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New News, New Products and New Ways to Search

Hi folks, welcome to our new news. We'll be using this to tell you about new products, things going on sale and some of the projects we're working on.

In with the new, out with the old

Pololu sell great DC motor drivers and H-bridges. We've expanded our range and added a few of their new drivers.

Specifically, we've got the new RoboClaw drivers for sale (or will, starting Monday if the tracking is correct). We really like these drivers because they're full-featured and don't require fiddly soldering to set up.

We've got one of the old RoboClaws on sale to make room for the new ones.

POL-1497 - RoboClaw DC Motor Driver 2 x 30A

There's a few other Pololu parts now on clearance. Be sure to check out:

POL-120 - Dual Chanel Serial 6 VDC Motor Controller

POL-1240 - ShiftBrite v1.0

POL-1241 - Headerless ShiftBrite v1.0

Arduino Due

The long overdue Arduino Due is in stock!

SFA-107 - Arduino Due

It's the same size as the Mega, but is packing a ARM Cortex M3 from Atmel. It has a 32 bit core running at 84 MHz - a huge performance increase compared to the 8 bit, 16 MHz core in the Uno. This allows much more complicated sketches, with much more number crunching (think audio or video applications, or pathfinding and motion planning with lots of floating point operations).

New Feature Comparison

With a product line up stretching to thousands of items, even we can't always keep all our products and their configurations in our heads. You may have noticed the new Feature-based Search link on the left. This will take you to an interface that allows you to narrow down the products in some of our more popular product categories.

For example, if you've got a 4 to 20 mA loop powered sensor and want a display for it, you can use our Feature-based Search to list all our meters that take a 4 to 20 mA signal in. That doesn't actually narrow down the field much, so you could also select 110V/240V powered if you've got line power available, and that narrows the options down to 8 meters.

Products that have been set up as part of a feature comparison also have a few links that show up in their descriptions which allow you to jump back to the comparison or to show all the similar products in a table.

We'll be adding new product categories as we find the time, so remember to check back occasionally.