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Exciting Updates to Our Electronic Toolbox Photo

We are excited to announce some fantastic updates to our Electronic Toolbox! Whether you're a seasoned electronics professional, a hobbyist, or just starting your journey into the world of electronics, our toolbox is designed to make your projects easier and more efficient. We've listened to your feedback and made significant improvements to our calculators, ensuring they are optimised for both mobile and desktop use.

3D printed spacer for the Raspberry Pi Photo

Patrick Dubois D'Enghien has created this useful 3D-printed spacer for Raspberry Pi expansion boards and hats and has released it on Thingiverse under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial license.

New I2C Switch Product Launched  Photo

We have launched a new product, the I2C switch allows you to switch between four I2C buses on the Raspberry Pi.

Email issues with yahoo accounts Photo

We are currently experiencing problems sending order confirmation emails to addresses ending with @yahoo.co.uk and @yahoo.com

We have contacted yahoo’s support team and are waiting for them to resolve the problem with their servers.

There are not any issues with all other email providers and email addresses.

New new tutorial for the IO Pi Plus Photo

We have added a new tutorial to our knowledge base for how to use interrupts on the MCP23017 on the IO Pi Plus on the Raspberry Pi.

New shipping and tracked delivery options Photo

We are pleased to announce that we can now offer a tracked and signed-for service using Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed for our customers in addition to our regular Royal Mail Airmail service. 

New website look for our 5th birthday Photo

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new design and upgrade for our AB Electronics UK online shop for our 5th  birthday.

The website has been updated for improved viewing on desktops, tablets, and mobile devices, and all our product pages now have quick links to Specifications, Assembly instructions, Compatibility, Code Libraries, Demo programs and Datasheets and a much cleaner layout, which we hope will be easier for our customers to view and find the information they require.

Python Code Libraries Updates Now Available Photo

We have a new and updated Python library available to use with our Raspberry Pi expansion boards.  The new version 2.0 update includes several major changes found in the changelog.md in the root of the GitHub repository.

C++ Libraries are now available Photo

We now have new C++ libraries and demo code available to use with our Raspberry Pi expansion boards.

New Expander Pi redesign launched Photo

The Expander Pi has been redesigned to work with all Raspberry Pi models which use the 40-pin GPIO connector.

Case Recommendations for the Raspberry Pi Photo

We have found a commercial Raspberry Pi enclosure which will allow our boards to be stacked inside and the case will protect the boards.

The case can also be modified to use our Serial Pi Plus board to add an RS232 port to your Raspberry Pi.

Raspberry Pi, Odroid, Orange Pi and Asus Tinker Photo

Compatibility testing on the Raspberry Pi, Odroid, Orange Pi and Asus Tinker Board platforms.

New C library for the IO Pi Plus Photo

One of our customers, Bruno Ferreira, has written a new C library for use with the IO Pi Plus expansion board.