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Happy birthday, Edison! We give you the Edison SIK.

We celebrate Edison's 169th birthday and release a kit around Intel's Edison, plus, a sale on Edison products!

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Regardless of which side you are on for the War of Currents, we wanted to give a nod to the namesake of Intel’s tiny computer. That’s right, today is Thomas Edison’s birthday. To celebrate, we’re officially releasing the Edison SIK as well as having our largest sale on Edison products yet, starting now and ending at midnight MST on 2/12/2016. Check out the items at the bottom of the post.

Happy birthday, Edison

It’s Edison’s 169th birthday. Have a cake.

Back in December, we announced the Edison SIK and said that we were taking pre-orders. Well, the wait is finally over. We have parts in and ready to go. We are flipping the switch. Edison SIKs will begin shipping!

SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Intel® Edison

KIT-13742
$ 149.95

If you have been curious about the Edison but skeptical about where to start, the SparkFun Inventor’s Kit for Intel® Edison is a great place to begin. Even if you don’t have the kit, the entire set of tutorials is available online for free. They walk you through setting up the Edison, connecting to the Internet, and programming it in JavaScript.

The Edison has been quite popular among people wanting a full, headless computer in a small package. We have seen a number of great projects made with it:

But wait, there’s more! I will be hosting a Twitter hangout today from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. MST to help answer your Edison-related questions. Keep an eye on my Twitter feed and feel free to ask some questions.

Twitter logo Twitter Hangout

We don't want to leave you in the dark when it comes to the Edison! Our own creative technologist Shawn Hymel has agreed to help answer your questions about the board, the new Edison SIK, and the various SparkFun Blocks for Intel® Edison.

What: Twitter Q&A session
Where: @ShawnHymel
When: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm MST, February 11, 2016
Why: To help you get started with the Edison!

Brush up on your Edison knowledge by watching Shawn's Bright Ideas and Ignite the Market hangouts with Intel's Rex St. John, and be ready to send your questions over Twitter!

Edison Sale!

SparkFun Starter Pack for Intel® Edison

KIT-13276
119.9500 $ 104.95
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SparkFun Block for Intel® Edison - Base

DEV-13045
32.9500 $ 27.95
11
SparkFun Block for Intel® Edison - Battery

DEV-13037
24.9500 $ 19.95
6
SparkFun Sensor Pack for Intel® Edison

KIT-13094
69.9500 $ 59.95
SparkFun Block for Intel® Edison - 9 Degrees of Freedom

DEV-13033
34.9500 $ 27.95
8
Intel® Edison and Mini Breakout Kit

DEV-13025
74.9500 $ 69.95
5
SparkFun Interface Pack for Intel® Edison

KIT-13738
69.9500 $ 59.95
SparkFun Open Power Starter Pack for Intel® Edison

KIT-13778
112.9500 $ 104.95
SparkFun Block for Intel® Edison - microSD

DEV-13041
19.9500 $ 14.95
2
SparkFun Block for Intel® Edison - ADC

DEV-13327
19.9500 $ 16.95
SparkFun Block for Intel® Edison - GPIO

DEV-13038
14.9500 $ 12.95
3
SparkFun Block for Intel® Edison - OLED

DEV-13035
24.9500 $ 19.95
SparkFun Block for Intel® Edison - UART

DEV-13040
24.9500 $ 19.95
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SparkFun Block for Intel® Edison - Console

DEV-13039
29.9500 $ 24.95
SparkFun Block for Intel® Edison - I2C

DEV-13034
14.9500 $ 12.95
SparkFun Block for Intel® Edison - Arduino

DEV-13036
24.9500 $ 19.95
SparkFun Block for Intel® Edison - PWM

DEV-13042
19.9500 $ 16.95
SparkFun Block for Intel® Edison - Raspberry Pi B

DEV-13044
34.9500 $ 27.95
SparkFun Block for Intel® Edison - Power

DEV-13727
18.9500 $ 14.95
SparkFun Block for Intel® Edison - Dual H-Bridge

DEV-13043
22.9500 $ 16.95

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