New kits for Sphero RVR are now shipping, and the micro:bit Club Kit and new PICkit 4 are available too! We also have a special surprise for the last day of our Week of Deals Sale...
Hello everyone! We are happy to announce that our Basic and Advanced Autonomous Robotics Kits for Sphero RVR are now shipping, and that's not all - we also have the the micro:bit Club Kit and the new PICkit 4. But wait, there's even more: we have a limited edition of our popular RedBoard Artemis that we've dubbed the SnowBoard!
This SparkFun Artemis SnowBoard is a limited edition version of the RedBoard Artemis. There are only 250 units available - once they're gone, they're gone forever. Luckily for you, you can pick one of these boards up for free – just use code "SNOWBOARD19" when your cart reaches $75 or more (not including this board or shipping/tax/discounts) to get your SnowBoard for free! This item is not available for resell.
Also, don't forget, today is the LAST DAY for our Week of Deals sale. Stock up for 2020 projects and find your last-minute gifts, all in one place! Now onto new products!
The SparkFun Basic Autonomous Kit for Sphero RVR provides an expansion set of sensors to the Sphero RVR platform. Meanwhile, the SparkFun Advanced Autonomous Kit for Sphero RVR provides all the functionality of the basic kit, with the addition of time-of-flight distance sensing in the front and rear. Based around Raspberry Pi’s small yet powerful Zero W model, the kit provides both global positioning and vision to the Sphero RVR (not included).
Of course, you'll need to pick up a Sphero RVR to operate these kits, so why not pick one up while it's on sale! Fully capable out of the box, yet able to be expanded upon easily, the RVR is a perfect starting point for learning all about robotics. With tank treads and powerful, durable motors, the RVR can travel over most surfaces with ease using a highly advanced control system. In addition, on-board sensors such as encoders, an IMU and a color sensor make building a more advanced robot incredibly easy.
This micro:bit Club Kit contains ten micro:bit Go Bundles that provide you with everything you need to get hooked up and powered. This kit includes the micro:bit, a short USB cable, a AAA battery holder and AAA batteries. Also inside the Go Bundle you will find a Quick Start Guide, with four unique ideas to get you started with micro:bit! The Go Bundle is a quick and economical way to get started with the micro:bit.
This is the PICkit 4, the official programmer from Microchip. The PICkit 4 allows debugging and programming of PIC®, dsPIC®, AVR, SAM and CEC flash microcontrollers, and MPUs, using the powerful graphical user interface of the MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The MPLAB PICkit 4 is connected to a PC using a high-speed 2.0 USB interface, and can be connected to the target via an 8-pin Single In-Line (SIL) connector.
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!