Products everywhere!


There are products posts and then there are products posts (note the italics…that indicates I’m really emphasizing the large number of new products we have in this post). Anyway, enough babbling - it’s product time!



This BlueTooth Mate is very similar to our BlueSMiRF modem, but is designed specifically to be used with the Arduino Pro and LilyPad Arduino. Use this product to make your communication wireless! We successfully tested these to 350 feet over open-air!



When we say miniature, we mean miniature - and this tiny solar cell is no exception. The BPW34 is a tiny, general purpose PiN photodiode. This photodiode has a ton of uses, one of which is to use it is a mini solar cell to power your project. They respond to a variety of lights and you can use one for a low amount of power or put several in a series for more juice!



This is a 24-pin Molex Mini-Fit Jr. connector, commonly used as the power supply connector on ATX motherboards. Two rows of twelve pins are broken out two rows of through-hole male headers. We also have the same connector in a right angle. Now you can easily use a cheap computer power supply as your bench top prototyping power supply!



The Robo-Box3.0 is the latest in our new offering of robots, robot kits, and robot parts. This is an intelligent robotics kit that helps you build a number of different, fully automatic robots. This kit is suitable for kids and adults, experienced robot builders and those whose robotics experience ended with 2-XL. Guaranteed to not attempt to take over the world.



Next is the Robo-PICA2.0. This robot is slightly more advanced than the Robo-Box3.0 and is labeled as an intermediate kit. This kit will give you the opportunity to work with a 16x2 LCD, DC and servo motors, and more! It’s best suited for students in technical colleges and universities.



This is the MicroCamp2.0 kit. This kit is aimed at those interested in learning the fundamentals of using microcontrollers. This kit will help you discover how to interface microcontrollers with external components and get them to function in real world applications. This is a good place for beginners to start!



There are few things more frustrating that spending 10 minutes soldering a tiny SMD part and then discovering you didn’t read the packaging right and you soldered it the wrong way. Shed some light on your work (ha…ha…eh…) with the Illuminated LED Eye Loupe. It has a 10x lens and an LED attached to the side to brighten up what you’re working on.



We have several new replacement soldering tips (tapered 1/32", conical 1/64", conical 1/32", tapered 1/16", and chisel 1/8"). Check the product page to make sure the tip will work with your soldering iron.



The LPR5150AL is low-power two-axis gyroscope able to measure angular rate along the pitch and roll axes. The best part is that all the required electronics are squished onto a single chip.


This is a simple, through-hole transformer. We use this transformer in our Geiger counter, but it has many other uses such as decoupling and isolating.



Back to robotics - the TB6612FNG motor driver  can control up to two DC motors at a constant current of 1.2A (3.2A peak). This board comes with all components installed as shown.



The Arduino platform is pretty darn nifty, but sometimes its memory space isn’t enough on its own for data-logging projects. If you find yourself running out of memory space in your Arduino project, the microSD Shield equips you with mass-storage capability.



Since we’re talking about beefing up your Arduino, check out the Arduino GPS Shield. With this product, you can add GPS functionality to your Arduino. Pretty handy!



Another addition to our breakout board category, the RS-485 breakout. This board holds the SP3485 RS-485 transceiver IC, which will convert a UART serial stream to RS-485. RS-485 is good for communicating between between projects when there is greater than 20 feet between your device and your serial port.



The breakout board for the L298N full-bridge dual motor driver has arrived! It comes in a staggered, multiwatt package.



Already own one of our t-shirts? Looking for a way to add that extra “spark” to your wardrobe? Check out the SparkFun iron-on patch! Specially designed by SparkFun mech-engineer Casey (who also designed the SFE wrist band).



This simple, clear Infrared LED is great for use in IR projects that use a remote control or touchless object sensing.



This is a breakout board for the dual axis IXZ-500 gyro. The IXZ-500 is a very small gyroscope, designed to sense angular velocity on the X and Z axes.



The KTA-223 Relay Board is a USB or RS485 controlled module that can interface a PC to eight or more SPDT relays. This could be very useful for controlling real world devices - such as lights and sprinkler systems - and reading sensors or monitoring switches and other digital signals.



The BNC probe kit includes a 20MHz professional probe with hook and tip as well as a couple converters to connect the probe to either a BNC jack, RCA jack, or a PCB mount. This kit was designed for use with our Digital Oscilloscope Kit, but there are sure to be a variety of other uses.



This digital oscilloscope kit includes everything you need to build your very own, fully functional digital oscilloscope. Once you’ve got it up and running, the oscilloscope features up to 5M samples/second, 8-bit resolution, up to 50Vpp max input voltage, and more!



The capacitance meter DIY kit includes everything you need to make your very own capacitance meter, able to measure caps anywhere between the range of 500uF to 1pF. Many multimeters are able to measure capacitance, but they’re rarely as precise as a dedicated capacitance meter. Not only does this product provide a great chance to hone your through-hole soldering skills, but you also come out with an accurate, fully functional, capacitance measuring tool.



The SOMO-14D is a tiny audio module that can play back stored audio files from a micro-SD memory card. The module supports 4-bit ADPCM audio files (.ad4) with sample rates from 6kHz up to 36kHz. The compact 14-pin module takes up very minimal board space and is ideal for any application that requires embedded audio.



The QRE1113 is a small IR reflectance sensor. This sensor is often used in line following robots because it can sense if a surface is white or black.



Extend your Arduino even more with the Joystick Shield. This shield sits on top of your Arduino and turns it into a simple controller. Five momentary push buttons (4+ joystick select button) and a two-axis thumb joystick gives your Arduino functionality on the level of old Nintendo controllers.



Make adding MIDI to your project easier. This is a female, 5-pin, right-angle DIN 5/180? MIDI connector which will interface with most standard MIDI cables.



The SN74HC165N is a neat little IC that will take an input of up to 8 parallel lines and produce a single, serial output. You can even daisychain 2+ together to add even more parallel lines. It’s a great way to increase the number of inputs on a microcontroller.



This is the new, weather resistant, field-hardened WR1 ultrasonic range finder from Maxbotix.
The XL series of this sensor features higher resolution, longer range, higher power output and better calibration when compared to the LV version.



Do you need a lot of storage space, but not in a big package? Check out the microSD Socket. We offer two styles (Style 1 and Style 2 - clever names, we know) of this socket with the SMD pads on different sides. Perfect for your next MP3 project!


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