, there’s a simple answer. Raspberry Pi is a fully functional computer, while Arduino is a microcontroller, which is merely a...

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RFID Based Projects Ideas

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RFID Based Projects Ideas

Radio-frequency identification (An acronym for “radio-frequency identification”) uses electromagnetic fields to detect, verify and track tags attached to objects such as cards, phones, and merchandise. An RFID system comprises a adio transponder, a radio receiver and transmitter.Because of the auto authentication and data collection characteristics of RFID, it is classified in a group of technologies called Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC.) Barcode is also classified in AIDC, but RFID is better than barcode in many ways.Today, I’ll introduce 4 amazing RFID project ideas.Concentration gameYou may ave played the card game called Memory or Concentration. Mix the cards and randomly...

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Order pickup in downtown Toronto now available at Canada Robotix @MannLab

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Order pickup in downtown Toronto now available at Canada Robotix @MannLab

We are happy to announce that order pick-up in downtown Toronto is now available. We recently partnered with MannLab Canada to open Canada Robotix @MannLab in the basement of 330 Dundas Street West, right across from the Art Gallery of Ontario. This new location will only be a pickup desk but we hope this will allow those who don’t want to travel to our Markham location to also enjoy our offering of robotics products. To place an order for pick-up at Canada Robotix @MannLab, select “Pick up” as the delivery method and select “Canada Robotix @MannLab” as the Pickup location...

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3 microcontroller kits comparison (Arduino, SparkFun and CAROBOT)

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3 microcontroller kits comparison (Arduino, SparkFun and CAROBOT)

Many of you might have an interest in microcontrollers but may not own one,or already have one but haven’t started working on it yet. Learning what a microcontroller can do can be challenging if you’re not familiar with it. Starter kit bundles everything you need to start off with a microcontroller. It comes with a board, parts and the instructions with projects you can do with the board. We carry 3 different Arduino kits. CAROBOT Arduino Discovery Starter Kit (Lite) v3 Arduino Starter Kit SparkFun Inventor's Kit (v4.1) I'll take these three kits to compare and point out the advantages...

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