Today we show you a few new products and give you the inside scoop on Cyber Monday.
Welcome back every one! Things are working a little differently today. Instead of a video about our new products we are bringing you one to help you get the most bang for your buck on the day of days, Cyber Monday, 12/1/2014!
Want the full run-down on what's on the flash sales for Cyber Monday? You can see everything here. How big will the discounts be? Well...you won't know specifics until day of, but we're looking at 30-50% off. Plan your day accordingly.
All Nick wants for the holidays is for us to stop saying "classic Nick' - let's see how long that lasts. Even though we don't have a New Product video for you today we still have plenty of new and revised pieces of electronic goodness for you to peruse! Let's check them out.
Remember this little robot from a few months ago? We are now offering the MiP in the White/Black color variant! The MiP Robotic Platform is the first self-balancing robot that you get to control and play games with. The MiP can drive, dance, plays games, battle with other MiPs, respond to simple hand motions and can be remotely controlled by a compatible iOS or Android device. Check out the teardown of the Black/Silver MiP as well as a look at other self-balancers on one of our previous SparkFun Live.
There Are No Electrons: Electronics for Earthlings may be a new product for us, but it has actually been around for over 20 years. This book isn't afraid to present complicated concepts in easy to remember ways while still being entertaining. It's wacky, yet factual, and brings a refreshing perspective into the world of electronics.
The XBee Wireless Kit was one of our most popular retail kits to date. Well, we've done away with the annoying clam shell and put it into one of our SparkFun red boxes. This is the same XBee kit you know and love and still offers two XBee Modules, one XBee Explorer, one Xbee Shield and a set of R3 headers to solder onto the shield.
The SparkFun Mini Inventor's Kit for Redboard, is actually the new version of our RedBoard Starter kit. With this new starter kit you actually get the first 8 experiments from our full-sized SIK. With half the kit and half the price, go check it out!
We don't have just one but two tool kits this week! Like the beginner kit, the Intermediate Tool Kit has been given quite a big upgrade. With a new Variable Temperature Soldering Iron and all metal Pocket Screwdriver Set, this kit will provide you with a new set of durable tools.
The SHARP Memory Display Breakout brings you the low power usage of an e-paper display with the fast refresh rates of an LCD. Equipped with a 1.3", 96x96 screen, it can be a great addition to your next project that needs a small screen with a lot of versatility.
The new version of the RS485 Shield is now out. This board works the same way as its previous version but now removes the optional DB9 connector bay, adds a second 2-pin screw terminal, and adds the ability to choose two pins from your Arduino's D0 to D7 as Software Serial Ports to communicate with the shield.
That's all for this week folks! Even though next week is Thanksgiving, we'll be back next Friday with another awesome New Product video with tons of new stuff to show off. See you then!