We've been working hard. It's been a long week with many new and interesting things to post. Friday could not come fast enough!
We'd like to show off the new Arduino Pro Mini
. This is a very simple and slim ATmega168 based board that works under the Arduino environment. It's only $19, and with the USB ($14) and cable ($4), we're shaving as much as we can off the cost-barrier to Arduino. The Arduino Mini Pro is designed to support auto-reset (using DTR) while being pin-compatible with the original Arduino Mini
. If you haven't yet played with the Arduino environment
- do it. You will be pleasantly surprised by its ease of use.
We also have the Arduino Pro
now available. This board is a bit larger, supports LiPo batteries and the Arduino shields (3.3V).
Checkout the ML-7
. This is a really cool, tiny, GPS logger. This little guy will tell where you are in this great world within 3 meters. It only lasts for 5-6 hours, but you may even forget you're carrying a logger. The datasheet actually mentions dove tracking - hah!
Speaking of logging, the new Logomatic v2
is now available. We are very excited about this new SparkFun product. Smaller, cheaper, faster, better - right? The Logomatic v2 uses the USB bootloader for the LPC2148
so that end users can quickly and freely modify our stock Logomatic code for your next low-earth orbit logging project.
When Qualcom stopped by the SparkFun office, my ears perked up. Turns out they had a closet full of specially designed QVGA displays with LED back lights. Cool! They really wanted to get rid of them so we picked up a couple (giant) boxes of displays. Now you can pickup a color QVGA for a buck
! Get the smaller QVGA
Oh big brother. We now carry a finger print scanner
. This powerful Blackfin based device uniquely identifies an individuals' finger print, issues a unique ID over serial, and stores the fingerprint for later identification. Excellent!
is a unique device that connects older GPIB equipment to common ethernet. Now you can grab screenshots from oscilliscopes and control logic analyzers all over the network!
Slightly less technical, but equally important to the embedded world is the pot! This high-quality 500k potentiometer
is a great addition to any user interface or project. We even carry a snazzy rubber knob
The building of a buckyball eluded us, but we will prevail. In the mean time, this pentagon shaped perf board
allows prototypers a new avenue for 3 dimensional building.
12-pin 2mm connector
now available and compatible with the popular Lantronix serial to ethernet modules.
Rock on. Rock out. This new rocker switch
can handle quite a bit of power and can act as a great power or input switch on your next enclosed design.
You may have noticed we added 1/4" heat shrink
last week. We now have pictures posted!
The Eagle Reference Board
now has even more fun stuff to demonstrate. Now with drill, silkscreen, and footprint examples.