Start the new year with new products from SparkFun.
Hello everyone and welcome to 2014! It’s a bit too soon to tell, but it seems like it’s going to be a great year filled with new products, videos, and an occasional pun.
I apologize for skipping the Robotics 101 video this week, but many people are on vacation (myself included) during the holidays, so we need a bit more time. Hopefully the gearbox assembly will tide you over until then.
We have a few more Actobotics products this week. The Channel Mount Gearboxes allow you to gear down your servo, providing more torque. You can also easily mount them inside the Actobotics channels as well. They come in three different styles: standard rotation, 360 degree rotation, and continuous rotation. Each of these come in five different gear ratios and work with standard-size servos.
Last year we started carrying the Raspberry Pi camera module. Many people were stripping off the infrared filter so they could use it for infrared photography. The Pi people saw this and decided to come out with a version with the IR filter already removed, the Pi NoIR. Check if out if you want to get into IR photography!
We also have a couple new breadboards this week. We have a HUGE one as well as a full-size one that’s double the size of our standard one. The huge ones comes with banana jacks, feet, and more connection points than you know what to do with.
The Mojo Clock/Visualizer Shield is a simple add-on for the Mojo v3 FPGA development platform. This shield’s primary purpose is to give you with a great way to get started with FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) development by providing an easy to set up real-time clock and audio visualizer. This shield is equipped with two 8x8 RGB LED matrices with full 24 bit color that connect directly to the Mojo’s I/O pins and a microphone and light sensor that connect to the Mojo’s analog inputs.
Lastly, we have a new (minor) revision of the Tiny AVR programmer. The new version now has a 6-pin header at the end, in addition to the other header.
That’s all we have for this week. Thanks for watching and reading. We’ll be back next week with more new products as well as another Robotics 101 video. See you then!