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You asked for it and we put the FS3000-1015 on a board. We also released the Person Sensor from Useful Sensors earlier this week!

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Hello, everyone! It's Friday, yet again, and that means more new products. This week, we have three new products to show off and it all starts with the new FS3000-1015 Air Velocity Sensor! This is extremely similar to the sensor board we released last year, but this one can detect and measure air velocities up to around 33 miles per hour instead of just 16mph. Following that, and we actually announced this on Wednesday, but the new Person Sensor from Useful Sensors is now available (we are currently out of stock, but we are currently accepting back orders to secure your spot in line when we get them back). We round out the week with a new Stepper Motor Driver. Now, let's jump in and take a closer look at all of this week's new products!

SparkFun Air Velocity Sensor Breakout - FS3000-1015 (Qwiic)

SparkFun Air Velocity Sensor Breakout - FS3000-1015 (Qwiic)


This version of the SparkFun Air Velocity Sensor Breakout is focused around Renesas' FS3000-1015, a surface-mount air velocity module with a range of 0-15m/s (0-33.6mph), which is twice as much as the FS3000-1005. It utilizes a MEMS thermopile-based sensor, features a digital output with 12-bit resolution and comprises a “solid” thermal isolation technology and silicon carbide coating to protect it from abrasive wear and water condensation.

Person Sensor by Useful Sensors

Person Sensor by Useful Sensors


The Person Sensor from Useful Sensors Inc. includes a camera module pre-programmed with algorithms that detect nearby faces, and return information over a simple Qwiic I2C interface. It is designed to be used as an input to a larger system and be treated like any other sensor where power and information are provided through SparkFun's Qwiic I2C interface. There’s also a separate interrupt pin, TP1, which is used to indicate if any people have been detected.

We expect to have more stock of this sensor within the next month. If you place a back order, you'll secure your spot in line for when we receive more stock!

TB6612 1.2A DC/Stepper Motor Driver Breakout Board

TB6612 1.2A DC/Stepper Motor Driver Breakout Board


The TB6612 on this board features a polarity protection FET on the motor voltage input and a pullup on the "standby" enable pin. Each breakout chip contains two full H-bridges (four half H-bridges). That means you can drive 2-4 solenoids (only two can be active at a time, on opposite bridges), two DC motors bi-directionally, or one stepper motor. Just make sure they're good for 1.2 Amp or less of current, since that's the limit of this chip.

SparkFun Constellation MicroMod Kit


As a general reminder since we only have about 10 units left: The SparkFun Constellation MicroMod Kit is our newest limited edition offering that joins the ranks of the SkeleBoard and the SnowBoard. Instead of releasing a single board this year, we have opted to release a full kit, instead! This kit combines both MicroMod and Qwiic in a single box with a limited edition MicroMod ATP Carrier Board and MultiStar (this year's April Fool's Day joke). No, we aren't joking this time! Due to popular demand, we have reworked the MultiStar into a working (and much safer) celestial version of the MultiPort. Also included in this kit is a MicroMod Screw Driver and two Qwiic Cables to get you hooked up! The ATP Carrier Board and MultiStar included in this kit feature a matte black PCB with a star scape design in white silk.

Get one of these three MicroMod Processor Boards FOR FREE
with a puchase of the MicroMod Constellation Kit

How to redeem your choice of MicroMod Processor Board:

  1. Add the SparkFun Constellation MicroMod Kit to your cart!
  2. Add one of three of the following MicroMod Processors to your cart:

Additional rules: Only one free Processor per order. There is an order limit of five max per customer. No rainchecks or backorders will be allowed. We will not be allowing the combining of orders during this sale. Distributor and Reseller accounts will not be eligible.

Hurry! There are only 250 units available of the SparkFun Constellation MicroMod Kit - once they're gone, they're gone for good!

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, Facebook or LinkedIn. Please be safe out there, be kind to one another, and we'll see you next week with even more new products!

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