Things are getting very interesting lately on the 32-bit microcontroller market segment. 32-bit microcontroller’s attempt to get into the application area currently occupied by 8-bit microcontroller is even more possible now as NXP has just announced the availability of  ARM® Cortex-M0 microcontroller in SO20, TSSOP20, TSSOP28 & DIP28 package (QFN16 package is also offered by other vendor). Just image that 32-bit Cortex-M0 microcontroller sitting on an Arduino board instead of the ATMega328P! We have been toying with some M0 chips on some custom boards for a while now and we believe the availability of the breadboard friendly DIP28 Cortex-M0 chip is definitely welcomed by the maker community. Read more

It seems that the month of September will always be the month full of surprises and excitement. The Open Hardware Summit and Maker Faire New York that takes place on the same weekend provides many surprises and news that the community crave for. The Arduino team has revealed several new boards and also the new Arduino 1.0 IDE. Read more

One of our customer Ken McClain from US, mailed us on how the Reflow Oven Controller shield has turned out for him. Ken wrote:

Well it’s all hooked up…. And I did my first lead reflow… It worked! The default code for unleaded profile worked out of the box!!! Beautiful curve with no change!

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It has been a roller coaster ride for the past few weeks. Minimal amount of sleep filled with assembling, testing, coding, website updating, tea and coffee in between. Read more

We have added another affordable shipment method for international orders. We have updated the table rates to include registered air mail which allows a maximum of 2 kg worth of orders. They are registered and therefore you need someone to sign them off upon delivery. We haven’t include all the countries in the world (our registered air parcel supports all countries) yet. Read more