Friday Product Post: Touch the Sky

A new breakout and a new touch pot will really help you get in contact with the region of the atmosphere and outer space seen from Earth.

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Hey we thought we already saw you on Wednesday? Oh, that's right, you must want to know what the REAL products for the week are. Our mistake, we just got so caught up getting back to the future we must have forgotten about the Friday Product Post... just kidding! Let's check out what we have this week.

Well aren't those some pretty fine-looking boards! If you want to watch the demos on their own, you can see the Touch Pot demo here and the BME280 demo here.

SparkFun Touch Potentiometer


The SparkFun Touch Potentiometer, or Touch Pot for short, is an intelligent linear capacitive touch sensor that implements potentiometer functionality with 256 positions, developed in conjuction with danjuliodesigns. It can operate as a peripheral to a computer or embedded micro-controller or in a stand-alone capacity. The Touch Potentiometer provides both a dual-channel analog and PWM output for direct control of other circuitry. Configurable analog and PWM transfer functions support a wide variety of applications.

SparkFun Atmospheric Sensor Breakout - BME280

SparkFun Atmospheric Sensor Breakout - BME280


The SparkFun BME280 Atmospheric Sensor Breakout is the easy way to measure barometric pressure, humidity, and temperature readings all without taking up too much space. Basically, anything you need to know about atmospheric conditions you can find out from this tiny breakout. The BME280 Breakout has been design to be used in indoor/outdoor navigation, weather forecasting, home automation, and even personal health and wellness monitoring.

SparkFun XBee Explorer Serial

SparkFun XBee Explorer Serial


The SparkFun XBee Explorer Serial is a simple to use, RS232 to serial base unit for the XBee line. This unit works with all XBee modules including the Series 1 and Series 2.5, standard and Pro version. We've updated the layout and a few parts on the board that should make it a bit more user friendly.

SparkFun H.O.V.E.R. Board


In case you missed it, this last Wednesday was October 21st, 2015, the same day Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled to the future in Back to the Future 2. We released the SparkFun H.O.V.E.R. Board as a fun joke product in celebration of the Back to the Future franchise. There might be a special little easter egg found on the product page but you'll have to look for it. The page won't be up for long so check it out while you can!

Well, folks, that's it for this week. We really hope you enjoyed what we have to offer and we'll see you back here next Friday for another Product Post. See you then!

Comments 5 comments

  • Marshall, if you blow over the bottle you can create a low pressure. Make the first electric jug band!

  • mdancer / about 7 years ago / 2

    Did anyone else get the wrong initial impression when the post subtitle included the word pot and the video thumbnail image shows a man with long hair and beard with his mouth on the neck of a glass bottle?

    • OldFar-SeeingArt / about 7 years ago / 3

      Nah, these are modern times. Folks are no longer required by law to have long hair before engaging in those things...

    • "Touch the Sky"

      I can honestly say that it never crossed our mind. But now I can't unsee it.

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