So, as many of you noticed yesterday, we moved our product posts from Thursday to Friday. It gives us more time to get them ready and also gives you more time to watch them over the weekend. For our first ever Friday New Product Post, we've got a lot of really great products. I kid you not, these are some of the best products we've announced!
Hopefully next week we'll get around to collecting some of the 'cutting room floor' footage from this week's video. We actually did build the treadmill and it's not only a lot of fun, but also incredibly scary.
We get a lot of requests for custom engineering work. So, instead of getting into special engineering projects, we just decided to make one product that will fit everyone's needs. The All-DoF does just this. It combines every sensor and development platform we make into a single easy-to-use board. Check out the description for a full list of features.
Rotary encoders can come in handy when you don't want a knob with a limited range. The rotary encoder breakout board gives you visual feedback of the encoder's position by using a ring of LEDs. The LEDs can be customized and are controlled over an SPI interface through a TLC5925 shift register. We have them in blue, red and green.
All electronic hobbyists need a good soldering iron. And what better way to learn soldering than our new Soldering Iron Kit! This kit includes all you need to build your very own soldering iron. The kit does require some basic through-hole soldering, which is perfect for using your new Soldering Iron Kit that you just built.
The Spectrum Shield is based on the same IC as the Colorganic Spectralizer, the MSGEQ7. Using your Arduino, you can read the representative analog voltage of 7 different frequency bands on your stereo audio signal. You can use it for all sorts of fun things, as you can see from the video above.
Nothing is more frustrating than making a silly mistake and smoking an IC. There isn't much you can do except just replace it. Thankfully, through years of research and development, we've come up with a simple product that can put the magic blue smoke back into those dead ICs. The Magic Blue Smoke Refilling Kit can get those blown ICs working again with ease.
Many of us have either an Andriod phone or an iPhone. The amount of technology crammed into modern cell phones is impressive these days. The Audio Jack Modem allows you to run a simple app and use your headphone jack as a data modem. Check the product page for the Arduino library and some example code.
We've had the LIS331 IC for a little while, and now we have a breakout board for it. This ultra low-power triple axis accelerometer has an I2C and SPI interface making it easy to use in your next project.
We have a new revision of the LilyPad Simple board. We've removed the ISP header and added an onboard battery charging circuit. So now you don't have to remove your battery to charge it.
We have a parts box that's slightly larger than our other one (used in the beginner parts kit). The box has 4 rows and removable dividers so you can customize the box to suit your electronic hoarding needs!
These pliers can get into places where other pliers can't. These can be useful for tight places, or when tweezers just aren't strong enough. They have the same spring action as our flush cutters as well as the same soft grip.
Adding to our collection of XBee Series 2 modules, we now have a 2mW module with an RPSMA antenna. Check the product description for an explanation of the difference between Series 2, 1, and 2.5.
We've been selling our GPS shield for quite some time now and we've never carried an appropriate coin cell battery holder, until now! This basic 12mm coin cell battery holder solders directly to the back of the GPS shield and gives you battery backup with the use of a 12mm coin cell battery. It can also make an awesome robot monkey head.
Well, there you have it, our first Friday New Product Post. Hopefully the extra day wait was well worth it. Thanks for reading and watching and we'll see you again next Friday.