New versions of some of our most popular Qwiic shields are available, along with a new Raspberry Pi LoRa Gateway!
Hello everyone, and welcome back to another Friday Product Post here at SparkFun Electronics. This week we have revised versions of our Qwiic shields for Thing Plus and Arduino Nano to include headers with every order, a new version of the popular Raspberry Pi LoRa Gateway, and a simple 2x18 header. Let's jump in and take a closer look.
The SparkFun Qwiic Shield for Thing Plus is a quick and easy way to enter into SparkFun's Qwiic ecosystem with your Thing Plus or Feather boards. Since the Thing Plus and Feather footprints are interchangeable, you can use this shield with any Arduino development board that uses the two! This shield connects the I2C bus (GND, 3.3V, SDA and SCL) on your Thing Plus to four SparkFun Qwiic connectors (two mounted horizontally and two vertically). The Qwiic ecosystem allows for easy daisy-chaining so, as long as your devices are on different addresses, you can connect as many Qwiic devices as you'd like.
This shield now comes with headers!
The SparkFun Qwiic Shield for Arduino Nano is very similar to the Thing Plus version above, but instead of being Feather-compatible, it is meant to attach on top of Arduino Nano boards. Also, like the Thing Plus Shield, the Arduino Nano version comes with headers.
The LoRa Raspberry Pi 4 Gateway is a professional-grade gateway with the hacker in mind. While other low cost gateways are single channel, the LoRa Raspberry Pi Gateway comes with a fully assembled, heat-sinked concentrator capable of multi-channel, multi-node communication, all running in a friendly, hackable Raspberry Pi environment.
This is a 2x18-pin female header. Each pin has a spacing of 0.1 inches.
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!