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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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Canada Robotix will soon be in the 6ix

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Canada Robotix will soon be in the 6ix

We are still open for walk-in purchase and curbside pick-up, but we're aware that it’s still a bit inconvenient for those who live in downtown Toronto to come all the way to our Markham location to purchase electronics for your next project. Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Order pick-up will soon be available downtown in a partnership with MannLab Canada to create "Canada Robotix @MannLab". It’ll be an alternate order pick-up location.    The soon to be (starting mid-July) second curbside pick-up location: 330 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 1G5 The odd and weird pick-up hours will be:...

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5 game controllers that add a retro feel to your game

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5 game controllers that add a retro feel to your game

You can see 80’s trends are brought back in music, movies, fashion and everywhere recently. It’s great that we appreciate the retro beauty. Why don’t we add that to our projects? Playing retro games on your Raspberry Pi is one of the popular Raspberry Pi projects out there. You just need a Raspberry Pi and RetroPie SD-card image. After formatting and installing, you’ll have access to more than 140,000 games! Yes, it's that simple. But one of the most essential thing you’re missing are the controllers. You need them to play games and here’s 5 controllers that can add a...

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Open for walk-in orders!!!

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Open for walk-in orders!!!

Just before we run out of our patience, finally Ontario entered the first step of its reopening plan. We’re thrilled to announce that we’re now re-open! Not only can you purchase items at the store, but also you can ask us a question, take a good look at our products and might get to see some cool projects. We cannot wait to welcome you back! The safety guideline must be followed as it's still 1st step of the reopening plan. The wearing of face covering at all times is a must. if you are feeling unwell, you can always place...

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An educational buddy for your kids, the littleBits kit!

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An educational buddy for your kids, the littleBits kit!

Ever since the covid-19 pandemic started in the beginning of 2020, education for kids is the biggest concern for parents. Kids are forced to take classes online, teachers seem to have a hard time engaging all kids at once, and parents are expected to keep their eyes on their kids and help their kids learn while they're working from home. My older sister with two daughters, 2 year-old and 8 year-old, told me that she never lives without Youtube, the great teacher, although she wants to do something more educational for them. If you're one of those parents or like...

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