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Raspberry Pi Model B+
https://www.adafruit.com/products/1914

OMG OMG OMG, did you hear? There is a brand new Raspberry Pi! And this one's called the Model B+ and check it out...more USB ports, more GPIO, better power supply, four mounting holes, less sticky-out SD card! Yep, that's right, the fantastic engineers at Raspberry Pi HQ have blessed us with a new design. They've taken all the feedback over the last 3 years and rolled out a nice updated Pi with many fixes and extras...all at the same price! Take a deep breath and buckle up, because Adafruit has this freshness and we're going to break it down for you. We have a big tutorial that we're keeping updated, with all the nitty-gritty details, so check that out when you have a moment 

Here's a brief overview of what's new
Dual step-down (buck) power supply for 3.3V and 1.8V
5V supply has polarity protection, 2A fuse and hot-swap protection (so you can plug/unplug USB without resetting the board)
New USB/Ethernet controller chip
4 USB ports instead of 2 ports
40 GPIO pins instead of 26. The top/first 26 pins match the original layout, 9 additional GPIO and 2 EEPROM Plate identification pins
Composite (NTSC/PAL) video now integrated into 4-pole 3.5mm 'headphone' jack
MicroSD card socket instead of full size SD
Four mounting holes in rectangular layout
Many connectors moved around
What's not new:
Same basic size, 85mm x 56mm
Same Processor, Broadcom SoC running at 700MHz (can be overclocked)
Same RAM, 512MB soldered on top of the Broadcom chip
Same power connector, microUSB
Same software - be sure to run the latest Raspbian/NooBs but otherwise the overall Linux software is the same
First 26-pins of GPIO are the same
Same HDMI port
Audio part of the A/V jack is the same
Same Camera and DSI Display connector
So, basically, its the same single-board Linux computer you've known and loved but all cleaned up and easier to use. The good news is many of your existing accessories like cables, hubs, keyboards, monitors, etc will work fine. Many Pi Plates (PCBs that plug into GPIO port directly) will also work. 
However 26-pin GPIO cables do not fit this means that you cannot use classic Cobblers, GPIO-cabled boards like the GertBoard/PermaProtoPi without a GPIO downgrading cable. Model B cases will not fit the B+, the cases must be redesigned for the B+ as so much has moved around! You also need to be running Raspbian or NooBs from after approx June 2014 since earlier ones do not have USB/Ethernet chipset support. 

We'll have more accessories for the B+ such as cases, Cobblers, and more very soon!

PCB Dimensions: 56mm x 85mm x 1.4mm / 2.2" x 3.4" x 0.06"
Height with USBs: 17mm / 0.7"
Weight: 42g

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"2A fuse and hot-swap protection (so you can plug/unplug USB without resetting the board)"
Awesome!
So, now can I plug any WiFi dongles directly to Raspberry USB instead powered USB-hub?
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NEW PRODUCT – Adafruit TSL2591 High Dynamic Range Digital Light Sensor
http://adafru.it/dGE

When the future is dazzlingly-bright, this ultra-high-range luminosity sensor will help you measure it. The TSL2591 luminosity sensor is an advanced digital light sensor, ideal for use in a wide range of light situations. Compared to low cost CdS cells, this sensor is more precise, allowing for exact lux calculations and can be configured for different gain/timing ranges to detect light ranges from 188 uLux up to 88,000 Lux on the fly. 

The best part of this sensor is that it contains both infrared and full spectrum diodes! That means you can separately measure infrared, full-spectrum or human-visible light. Most sensors can only detect one or the other, which does not accurately represent what human eyes see (since we cannot perceive the IR light that is detected by most photo diodes) This sensor is much like the TSL2561 but with a wider range (and the interface code is different). This sensor has a massive 600,000,000:1 dynamic range! Unlike the TSL2561 you cannot change the I2C address, so keep that in mind. 

The built in ADC means you can use this with any microcontroller, even if it doesn't have analog inputs. The current draw is extremely low, so its great for low power data-logging systems. about 0.4mA when actively sensing, and less than 5 uA when in power-down mode. 

Of course, we wouldn't leave you with a datasheet and a "good luck!" - we wrote a detailed tutorial showing how to wire up the sensor, use it with an Arduino and example code that gets readings and calculates lux: http://adafru.it/dGF

In stock and shipping now!
http://adafru.it/dGE
#newproducts   #sensors   #lux  
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you should be able since it's using 3.3V and I2C.
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Make Your Own World Cup Match Notifier #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
http://adafru.it/b121314

Make this fun goal notifier using Little Bits, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi. by taipeihackerspace via instructables

Can’t watch the World Cup football games, but want to know when important game events (ie. goals) happen? Then littleGoal is for you!

The littleGoal setup will monitor the game’s progress, and alert you via vigorous flag-waving and a photogenic Goal! sign when anything of importance happens during your World Cup game.

It is intended to be quickly assembled, minimalistic, and pretty much ready to use for your next game!

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Oh that is great, the poor port layout was always my biggest issue with the pi. Having cables coming out every which way always made it a pain to work with.
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Raspberry Pi Model B+
https://www.adafruit.com/products/1914

OMG OMG OMG, did you hear? There is a brand new Raspberry Pi! And this one's called the Model B+ and check it out...more USB ports, more GPIO, better power supply, four mounting holes, less sticky-out SD card! Yep, that's right, the fantastic engineers at Raspberry Pi HQ have blessed us with a new design. They've taken all the feedback over the last 3 years and rolled out a nice updated Pi with many fixes and extras...all at the same price! Take a deep breath and buckle up, because Adafruit has this freshness and we're going to break it down for you. We have a big tutorial that we're keeping updated, with all the nitty-gritty details, so check that out when you have a moment 

Here's a brief overview of what's new
Dual step-down (buck) power supply for 3.3V and 1.8V
5V supply has polarity protection, 2A fuse and hot-swap protection (so you can plug/unplug USB without resetting the board)
New USB/Ethernet controller chip
4 USB ports instead of 2 ports
40 GPIO pins instead of 26. The top/first 26 pins match the original layout, 9 additional GPIO and 2 EEPROM Plate identification pins
Composite (NTSC/PAL) video now integrated into 4-pole 3.5mm 'headphone' jack
MicroSD card socket instead of full size SD
Four mounting holes in rectangular layout
Many connectors moved around
What's not new:
Same basic size, 85mm x 56mm
Same Processor, Broadcom SoC running at 700MHz (can be overclocked)
Same RAM, 512MB soldered on top of the Broadcom chip
Same power connector, microUSB
Same software - be sure to run the latest Raspbian/NooBs but otherwise the overall Linux software is the same
First 26-pins of GPIO are the same
Same HDMI port
Audio part of the A/V jack is the same
Same Camera and DSI Display connector
So, basically, its the same single-board Linux computer you've known and loved but all cleaned up and easier to use. The good news is many of your existing accessories like cables, hubs, keyboards, monitors, etc will work fine. Many Pi Plates (PCBs that plug into GPIO port directly) will also work. 
However 26-pin GPIO cables do not fit this means that you cannot use classic Cobblers, GPIO-cabled boards like the GertBoard/PermaProtoPi without a GPIO downgrading cable. Model B cases will not fit the B+, the cases must be redesigned for the B+ as so much has moved around! You also need to be running Raspbian or NooBs from after approx June 2014 since earlier ones do not have USB/Ethernet chipset support. 

We'll have more accessories for the B+ such as cases, Cobblers, and more very soon!

PCB Dimensions: 56mm x 85mm x 1.4mm / 2.2" x 3.4" x 0.06"
Height with USBs: 17mm / 0.7"
Weight: 42g

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NEW PRODUCT – 2.8″ TFT Touch Shield for Arduino w/Capacitive Touch
http://adafru.it/dGM

Add some sizzle to your Arduino project with a beautiful large touchscreen display shield with built in microSD card connection and a capacitive touchscreen. This TFT display is big (2.8" diagonal) bright (4 white-LED backlight) and colorful (18-bit 262,000 different shades)! 240x320 pixels with individual pixel control. It has way more resolution than a black and white 128x64 display. As a bonus, this display has a capacitive touchscreen attached to it already, so you can detect finger presses anywhere on the screen. 

This shield is the capacitive version as opposed to the resistive touchscreen we also sell. This touchscreen doesn't require pressing down on the screen with a stylus, and has a nice glossy glass cover. It is a single-touch display. 

This shield uses SPI for the display and SD card and is easier to use with UNO, Mega & Leonardo Arduino's. The capacitive touchscreen controller uses I2C but you can share the I2C bus with other I2C devices. 

The shield is fully assembled, tested and ready to go. No wiring, no soldering! Simply plug it in and load up our library - you'll have it running in under 10 minutes! Works best with any classic Arduino (UNO/Duemilanove/Diecimila). Solder three jumpers and you can use it at full speed on a Leonardo or Mega as well. 

This display shield has a controller built into it with RAM buffering, so that almost no work is done by the microcontroller. This shield needs fewer pins than our v1 shield, so you can connect more sensors, buttons and LEDs: 5 SPI pins for the display, 2 shared I2C pins for the touchscreen controller and another pin for uSD card if you want to read images off of it. 

Of course, we wouldn't just leave you with a datasheet and a "good luck!" - we've written a full open source graphics library that can draw pixels, lines, rectangles, circles and text. We also have a touch screen library that detects x, y and z (pressure) and example code to demonstrate all of it. The code is written for Arduino but can be easily ported to your favorite microcontroller!

http://adafru.it/dGM
In stock and shipping now!
#newproducts   #arduino   #tft   #shields  
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How much for this guy?:)
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NEW PRODUCTS – Chibitronics – Starter Kit / Effects Add-On Pack / Sensors Add-On Pack / Color LEDs Add-On Pack / and White LEDs Add-On Pack
http://adafru.it/dGD

Make almost any surface glow, sense, or interact with Chibitronics circuit stickers! 

Circuit stickers are an imaginative and easy way to make fun electronics projects without coding, soldering, or maker experience. Just stick your circuit sticker onto a surface and add a battery to get a unique project that reps your maker spirit. You can even connect stickers with conductive materials like copper tape or even conductive paint to create elaborate designs and art projects. 

The stickers are super lightweight, thin, and flexible. They're perfect for educators, artists, and novices and are a great introduction into the world of electronics.

We are stocking the Chibitronics Starter Kit as well as several different Add-On packs.

Chibitronics is collaboration between bunnie Huang and Jie Qi . Jie is a PhD student at the MIT Media Lab and her research is all about combining arts and crafts with electronics and programming. bunnie is the Director of Studio Kosagi and a hacker who designs and manufactures hardware.

http://adafru.it/dGD
All are in stock and shipping now!
#newproducts   #chibitronics   #kits   #projects  
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Check out this awesome video of a Robotic arm playing tic-tac-toe using image processing in raspberry pi from Leroy Pereira.
http://adafru.it/b121092

Check out this awesome video of a Robotic arm playing tic-tac-toe using image processing in raspberry pi from Leroy Pereira.


This arm was built as part of our internship project at PCCE. We has interfaced a web-cam with the raspberry pi to detect the user’s move.The pi then detects how many pixels are red in color determining where the user has made his move. Once the move has been detected, Raspberry pi automatically directs the arm to move a piece to the appropriate position. The entire code is written in python. The tic-tac-toe algorithm is so designed that the user never wins.

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Actually Matt we had to take it slow to avoid hitting the camera above...But still have to work on it to make it faster.
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