Friday Product Post: In the Blynk of an Eye

We venture further into IoT with a brand new Blynk Board and Starter Kit!

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Hello, hello! Welcome to a very exciting Friday Product Post, where we bring you two new products to deepen your relationship with the Internet of Things. Blynk is now available, and we have a brand new board built around the ESP8266 specifically to use this new app. We are also sure that you'd like an easy way to get started with our new Blynk Board, and for that we also have a new kit that includes multiple parts and sensors to expand the Blynk Board's uses. Let's take a look at what we are debuting today!

Special thanks to Sarah and Nick for showing us a closer look at the SparkFun Blynk Board and the SparkFun IoT Starter Kit with Blynk Board!

SparkFun Blynk Board - ESP8266

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Blynk is an easy to use app builder that allows users to add a variety of buttons, sliders, graphical displays and even RGB controllers to their phone. The SparkFun Blynk Board is specially designed to work with the ‘widgets’ within the Blynk mobile app to create your next IoT project. Monitor local weather conditions, control LEDs from your phone, even send a tweet when it’s time to water your plants! Every Blynk Board comes fully programmed and also includes a Blynk subscription code card, which will be needed to connect the Blynk Board to your Blynk account, connect to a Wi-Fi signal and you are ready to start Blynking! You’ll be controlling the Blynk Board from half way around the world in no time.

SparkFun IoT Starter Kit with Blynk Board

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The SparkFun IoT Starter Kit with Blynk Board is a great way to gain a solid introduction to the world of Internet of Things (IoT) technology without any difficult programming. With this kit you will be able to get your Blynk Board connected and, by utilizing the pre-loaded projects, use diverse set of components to build an array of web- and phone-connected projects.

The Blynk app, that is used with both of these products, is compatible with iDevices running iOS 7.0+, and Android’s running any version above or equal to 4.0. To download the application click one of the links below:

Note: Android is currently supported, however iOS is still being approved by iTunes. We expect it within the next week.

It may appear to be a short week this Friday but we can assure you bringing these two new products has been a labor of love. We are very excited to finally provide you with the SparkFun Blynk Board and, more importantly, an easy way to bring the Internet of Things to your finger tips. We can't wait to see what you create! We'll see you back here next week for another Friday Product Post (and some Arduino Day treats!). Later!

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