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Another Friday, another round of great new products!
Welcome back new product fans. As always, we have a few new products this week and even a demo of our new SparkPunk Sequencer. Check it out.
The sequencer really is a rewarding kit to build. Sure, it takes some time, but when you’re done, you get a very cool (and big!) piece of hardware. You can check out the demo video here.
The SparkPunk Sequencer is a musical control voltage sequencer designed to control the SparkPunk Sound Generator. With the pair, you can create ten-step musical motifs, but there are hidden opportunities in the sequencer: it can be modified and connected to external hardware in clever and interesting ways. Unlike typical sequencers, this kit offers many tricks and modifications like adjusting Sequence length by connecting solder pads together at the bottom right of the PCB, routing pins to make a one-shot sequence playback, even creating a tempo clock or influencing the analog signals of LEDs.
Remember the multimeter fiasco from a few months back? We now have multimeters back in stock and they don’t interfere with any tradmarks or copyrights (that we know of). The yellow has been changed to a pleasant (and neutral) light gray. It’s the same meter you’ve grown to know and love, but with a more law-abiding appearance.
We have our 10 pack of alligator clips back in stock. These come from a new supplier and are now RoHS compliant! They are 50cm in length and have shrouded alligator clips at either end. These are really handy to have around.
Lastly, we have a new version of the RS232 Shield. This rev of the RS232 Shield provides you with the option to choose between two pins from an Arduino (D0 to D7) as software serial ports to communicate with RS232 Shield. Also headers are included with this shield but will need to be soldered on by the end user. Use this shield anytime you want to communicate with devices that use the RS232 protocol, like home automation equipment.
That’s all I’ve got for this week. Thanks for coming back to the site and checking out our new stuff! See you next week, we’ll have even more new products for you, see you then!