Two new Qwiic Carrier Boards for MicroMod are available, the RP2040 Pro Micro is shipping, and we have Elektor kits to go along with the newest edition of their magazine!
Welcome back! We have a really big week for new products, starting with our Qwiic carrier boards for MicroMod. There are two variations of this board, allowing you to not only decide which processor you want to use, but also one or two hubs for the standard 1-inch-square Qwiic breakouts. Following that, we'll take a quick look at the SparkFun RP2040 Pro Micro, which is now shipping.
Earlier in the week we announced our special, guest-edited edition of Elektor magazine in English, Dutch, German and French, but we also have three new kits produced by Elektor! Let's jump in and take a closer look.
The MicroMod Qwiic Carrier Board, in Single or Double versions, can be used to rapidly prototype with other Qwiic devices. The MicroMod M.2 socket provides users the freedom to experiment with any processor board in the MicroMod ecosystem. These boards also feature two Qwiic connectors and either one or two hubs to connect and mount Qwiic devices.
The SparkFun Pro Micro RP2040 is a low-cost, high-performance board with flexible digital interfaces featuring the Raspberry Pi Foundation's RP2040 microcontroller. Besides the good 'ol Pro Micro footprint, the board also includes a WS2812B addressable LED, boot button, reset button, Qwiic connector, USB-C, resettable PTC fuse and castellated pads.
This board is now shipping, so even if you don't see it in stock, we assure you we are actively building them as we get RP2040 ICs!
We’ve partnered with Elektor on a few things recently, including a special edition of Elektor magazine - AND we’re giving away free copies of the English language edition with orders using promo code MAGAZINE21. Rules and regulations can be found here. In it you’ll see a mix of projects, tutorials, explainers on some of our product lines, and more!
The Elektor DIY LiPo Supercharger/Booster (developed by the electronics engineer/YouTuber GreatScott and produced by Elektor) can charge a single-cell LiPo battery and protect it against the effects of overvoltage, overload and short circuits. Additionally, it can boost battery voltage to 5 V or 12 V. The boosted output voltage is protected by an ‘eFuse’ IC outputting 1.52 A at 5 V, or 0.76 A at 12 V maximum.
Also, don't forget to check out GreatScott's review and project with the SparkFun JetBot AI Robotics Kit!
The Elektor STM32 Nucleo Starter Kit is the perfect entry point into the world of the popular STM32 microcontroller line. This bundle covers many projects using most features of the STM32 Nucleo development boards, with the full software listings for Mbed and System Workbench given for every project. The projects range from simple flashing LEDs to more complex projects using modules and devices such as GPIO, ADC, DAC, I²C, LCD, analog inputs and others.
The 6-Channel Temperature Monitor can measure temperatures from as low as −240°C up to +850°C (real-world limits greatly depend on the sensors being used). Three-wire PT100 sensors (not included) can be connected for measuring up to six temperatures. Measured temperature values are sent on a serial port for data logging and/or further processing. The kit includes an optional serial LCD for displaying readouts right on the board.
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! Please be safe out there, be kind to one another, and we'll see you next week with even more new products!
Bad pun: You might want to be careful about static electricity or you could end up turning your nice Qwiick Carrier stack into "carrion, quick"!