Ultra Wide Bandwidth Matrix Switch Controls and Distributes A/V from Eight Different Sources

Video Storm CMX88 Ultra Wide Bandwidth HDTV 8x8 Matrix



The CMX88 Ultra Wide Bandwidth Matrix switch is a full featured audio/video matrix switch. It is most commonly used to independently distribute video and audio to several different viewing areas from a set of common sources. The CMX88 provides 8 audio/video output zones from 8 audio/video common sources. This switcher removes the need of installing multiple cable boxes throughout your home to watch high- quality video. Engineered to be used in a whole house audio/video solution, this 8 x 8 amplified component Matrix Switcher allows runs of up to 300 feet.

he CMX88 has an Ethernet port/RS-232 and can be fully controlled using a standard web browser. This allows you to use any networked PC, or even your Smartphone, to control this matrix switch. This unit also supports firmware updates. By keeping your matrix up to date with the latest firmware, this will add the capability to control products released at future dates.

The CMX88 contains ZeroKey Technology which clones the IR code so that any control key on virtually any remote can control the matrix switch. This technology does not interfere with the normal operation of the remote. The best way to use this technology is to program the CMX88 with the same keys you normally push to switch your AV receiver or TV. The CMX88 will switch at the same time as your TV or receiver without the need for complicated macros or pushing extra buttons. ZeroKey programming is stored in flash memory and you will not need to reprogram even if you lose power. If you buy a new remote to operate your home entertainment center, the CMX88 can be reprogrammed as much as you like.   Read More

The Perfect, Portable Tool Kit for the Technical Hobbyist or Professional

Velleman VTSET23U 18 Piece Wiring Technician Tool Kit




The Velleman VTSET23U 18 Piece Wiring Technician Tool Kit includes everything you need for common wiring applications and installations. Pliers, cutters, strippers, wrench, screwdriver, voltage tester and soldering iron – just to name a few of the included, essential tools for the DIY’r and tradesman. Read More

Stop Water Leaks Throughout Your Home From Becoming a Disaster!

Onsite Pro FS1NPTW Whole Home Wireless FloodStop with 1 Inch Valve



The Onsite Pro FS1NPTW is a Wireless FloodStop system for your entire home. Enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that if any appliances, supply lines or drains start to leak, your FloodStop system will automatically shut off the water to the entire home. This system comes with everything you need including a full-port, solid brass motorized ball valve, FloodStop controller and four wireless water sensors. The sensors can be powered by four AA Batteries, (sold separately) or plug them in with the included wall adaptors. Note: If the sensors are plugged into AC, they also act as a signal repeater. Imagine, the more sensors you have the better the signal strength. The Floodstop monitor unit is powered by the included AC adapter or four C Batteries, (sold separately). Incorporate the Flood Stop into your INSTEON or X10 network – the control unit has two NC outputs and plugs with 6″ leads.

Don’t risk your floors, carpets and other personal belongings to costly and ruinous water damage! Prevent flood damage and avoid costly repairs with the easy-to-install whole house auto-shutoff valve. This system not only detects leaks early, but it automatically shuts your water off in the event of a leak, alerting you with the control panel’s alarm. You can also customize your whole home system with additional Wireless Sensor Modules and Wireless Sensor Pads each sold separately.

This whole home shutoff system is made for 1″ valves. A whole home FloodStop shutoff system is also available for 3/4″ and 1 1/4″ valves, each sold separately. Read More

Futuristic Ant Farm Offers Insights into the Daily Routines of ants

Discover the amazing feats that ants accomplish day in, day out with the futuristic-looking Eco Science Ant-O-Sphere, 4-Pod from Wild! Science. With this fun and educational ant farm kids will learn first hand how truly incredible the world’s smallest engineers are by watching their daily routines unfold right before their eyes. The 4-Pod Eco Science Ant-O-Sphere mimics the typical layouts of leaf cutter ant colonies while the chambers and passageways are also life size. The ants will also be able to work uninterrupted during the course of the day due to the red pods and connector tubes. Ants perceive red light as darkness so these pods will make it so that you can see the ants working away but they won’t be able to see you. Though the Ant-O-Sphere does not come with ants, typical ants found in the yard will work perfectly with this ant farm. The Eco Science Ant-O-Sphere can even be combined with other Eco Science kits or other Ant-O-Spheres to form your very own eco system. Read More

Wild! Science WS1040 Eco Science Ant-O-Sphere, 4-Pod



  • 4-Pod anti-gravity ant world
  • Discover the incredible feats of ants
  • Watch the daily routines of the world’s smallest engineers
  • Can use ants from the garden
  • Connects with other Eco Science kits to form eco system

Easy to Use Tool for Making Soldered Connections

Velleman VTSS5U Adjustable Temperature Soldering Station, 50 WattThe Velleman 50 Watt Soldering StationBasic Temperature Controlled Soldering Station is perfect for the Hobbyist and is used for installation, repairs, and limited production work*. This temperature-controlled soldering station consists of an electrical power supply and a soldering iron, and is most commonly used for soldering electronic components and PCBs. This particular soldering station is to be used only for soldering/desoldering electric and electronic components in printed circuit boards and modules, for tinning PCB tracks and cable ends and for repairing cable connections. It supplies heat to melt solder so that the solder can flow into the joint between, and connect, two work pieces. Low-grade soldering irons offer less than 20 Watts of power and mid-grade 20-30 Watts – this iron offers 50 Watts – so you’ll get a longer-lasting tool that will work for a much wider variety of applications and you’ll get proper heat control.
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Learn How USB Sends and Receives Information

Learn how USB programs work and learn basic computer programming with this USB Tutor Module. Learn how to input sensor readings into your computer. See how pressing a button generates code, send it to the PC, and generates a response. After you’ve learned what USB can be used for, use the kit to monitor various sensors and send their info to your PC. Includes a primer on Basic 2010 programming. Read more