New Product Friday: Talk Box


Happy Black Friday everyone! As always, we have some new products and a video for you. If you’re looking for deals, you might want to check back Monday for our Cyber Monday sale. We will be offering 10% off everything on our site, as well as an additional 20% off all products in the SparkFun Originals category. Also, throughout the day we will be further discounting select products. For more details, click here. But before you go, here are the new products for this week.

Time will tell if the Yun is really as cool as it seems on paper. Its specs are certainly impressive. I’m curious to see what people can do with it.

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The Arduino Yun really seems like it can do just about everything. It’s an Arduino, it runs a version of Linux based on OpenWRT, has wi-fi, ethernet, a USB host, and even a microSD socket. That’s a lot of features packed into the same form factor as an Uno. If you need an all-in-one board, this might be a perfect fit for you.

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Need a little more oomph behind your next audio project? Instead of using small speaker drivers with limited range, why not check out one of our new extended range speaker drivers? We have a 2.5" driver that can handle 15W of power, or a 4" driver that can handle 25W. The 2.5" has a frequency response of ~151Hz to up around 20kHz. The 4" driver is about an octave lower (top and bottom) with a response of ~71Hz to 8kHz. Check out the demo above in the video!

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If you have a board that has an XBee header, but you’d talk over wi-fi, these new modules from Digi are right up your alley. They might look like normal XBees, but they are actually wi-fi modules in disguise. You configure them the same way you would an XBee module. We have a new tutorial that explains how to configure them, and get them talking on your network. They come with four different antenna types: PCB, wire, U.FL, and SMA.

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The Art Controller Relay Board Kit is a stand-alone relay board with an ATtiny2313 microcontroller. This kit is a simple way to control a relay for art projects, or anything else you can come up with. A timer delay can be set through DIP switches, taking out the guesswork of setting delays.

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The Relay Shield is a simple kit that gives your Arduino the ability to easily control a relay for switching loads up to 24VDC or 40VAC. The Relay Shield is sold as an easy-to-assemble kit and includes everything you need. Check the product page for assembly instructions.

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We have a new LED assortment, now with more colors! This pack includes five each of red, yellow, green, and blue.

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And lastly, we have a new coin cell battery holder. This is similar to the one found in LilyPad kits, but instead of being sewable, it has through-hole pins. We got this by accident, so we’re offering them for a limited time only.

That’s all I have for this week. As always, we will have more new products next week, so be sure to check back then. Also, don’t forget to come back Monday for screaming deals on SparkFun products. Thanks for reading, watching, and see you next week!


Comments 4 comments

  • Damn, I’m old enough to remember the 70’s but at least we didn’t have to watch Peter Frampton use the vocoder. Cheers to the brave staff at SPF. Edit: Ok we did see him do it

  • I’m looking for a little advice…I’m a beginner to the world of electronics, and want to learn enough to create my own projects. I’ve played around with some of the beginner project ideas I find on make.com, but more often than not they’ve been too difficult for me to complete. As I spend time doing these projects, are there any forums where beginners like me can ask advice? The SparkFun forums seem to be more suited for advanced folks. Any thoughts on how to become more proficient and get advice when I screw up?

    • Welcome to the wonderful world of electronics! I’d recommend you check out our Learn site as this has a lot of great tutorials for getting started on it. While it may seem like our forum is just for advanced folks, they are a friendly bunch who will help you out as needed. You can also check out the Arduino forums, or as you’re doing currently, asking questions on product pages directly.

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