As part of the upcoming "Festival of Transitional Architecture" in Christchurch, New Zealand - the people at "Clandestine Laboratories" are working on an amazing device that is "a sequencing control system for 64 solenoids that control a mixture of UV tonic and air into a manifold of pipes to be pumped around a structure". To do this they needed to simply control all those solenoids from one point, and the perfect base for this is some Arduino-compatible hardware and eight of our RELAY8: relay control shields:
Still a work-in-progress, however the results will be fascinating. For more information and to follow the project, click here. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.
So what is the RELAY8:? It's a new Arduino shield that allows you to drive up to 8 relays from your Arduino using just 2 I/O pins with this shield. It communicates with your board using I2C, so you can even stack several shields together to drive 16, 24, or more outputs! Includes back-EMF protection and works with a wide range of relays. Perfect for home automation projects! For more information and to order, click here.