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Track and sense air quality with the PM2.5 Air Quality Sensor and Breadboard Adapter Kit - PMS5003

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Now available from Tronixlabs Australia is the useful PM2.5 Air Quality Sensor and Breadboard Adapter Kit - PMS5003 from Adafruit. This device offers real-time, reliable measurement of PM2.5 dust concentrations! 

PM2.5 Air Quality Sensor and Breadboard Adapter Kit - PMS5003 from Tronixlabs Australia

(PM2.5 refers to particles that are 2.5 microns or smaller in diameter.) This sensor uses laser scattering to radiate suspending particles in the air, then collects scattering light to obtain the curve of scattering light change with time. 

The microprocessor calculates equivalent particle diameter and the number of particles with different diameter per unit volume. This information can then be sent back to your development board (or computer via an optional USB-serial converter) for further analysis, storage or display. 

Using your new sensor is easy thanks to example code for Arduino and CircuitPython, along with the breadboard-compatible interface cable. For more information and to order - please visit the product page

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Get your Arduino on the Internet with the new Adafruit WINC1500 WiFi Shields

Now available from Tronixlabs Australia is a solid and secure method of connecting your Arduino or compatible board to the Internet - with the new WINC1500 WiFi Shields from Adafruit.  Based on the Atmel ATWINC1500 WiFi module your project can connect over 802.11b, g, or n networks and supports WEP, WPA and WPA2 encryption. You can use [...]

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Interface music gear with your Arduino using the SparkFun MIDI Shield Kit

Now available from Tronixlabs Australia is the SparkFun MIDI Shield for Arduino Kit - which gives your Arduino-based device access to the antiquated, but still widely used and well supported MIDI communication protocol, so you can control synthesizers, sequencers, and other musical devices: Once assembled the MIDI functions can be customised, and the two potentiometers can be used [...]

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Easily add an ESP8266 to your Arduino with the SparkFun WiFi Shield for Arduino

Now available from Tronixlabs Australia is the Sparkfun WiFi shield for Arduino based on the ESP8266 wireless microcontroller. You can either use the ESP8266 with your Arduino using AT serial commands, or use this as an ESP8266 breakout board as all the relevant I/O pins are broken out: This is a rapid way to add a serial-controlled [...]

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Kickstart learning Arduino and Electronics with the new SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Arduino Uno - v4.0

Just landed at Tronixlabs Australia is the latest iteration of the excellent SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Arduino Uno - the new version 4.0. This is a great way to get started with programming and hardware interaction with the Arduino programming language: The SIK from Tronixlabs Australia includes everything you need to complete five overarching projects consisting of 16 interconnected [...]

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Explore WiFi, Bluetooth and more with Arduino using the SparkFun ESP32 Thing

Now available from Tronixlabs Australia is the SparkFun ESP32 Thing - an excellent development board based on Espressif's ESP32 microcontroller. The ESP32 thing is an excellent gateway to creating projects that can not only communicate over WiFi and Bluetooth - they also have a much faster processing speed and greater memory access: SparkFun have made this as easy [...]

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NEW PRODUCT - SparkFun RedBoard - Programmed with Arduino

If you need a good quality Arduino-compatible board then Tronixlabs Australia now has the solid SparkFun RedBoard - Programmed with Arduino  in stock and ready to ship: This board features the latest R3 pinouts as used on the Arduino Uno board, however sticks with the FTDI USB to serial interface for excellent driver compatibility. Used in many thousands [...]

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Together at last - Arduino and nRF24L01+ with the nRFDuino

Now available from Tronixlabs Australia is the nRFDuino - a compact Arduino-compatible board that contains the popular nRF24L01+ wireless data transceiver. A great solution for reducing the size of your nRF projects that also has an 8 MBit flash memory IC for data storage via the SPI bus: You can expect a an outdoor radio range of up to 500 metres, [...]

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Build your own Arduino MP3 player with the SparkFun MP3 Player Shield

Want to make your own MP3 player? Or add automated audio announcements to displays and projects. An answer to these and many more projects is an Arduino or compatible board and the Sparkfun MP3 Player shield: You can play audio files in Ogg Vorbis/MP3/AAC/WMA/MIDI formats from a microSD card, and output can be line-level or suitable for headphone [...]

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Tidy up your Arduino project with the Inventa Acrylic MegaStand

It's fair to say that that a lot of Arduino-based projects are usually the Uno-style board, an LCD and a few buttons or LEDs. And a few of us are guilty of just leaving them loose as we take the project here and there. Quick, sure but tidy? No. Well now it's time to clean up [...]

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