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The IOIO is back, along with a new OpenLog and a few brick-a-brac components!
Hello, everyone! Welcome back to your Friday Product Post. This week we have a handful of products to show off to you, specifically a pair of revisions that has been needing a little bit of love. That's not it, though; we also have two more little parts that will help you with our MyoWare product line and our LilyPad wearables line. Let's have Nick jump in and give you a bit of knowledge with this informative video:
Are you a Java developer looking to add advanced hardware I/O capabilities to your Android or PC application? Well then the IOIO-OTG is for you! The IOIO-OTG (pronounced “yo-yo-O-T-G”) is a development board specially designed to do just that. It features a PIC microcontroller, which acts like a bridge that connects an app on your PC or Android device to low-level peripherals like GPIO, PWM, ADC, I2C, SPI and UART. An app-level library helps you write control code for these low-level peripherals in the same way you'd write any other Java app!
This version of the IOIO-OTG has corrected the IC power failure issue due to the onboard switch voltage regulator failing, as well as adding a missing decoupling cap on the AVIN pin. This new IOIO-OTG has fixed the problems that plagued the previous version, making it a true vision of how the board is intended! You can find out more about these updates from yesterday's blog post.
Make sure to also check out the IOIO and Breadboard Holder if you are looking to safely secure your IOIO-OTG to a surface to easily run jumper wires in between it and a breadboard to form simple or complex prototyping circuits. We have a pretty big sale on these holders right now, so be sure to take a look!
The SparkFun OpenLog is an open source data logger that works over a simple serial connection and supports microSD cards up to 64GB. The OpenLog can store or "log" huge amounts of serial data and act as a black box of sorts to store all the serial data that your project generates, for scientific or debugging purposes.
This is 12 meters of smooth conductive thread spun from 12UM stainless steel fiber and wound on a plastic bobbin. Use it to sew up all of your e-textile projects. This small bobbin is a great way to get into wearable electronics without the upfront cost of buying an entire spool of thread. Close to 40 feet of thread is enough to get a simple design stitched onto your shirt, backpack or hat.
Last up today is this simple 3-pin female PTH header. This header is in a configuration that makes it ideal to be used with the MyoWare Muscle Sensor line. Simply solder one of these headers to each side of a MyoWare board for increased connectivity options!
Well that's all we have for you this week. Be sure to check back with us next Friday. It's going to be a pretty busy day for us, and we are sure you'll like what we have in terms of new products. See you then!