Tinkerers, hobbyists, students and enthusiasts form the backbone of the tech-influenced DIY community known as the Maker Movement. Makers use various open-source electronic platforms as they develop interactive products ranging from robotics and drones to arts, crafts, and musical instruments.
One of the challenges all developers face – from Makers to circuit designers and engineers at Tier 1 OEMs – is finding the right connector. For many, connector selection. For Makers, it often means soldering a wire from one PCB to another. There has to be another way, right?
Expansion Connector Sample Kits for Makers
Rapid prototyping of innovative projects using open-source electronic platforms typically requires basic connectors and cable assemblies. Samtec removes the guess work in connector selection for Makers.
Samtec’s four new Expansion Connector Sample Kits for Makers are targeted at the most popular open-source electronics platforms used by Makers today.
Arduino Uno R3 Expansion Connector Sample Kit
BeagleBone Black Expansion Connector Sample Kit
ARM mbed Application Board Expansion Connector Sample Kit
Raspberry Pi 3 Expansion Connector Sample Kit
These new kits allow continued growth and stacking of the most popular electronics platforms using standard 0.100” (2.54mm) centerline IDC cables, sockets, and headers.
For more information on the Expansion Connector Sample Kits for Makers, please download our Product Brief or visit www.samtec.com/maker. You can click here to read the press release about Samtec and Maker Faire.
Maker Faire Bay Area
One of the drivers in the Maker Movement is the growth of local and international Maker Faires. These events have been described as “part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new.”
Samtec is taking is Maker Show on the road in 2017. Technical experts and product specialist from Samtec will be at Maker Faire Bay Area in San Mateo, CA this weekend.
The Expansion Connector Sample Kits for Makers will debut in Zone 2 Booth 2519. Samtec looks forward to working with all Makers on their next project. Stop by and see what we offer.