Top 3 Places to Buy Electronic Components in Calgary

Active Tech Electronics

Active Tech Electronics Calgary

I’ve been going to Active Tech way back since Grade 10 when they were still at the 32nd Avenue NE location. I was going to Lester B. Pearson High School and for the Innovative Tech class, I was making a “robot”. It turned out to be a 2 motor thing with 2 wheels housed in a playing card box tethered to a case with two DPDT switches. It did work and I got full marks for it! I still have and use the wire strippers and needle nose pliers that my dad got me from here. Active Tech is where I would go to buy small electronic components and sensors such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi stuff. They stock a good selection of electronic breakout boards from Adafruit and Seeed. Continue reading “Top 3 Places to Buy Electronic Components in Calgary”

Top 3 City Views of Calgary

Scotsman’s Hill

Calgary City View from Scotsman's Hill

Scotsman’s Hill in the neighbourhood of Ramsay is the iconic postcard view of Calgary downtown with the Calgary Tower and Saddledome in the foreground. This place is amazing for fireworks during the Calgary Stampede. You can’t drive here during those 10 days in July, but you can walk. Well worth it. This photo was taken during the Great Flood of 2013 where all of downtown Calgary was flooded and the power went out. Everything was quiet there that day except for the roaring power of the Elbow River. Just weeks later, Calgarians still put on the Calgary Stampede come hell or high water. I still have that t-shirt kicking around. Continue reading “Top 3 City Views of Calgary”