New Product Friday: Moogus Operandi

High-powered LEDs, an audio kit from Moog and more. Check out the new stuff for this week.

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I'm back and we've got new products as always! We've got a few things to talk about so check out the video and the new stuff as always.

Want to hear what the Moog can do? Check out this video and be sure to watch all their other videos on hacking the Werkstatt-Ø1! You can also check out our post yesterday for more modifications.

SparkFun Inventor's Kit - V3.2

KIT-12060
76 Retired

We have a new SIK this week? What is the SIK? It's a kit based around the Arduino platform that walks you through 16 circuits explaining the core concepts you need to start with microcontrollers. It includes all the parts you need, including a full-color guide complete with illustrations! The new V3.2 adds a Simon circuit that utilizes the LEDs and buttons to create your very own Simon game. The kits are available for preoder. We expect stock very soon, we're waiting on a few parts to show up so we can get them built and shipped out.

We also have this in the educator-friendly Lab Pack, which includes 10 SIKs as well as a couple refill packs for parts that go missing or get broken from too much fun.

Moog Werkstatt-Ø1

KIT-13146
2 Retired

This week we are proud to introduce the Moog Werkstatt-Ø1. The Moog Werkstatt-Ø1 is a patchable and compact, one oscillator analog synthesizer. What’s really amazing about this kit is that there is no soldering required. Also equally amazing is that the kit is made to be hacked and modified.

Moog Werkstatt-Ø1 Mod Kit

KIT-13147
1 Retired

This Mod Kit adds all the pieces you need to modify your synthesizer. Check out Moog's Workshop Site for all the projects you can do with this kit. We also sell the two as a bundle. The Mod Kit and bundle are available for pre-order now, but should be shipping in a week.

LED - 3W Aluminum PCB (5 Pack, Warm White)

LED - 3W Aluminum PCB (5 Pack, Warm White)

COM-13104
$7.95
7

LEDs have become an essential component to most electronic projects. But what if you need a lot of light? Check out our new 3W LED 5 packs. We have them in 4 colors: blue, red, cool white and warm white. Each pack indludes 5 3W LEDs pre-mounted to an aluminum-backed PCB. All you need to do is attach some wires and mount them to a surface.

SparkFun Digital Sandbox Lab Pack

SparkFun Digital Sandbox Lab Pack

LAB-13111
$600.00

Not only do we have a new SIK Lab Pack this week, we also have a Digital Sandbox Lab Pack. Like the SIK Lab Pack, the Digital Sandbox Lab Pack includes 10 Digital Sandboxes and 10 add-on kits. Both Lab Packs are intended for educators and special pricing is available if you are an educator. You must be logged in to your educator account to see special pricing. If you are an educator, you can contact us for special pricing on educator-specific products.

SparkFun Electric Imp Shield

DEV-12887
Retired

Lastly, we have a new revision of the Electric Imp Shield. The new version gets an updated socket and some other minor tweaks. If you aren’t familiar with the Electric Imp, it essentially provides an easy, integrated way to connect almost any hardware device both to other devices and to internet services. It’s more than just a WiFi card, or even a WiFi module with processing built in - it’s an integrated platform that deals with the drudgery of connectivity, allowing you to concentrate on the application instead of the mechanics.

That's all the new goodies I have for this week. Thanks for reading and watching as always. See you again next week with more new products.


Comments 3 comments

  • There is a little too much reverberation in the room you filmed in. If only you had some sort of echo-cancelling objects. They would need to be made out of a material that could easily absorb plenty of sound instead of reflecting it back into the room. Perhaps a material such as cardboard would work? I also believe it would help if these objects were hollow on the inside, and it would be best if they were built with square or rectangular faces so they could be stacked tightly with close to no room for the sound to travel between the cardboard cuboids. But of course, cardboard is such an ugly brown color. Perhaps they could be colored on the outside so they are more pleasant to look at? Because according to a scientific study (that I made up) the color red absorbs more sound waves than any other color in the spectrum, that would surely be the color to pick.

    But where could one possibly find such an item with these specific attributes that are needed? Surely one would have to scour the ends of the world to find such a thing.

  • The video suggests using the PicoBuck to drive the LEDs. Two things: First, how about having the PicoBuck show up under "related products" on the pages for these high-powered LEDs, and second, the PicoBuck is only rated to 350mA but the LEDs are rated to 700mA, so I presume that using a PicoBuck we're not going to get full brightness?

    • When working with high power LEDs such as these, you don't always want to run them at their maximum ratings. While these LEDs are rated up to 3w, 700mA, running them at those levels will reduce the lifespan of the LED and could burn them out, especially if there is not enough of a heat sink. The LEDs in the light featured in the video are all running at about 1-2W each, with three LEDs in series on each of the three channels. They stay happy, thermally speaking, and I have no fans or cooling on the light, just the sinks. It is possible to alter the Picobuck (see the hookup guide) to deliver up to 1A per channel (you'll need to swap out an SMD resistor) . We left it up to the more advanced users to decide if they want to deliver more current or not. For the applications I've used these LEDs for so far, the 350mA per channel has been plenty bright. And we'll get it on the related products. Thanks for the tip.

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