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Hello everyone! I’m back and this is a great week for new products. We have a ton of cool stuff this week and there should definitely be a little something for everyone. Oh yeah, and the studio got a facelift!
Over the next few months we’ll continue to tweak the studio. Don’t worry, this isn’t its final form. We still have some acoustical corrections and more, so stay tuned. Let’s check out the list of products for this week.
Have you ever needed a specific resistor value and didn’t want to go digging through parts bins? You might be interested in our decade resistance box kit. A decade box is a tool that contains resistors of many values accessed via mechanical switches. Adjust the knobs to output any of the discrete resistances offered by the box. Simply adjust the various knobs, and you can use this tool to substitute any resistor value you want. They are known as decade boxes because they have controls that correspond to the digits in a decimal number - a control for the ones position, a control for the tens position, a control for the hundreds position, and so on. Be warned, this kit requires a lot of soldering.
The tinyESC v2 from FingerTech Robotics is an ultra small bi-directional brushed motor controller for driving equally small DC motors. Don’t let the tinyESC’s size fool you, with the ability to take in a battery voltage of 6.5V to a whopping 36V and output a continuous current of 1.5A (3.0A peak), this little guy isn’t messing around! What it lacks in size, it makes up for in features. It has reverse polarity protection, overvoltage protection and even a battery eliminator circuit (BEC). This is the perfect speed controller for your ant or bettle weight robot!
Guess what?! Super-Awesome Sylvia, star of Super-Awesome Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Maker Show has a new book for young makers! It’s called, “Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Project Book: Super Simple Arduino!”. The book is a fun and colorful introduction to Arduino microcontrollers and programming, written and illustrated by kid engineer Super-Awesome Sylvia.
We’ve also developed the Sylvia’s Super Awesome Arduino Kit that includes all the parts needed to complete the experiments in the book. As Sylvia says, “Get out there and make something!”
These crimping pliers allow you to easily make your own wiring harnesses using crimp pins and cable housings. These pliers have a nice ratcheting action and a solid feel. They’re good for most smaller wire crimping applications.
If you want to power your e-textiles product, you might not want a high discharge LiPo battery sewn into your clothing. That’s why we offer a battery specifically designed for wearables. It’s a lot like our standard 110mAh battery, but it has a specially designed protection circuit that cuts out at around 2C (or 240mA). This makes it safe for applications where conductive thread might accidentally short.
I have to admit, this next product sucks. It’s true. Press the end of the plunger down, put it next to your project, and suck out the solder that’s not supposed to be there. Solder suckers are essential for desoldering components. This solder vacuum has a black metal body with a hard plastic nozzle and buttons.
The SparkFun RFID Starter Kit is an all-in-one kit that offer everything you need to get your next RFID project off the ground. This kit includes our USB RFID Reader, ID-12LA RFID module, and two 125kHz RFID cards. This new version comes in a standard red box, instead of the plastic clamshell.
This is a 4 pack of wires that are pre-terminated with an alligator clip on one end and a hookup pigtail on the other. Alligator clips are a staple part for any workbench and with these cables you will be able to easily incorporate those clips into a breadboard, development platform, or anything else that you would normally be able to attach a hookup wire to.
The E-textile Basics Lab Pack is a basic wearables learning kit that can easily get you and a group of peers or students into the the world of e-textiles without having to deal with any programming or code. With this kit you will be able to learn how to sew in a variety of LEDs and other basic electronics into any fabric, power them, and make them twinkle within a few minutes!
The Hack Pack Workshop Supply Kit is a great way to get your hackerspace, classroom or communal workshop stocked with basic tools! Each Hack Pack includes a few hand tools like pliers and diagonal cutters as well as a few variable heat soldering irons and the necessary accoutrement. Also included? screw drivers, shrink tube, the legendary Heaterizer XL-3000 heat gun, third-hand, solder, and of course a few pairs of SparkFun Safety Glasses!
We now carry a 3-pack of screws that work with the MiP robotic platform proto boards. If you want to attach either the Proto-Pack or the Proto-Back boards to your MiP, you’re gonna need 3 screws to do so.
That’s it for me. That’s all the new stuff we have for this week. Thanks for watching and reading. We’ll be back again next week with more new stuff, don’t worry! See you then!