Plenty of new micro:bit products, Printed Sensors from Bare Conductive, and the new guidebook for the SIK v4.0!
Hello everyone and welcome back to another new product-packed Friday Product Post here at SparkFun Electronics! Today we have a few products to get through including plenty of new micro:bit products, Printed Sensors from Bare Conductive, and the new guidebook for the SIK v4.0! Without further delay let's take a closer look at them all.
Do you own a micro:bit or micro:bit Go Bundle and want to expand your skills with the new microcontroller? You are in luck! The SparkFun Inventor's Kit Bridge Pack for micro:bit was designed to provide you with an easy way to transform your m:b into a full-fledged learning kit! Each Bridge Pack includes all of the parts found in the SIK for micro:bit that aren't included with the Go Bundle. With the SIK Bridge Pack 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 :MOVE Mini Buggy Kit from Kitronik provides a fun introduction to robotics using the micro:bit. Specifically, the :MOVE Mini is a two wheeled robot that is suitable for autonomous operation, remote control projects via a Bluetooth application, or being controlled using a second micro:bit as a controller thanks to the micro:bit's radio functionality.
The MI:pro Protector is a simple and compact protective case for the micro:bit. These cases feature a four-layer construction style with ability to mount a 2xAAA battery pack to the back of the case while still providing access to all buttons and ports on the micro:bit. Though these cases do protect the micro:bit astoundingly well, the biggest benefit of using the MI:pro is to not accidentally short out the pads on the back of the micro:bit.
Save time with ready-to-use touch and distance sensors, printed with a unique pattern. Bare Conductive has created intricate patterns on this three-pack of Printed Sensors for you to use in touch and proximity sensing projects. They’re perfect for testing your ideas quickly, without needing time to design your own pattern, or waiting for Electric Paint to dry! Just like other conductive paint tools and accessories, you will be able to customize and hack the printed sensors to make them fit your application. You can even cover them with a different color to hide the pattern below!
The full-color SparkFun Inventor's Kit Guidebook V4 contains step by step instructions with circuit diagrams and hookup tables for building each project and circuit with the included parts. Full example code is provided, new concepts and components are explained at point of use, and troubleshooting tips offer assistance if something goes wrong. Once you make your way through all of the example circuits you will have a much better grasp on programming electronics!
Finally don't forget today is the last day that 5% of customer orders will go to the Electronic Frontier Foundation as part of SparkFun Gives Day!
Alright, folks, that's it for this week! There is a lot to choose from for your next project. 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!
We'll be back next week with even more fantastic new products!
micro:bits are tough to keep a steady supply in-stock to meet the demand for them at the moment. We do however have the micro:bit Go Bundle in stock for just a few bucks more. It includes the micro:bit as well as a battery pack, batteries, and a USB cable.
It's unfortunate you are out of Micro Bits. I would love to try some of these things.