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We drilled the small rubber nubbin on our popular 75mm 10KΩ slide potentiometer so much we thought people might like a pack of three for their DIY slide pot project. They have a plastic handle with a white stripe and are very satisfying to slide back and forth.
Add some jazz and pizzazz to your project with the touchscreen color LCD. Large (2.8″ diagonal) TFT display that is bright (4 white LED backlighting) and colorful! 240 x 320 pixels with individual RGB pixel control, this has much more resolution than a 128 x 64 black and white screen. As a bonus, this monitor has a capacitive touch screen already attached, so you can detect finger taps anywhere on the screen. (We also have a resistive touchscreen version of this surprise offering)
Nikola Tesla famously said, “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think of energy, frequency, and vibration.” Kelly Heaton followed Tesla’s advice to create a practice she calls bionics: the study of electrical patterns in living and life-like organisms.
Snap action blocks are ideal when you have to quickly connect a bunch of free hanging components, and you don’t want to weld. They are easier to use than wire nuts, and of course they are reusable and require no crimping!
This is a 2- to 6-wire block: There are two separate inputs and two sets of three outputs. It’s color-coded so it’s easy to follow; The blue and red inputs correspond to the colored outputs. Great for basic power or signal fans.
This is a 3-to-9 block of wires: There are three separate inputs, and three sets of three outputs. They are color coded and easy to follow, the green, yellow and red inputs correspond to the colored outputs. Great for basic power or data distribution.
Sparky the Blue Smoke Monster appears when magical smoke leaves an electronic component. And his very favorite is when people are first starting out with electronics and robotics: wiring a high-powered motor, solenoid, or LED is a perfect recipe for getting rid of that blue smoke from an Arduino or Raspberry Pi. why? Because these high current devices cannot be connected directly to the GPIO pin on the microcontroller! They should have a transistor/MOSFET drive, as well as a bounce-back protection diode that absorbs the inductive “kick” caused by turning the motors and solenoids on and off. Without this driver and diode – your tronix will be a fagot!
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