The Qwiic Ideation Kit is here to spark new ideas for projects, along with a kit perfect for practicing your soldering skills.
Welcome back, everyone! It's a Friday of new kits here - we start the week off with the Qwiic Ideation Kit, which has moved over from SparkX to a full production run in SparkFun red. Following that, we have a unique kit that allows you to practice your soldering on scrap PCBs in order to hone your skills without the risk of accidentally ruining a board.
As a reminder, make sure to check out our Spring Kit Sale - available through April 17th! Designed with beginners in mind, these kits offer a springboard into electronics through circuit building, creating e-textile crafts, measuring the weather, practicing soldering, and exploring the Internet of Things (IoT). This sale is perfect for those of you who have have bored kids at home to keep them engaged and learning.
Now onto the new products!
The SparkFun Qwiic Ideation Kit is a smorgasbord of our best and most popular Qwiic boards that allows you to bring any project idea to life. This kit allows users to get started with Arduino without the need for soldering or breadboarding. We've included a large number of inputs and outputs, making it easy to brainstorm and test out different ideas. Hooking up a handful of inputs and outputs to an Arduino has never been so easy.
Whether you're a beginner or just want to sharpen your existing skills, the SparkFun Solder Practice Kit is a no-risk training kit. There's no need to worry about messing up your project - this kit is full of scrap PCBs and component pieces for you to practice with. This kit won't produce any working boards, but you will be able to solder the through-hole components into arbitrary points on the PCB to master your skills of soldering without breaking the bank or your project.
The 'Rain' ultra-small UHF RFID tags from Murata are really exciting because of their fantastically small size -- 1.25 mm square with a height of 0.55 mm! The tag's tiny footprint makes it well suited for attaching to small or organically-shaped objects with a little bit of glue or epoxy. So what can you do with a small RFID tag? Strapping one to the tip of a Nerf dart to tell if you've hit the target, or sounding the alarm if someone removes a trinket from your desk, is just the tip of the iceberg.
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!
Yes, you are absolutely right. The Solder Practice Kit is a no-risk training kit. There's no need to worry about messing up your project.