Friday, October 23, 2009


Here are a few shots of our new Robot Workstations. Thanks to Peter for all of his work on getting these up and running!

The Kit includes a computer running freeDOS, special software, two stepper motors, a solderless breadboard, IC chips and other electronic bits, a custom connector cable and instructions on how to build your very own ROBOT!! All for only $50, mega cheap!

These kits are designed so that once you understand the basic concepts you may alter and customize your robot, you can add on more pieces, you can change the software, you can start breaking open old electronics and start building new creations from them... The world is your robotic oyster!

These are perfect for anyone looking to learn about electronics, computer science, and robotics in a real world way. You start with a real computer, you create real electronics from scratch, connect real motors and run real software to talk to them. There is no better way to learn all these concepts than to put them in motion (you can even make them sparkly like we did!)

To check out a working example station just come by the Scrap Exchange and see it in action!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Don't forget our Fall Warehouse Fabric Sale!

We are busy here at Scrap Exchange setting up for our next warehouse fabric sale. Our preview sale for members of our Friend's Club is Friday October 23 from 5 pm to 7 pm. (Not a Friend's Club member yet? You can purchase a membership at the door on Friday.) And our public sale is Saturday October 24 from 10 am to 1 pm. Our warehouse is located above our retail store, with an entrance off Rigsbee St.

Have you been to one of our warehouse fabric sales before? Then we hope to see you again! Never been to one? Then don't miss this one! This sale is worth the drive if you live outside the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area.

During our warehouse fabric sale we open up our warehouse and let you shop from all the fabric overstock that we store up there. And we offer this fabric at amazing deep discount prices - even LOWER than our everyday low prices in the store. We have rolls of fabric, designer fabric samples, fabric cutaways and scraps from manufacturers, fabric sample books and more.

If you love to sew, quilt, design or create with fabric, don't miss our warehouse sale. These fabric bargains just can't be beat!