Three new, easily-controllable Serial LCDs, more CNC mill accessories and a few other bits coming your way!
Hello there everyone! Today we are thrilled to bring you three new serial LCDs we have dubbed “SerLCDs.” We also have new accessories for your Shapeoko and Nomad CNC mills for better ease-of-use when creating your own PCBs, a new Infrared Remote Control, and a few ding-and-dent items that we are sure some of you can use.
Basic Serial LCD? That’s my father’s name! Please call me SerLCD.
The SparkFun SerLCD is an AVR-based, serial-enabled LCD that provides a simple and cost-effective solution for adding a 16x2 Black on RGB or RGB on Black Liquid Crystal Display to your project. We’ve seriously overhauled the PCB design on the back of the screen by including an ATMega328P that handles all of the screen control, meaning a backback is no longer needed! This display can now accept three different types of commands: serial, I2C and SPI. This simplifies the number of wires needed and allows your project to display all kinds of text and numbers.
Of course if you need more space, or simply a bigger display, we also offer a 20x4, Black on RGB SerLCD as well! This LCD functions the exact same way as the two above, and requires the same conditions to be met.
Do you want to get started in PCB machining? The PCB Machining Kit from Carbide 3D includes all of the drills, cutters and copper material you need to start creating your own PCBs on your home CNC machine right away!
These are standard and variety PCB Drill Sets from Carbide 3D that supply you with more options for drilling into copper clad on your Shapeoko or Nomad CNC machines. These two sets can also be found in the PCB Machining Kit above, as well.
The standard set includes three 0.5 mm, five 0.7 mm, and two 0.9 mm PCB drills, while the variety set includes 10 unique PCB drills from 0.3 mm to 1.2 mm.
Have you ever needed an inexpensive way to activate something from across the room? Infrared remotes are still the most affordable way to wirelessly control a device. We have designed this remote to be small, simple and low cost.
This is a basic 16-button, alphanumeric keypad designed for easy user input and functionality. Four mounting holes allow solid and easy mounting to a panel. The single-row 0.1-inch-pitch solder pads are breadboard friendly. Only eight of the 10 solder pads carry signals - the solder pads on the ends of the row are purely for mechanical attachment. Rubber domes beneath each button provide satisfying key travel with each button press.
These simple adapter wires terminate with a JST-PH male connector on one end, and a JST-SM female connector on the other, or a JST-PH female connector and a JST-SM male connector. We actually ordered these wires to provide a handy adapter for our EL products but unfortunately we received them with swapped connectors – we’re guessing someone out there already has an idea for a use for them.
This is a simple two-wire automotive cable. Each assembly has bare wires on both ends with a Molex A and B connector in the middle. With thinner 26 AWG wire, it’s better for applications that would not require the thickness of its 18AWG counterpart.
Last up today is this subminiature size, axial lead-mounted rectifier diode. Often used for reverse voltage protection, the 1N4004 is a staple for many power, DC to DC step up, and breadboard projects.
We’ll be back next week with even more fantastic new products!