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Saleae Makey Makey Makey Makey - one of Earth's favorite interactive electronics kits. We're here to help with all your Makey Makey questions! Rigol Intel Most well known for their CPUs, Intel also produces some great Maker hardware! Whether you need help with an Intel Edison, or you’re using the Custome Solutions header on a NUC this is the place to post. Seeed Studio Seeed has been serving the global Maker community since 2008, by providing open technology and agile manufacturing services, with the mission to make hardware more accessible and lower the threshold for hardware innovation. MSP Microcontrollers If you’re after ultra-low power consumption (we’re talking nano Amps), but processing power when you need it (up to 25MHz) the MSP430 is a great go to. AVR Atmel Perhaps the most well known AVR series Microcontroller Atmel have produced is the ATMega328P - the one the Arduino Uno is built on. When you’re moving on from Dev boards and the safety of the high level Arduino libraries, this is the place to turn to. Genuino Once upon a time the Arduino ecosystem was a lot simpler to understand. There was a, erm, rift between the original Arduino team which lead to the creation of the “Genuino” brand by Massimo Banzi and David Cuartielles for the purpose of selling boards and products outside the US. Chibitronics Chibitronics isn't just fun to say, the products are sooo much fun for "little makers" to learn the basics of electronics using bits and pieces they are familiar with in crafty ways. Wireless/RF Ahh, the black magic of the Electronics world! Here be dragons (and plenty of wizards, witches and warlocks)! LattePanda Freetronics Freetronics is an Australian company, created in early 2010 by Practical Arduino co-author Jonathan Oxer and technical reviewer Marc Alexander as a result of a deluge of requests for kits, parts, and other odds and ends relating to the book. Innobits InnoBits is similar to littleBits, but produced by METAS (or funmetas). METAS was only established in 2014 and is managed out of Hong Kong, China. The name is an acronym for Math, Engineering, Technology, Arts and Science. PIC Microchip The original maker hardware. Many a great Maker cut their teeth programming on one of the PIC family of microcontrollers from Microchip - and they’re still a popular choice for many Makers to this day. ARM / LPC LPC is a family of 32-bit microcontroller integrated circuits by NXP Semiconductors (formerly Philips Semiconductors). The LPC chips are grouped into related series that are based around the same 32-bit ARM processor core, such as the Cortex-M4F, Cortex-M3, Cortex-M0+, or Cortex-M0. Solarbotics A portmanteau of Solar (powered) and Robotics, Solarbotics are exactly what you’d expect them to be. Particle We throw the term "IoT' around a lot, it stands for "Internet of Things". Particle are hands down, hats off, the best IoT ecosystem we've seen. From Wifi to 3G, programming devices over the air has never been so easy, or fun! Pimoroni Pimoroni stands for Pirate, Monkey, Robot, Ninja (Pi-Mo-Ro-Ni) and sounds like the name of an expensive Italian lager. It’s pronounced Pih-mo-row-knee. You’ll see the pirate (and his friends) pop up throughout their branding. Product Questions Have questions about a Core Electronics product? This is the place to be. Tools A Maker without their tools is like an artist without a brush, or a mechanic without a spanner! Lulzbot When we think "Lulzbot" topics that come to mind are "precise, durable, adaptable, fun!". Earth pretty much agrees given the incredibly warm welcome that every iteration of device released by Lulzbot. With a completely open source approach to business, Lulzbot have created an ecosystem that has moved incredibly fast into very matured devices that are trusted by educators, hobbyists and professionals around the world. littleBits littleBits are so incredibly fun, we have them at all of our expo's and are always a hit with young makers. The bits snap together with magnets and are intuitive to use - it's the perfect storm for learning electronics. Each kit is purposefully designed with endless possibilities for follow-on projects. Blogs Core Electronics We’re here to help with your projects and educational electronics needs. We’re powered by makers, for makers. Sparkfun We've got the entire range of gear from Sparkfun in Australia in our catalogue! Nate and the Sparkfun team are based in Colorado - and while they are always happy to help - so are we! GPS The Global Positioning System (GPS) was originally developed in the 1970s by the US DoD for strictly military use. These days you can find GPS trackers in key-rings so you can find those pesky keys that always go missing - how times have changed! Videos Makeblock Makeblock provides comprehensive hardware, software, content solutions, and top-notch robotics competitions, with the aim of achieving deep integration of technology and education. 3D Printing Talk shop about 3D Printing, we'd love to hear about your projects, questions and tips! Arduino It all started with an 8-bit microcontroller platform in an Italian university and a weekend of ideas. Soon after, the Arduino Uno arrived and the rest was history! We're official resellers for Arduino in Australia and are here to help with your product questions. Micropython Micro Python was a project launched on Kickstarter to develop a Python language which was lean and fast enough to run on microcontrollers. Damien George started Micro Python in November 2013, and now days Micro Python is used by thousands of people globally! Schematics & PCBs If you’re here you’re really starting to get into the advanced end of the maker world. This is the place for all your KiCAD and EAGLE queries, component and trace sizing questions, and help understanding schematics. Pololu Pololu are located in glorious Las Vegas, Nevada. That's a long way away, so we've got all the gear from Pololu in Australia ready for your next project. DFRobot DFRobot are some great mates in Shanghai that have been behind the maker movement since 2008. They've introduced hundreds hundreds of parts and kits that are both affordable and useful. Raspberry Pi On February 29, 2012 the first Raspberry Pi was launched. Little did Earth know just how generally awesome that little credit card computing platform would change the world! We stock official gear from Raspberry Pi in Australia along with creative bits and pieces from all your favorite brands. Adafruit Look no further for Adafruit in Australia. Limor "Ladyada" Fried is the founder of Adafruit and her vision way back then was to create the best place to learn electronics online. Well, we're all pretty sure she has achieved that with the help of her wonderful team. Finding Parts Finding the right part for a project can sometimes be tough! To help others offer advice that’s going to be as useful as possible, please keep in mind:
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