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Hello again! We have even more products that we hope will help you do whatever it is you do. This week it seems to be all about utilitarian need. From soldering iron tips, batteries, chargers to breakouts, hopefully you'll find these products useful!
We have two new soldering tips for our 70W Analog and Digital soldering stations. The bevel tip (or hoof tip as we call it in production) is great for larger soldering jobs. It has very good heat transfer and is even great for cleaning up IC pin jumpers. The chisel tip is a great general purpose tip which most people prefer for everyday soldering.
If you're looking for a simple way to power your next project, AAs are always a good option. This charger is a good basic charger for your AAs, AAAs, and 9V cells. It plugs directly into the wall, can hold 4 batteries (or two 9Vs), and has status lights. It's nothing fancy, but gets the job done.
After you're done prototyping, you always need a good way to power whatever it is you made. A 9V can be a great way to power a portable Arduino-based project. This one is rated for 350 mAh which should be enough juice for many applications.
We have a new version of the UberBoard. This is a development board based on the LPC2148 which provides access to cellular, GPS, an accelerometer, data logging, Bluetooth, and USB development. Yeah, it has a LOT of possibilities. Basically, if you are looking to do some serious development, you might want to look at this. The new version is just a slight rework/update and now has the red PCB you've grown to love (we hope).
Are we selling magic metal cubes? Kinda. Everyone loves magnets, it's a fact. Here we have some little 0.187" cube NdFeB magnets. They are surprisingly strong for their size. You can embed a reed switch inside your next project and amaze your friends with your powers of magnetism. Reed switches can add some cool 'wow factor' to your project, learn more about them here.
If you have one of the GS407 GPS modules, you may want one (or three) of these. It's just a simple breakout board that allows you access to the 10 pins coming from the GPS module. The GS407 uses a tight-pitch connector which is difficult to solder. Use the breakout and save yourself some stress.
And last but not least, we have the new WiFly GSX module. Sure, we've carried this before, but this model is newer and cheaper. The only difference is a reduced operating temperature range. View the comparison here. But with a lower price, it allows more people access to WiFi for various applications. We are out of stock currently, but are working on a breakout board and a shield, so check back soon, or get your backorder in now!
That's all for this week. Have a great weekend and let your geek shine!