This week, the new Ludus product line of Arduino shields, as well as an overstock IC, the ATmega8U2.Favorited Favorite 1
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.
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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!