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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.

New IO Pi Plus 2.1 Expansion Board Photo

One of our most popular expansion boards is the IO Pi Plus.  This board was based on our old IO Pi but updated to fit the newer HAT style introduced with the Raspberry Pi B+.    

The IO Pi Plus has been used by thousands of customers worldwide, and we have received lots of positive feedback about the board and our software libraries.  We have also received a few suggestions on ways we could improve the board, and after looking at the most popular suggestions, we are proud to announce a new revised version of the IO Pi Plus, version 2.1.

2016 visitor stats for our website Photo

Some stats for our website visitors for 2016

150,000 unique users visited the website who viewed over 501,000 individual page views

They spend an average of 1 minute 56 seconds on each page.

Website Accessibility Update News Photo

We have been busy over the Christmas holidays updating our online shop, knowledge base and support forums to ensure that the website pages comply with online accessibility standards and to make the page links easier to read and type if needed.

Almost all the website content met these standards in the past, but some of the forum posts had caused the compliance testing software to report errors so we have updated all content where needed to fix the issues raised.

New ADC Pi Input Voltage Calculator Photo

We have created a new calculator to allow you to modify the input ranges for our popular ADC Pi Raspberry Pi expansion board.

It’s our 4th Birthday for AB Electronics UK Photo

Four years ago we launched our AB Electronics UK website to sell the Raspberry Pi expansion boards we design and build in our home workshop.

Since then, our product range has expanded from the initial two Raspberry Pi boards to over 45 boards and accessories for the Raspberry Pi, other small board computers and the Arduino.

Node js libraries now available Photo

We have new Node.js libraries for several of our Raspberry Pi expansion boards.

Knowledge Base Articles now on product pages Photo

You can now directly see all the related knowledge base articles for each of our Raspberry Pi expansion boards on the product details page.

Each product has a new section near the bottom of the page, which lists all related KB articles, as shown in the image to the right.

Social Media Sign in now available Photo

You can now use your social media accounts to sign in to our online shop to place your orders and check your order history.

On the sign-in page, there are now three new buttons for users of Facebook, Google, and Twitter account to sign in and set up their delivery addresses.

New YouTube Channel is now Live Photo

We have launched our own YouTube channel and uploaded our first video showing how to use our soldering jig.

We have also uploaded two other videos showing the placement of the components on an ADC Pi and a Servo Pi demo driving 16 RC servos.

Legacy Products Information in the Knowledge Base Photo

We have added product information for legacy and discontinued products into our knowledge base.

Raspberry Pi RTC Pi Zero Expansion Board Photo

We now have a Zero size version of our popular RTC Pi Plus board for the Raspberry Pi Zero.

New Adapter Range for Beaglebone and Arduino Photo

We are currently working on two new products to allow people to use our Raspberry Pi expansion boards with the Beaglebone Black mini computer, the Arduino Uno/Mega boards, and other Arduino-based boards that use the same pin header layout.