Two new Qwiic IR Array breakouts, a load of new CNC drills and four different types of copper clad!
Today we have a whole load of new products for you! Leading the pack are the new SparkFun IR Array breakouts. We also have four different types of copper clad for PCB engraving and eight different drills to start CNC milling in style. Let's take a look at our new products!
The MLX90640 (110° and 55° FOV) SparkFun IR Array breakouts have been equipped with 32x24 arrays of thermopile sensors creating, in essence, low-resolution thermal imaging cameras. With these breakouts you can detect surface temperatures from many feet away with an accuracy of ±1.5°C (best case). To make it even easier to to get your infrared images, 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.
These copper clad materials are ideal for rapid PCB prototyping on a CNC machine. We offer them in single-sided versions of 2x3 inches and 4x6 inches, as well as double-sided versions in 2x3 inches and 4x6 inches. These units have 0.06-inch (1.6 mm) thickness, and are best used with the Nomad 883 Pro using the free Carbide Copper app.
To help you with all of your CNC needs we also have eight brand new drill bits in various styles and sizes! Make sure to look through them all and see if there is anything you might need!
That's it for this week, folks! 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!
I'm glad to see the FR-1 board availability, though given the price of a CNC machine and my budget, I can generally put up with the couple of weeks to get my boards from our friends at OSHPark (or other sources). Even if I could afford a CNC machine, I'd have a problem finding room for it, not to mention it would be yet another learning curve to go down. But, I'm sure that there are other readers who do not have those concerns!
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