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It's Friday, and we have two more fantastic Qwiic boards and two micro:bit learning kits to share!
Hello everyone, and welcome back to another fantastic Friday Product Post here at SparkFun! We are getting back into the swing of things after last week’s huge Crystal Anniversary Sale with four new products to get your brilliant minds ticking. This Friday we start off with two new Qwiic boards — one that incorporates a handy, blue-on-black OLED screen and one that’s a smart human presence sensor. Closing out the week we have an updated version of the SIK for micro:bit and another handy micro:bit Lab Pack for all of our educator friends. Without further ado let’s jump in and take a closer look at all of this week’s new products!
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The SparkFun Qwiic Micro OLED Breakout is a Qwiic-enabled version of our popular Micro OLED display! The small monochrome, blue-on-black OLED screen presents incredibly clear images for your viewing pleasure. It’s “micro,” but it still packs a punch — the OLED display is crisp, and you can fit a deceivingly large amount of graphics on there. This breakout is perfect for adding graphics to your next project and displaying diagnostic information without resorting to a serial output, all with the ease of use of our own Qwiic Connect System!
This version of the Micro OLED Breakout is exactly the size of its non-Qwiic sibling, featuring a screen that is 64 pixels wide and 48 pixels tall and measuring 0.66" across.
This is not your normal PIR! The SparkFun AK9753 Human Presence Sensor Breakout is a Qwiic-enabled, 4-channel Nondispersive Infrared (NDIR) sensor. Each channel has a different field of view, so not only can the AK9753 detect a human, but it can also tell which direction the person is moving. To make it even easier to use this breakout, all communication is enacted exclusively via I2C, utilizing our handy Qwiic system. However, we still have broken out 0.1" spaced pins in case you prefer to use a breadboard.
The SparkFun Inventor’s Kit (SIK) for micro:bit is a great way to get creative, connected and coding with the micro:bit. The SIK for micro:bit provides not only the micro:bit board but everything you need to hook up and experiment with multiple electronic circuits! With the SIK for micro:bit you will be able to complete circuits that will teach you how to read sensors, move motors, build Bluetooth® devices and more.
The SparkFun Inventor’s Kit for micro:bit Lab Pack includes 10 complete micro:bit Inventor’s Kits, an SIK Refill Pack and 25 AA-sized batteries to get your students started in the world of electronics. The SIKs inside the Lab Pack have everything you need, including micro:bits, connector breakouts, breadboards and all the cables and accessories to hook up all the projects listed in our online Experiment Guide.
And that’s it for this week, everyone! We hope you get a lot of great use out of all the new products this week. As always, we can’t wait to see what you make with these products! 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 fantastic new products!