With a clear business focus on keeping customer needs at the core of every operating decision, Distrelec, leading European distributor of electronics, automation and measurement technology, has significantly expanded their single board computing category with leading American open-source hardware company, Adafruit.
Founded in 2005, Adafruit’s product offering includes tools, equipment and electronic components designed for all technological abilities, from beginner to professional. All of the company’s technology is backed by vast amounts of online learning resources, including tutorials, recorded teaching sessions and videos relating to electronics, technology and programming.
Steve Herd, Head of Customer Proposition and Product Management at Distrelec, has stated; “Adafruit technology is led by community-driven projects, ensuring that every innovation their team of creative engineers produce directly responds to what their customers are asking for.  Distrelec’s rapid Adafruit range expansion will not only motivate innovation by electronics professionals, but inspire technological ambition within our network of students and future electronics enthusiasts.”

Notable additions to the Adafruit assortment include:

Adafruit Feather: Distrelec’s expansion to the Adafruit Feather range will enable their customer network to find solutions to the most complex technology projects. The complete line of development boards and accessories is designed to be both stand-alone and stackable. Powered by lipo batteries for on-the-go use, or by their micro-USB plugs for stationary projects, Feathers are flexible, portable and efficient.

Adafruit Metro: Metro is Adafruit’s series of microcontroller boards for use with the Arduino IDE. Featuring an ATSAMD21G18 chip, an ARM Cortex M0+ and compatibility with CircuitPython, this range comes fully assembled with headers and UF2 bootloader already loaded into the products. Distrelec’s network of electronic solution seekers will greatly benefit from the Metro series’ memory and speed capabilities.

Adafruit Particle: Adafruit’s Particle range is led by its flagship product, The Photon. The Photon is designed for creating connected projects, or more specifically, IoT applications. Available with an assortment of complimentary accessories to suit all skill-sets, the entire range boasts simple connectivity and efficient performance.