Books, cellular products, a couple new products, and everyone's favorite: the SparkFun Dumpster Dive.Favorited Favorite 0
BOO! Scared you huh? Probably not; most of you are looking down below at the picture of the Dumpster Dive. Yes, it's happening today. But, we also have some other cool products and a great video as well.
Believe it or not, we're working hard on getting a new set in our studio, I promise. We were almost ready this week, but we still need to make some final tweaks before we start using it. Stay tuned!
That's right, everyone's favorite ding and dent product is back! Today, starting at noon (mountain time zone) we have 100 Dumpster Dives ready to go. As always, we expect these to go quick, so get your F5 key ready. If you're not familiar with the excitement and wonder that is the SparkFun Dumpster Dive, it's where we take all the products we can't sell and put them in a box. Each SparkFun Dumpster Dive is 1.5 pounds (not including the box) of random parts. It's like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get. There could be anything from one-off samples, prototype boards, stuff that fell off the pick-and-place machine, and more!
One of the biggest hurdles with using a cellular shield is getting a data plan. Most companies make you sign a contract, keep a card on file for overages and additional charges, or include voice and other features you don't need. Our new SparkFun SIM Card solves these issues. The card ships activated and has no additional fees. You pay $79.95 for 6 months worth of unlimited data, it's as simple as that. It works on any T-Mobile network, worldwide.
Speaking of cellular, if you need to adapt your SIM card to your device, we have this handy set of adapters. It includes 3 adapters that snap out of the frame.
A lot of people liked the MicroView, but many of you just wanted the screen to play with. This week, we're selling the OLED with a simple breakout. It gives you access to the pins, and you don't have to mess with the tricky connector on the screen. It uses the same code as the MicroView, you just need to add your own Arduino-compatible board.
The SparkFun Inventor's Kit comes packed with a lot of goodies. However, for our international customers and distributors, it's a bulky product that can cost a lot to ship. Our new SparkFun International Kit trims down the traditional SIK by removing the carrying case and manual, and swapping the RedBoard with the Arduino Uno. It's a lot smaller and in turn, much cheaper to ship.
This is an IC Test Clip for 8-pin small outline integrated circuits (SOIC). This test clip assures a secure connection to all chip leads on an 8-pin SMD SOIC and provides hands-free testing. This works well for the ATtiny85 as well as the LilyTiny.
This week we have a couple new books. Both Short Circuit books are aimed at students looking to integrate electronics into their projects. The first book, Crafting e-Puppets with DIY Electronics offers students opportunities to undertake physical computing projects, providing tools and methods for creating electronic puppets. The second, Crafting e-Fashion with DIY Electronics introduces students to the world of wearable technology.
Also, we have a new version of the Electric Imp Breakout. The board remains functionally the same, but we had to switch suppliers on the SD socket, so the board had some minor footprint changes to accommodate the new socket. If you haven't played around with Electric Imp yet and want to play around with the Internet of Things, you should check it out.
Lastly, we have some LED string lights. These were actually a happy accident. We normally order these with bare ends, but the supplier sent these with barrel jacks instead. Sure, OK, why not. We are selling these off and when they're gone, they're gone, so get them while they last. We have them in white, and RGB.
That's all I have for this week. Thanks for watching and have a very happy Halloween! See you next week for more new products.