Two versions of Arduino's new IoT board, an easy way to charge your batteries and another addition to the Onion Omega ecosystem! Happy Friday!
Hello, everyone, and welcome back to another fun-filled Friday Product Post! Today we are excited to bring you two versions of the new Arduino MKR1000 IoT development board, a four-bay universal battery charger from Tenergy and the new Power Dock 2 to bolster the Onion Omega ecosystem. But enough of an introduction — let’s dive in and take a closer look at the new products for this week!
The simplicity of Arduino combined with the possibilities of the Internet of Things!
The Arduino MKR1000 is a powerful board that combines the functionality of an Arduino Zero and a handy WiFi shield. This thin board has been designed to offer a practical and cost-effective solution for makers wanting to design Internet of Things (IoT) projects with minimal previous experience in networking. It is based on the Atmel® ATSAMW25 SoC (System on Chip), which is part of the SmartConnect family of Atmel wireless devices specifically designed for IoT.
The 4-Bay T4s Intelligent Universal Charger from Tenergy is an automatic smart charger compatible with almost all types of rechargeable batteries, thereby eliminating the need to own multiple chargers. Capable of automatically identifying and charging Lithium Ion, LiFePO4, NiMH and NiCD rechargeable batteries, the T4s applies the appropriate charging mode, whether it be a constant charge current (CC), constant charge voltage (CV) or trickle charge. The T4s is able to independently charge your desired battery, thanks to its four microcomputer-controlled charging slots, allowing you to get power back into your project or device quickly and easily!
Last up today is another addition to the Onion Omega ecosystem, the Power Dock 2. The Power Dock 2 allows you to use any 3.7V Lithium Polymer battery to power your Omega and then charge the battery when it’s out of juice. Utilizing the same form factor as the Expansion Dock, this board can also be used in the same way, so if you don’t have a battery connected you will still be able to receive power through the microUSB port.
That’s it for today, folks. There should be plenty of options here for you to stay busy for at least a little while! 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!