Our new Swarm M138 Satellite Transceiver Kit is now available along with a Limited Edition MultiStar Ornament!
Hello and welcome to our post-Thanksgiving Friday Product Post here at SparkFun Electronics! It has been an relaxing couple of weeks here for us cooking food, spending time with family and planning for the holidays, but now it's time to get back to it and showcase some new products! This week, we are happy to announce the new SparkFun Swarm M138 Satellite Transceiver Kit. This is an all in one kit that allows you to utilize Swarm's satellite network to send and receive data from orbit. Following that we have a new limited edition board, the Constellation MultiStar Ornament. This is the same board found in our Qwiic Constellation Kit (you can learn more about that below) but we've turned this one into a festive holiday ornament. Don't worry, it still works!
As a reminder, today is the final day of our month-long sales event! Our Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale ends at 11:59 p.m. MST tonight, December 2, 2022. Make sure to pick anything you need while you can! There's a lot to choose from.
Now, let's jump in and take a closer look at this week's new products!
Looking for a low-cost way to send and receive data messages via satellite? This is it! With a clear view of the sky, the SparkFun Swarm M138 Satellite Transceiver Kit allows you to send and receive short messages at will. This kit works almost anywhere in the world, including the polar regions, far beyond the reach of WiFi and Cellular networks. It is perfect for a variety of low-bandwidth use cases: from connecting people and tracking vehicles, ships, or packages to relaying sensor data for agriculture, energy, and industrial IoT applications. The built-in GNSS receiver in this Satellite Transceiver Kit makes it perfect for many tracking applications thanks to Swarm's satellite network.
Have you ever had problems trying to daisy chain Qwiic-enabled boards with only ONE Qwiic connector? Or maybe you need a Qwiic-enabled device that is not in the middle of a daisy chain? The SparkFun Qwiic MultiStar adds five additional ports to boards that have only one Qwiic port on the I2C bus. Due to popular demand (and a few too many ordered), we have reworked the MultiStar into a working (and much safer) celestial version of the MultiPort with five Qwiic connectors. Once added, you can use it as a hub to add as many I2C devices to the bus as you need!
Now, if you want the full kit the the MultiStar is a part of, the SparkFun Constellation MicroMod Kit 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
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.
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!