I’m kind of excited about this multimeter
. It’s cheap, and it’s good. Good feel, loud continuity, comes with 9V and decent probes. If it had auto-power off, I would give it 5 stars.
We found these iPhone LCD
screens in Shenzhen. This is the complete bonded module with full color LCD and capacitive touch enabled front frame.
New breakout for the VS1053
. This chip decodes a lot: Ogg Vorbis, MP3, AAC, WMA, even MIDI! Uh, it kind of sold out before we could get it on the homepage. We promise we’ll build more next week!
is an I2C controlled digital oscillator. It’s a pretty slick little component. With nothing but a decoupling cap, you can get a clock signal from 16.2kHz up to 133MHz! Actually, the DS1077 has two
independent clocks, and retains the clock settings so if/when power is lost, the clocks will come back on with the previous rates. The downside is that the clock single is not as accurate as a crystal: DS1077 is +/-0.5%, a formal crystal with 20ppm is +/- 0.002%.
Very handy servo cable
. Allows connections from a receiver to one of our UAV boards without cutting/soldering in a cable. Also works great as a long female to female jumper.
New power line modem
. This one requires external 12V - perfect for running digital data back and forth to a security camera through the power line for the camera. Sneaky.
A decent 2.4GHz wireless camera
. We like these cheap cams because they fit easily on a rover and allows us to remotely harass older siblings and chase the household pet.
Have you ever had more serial devices (GPS, radio, Bluetooth, SerLCD) than you had UARTs on your micro? This mux will help alleviate some of the hardships. The TS3A5017
is a 4-way mux allowing one UART to be hooked to 4 different serial devices. You’ll still have to be smart about how you poll or listen to the various serial devices (no buffering, no interrupts on the TS3A5017), but it works great!
If Wonder Woman
were a SparkFun customer, she would wear these
. Wrist belts designed and created by Casey (a SparkFun employee).
We got some wires crossed and ordered sort of the wrong cable. This is a USB male to female barrel jack
. Good for cable hacking - the inline female barrel jack is hard to find!