PCBGrip Vise on Kickstarter

Low profile PCB vise that adjusts quickly and also holds components and probes, freeing your hands while you work

Check the video below or the Kickstarter website for this project.

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OpenBeam clear anodised will be discontinued

We will discontinue the clear anodised OpenBeam range. Clear anodised OpenBeam has not met up to our expectations in sales. Black is more popular. Also we just introduced MakerBeamXL. A 15mmx15mmx15mm profile as well and we have decided to foucs on MakerBeamXL.

In March we will introduce a clear anodised version of MakerBeamXL so there will be an alternative for customers.

In order to cater to OpenBeam fans we will continue sales of OpenBeam black anodised.

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OpenBeam brackets delivery time uncertain – change in OpenBeam precut kit

OpenBeam brackets (102643, 102632) are out of stock. This means we are also out of stock for OpenBeam precut kits. We are not sure when we will have a new batch of brackets in.  Therefore we decided to create an alternative: the OpenBeam precut kit with XL brackets.

The OpenBeam T-brackets (102643) and L-brackets (102632) are out of stock. From our supplier we have not had a answer yet on when to expect these brackets in. They are working on a time table. Once we have an estimated delivery time we will let you know.

This means we are out of stock for the OpenBeam precut kit black (100540) and clear (100551) as well.

Since we now have an alternative for these brackets with the MakerBeamXL right angle bracket (101732) and the T-bracket (103004) we decided to create an alternative:  the OpenBeam precut kit with XL brackets. We aim to have this online before the end of January 2017.

Since we are also almost out of OpenBeam feet and we order these from the same supplier we also changed from the OpenBeam feet (100966) to the vinyl end caps for OpenBeam (100977) in this precut kit with XL brackets.

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Overview specifications MakerBeam, MakerBeamXL, OpenBeam

We made an overview for you with the specifications of our three beams put together. We believe this will be helpful in your choice what beam to use for your project.

Below is the picture and here is a link to a PDF-file.

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Light cubes – Arduino, Adafruit NeoPixel and MakerBeam

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Light cube by Timothy3

Timothy sent us a blog post with all the details of his project. In his project he uses MakerBeam to combine arduino and 8×8 Neopixel matrices by Adafruit. In his blog post, Art, Electrons and Computation, you can read more about his MakerBeam project. Also he added some great pictures that show his building process.

You can read his blog post here: https://medium.com/@timothy_cubed/art-electrons-and-computation-a91abd827026#.8k4t62ibt

Below you can find some more pictures of his project.

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Adafruit NeoPixel with MakerBeam and MakerBeam hinge
Cube almost finished
Cube almost finished

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