Great news for everyone who has been asking about the Papilio Pro and some other products availability: Since we are out of stock on Papilio Pro boards we decided to take pre-orders and offer you the biggest discount to try to make up for the inconvenience. If you are willing to back order the Pro we are knocking the previous sale price by $15 so the new sale price is $69.99 which is the lowest Papilio pro price ever and we will ship your order as soon as the new batch is complete around October 15th.
On an other side we expect the new LogicStart MegaWing and Papilio DUO batches to be ready next week so we are now taking pre-orders for these items too.
Don’t miss the opportunity and take advantage of our new discount offer before the finish of the new batch:
Here at Gadget Factory we are happy to announce that our next generation of products are now available at our online store. The long awaited Papilio DUO along with the new Papilio Shields are finally here after a successful Kickstarter campaign that helped us raise more than $62.000 in funds to make this dream come true, here is a short description of each product:
- The Papilio DUO has an FPGA on the top and the same chip that is used in the Arduino Leonardo (ATmega32U4) on the bottom. It’s like having an Arduino with a full circuit laboratory connected to it! For example, you can draw circuits to move pins, connect extra serial ports, or connect a bitcoin miner to the Arduino-Compatible chip. Just plug it into your computer using a USB cable, download our software and start drawing your own circuits.
- The LogicStart Shield provides everything needed to get started with VHDL and FPGA development on the Papilio DUO with one convenient and easy to connect circuit board.
- The Computing Shield provides all of the hardware needed to recreate classic computing systems on the Papilio DUO. Here are some existing retro computing projects that can be easily converted.
To have an in depth look at the DUO and the new Shields please visit the hardware guides and the product pages here, feel free to drop a comment and send us your feedback.
Good news everyone 🙂 the Papilio DUO and the Papilio Shields are expected to arrive in stock early next week and we are now taking pre-orders for the new items in the Gadget Factory Store. We encourage you to pre-order now and reserve your DUO because the numbers will be limited since the big part of the first batch went to Kickstarter backers.
Good new today we got the MicroSD and the I/O Buffer wings back in stock after a long wait and we also have a couple brand new wings for the Papilio which are the RGB LED Panel and the VGA Camera wings and We are offering these awesome new products at a special price of $6.99 for the first two days only!
Now we have a great selection of Papilio wings and for those who don’t know much about this type of products: the wings plug into the Papilio board and provide peripheral functionality. The Papilio One can accept up to six Wings that can operate independently of each other. Wings usually provide ala carte functionality for rapid prototyping.
Hi there everyone! We are excited to finally have the brand-new Encoder Wing in stock at the Gadget Factory store! We are offering this awesome new product at a special introductory price of $11.99 for the first day only. That day is today! I would say take advantage of the sale, because tomorrow the Encoder Wing goes to its regular price of $15.99.
Our friends over at Uberclock (makers of the Smoothie board) actually designed the wing, and they did a great job – it’s never been easier to add Encoder functionality to your Papilio.
The Encoder Wing features an RGB illuminated click encoder and a single color illuminated button. The rotary encoder makes an excellent basic interface device for many projects and we can list some of its features:
- uses two-channel quadrature gray code and has 24 pulses per channel per rotation
- the 24 detents per rotation are matched to the quadrature pulses
- red / green / blue LED
- Button Features
- large 12mm button has a great tactile feel
- built in LED available in 5 colors: red, orange, green, blue, and white
Remember that this is a one-day only introductory sale, so any orders received before 11:59 PM MST *today* will get the special price!
-The Gadget Factory Team
The Papilio DUO Kickstarter just went live this morning! There are still some early bird specials to be had so don’t wait, check it out today…
The Papilio DUO is the latest Papilio board that combines a Spartan 6 FPGA with an Arduino Leonardo compatible chip! It’s like have a circuit lab connected to an Arduino. Paired with our new DesignLab software and the Papilio Circuit Library you will be able to simply draw circuits!
We are pleased to announce that we will be launching a Kickstarter campaign for the Papilio DUO on Wednesday the 28th! We just got final approval from Kickstarter and are just waiting for a few final pieces to fall into place. 🙂
In the meantime, we have a preview of the Kickstarter online so you can get a sneak peek. Please join us early Wednesday morning for the Kickstarter launch of the Papilio DUO!
Hi there everyone! We are excited to finally have the brand-new Ethernet Wing in stock at the Gadget Factory store! We are offering this awesome new product at a special introductory price of $9.99 for the first day only. That day is today! I would say take advantage of the sale, because tomorrow the Ethernet Wing goes to its regular price of $19.99.
Our friends over at Uberclock (makers of the Smoothie board) actually designed the wing, and they did a great job – it’s never been easier to add Ethernet functionality to your Papilio. No wires, no fuss, just plug and play! In addition to the features listed below, you’re also getting the same library that is included with the ZAP IDE (note that no VHDL is available currently).
Now for some some quick specs on the Ethernet Wing:
- Microchip ENC28J60/SS Chip
- HanRun HR911105A RJ45 Ethernet connector with integrated magnetics
- 25 Mhz Crystal
- 3.3 v Pin powered
Remember that this is a one-day only introductory sale, so any orders received before 11:59 PM MST *today* will get the special half-off price!
-The Gadget Factory Team