News


News of the Future…

Greetings!It has recently come to my attention that coin-cell battery technology is getting even more advanced as of late. This WIRED story about Li-Si batteries may be part of the future of such technology. Another interesting story from WIRED heralds the creation of an exceedingly damage-resistant Li-ion battery. Neat stuff, even though it may be […]

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Sad News…

It appears that my supplier of the more magenta-violet color of LEDs (in the 460-nm range) have discontinued their line of products. I will be unable to create items that shine in that color once supplies have run out. I will instead make LED devices that use roughly 400-nm wavelength colors, on the border of […]

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Change In Shipping Services

Dear Loyal Customers,It is to my regret that I must change my preferred method of shipment services to deliver my carefully crafted items to you. I will no longer be using United States Postal Services due to recent unpredictability in their services.While switching to United Parcel Services may be a more costly option, it is […]

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Working Towards RoHS

The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive was adopted in the European Union in 2003 as a measure to restrict the use of harmful substances in manufactured electronics. Since we’re living in a global economy now, the RoHS compliance standard covers many electronic components shipped worldwide. At the top of the list of these substances is […]

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Specifications on Allowable Shipments of Lithium Batteries

Earlier, I had made a post regarding the prohibited shipment of batteries containing lithium, such as coin-cell batteries:
Batteries *not* included? 🙁

After a review of USPS guidelines for allowable shipments, I can safely say that is no longer necessarily the case:
349 Miscellaneous Hazardous Materials (Hazard Class 9)

It seems that bulk shipments of more than 4 batteries, or more batteries than necessary to operate a device, must be marked with fire hazard warning stickers. Since each item is only shipped with enough batteries to operate them, this is no longer a problem. Therefore, USPS will be used again for all shipping needs, as previously considered.

I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused in the meantime.