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Friday Product Post: MicroSnek

Two new dev boards built exclusively for MicroPython, an environmental sensor combo and Qwiic!

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Hello, everyone, and welcome back for another Friday Product Post. Today we have quite a few products to get through, starting with the new MicroPython pyboards. Following those, we have a truly unique environmental combo breakout featuring the CCS811 and BME280 ICs and Qwiic hookups. Speaking of Qwiic, we also are happy to add the cables and connector to our main catalog! It's Friday, so let's jump in.

No step on MicroSnek...

MicroPython pyboard v1.1

MicroPython pyboard v1.1

MicroPython pyboard v1.1 (with Headers)

MicroPython pyboard v1.1 (with Headers)


The pyboard is a compact and powerful electronics development board that runs MicroPython, available both with headers and without headers. It connects to your PC over USB, giving you a USB flash drive to save your Python scripts, and a serial Python prompt (a REPL) for instant programming. With the MicroPython pyboard you gain a low-level Python operating system that you are able to use to control plenty of different electronics projects.

Qwiic! Take a look at an easy I2C hookup!

SparkFun Environmental Combo Breakout - CCS811/BME280 (Qwiic)

SparkFun Environmental Combo Breakout - CCS811/BME280 (Qwiic)


The SparkFun CCS811/BME280 Environmental Combo Breakout takes care of all your atmospheric-quality sensing needs with the popular CCS811 and BME280 ICs. This unique breakout provides a variety of environmental data, including barometric pressure, humidity, temperature, TVOCs and equivalent CO2 (eCO2) levels. To make it even easier to use this breakout, all communication is enacted exclusively via I2C, utilizing our handy Qwiic system developed in SparkX. However, we still have broken out 1mm spaced pins in case you prefer to use a breadboard.

Qwiic Cable - Breadboard Jumper (4-pin)

Qwiic Cable - Breadboard Jumper (4-pin)


Now, you'll need some way to start connecting you Qwiic-enabled boards, and what better way than with some nice cables! This jumper adapter cable comes pre-terminated with a female Qwiic JST connector on one end and a breadboard hookup pigtail on the other. This cable makes it easy to connect components with a Qwiic connector to a breadboard or an Arduino-based device’s pins.

Qwiic Cable - 50mm

Qwiic Cable - 50mm


If you need to hook up two Qwiic connectors together, we also offer this 50mm cable...

Qwiic Cable - 100mm

Qwiic Cable - 100mm


This 100mm cable...

Qwiic Cable - 200mm

Qwiic Cable - 200mm


A 200mm cable...

Qwiic Cable - 500mm

Qwiic Cable - 500mm


And finally, this 500mm cable.

Qwiic JST Connector - SMD 4-pin (Horizontal)

Qwiic JST Connector - SMD 4-pin (Horizontal)


This tiny Qwiic JST connector is used on all of our Qwiic-based boards and can be used to create your own I2C-based device compatible with the Qwiic system. Additionally, this connector will mate with all of our Qwiic cables with a solid lock.

That's it, everyone! We hope you enjoyed the new MicroPython boards, the new combo sensor and all the Qwiic amenities! As always, we can't wait to see what you make with these parts! Shoot us a tweet @sparkfun, or let us know on Instagram or Facebook. We’d love to see what projects you’ve made!

Thanks for stopping by. We'll see you next week with even more new products!

Comments 6 comments

  • Although the Qwiic system is a really great idea, it isn't for everyone. I have a situation where I have to use a different type of cable, so I sincerely hope that you don't abandon the PTH breakout boards. (It would be a real hassle to have to build an extra layer of "adapters" for both ends... and I don't relish the idea of soldering something like a BME-280 onto a PCB by hand... SEN-13676 is certainly worth the expense IMHO...)

    • Oh, we have no intention of getting rid of PTH breakout boards. We just wanted to provide a better way to utilize I2C.

  • 50mm = Just under 2 inches

    100mm = Yes, just under 4 inches

    200mm = 7.8"

    500mm = A little over 19 and a half inches.

    USA, you're welcome.

  • Why are the PyBoards not supported in Windows 10? I checked on MicroPython.org and didn't see any mention of a specific version of Windows.

    • I'm not sure why it isn't supported. Here's the documentation from Micropython.org on windows set-up. The first paragraph of the introduction includes which versions of Windows the USB interface can work with. Windows 10 isn't listed and I didn't have any success with trying.

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