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Sidekick Labs Factory, a set on Flickr.
We took a trip up to the Sidekick Labs factory in Rutherford, Vermont. Sidekick Labs is busy working on our Lunar Modules now and will be manufacturing the Kit Cards next.
Arduino Microcontrollers are available in the shop.
Microcontrollers are collections of electrical components on a chip. You can program these components with a computer to behave in different ways. The Arduino UNO requires an A/B USB cable and the Arduino Software available from Arduino.cc.
The Arduino makes programming and microcontrollers surprisingly easy. It makes a great add-on to the Discover Electronics Kit. With the kit, you have everything you need to make great Arduino projects. We are busy creating lessons you can use with both the Discover Electronics Kit and the Arduino together.
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Well, we are running low on our Lunar Modules and we have a whole series of new Papertronics in the pipeline. Previously, we had them printed in Austin, Texas at a printer we have worked with many times. We then assembled the parts ourselves. Now that we have more coming out and an imp, building them ourselves would be a bit much. We need a manufacturer here in the US.
The most important part is the printing and die cutting. The rest is simply placing the electronics parts into envelopes and putting it all together. It would be nice to find some place to handle it all but, if not, we can have it printed, source all of the parts and then have them sent to the assembly plant. A place that does bubble gum cards might be good.
If have any leads please leave them in the comments below or send me an email at info AT sparklelabs DOT com.
Discover Kit 2, a set on Flickr.