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Toolkits ยป B-Squares

B-Squares is a 3D modular electronics system with an emphasis on solar power and expandable energy storage, enabling the hobbyist to prototype clean-tech and Arduino inventions faster than ever before. The Squares have magnetic contacts on each corner which allow them to easily snap together without wires. These magnetic contacts are also used to transmit electric signals between the Squares. This design allows users to quickly assemble Squares into arrays, with power flowing through the array, without wiring or soldering.

Field Data
Price (sek)900
Sizemedium
Backgroundinitially a kickstarter project from Jordan McRae, now available through Seed Studio. modular system focused on solar power.
Ease of useeasy, the squares can be connected side-by-side or vertically.
Documentationlimited
Purposesmodular electronic blocks
Flexibilitylimited. only 4-5 squares available at the moment. the core is Arduino compatible.
Input vs Outputmore input than output.
Hardware vs Softwarehardware modular structure, for software => standard Arduino.
Strengthsease assembly of blocks, Arduino compatible
Weaknessesexpensive,limited development and availability. provides modular physical platform, no data connection between the blocks at the moment.
NotesSolar-Square, Battery-Square, LED-Square, Proto-Square, Arduino-Square
Linkshttp://www.b-squares.com
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jmcrae/b-squares-modular-solar-powered-electrics