We have a new inventor's kit, some audio products, and other great stuff.
Friday is all about new products here at SparkFun. This week is no exception. We have a pretty wide selection this week as well as another Robotics 101 video. First, here are the products.
Can anyone guess the song that was playing on the Gram Piano? It really brings back some old memories.
We only have one more Robotics 101 video. The last one will be part 2 of the tool video. We realized we glossed over the tools a bit and we’re adding an additional video for what was missed. Check back for the last video!
The SparkFun Inventors Kit for Arduino has been a popular product here. It’s a great way to learn Arduino, but what about other platforms? This week, we announce the SIKIO, the SparkFun Inventors Kit for IOIO. This kit is similar to the traditional SIK, but uses the IOIO-OTG instead of the Arduino platform. This kit will teach you how to integrate hardware with your Android device with 8 simple circuits. All the hardware, software, and instructions are included to guide you along your journey.
The Gram Piano is a through-hole soldering kit that transforms from a pile of hardware into a tiny piano. It uses a pre-programmed ATmega328 and 13 capacitive touch pads. There’s even a potentiometer for octave control. The kit is great for teaching introduction to soldering, code, and capacitive touch.
The Teensy Audio Board attaches to the Teensy 3.1 and gives it the ability to play and manipulate WAV files as well as raw audio. It has a headphone output, line in, line out, and a microSD card. You can even do real-time spectrum analysis!
Speaking of electronics and audio, we have a new book that incorporates both. Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking provides a long-needed, practical, and engaging introduction to the craft of making - as well as creatively cannibalizing - electronic circuits for artistic purposes.
A few weeks ago we released the BC127 boards, both the breakout and the Purpletooth Jamboree but we didn’t have the bare module for sale. For the adventurous, we now have the bare module for you to play with. It’s in our Eagle library, and of course you can check out the design files for either of our boards to give you a head start.
I’m still surprised when someone suggest we carry something that is so obvious, I’m amazed we don’t already carry it. These 2x3 male headers are as the ISP header on several boards. Since our RedBoard doesn’t come with them populated, we should be selling them separately. Before today, we didn’t. Silly us. Now we have them so you can use shields that rely on that header on our RedBoard.
Well, that’s all I have for this week. Of course we’ll be back again next week for you to get your fix on new products. See you then!