New Product Discoveries - PUI Audio's Exciter and Pimoroni's micro:bit Development Board

Today on New Product Discoveries I have an Exciter from PUI Audio and the micro:bit educational development board from Pimoroni.

PUI Audio has traditionally been known for their speaker products. Today, we are presenting a product called an Exciter (ASX08808-TP-R). Similar to a speaker, an Exciter is a voice coil that is made to be mounted on a hard surface. The inherent dynamic quality of the surface in which the Exciter is mounted is what affects the emitted frequency color. The advantage of an Exciter over a traditional speaker is that sound is emitted in a planar fashion. This means the emitted sound waves are more easily picked up without having to be directly in front of the Exciter.

Another product I would like to discuss is the micro:bit educational board from Pimoroni. Pimoroni is well known for their offering of educational tools and kits – the micro:bit is no different. The micro:bit prototyping kit comes with all the required accessories to get you creating micro:bit projects with ease. The micro:bit is programmed through a graphical form which lends itself to teaching children microprocessor programming. There are a few different micro:bit kits available, and the board alone can be purchased as well – all on digikey.com.

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Randall Restle 是 Digi-Key Electronics 应用工程副总裁,负责应用工程师、技术人员和管理人员团队的评估、设计和指导,并在先进技术产品选择和使用方面负责确保 Digi-Key 的服务客户技术战略的落实。Randall 在 2011 年加入 Digi-Key,在此之前,他已经从业 35 年之久,在工程、数字和模拟电路设计、印刷电路板和嵌入式软件领域拥有经验丰富。Randall 拥有辛辛那提大学 BSEE、MS 和 MBA 学位。他还是 IEEE 的高级会员,是俄亥俄州的注册专业工程师,是项目管理协会的认证项目管理专家,并且是多项专利的发明人。

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