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New Product Friday: Luducrous Products!

This week, the new Ludus product line of Arduino shields, as well as an overstock IC, the ATmega8U2.

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Welcome back everyone. Before you dive into this week's new offerings, be sure to check out our brand new Overflow Sale section! We're making room for some new and exciting products - everybody wins! Now, let's talk new products. But first, let's look at a video we made for one of last week's new products, the pcDuino Acadia. Here, we compare the performance of the various SBCs (single board computers) that we sell.

Was there a board you wanted to see that we didn't feature? Submit a comment below! NOW we can talk about new stuff.

SparkFun Ludus Protoshield Wireless


The SparkFun Ludus Protoshields are Arduino-compatible shields designed to make connecting motors and sensors to your Arduino-based development board as fast and easy as possible. There are two versions, the standard, and the wireless. The standard version has a prototyping area, where the wireless version has a header for an XBee module. Both shields also have an H-bridge motor driver, along with various connectors for use in robotics. Here it is in action:



Also this week, we have some overstock from production. We had a bunch of leftover ATMega8U2 ICs that we don't need anymore. The ATMEGA8U2-AU is a low-power CMOS 8-bit microcontroller based on the AVR enhanced RISC architecture. By executing powerful instructions in a single clock cycle, the ATMEGA8U2 achieves throughputs approaching 1 MIPS per MHz allowing the system designer to optimize power consumption versus processing speed. Get them while they last!

That's it for this week. Be sure to check out our Twitter and Facebook pages, we might have a little surprise for you there. See you next week, thanks for reading!

Comments 7 comments

  • Prosessor?

  • With yesterday's post, I was fully expecting a Sparkfun FADEC !

  • Two questions about the "GEEK" lab coat: First, is it anti-static? Second, where can I get one? (Methinks it would be a nifty thing to add to the product line! Could start a real fashion trend here. Hmm... I'm sure many of us could use it as the basis for "wearables"...)

    BTW, I need it in "XL".

    • Sorry, not anti-static. As for where you can get one? That's trickier, you can try these guys, but it looks like they retired it a while a go.

      • Maybe the "not anti-static" had something to do with it being dropped. I have worked in environments where the "anti-static" was mandatory. And at 80% polyester, that one is about 80% as far from "anti-static" as you can get without having a Tesla coil in the pocket!

  • I think you should stock (and benchmark) the Nvidia Jetson-TK1. Thanks, I liked the video.

  • No love for Google+?

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