We're closed for gobble day next week! SparkFun will be shut down Thursday the 27th and Friday the 28th. We'll be back open on Monday December 1st. Happy Thanksgiving!
This is a great project by SparkFun customer Nick Hall. Nick used 4 LED Matrices and an Arduino board to create a very cool project that displays time, temperature, weather, and some pixel arts patterns. Check out the YouTube video!
If you have a great project idea, but aren't sure how to execute it, the new Napkin Schematics class might be just what you're looking for. In this class, we will teach you how to do a "Napkin Schematic" and help you come up with a feasible way of accomplishing your project idea.
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Don't forget the Mini Button Pad Breakout PCB!
A simple Mini Push Button Switch. This little guy has a high tactile force (300gf) so pushing it gives a solid *click*. Very satisfying indeed.
The BlinkM RGB Blaster is a cousin of the BlinkM MaxM. This board features three ultrabright LEDs and is very bright.