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Adafruit Peristaltic Liquid Pump with Silicone Tubing - 12V DC Power
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Adafruit Peristaltic Liquid Pump with Silicone Tubing - 12V DC Power

Adafruit Peristaltic Liquid Pump with Silicone Tubing - 12V DC Power

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Move fluid safely from here to there with this very nice little pump. Unlike most liquid pumps, this is a peristaltic type - the pump squishes the silicone tubing that contains the liquid instead of impelling it directly. The upshot? The pump never touches the fluid which makes this an excellent choice for any food/drink/sterile based pumping su...


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Adafruit MCP23008 - i2c 8 input/output port expander
{"id":4445193961590,"title":"Adafruit MCP23008 - i2c 8 input\/output port expander","handle":"adafruit-mcp23008-i2c-8-input-output-port-expander","description":"\u003cp\u003eAdd another 8 pins to your microcontroller using a MCP23008 port expander. The MCP23008 uses two i2c pins (these can be shared with other i2c devices), and in exchange gives you 8 general purpose pins. You can set each of 8 pins to be input, output, or input with a pullup. There's even the ability to get an interrupt via an external pin when any of the inputs change so you don't have to keep polling the chip.\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eUse this chip from 2.7-5.5V (good for any 3.3V or 5V setup), and you can sink\/source up to 20mA from any of the I\/O pins so this will work for LEDs and such. Team it up with a high-power MOSFET if you need more juice. DIP package means it will plug into any breadboard or perfboard.\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eYou can set the i2c address by tying the ADDR0-2 pins to power or ground, for up to 8 unique addresses. That means 8 chips can share a single i2c bus - that's 64 I\/O pins!\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eWe used this chip in our SPI\/i2c backpack and found it to be very reliable and easy to get up and running.\u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2020-03-30T13:18:31-04:00","created_at":"2020-03-30T13:17:14-04:00","vendor":"Adafruit","type":"Adafruit","tags":[],"price":190,"price_min":190,"price_max":190,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":195,"compare_at_price_min":195,"compare_at_price_max":195,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":31513581584502,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"K630","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Adafruit MCP23008 - i2c 8 input\/output port expander","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":190,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":195,"inventory_quantity":1,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"continue","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1749\/9663\/products\/593-01.jpg?v=1585588634"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1749\/9663\/products\/593-01.jpg?v=1585588634","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":6286137917558,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.332,"height":728,"width":970,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1749\/9663\/products\/593-01.jpg?v=1585588634"},"aspect_ratio":1.332,"height":728,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1749\/9663\/products\/593-01.jpg?v=1585588634","width":970}],"content":"\u003cp\u003eAdd another 8 pins to your microcontroller using a MCP23008 port expander. The MCP23008 uses two i2c pins (these can be shared with other i2c devices), and in exchange gives you 8 general purpose pins. You can set each of 8 pins to be input, output, or input with a pullup. There's even the ability to get an interrupt via an external pin when any of the inputs change so you don't have to keep polling the chip.\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eUse this chip from 2.7-5.5V (good for any 3.3V or 5V setup), and you can sink\/source up to 20mA from any of the I\/O pins so this will work for LEDs and such. Team it up with a high-power MOSFET if you need more juice. DIP package means it will plug into any breadboard or perfboard.\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eYou can set the i2c address by tying the ADDR0-2 pins to power or ground, for up to 8 unique addresses. That means 8 chips can share a single i2c bus - that's 64 I\/O pins!\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eWe used this chip in our SPI\/i2c backpack and found it to be very reliable and easy to get up and running.\u003c\/p\u003e"}
Adafruit MCP23008 - i2c 8 input/output port expander

Adafruit MCP23008 - i2c 8 input/output port expander

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Add another 8 pins to your microcontroller using a MCP23008 port expander. The MCP23008 uses two i2c pins (these can be shared with other i2c devices), and in exchange gives you 8 general purpose pins. You can set each of 8 pins to be input, output, or input with a pullup. There's even the ability to get an interrupt via an external pin when any...


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Adafruit NeoPixel RGBW LED Strip - White PCB 30 LED/m -1m
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Including ready-to-go library \u0026amp; example code for the Arduino UNO\/Duemilanove\/Diecimila, Flora\/Micro\/Leonardo, Trinket\/Gemma, Arduino Due \u0026amp; Arduino Mega\/ADK (all versions)\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2020-03-30T14:28:56-04:00","created_at":"2019-11-22T15:22:58-05:00","vendor":"Adafruit","type":"Adafruit","tags":[],"price":1790,"price_min":1790,"price_max":1790,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":1795,"compare_at_price_min":1795,"compare_at_price_max":1795,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":31246362738806,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"K590","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Adafruit NeoPixel RGBW LED Strip - White PCB 30 LED\/m -1m","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":1790,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":1795,"inventory_quantity":0,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"continue","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1749\/9663\/products\/2832-03.jpg?v=1574454178"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1749\/9663\/products\/2832-03.jpg?v=1574454178","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":5672163704950,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.332,"height":728,"width":970,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1749\/9663\/products\/2832-03.jpg?v=1574454178"},"aspect_ratio":1.332,"height":728,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1749\/9663\/products\/2832-03.jpg?v=1574454178","width":970}],"content":"\u003cp\u003eWhat is better than smart RGB LEDs? 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On NeoPixels, the PWM rate is ~400 Hz, which works well but is noticable if the LED is moving. In comparison, DotStars have a 20 KHz PWM rate, so even when moving the LED around, you won't see the pixelation, the blending is very smooth. (we recommend DotStars if you can use them)\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eNeoPixels are 5050-sized LEDs with an embedded microcontroller inside the LED. You can set the brightness and color of each R\/G\/B\/W with 8-bit PWM precision (so 32-bit color per pixel). The LEDs are controlled by shift-registers that are chained up down the strip so you can shorten or lengthen the strip. Only 1 digital output pin are required to send data down. The PWM is built into each LED-chip so once you set the color you can stop talking to the strip and it will continue to PWM all the LEDs for you.\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eThe strip is made of flexible PCB material, and comes with a weatherproof sheathing. You can cut this stuff pretty easily with wire cutters, there are cut-lines every 0.65\"\/1.7cm (1 LED each). Solder to the 0.1\" copper pads and you're good to go. Of course, you can also connect strips together to make them longer, just watch how much current you need! \u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eYou must use a 5V DC power supply to power these strips, do not use higher than 6V or you can destroy the entire strip.\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003ePlease note you will need a NeoPixel library with RGBW support which is not always available. If you try to control these with a plain 'RGB' NeoPixel library, you'll get very weird results. Our Adafruit NeoPixel library does support RGBW but if you're using something else, just be aware that it might require some hacking. Also, the Blue LED element is close to the white phosphor and the light bleeds into it, so blue light will have a mix of white as well.\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eThese strips are sold by the meter! 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Including ready-to-go library \u0026amp; example code for the Arduino UNO\/Duemilanove\/Diecimila, Flora\/Micro\/Leonardo, Trinket\/Gemma, Arduino Due \u0026amp; Arduino Mega\/ADK (all versions)\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}
Adafruit NeoPixel RGBW LED Strip - White PCB 30 LED/m -1m

Adafruit NeoPixel RGBW LED Strip - White PCB 30 LED/m -1m

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What is better than smart RGB LEDs? Smart RGB+White LEDs! These NeoPixels now have 4 LEDs in them (red, green, blue and white) for excellent lighting effects. These LED strips are fun and glowy, and you can control each LED individually!This is the 30 LED/m RGBW strip with a White Casing and White PCB! We also have RGBW NeoPixel strips of 60 LED...


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