Tindie always has something interesting up for sale, but perhaps you’d like to dive even deeper. If so, then there’s the Tindie Flea Market, where we see unusual and interesting items pop up. It’s certainly worth a browse! Here’s a few items on display this month:
Pixy Object Tracking Camera + Pan/Tilt Kit
Pixy is a smart vision sensor for use in robotics and other electronics projects. While the Pixy2 recently made its debut, if you’d like to get your hands on one of the originals along with the pan/tilt kit, here’s one available on the Flea Market. The unit in question was purchased on Kickstarter, and is now reportedly taking up too much space!
Rooster Booster: 5V from “Anything”
Microcontrollers, CV modules and the like seem to get all the “glory” hardware-wise, but if you can’t power them correctly, they’re pretty useless. This little “Rooster Booster” board takes input from .8 to 6.0V and turn it into 5V, perfect to “wake up” your next Arduino project!
Bluetooth and Relays for Your Arduino
If you’re building a home automation system, you’ll likely need a way to communicate with it and relays to control large(ish) amounts of power. This Arduino shield provides both via a Bluetooth module and four relays!
MT0V034 Monochromatic Image Sensor
If you’d like to construct your own digital camera or CV system from components, you’ll likely want to use a CMOS digital image sensor. One such sensor is available here in mono VGA for $20, or twice that for the color 1.2 MP version.
Don’t stop now, there’s always something interesting to be found in the Tindie Flea Market.