For awhile now, we've been offering classes on various topics to friends and family of SparkFun. We are now opening them up to the public! Our first class
is December 3rd, 2008 at the SparkFun office and will cover surface mount soldering. This is the first of growing offerings in our new classes
If you've ever soldered a header or connector into a PCB, you've probably experienced how tricky it can be to get the thing centered, straight, and flush. Our in house QC manager found an ingenious solution so that all of your headers will be mounted cleanly onto your PCB. Checkout this new tutorial
The DOSonChip IC
is back by popular demand! We will soon have the uSD DOSonChip Module
back in stock as well.
is one of our most versatile development platforms. Consisting of two boards - an LCD board and a baseboard - this platform can run both Linux 2.6 and Windows CE 5.0 and features a rich set of peripheral interfaces. It is part of our new NXC
category of development tools.
This transceiver module
allows you to send/receive serial data over your powerlines. Similar to the X10, but with several advantages including bidirectional communication at up to 19200bps and the ability to query remote devices.
What's blue, thin, and will fit in your front pocket? No, not Smurfette
. It's the new 5V Arduino Pro
! This board is very much like the Skinny, but with all the features to be a full-fledged Arduino board.
Speaking of blue and skinny, the new 5V Arduino Pro Mini
is even thinner (0.8 mm) and much like the Wee, but with enough features to be a fully certified Arduino.
An inexpensive 5Hz GPS receiver
using MediaTek chipset! Outputs an incredible amount of position information 5 times per second and can track up to 32 satellites at one time.
We have a bunch of new gadgets
from Pololu. Motors, wheels, motor drivers, and more!
Just a simple brass screw
and a matching nut
. Goes great with this handy magnet
. In fact, we added so much new hardware, we quarantined it to its own Hardware
An interface cable
for our Fingerprint Scanner
. Now you can connect directly to this powerful scanner without having to hack the board. Comes as a MLX 1.25mm male to MLX 1.25mm male.
Last but not least, a basic 14 pin connector
for the keypad sealed membrane switches