* USB and XBee products introduced!
* Enhanced serial monitor and uBug12x now available for Adapt9S12X!
* Two new backplane products support a Tower configuration for Adapt9S12!
* USB retrofits with power breakout for legacy products
* PayPal now accepted
February 26, 2009:
Technological Arts enters its 15th year!
It was 14 years ago that we introduced our first product-- the $74.95 Adapt11 Starter Package, with innovative connector design enabling it to be "plugged right in" to any solderless breadboard. It subsequently won Product of the Year Award in EE Product News in 1996, and was the star of a feature article in Popular Electronics. Today's similar product configuration is our Adapt9S12C32 Starter Package, at just US$72. Contrast the Adapt11's 2K program space and 256 bytes RAM with Adapt9S12C32's 32K Flash and 2K RAM to get an idea of how the value has gone up in 14 years!
A lot of companies and products have come and gone since 1995, but we're still going strong-- with hundreds of products to help engineers,
educators, students, and hobbyists learn, teach, create, and have fun! Virtually all of our modules and prototyping adapters are designed
and manufactured in-house. We have a number of exciting new products slated for introduction in 2009, so stay tuned!
New low-cost version of NanoCore12 introduced!
Functionally identical, yet now with low-cost square pins (instead of round ones), both the 32-pin and 40-pin modules are now offered in this low-cost format. Priced as low as US$33 (singles), the price drops to under US$25 for 100+ units. For budget-conscious customers a new QuickStart Package is also available, bundling a low-cost NanoCore12 module and a breadboard-compatible serial cable, from only US$43. As usual student, educational, and volume discounts are available.
Check the NanoCore12 category for details: http://www.technologicalarts.com
Expanded Resources for NanoCore12!
Over the past couple of months, we have created a dedicated website, just for NanoCore12. www.NanoCore12.com We have been busily adding links to information, tools, books, and examples. One area of special note: we have created a product-specific SBASIC code library especially geared to beginners or those coming from a BASIC Stamp background. Check it out at http://support.technologicalarts.ca
BASIC11 is now Free!
Controlord has decided to make its BASIC11 compiler and IDE freeware. This is a powerful, extensible language and debugging environment usable with virtually any 68HC11 hardware. Details can be found here: http://www.technologicalarts.com
Low-cost Shipping Option to Canada and USA
If you don't need trackability, shipping can cost as low as $5 via Airmail (uninsured). This makes sense when the order value is low (e.g. a couple of components or adapters). Just be sure to mention in the Comments during Checkout that you want AirMail shipping. We cannot be held responsible for lost or misdirected shipments.