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I'm delighted that Ladyada has joined our Community, and Adafruit's wonderful Open Source Hardware products are now available from Newark element14!  The Raspberry Pi accessorries page now lists many of Adafruit's Raspberry Pi accessories.  Here is the full list of 20 Adafruit products available from Newark, and there are 19 Adafruit products available from Farnell.  (Farnell customers will have to pay delivery charge £15.95 once per order since it's direct ship from the US)

 

Here's some fun projects from my previous blog posts that can be built with Adafruit's products:

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  • Time and temperature display
    • Adafruit Real-Time ClockAdafruit Real-Time Clock, Adafruit Pi CobblerAdafruit Pi Cobbler and full-size readboardfull-size readboard

 

  • Automate beer brewing
    • Adafruit Pi PlateAdafruit Pi Plate, MCP3008 ADCMCP3008 ADC and TMP36 temp sensorTMP36 temp sensor

 

  • Portable Pi
    • 3,300mAh USB battery pack3,300mAh USB battery pack from Adafruit to power the Pi anywhere

 

  • "Headless" Pi
    • USB to serial cableUSB to serial cable from Adafruit to directly access the console

 

There's plenty more exciting examples on the Adafruit Learning System:

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  • Volume control knob
    • Adafruit Pi CobblerAdafruit Pi Cobbler, breadboardbreadboard, MCP3008 ADCMCP3008 ADC, potentiometerpotentiometer

 

  • New e-mail notification light
    • Adafruit Pi CobblerAdafruit Pi Cobbler, breadboardbreadboard, green LEDgreen LED, red LEDred LED, resistorsresistors

 

  • Play sounds when buttons are pressed
    • Adafruit Pi CobblerAdafruit Pi Cobbler, breadboardbreadboard, tactile switchestactile switches

 

  • Detect light
    • Adafruit Pi CobblerAdafruit Pi Cobbler, breadboardbreadboard, photoresistorphotoresistor

 

  • Cloud-based temperature logging
    • Adafruit Pi CobblerAdafruit Pi Cobbler, breadboardbreadboard, MCP3008 ADCMCP3008 ADC, TMP36 temp sensorTMP36 temp sensor

 

Finally, I've got to point out Adafruit's handy 8x8 LED matrix modules which come in GreenGreen, YellowYellow and RedRed.  Only 4 wires are needed to hook these displays up to the Pi via I2C.  Their great tutorial will have pixels dancing around in no time:

 

 

These LED matrix displays also work great with Arduino, too, and can be combined together to make awesome Halloween projects.

 

Cheers,

Drew