The new Qwiic ADXL313 Accelerometer Breakout is here, along with the new RPi 400, RPi4 8GB Hardware Starter Kit, and more!
Hello, everyone! It was another busy week for us here - on Monday we announced the new Raspberry Pi 400 Personal Computer! We have a new video in which Avra goes through the PC's features, so make sure to give that a watch. We're also happy to release a Qwiic 3-Axis Accelerometer Breakout utilizing the new ADXL313. We also have a new version of the Raspberry Pi 4 Hardware Starter Kit that includes an 8GB version of the Pi. We have a ton of other new products as well, including a Serial Telemetry Radio Kit, Capacitive Fingerprint Scanner, and more!
We'd also like to let you know that this week we kicked off a month of sales, starting with unique daily deals every week day from November 2-26. Be sure to check out this blog post for details on our daily deals, Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales!
Now, let's take a closer look at all of our new products!
The SparkFun ADXL313 Breakout is a low power, high resolution (up to 13 bits), 3-axis accelerometer for measurement up to ±4 g. This breakout measures the static acceleration of gravity in tilt-sensing applications, as well as dynamic acceleration resulting from motion or shock. Digital output data is formatted as 16-bit two's complement and is accessible through the on-board Qwiic connectors (I2C) or SPI.
The Raspberry Pi 400 is a complete Raspberry Pi 4-based personal computer, integrated into a keyboard. By incorporating the board into a keyboard, it removes the need for a case and other accessories normally needed to run a Pi, and creates a cleaner configuration. It's the perfect configuration for a public machine or in an educational setting with the incorporation of a Kensington lock (the locking port used on laptops for security in public spaces).
We also offer a standalone version of the RPi400 in case you are looking for a more affordable option. Both versions are currently available for preorder and we expect to start shipping the Raspberry Pi 400 within the next week or two, so make sure to place your order now to reserve your own!
The Raspberry Pi 4 Hardware Starter Kit provides a solid set of parts and instruction for working with the Raspberry Pi 4 8GB in a more hardware-centric manner. While the Raspberry Pi isn't typically considered a go-to for hardware projects, its I/O pins hold a lot of benefits that you can use for a variety of applications. This kit covers the basics, like using LEDs and buttons, while providing a solid set of parts for working with any other hardware I/O and the 40-pin header. In addition, we've included all the parts needed for getting the Raspberry Pi 4 up and running, whether it's on its own or with a monitor (not included).
The Radio Telemetry Kit for Pixhawk is a small, lightweight and inexpensive open source radio platform that can allow for ranges of better than 300 m out of the box. The radio uses the very popular Si1000 chipset along with the open source SiK firmware. This firmware allows for a simple serial cable replacement to transmit any serial data including telemetry, RTK correction data (RTCM), or simple Serial.print() statements without any configuration required.
Fingerprint scanners have been easily available at a consumer level for a number of years now, so it is only logical that they would continue to grow and evolve. That's what bring us to this Capacitive Fingerprint Scanner from ADH-Tech. The AS-108M fingerprint sensor module is a combination fingerprint scanner/MCU that provides a UART interface port for easy functionality.
This is the official case for the Raspberry Pi 4. This case ships as two parts made of ABS plastic with access to all USB, HDMI, audio/video, USB and Ethernet ports. In addition, a slot on the bottom gives access to the MicroSD card. The top and bottom parts are press fit, and it comes in two-tone black and gray.
These extended headers are made to work with the Teensy 4.1, 3.6 and 3.5 development boards. Each set of headers allows for your Teensy to be easily incorporated into a breadboard circuit or attached to a shield on top of the board. This kit includes three headers (two 24-pin and one 5-pin), enough to connect your chosen Teensy in any configuration you need!
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!