New Product Friday: MicroView Mayhem

Products from both sides of the tracks. A new kit with Microview, and a bunch of cast-offs from production.

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This is an interesting week for new products. We have a bit of a dichotomy in the product selection. One on side, we have a flagship product, the new SIK for MicroView. On the other side, we have the stuff that didn’t pass quality control.

You might think it’s fun running your fingers through a box full of PCBs. But it’s not. Not only are the edges sharp, but the headers are like little knives. Sure, it looked cool. But I don’t recommend anyone trying this at home. I also don’t recommend doing this in multiple takes.

SparkFun Inventor's Kit for MicroView

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You might remember the MicroView from the Kickstarter. It’s now a fully-fledged product on our site, and is at the heart of the new SparkFun Inventor’s Kit for Microview. The SparkFun Inventor’s Kit for MicroView provides you not only with the MicroView module and its programmer, but also everything you need to hook up and experiment with multiple electronic circuits!

If you want to learn more about the kit, we made a special video that you should check out.

Ding and Dent Production Builds

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Ding and dent. Who doesn’t love the rush you get placing an order for something, not knowing what it will be, or if it will even be remotely usable? This week we’ve combined all of our production ding and dents into a single SKU that’s just overflowing with who-knows-what. The picture above is a good representation of what you MIGHT get, but there are no guarantees. Just under $3 gets you one piece (limit 10 per customer). We can’t provide tech support and can’t say what you’ll get, so if gamlbing isn’t your thing, this might not be for you.

That’s all we have for this week. But don’t worry, there’s more coming next week, so be sure to check back. Thanks for watching and reading, see you then!


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  • I dig this week’s music more than usual…

  • As cool as this thing is I can’t get behind OLED screens. I had a CM Storm Sentinel Advance II gaming mouse that has an OLED screen in it to display DPI And whatnot. Within a year the pixels that got used the most started getting REALLY dim. Keep in mind that the OLED was only on when the mouse was moving. So anytime the PC was just sitting or powered off (~80% of the time) the screen wasn’t even on. After a year or so the pixels were dimming to the point where if the display changed you’d get lots of bright pixels and lots of really dim ones and it’d be hard to read.

    Not sure if OLED technology has changed at all but it really left a bitter taste for these little OLED screens that I don’t think I’ll get over anytime soon. It would suck needing to replace the display in your project after a short time period because it dims so much it becomes unreadable.

    • OLED technology has gotten better every year. This is just the way it is. Some old tech doesn’t stand up to the test of time and use, and other times it can.

      Don’t completely turn your back to it. Technology will only get better. ;)

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