Conductive Silver Ink Pen – Micro Tip – [via]
Experiment with paper electronics with this silver conductive ink pen that will let you draw traces! We like the make of this pen, it has a nice liquid silver ink that flows easily, and it works great. In just 3 minutes from opening the packaging, we made the image above, a coin cell holder with an LED.
Conductive Silver Ink Pen - [Link]
Nest learns from your temperature adjustments, programs itself to keep you comfortable, and guides you to energy savings. You can control the thermostat from anywhere using a smartphone, tablet or laptop, and Nest never stops learning, even as your life and the seasons change.
Meet Nest, the world’s first Learning Thermostat - [Link]
Aktakom offers essential laboratory package complete with oscilloscope, signal generator, power supply and 6 in 1 digital multimeter.
Miami Fl., October 11, 2011, 2011 – T&M Atlantic, distributor of the test and measurement equipment today announced a package deal that combines all the basic equipment necessary for assembling a new electronics laboratory. The laboratory package includes: Aktakom ADS-2061M (60MHz; 500MS/s; 2ch) Digital Storage Oscilloscope, Aktakom AWG-4105 (5MHz; 125 MS/s; Wave length: 16 K pts.; 2ch) Function / Arbitrary Waveform Generator, Aktakom APS-3205 ( 30V:5A; 2ch) Power Supply and Aktakom AMM-1062 6 in 1 Professional Digital Multimeter with Environment Measurements (Light Meter, Sound Meter, Humidity Meter, Temperature Meter & Non-contact AC voltage detector). This laboratory package is not just functional and economical it is also portable and with optional VGA output for an oscilloscope could be used for presentations, demonstrations and brainstorm sessions.
First introduced at the NCSL International Show in Washington DC, ADS Oscilloscopes and AWG Generators attracted interest from many leading laboratories including: MIT, John Hopkins University, UMASS, UPENN and UCA Berkley.
More information is available at www.tmatlantic.com
Introductory Prices start from $999.00 Plus Free Shipping and Free Oscilloscope Carry Bag
Aktakom electronics laboratory under $1000 - [Link]
Put a voltage meter anywhere with this very handy display. These are often used by RC hobbyists for keeping track of batteries but we thought it would be great on a breadboard or enclosure.
Simply connect the red wire to the positive supply, and black to negative ground. The display has a microcontroller that will read the voltage, compare it to a stable reference and display the voltage with 0.1V precision on a 3-digit 7-segment display. It works from 3.2V up to 30V so it will be good for nearly any electronic project! The meter draws 3-4mA to power the microcontroller and display. This particular LED display is a nice vivid green, which we found very readable. Mounting tabs make this module easy to attach to any box or plate. [via]
Mini Volt Meter - [Link]
Aktakom redefines the meaning of the functional yet affordable arbitrary waveform function generators by introducing to the market the newest series of inexpensive generators that feature the latest DDS technology
Miami Fl., September 27, 2011 – T&M Atlantic, distributor of the test and measurement equipment today unveiled a new series of waveform function generators by AKTAKOM. These newest instruments achieve the quality, speed and functionality of world leading brands, yet sell for the fraction of the price. AWG series of generators feature 5, 10 and 50 MHz bandwidth, 2 channels with a 125Ms/s sampling rate and 14 bit resolution. An innovative 5.7” clear color screen makes these devises functional and easy to use. All devices in the series come with two USB interfaces, allowing control of the device from the PC, as well easy flash storage support.
Daniel tipped us off to a new consumer device in the works called the NeTV. It’s being branded as an inline device to allow the transformation of dumb HD TVs into smart ones. You can check out the consumer features on the “What is” wiki. Since it is coming from chumby industries it looks like it will have good support for developers and hackers.
NeTV is a robust, wifi-enabled embedded linux computer that can connect to HD video sources and sinks. It has very strong potential applications in education, digital signage, smart energy, and low-cost computing.
NeTV - [Link]
Saelig Company, Inc. announces availability of the Wave Standard series of advanced Arbitrary Function Generators from Tabor (Israel). Offering up to 350MHz in single and dual channels, WS8351 and WS8352, deliver fast, versatile, high-performance arbitrary waveform, function, and pulse generation.
Designed to fulfill the growing needs of todayʼs design and test engineers, these new models boast a 2GS/s clock with a 512k memory and up to 4Vpp output into 50 ohms. This allows the generation of a wide variety of complex waveforms at very high speeds. In addition to its function and arbitrary capabilities, these ultra-fast WS models can generate high-precision pulses with extensive pattern composition utilizing PulseComposerTM pulse/pattern composer application software. PulseComposerTM includes special modes such as: programmable transition times, multi-level patterns, arbitrary bit design and PAM(n), utilizing either NRZ or RZ modes with data rates reaching as high as 350MBit/s.
Saelig Announces Advanced 350MHz AFG Signal Generators - [Link]
Saelig Company, Inc. (www.saelig.com) has introduced a new version of the successful MSR145 miniature datalogger, now with storage capability for storing over one billion readings from temperature and other parameters simultaneously with 12-bit resolution. The award-winning, unique MSR145 mini datalogger, previously limited to only two million measurements, is now available with a slot for a removable microSD card (4GB). This increases the storage of the logger to a record-breaking 1 billion measurements. The MSR145ʼs SD card can be easily changed during on-going experiments, representing a significant benefit when undertaking extremely long-term measurements. This allows users to evaluate the saved data at any time, whenever it may be necessary.
MSR145 Universal Datalogger - [Link]
Saelig Company, Inc. announces the MV200UM a new 2.megapixel USB digital microscope for capturing high quality magnified images and video for display on a PC using a simple USB 2.0 PC connection. The USB-powered MV200UM contains a built-in white LED illumination ring for viewing circuit boards, tiny components and markings, examining traces and solder joints on printed circuit boards, or for detailed product examination and record-taking, inspection, and quality control purposes.
Simple plug and play operation with the included software allows objects to be magnified using MV200UMʼs full-color 2 megapixel sensor on any Windows PC. Two interchangeable clear ring-stands of different heights allow precise separation from objects, providing up to 200x magnification on a 17” monitor with the MV200Mʼs 1,280 x 1,024 pixels. The microscope can also be handheld at distances of 8mm to 200mm for inspecting parts at lower magnification. Fields of view can be as small as 1.9mm x 1.5mm, or as large as 82mm x 65mm. Moving images can be displayed at 30fps in VGA resolution via the USB 2.0 interface too. The free software included allows snapshots, video recording, taking time-lapsed pictures, and making calibrated measurements. Read the rest of this entry »