Friday Product Post: Power up your Pi!

Today we have a new, "powerful" Raspberry Pi HAT, a load of solar panels, and a knob for our small and medium-sized slide pots!

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Hello there everyone! This Friday we have a new Raspberry Pi HAT that allows your Pi to be powered without a tether, three new solar panels sold in singles and packs, and a knob for our small and medium slide potentiometers.

As a reminder, our Liquidation Sale is currently in full force! We've slashed the prices on these items to their lowest ever. Take a look and see if you can find a bit of treasure; the sale runs until 8/31!

Now let's take a closer look at our new products!

Prime Pi Power!

PiJuice HAT - Raspberry Pi Portable Power Platform


As one of the smallest systems around, there are so many amazing things you could do with the Raspberry Pi if it was self-powered and portable. That's exactly where the PiJuice comes it! A fully un-interruptible power supply HAT that will always keep your Raspberry Pi powered.

The revolutionary PiAnywhere technology contained in every PiJuice HAT is the best way to take your Pi off the grid! The on-board real time clock (RTC) will let your Pi know what time it is even with no power input or internet connection. Alongside this is an integrated microcontroller (MCU) chip which will manage soft shut down functionality and a true low power deep sleep state and intelligent startup.

They're flexible, powered by the sun, and now available!

Powerfilm Solar Panel - 10.5mA@7.2V

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PowerFilm Solar Panel - 10.5mA@7.2V (10 Pack)


Did you know you have a practically unlimited source of energy fully available to power your project? This PowerFilm Solar Panel is a lightweight, paper thin and flexible power solution that can be easily integrated with your electronics to provide you with solar recharging or direct powering methods! Even while bending and manipulating this solar panel, you will still be able to pull your full allotment of power from it.

These specific panels are capable of 10.5mA at 7.2V, which equates to about 0.07W of power. They also come in packs of 10 as well!

PowerFilm Solar Panel - 50mA@4.8V w/PSA & Kynar


PowerFilm Solar Panel - 50mA@4.8V w/PSA & Kynar (5 Pack)

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If you need something a little more durable and a little less flexible, then definitely try these solar panels instead! Protected by a layer of PSA and Kynar polymer and capable of 50mA at 4.8V, you will have a protected solar array at your fingertips. If you need more than one, that's alright too – they also come in packs of five!

PowerFilm Solar Panel - 200mA@15.4V


PowerFilm Solar Panel - 200mA@15.4V (5 Pack)


Go big or go home. These large solar panels are flexible, capable of 200mA at 15.4V, and have solder tabs ready for use. If you really need to flex your power, they also come in packs of five as well!

Slide Potentiometer Knob - Small and Medium

Slide Potentiometer Knob - Small and Medium


This is a simple knob that connects to the small and medium linear slide potentiometers. Each knob uses friction to secure itself to fit onto the slide pot.

Alrighty, everyone, that's it for this week! As always, we can't wait to see what you make! 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!

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  • Member #134773 / about 6 years ago / 1

    I've posted a comment on the page for the PiJuice HAT. Hey, at least this one includes a solution for my "pet peeve" and includes a RTC!

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