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This year, SparkFun turns 20. Take a look back with us at the last two decades and share what our top products were each year! Which ones do you have in your workshop?

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We're celebrating two decades of invention, innovation, and electronics here at SparkFun this year! We've released thousands of products throughout our history, and we thought it'd be a fun look back to show you what the top products were each year.

We've linked related or similar products below the retired ones in case you're inspired by trends of years past to start something new. We've loved growing and developing with you all these years, and these are the highlights of what we've accomplished together.

2005

Hot-air Rework Station - Digital HR852

TOL-00074
Retired

One Wire Digital Temperature Sensor - DS18B20

SEN-00245
Retired

Similar products:

Hot-Air Rework Station - 8508D

Hot-Air Rework Station - 8508D

TOL-21253
$99.95
4
Temperature Sensor - TMP36

Temperature Sensor - TMP36

SEN-10988
$1.60
18
SparkFun Micro Temperature Sensor - STTS22H (Qwiic)

SparkFun Micro Temperature Sensor - STTS22H (Qwiic)

SEN-21273
$6.95


2006

Color LCD 128x128 Nokia Knock-Off

LCD-00569
Retired

Ultrasonic Range Finder - LV-MaxSonar-EZ1

SEN-00639
6 Retired

Similar products:

Graphic LCD 84x48 - Nokia 5110

LCD-10168
18

Ultrasonic Range Finder - LV-MaxSonar-EZ0

SEN-08502
2 Retired

Ultrasonic+IR Range Finder - IRXLMaxSonar - MB2530

SEN-16463
Retired

RoundyPi

LCD-19896
Retired


2007

2.4GHz Duck Antenna RP-SMA

2.4GHz Duck Antenna RP-SMA

WRL-00145
$8.95
2

GPS Receiver - EM-406A SiRF III (20 Channel)

GPS-00465
Retired

Similar products:

SparkFun GPS Dead Reckoning Breakout - NEO-M8U (Qwiic)

SparkFun GPS Dead Reckoning Breakout - NEO-M8U (Qwiic)

GPS-16329
$69.95
2
GNSS Receiver - EM-506N5

GNSS Receiver - EM-506N5

GPS-19629
$44.95
1

GPS Receiver - EM-506 (48 Channel)

GPS-12751
14 Retired


2008

MP3 Codec IC - VS1033D-L

COM-08127
Retired
Gyro Breakout Board - ADXRS300 - 300 degree/sec

Gyro Breakout Board - ADXRS300 - 300 degree/sec

SEN-00395
Retired

Similar products:

SparkFun Mono Audio Amp Breakout - TPA2005D1

SparkFun Mono Audio Amp Breakout - TPA2005D1

BOB-11044
$9.50
16
MP3 Codec - VS1063

MP3 Codec - VS1063

COM-11025
$10.95

SparkFun Triple Axis Accelerometer and Gyro Breakout - MPU-6050

SEN-11028
8 Retired


2009

Triple Axis Accelerometer Breakout - MMA7260Q

SEN-00252
Retired

IMU 6 Degrees of Freedom - v4 with Bluetooth Capability

SEN-08454
Retired

Similar products:

SparkFun Micro 6DoF IMU - ISM330DHCX (Qwiic)

SparkFun Micro 6DoF IMU - ISM330DHCX (Qwiic)

SEN-20176
$25.95
SparkFun 6DoF IMU Breakout - ISM330DHCX (Qwiic)

SparkFun 6DoF IMU Breakout - ISM330DHCX (Qwiic)

SEN-19764
$24.95
1
SparkFun Micro Triple Axis Accelerometer Breakout - BMA400 (Qwiic)

SparkFun Micro Triple Axis Accelerometer Breakout - BMA400 (Qwiic)

SEN-21207
$9.95
SparkFun Triple Axis Accelerometer Breakout - KX132 (Qwiic)

SparkFun Triple Axis Accelerometer Breakout - KX132 (Qwiic)

SEN-17871
$14.95


2010

PIR Motion Sensor

SEN-08630
1 Retired

9 Degrees of Freedom - Razor IMU - AHRS compatible

SEN-09623
Retired

Similar products:

SparkFun 9DoF IMU Breakout - ICM-20948 (Qwiic)

SparkFun 9DoF IMU Breakout - ICM-20948 (Qwiic)

SEN-15335
$18.50
6
SparkFun OpenPIR

SparkFun OpenPIR

SEN-13968
$17.50
6
SparkFun 9DoF IMU Breakout - ISM330DHCX, MMC5983MA (Qwiic)

SparkFun 9DoF IMU Breakout - ISM330DHCX, MMC5983MA (Qwiic)

SEN-19895
$39.95
1
SparkFun Qwiic PIR - 1uA (EKMB1107112)

SparkFun Qwiic PIR - 1uA (EKMB1107112)

SEN-17375
$33.50 $23.45
1


2011

Barometric Pressure Sensor - BMP085 Breakout

SEN-09694
Retired

SparkFun WiFly Shield

WRL-09954
Retired

Similar products:

SparkFun Environmental Sensor Breakout - BME680 (Qwiic)

SparkFun Environmental Sensor Breakout - BME680 (Qwiic)

SEN-16466
$18.95
3
SparkFun WiFi Shield - ESP8266

SparkFun WiFi Shield - ESP8266

WRL-13287
$18.50
35
SparkFun Micro Absolute Digital Barometer - LPS28DFW (Qwiic)

SparkFun Micro Absolute Digital Barometer - LPS28DFW (Qwiic)

SEN-21222
$17.95
1
SparkFun Qwiic WiFi Shield - DA16200

SparkFun Qwiic WiFi Shield - DA16200

WRL-18567
$19.95


2012

SparkFun FTDI Basic Breakout - 5V

SparkFun FTDI Basic Breakout - 5V

DEV-09716
$16.50
125

IOIO for Android

DEV-10748
Retired

Similar products:

SparkFun OpenLog Artemis

SparkFun OpenLog Artemis

DEV-16832
$54.95
8
SparkFun FTDI Basic Breakout - 3.3V

SparkFun FTDI Basic Breakout - 3.3V

DEV-09873
$16.95
66
IOIO-OTG - v2.2

IOIO-OTG - v2.2

DEV-13613
$43.95
5
SparkFun FTDI Starter Kit - 5V

SparkFun FTDI Starter Kit - 5V

KIT-18290
$17.50


2013

EasyDriver Stepper Motor Driver

ROB-10267
Retired

XBee Explorer USB

WRL-08687
Retired

Similar products:

SparkFun XBee Explorer Regulated

SparkFun XBee Explorer Regulated

WRL-11373
$11.95
19
SparkFun XBee Shield

SparkFun XBee Shield

WRL-12847
$18.50
26
EasyDriver - Stepper Motor Driver

EasyDriver - Stepper Motor Driver

ROB-12779
$16.95
39
Stepper Motor - 68 oz.in (400 steps/rev)

Stepper Motor - 68 oz.in (400 steps/rev)

ROB-10846
$19.50
17


2014

Temperature Sensor - Waterproof (DS18B20)

Temperature Sensor - Waterproof (DS18B20)

SEN-11050
$10.95
29

Taz 4 3D Printer

TOL-12944
3 Retired

Similar products:

SparkFun Digital Temperature Sensor Breakout - TMP102

SparkFun Digital Temperature Sensor Breakout - TMP102

SEN-13314
$5.50
6
Temperature Sensor - High Temperature, Waterproof (DS18B20)

Temperature Sensor - High Temperature, Waterproof (DS18B20)

SEN-18367
$11.95
Nomad 3 - Desktop CNC Mill (Grey HDPE)

Nomad 3 - Desktop CNC Mill (Grey HDPE)

TOL-19734
$2,800.00


2015

Force Sensitive Resistor 0.5"

Force Sensitive Resistor 0.5"

SEN-09375
$7.50
19

FLiR Dev Kit

KIT-13233
27 Retired

Similar products:

PureThermal 3 - FLIR Lepton Smart I/O Board with Lepton FS

PureThermal 3 - FLIR Lepton Smart I/O Board with Lepton FS

DEV-20813
$228.99
Force Sensitive Resistor - Long

Force Sensitive Resistor - Long

SEN-09674
$22.50
5
FLIR Radiometric Lepton Dev Kit V2

FLIR Radiometric Lepton Dev Kit V2

KIT-15948
$256.95
2
Force Sensitive Resistor - Square

Force Sensitive Resistor - Square

SEN-09376
$12.50
9


2016

Hobby Motor - Gear

Hobby Motor - Gear

ROB-11696
$2.10
4
HackRF One

HackRF One

WRL-13001
$339.95
38

Similar products:

SparkFun Servo Trigger

SparkFun Servo Trigger

WIG-13118
$19.50
25
SiK Telemetry Radio V3 - 915MHz, 100mW

SiK Telemetry Radio V3 - 915MHz, 100mW

WRL-19032
$89.95
Hobby Motor and Encoder Kit

Hobby Motor and Encoder Kit

ROB-13260
$21.50
4

SparkFun Transceiver Breakout - nRF24L01+

WRL-00691
5 Retired


2017

SparkFun Logic Level Converter - Bi-Directional

SparkFun Logic Level Converter - Bi-Directional

BOB-12009
$3.50
120
LIDAR-Lite v3

LIDAR-Lite v3

SEN-14032
$129.99
28

Similar products:

Garmin LIDAR-Lite v4 LED - Distance Measurement Sensor

Garmin LIDAR-Lite v4 LED - Distance Measurement Sensor

SEN-15776
$64.50
SparkFun Level Translator Breakout - PCA9306

SparkFun Level Translator Breakout - PCA9306

BOB-15439
$4.95
3
Logic Pro 8 - USB Logic Analyzer

Logic Pro 8 - USB Logic Analyzer

TOL-13196
$999.95
2

LIDAR-Lite Accessory Cable

CAB-14043
1 Retired


2018

LilyPad Coin Cell Battery Holder - Switched - 20mm

LilyPad Coin Cell Battery Holder - Switched - 20mm

DEV-13883
$2.10
12
SparkFun RedBoard - Programmed with Arduino

SparkFun RedBoard - Programmed with Arduino

DEV-13975
$21.50
50

Similar products:

SparkFun RedBoard Qwiic

SparkFun RedBoard Qwiic

DEV-15123
$21.50
19
LilyTwinkle

LilyTwinkle

DEV-11364
$5.95
9
SparkFun RedBoard Artemis

SparkFun RedBoard Artemis

DEV-15444
$21.50
10
LilyPad Arduino 328 Main Board

LilyPad Arduino 328 Main Board

DEV-13342
$17.50
2


2019

SparkFun OpenLog

SparkFun OpenLog

DEV-13712
$16.95
22
SparkFun Simultaneous RFID Reader - M6E Nano

SparkFun Simultaneous RFID Reader - M6E Nano

SEN-14066
$235.95
27

Similar products:

SparkFun OpenLog Artemis

SparkFun OpenLog Artemis

DEV-16832
$54.95
8
SparkFun RFID USB Reader

SparkFun RFID USB Reader

SEN-09963
$27.95
8

SparkFun OpenLog Artemis Kit

KIT-18295
4 Retired
SparkFun RFID Qwiic Reader

SparkFun RFID Qwiic Reader

SEN-15191
$21.50


2020

SparkFun Load Cell Amplifier - HX711

SparkFun Load Cell Amplifier - HX711

SEN-13879
$10.95
43
SparkFun GPS-RTK-SMA Breakout - ZED-F9P (Qwiic)

SparkFun GPS-RTK-SMA Breakout - ZED-F9P (Qwiic)

GPS-16481
$274.95
18

Similar products:

SparkFun GPS-RTK2 Board - ZED-F9P (Qwiic)

SparkFun GPS-RTK2 Board - ZED-F9P (Qwiic)

GPS-15136
$274.95
21
SparkFun Qwiic Scale - NAU7802

SparkFun Qwiic Scale - NAU7802

SEN-15242
$16.50
10
SparkFun GNSS Timing Breakout - ZED-F9T (Qwiic)

SparkFun GNSS Timing Breakout - ZED-F9T (Qwiic)

GPS-18774
$299.95
Load Cell - 10kg, Straight Bar (TAL220)

Load Cell - 10kg, Straight Bar (TAL220)

SEN-13329
$9.50
3


2021

SparkFun Artemis Module - Low Power Machine Learning BLE Cortex-M4F

SparkFun Artemis Module - Low Power Machine Learning BLE Cortex-M4F

WRL-15484
$9.95
FLIR Radiometric Lepton Dev Kit V2

FLIR Radiometric Lepton Dev Kit V2

KIT-15948
$256.95
2

Similar products:

SparkFun Thing Plus - Artemis

SparkFun Thing Plus - Artemis

WRL-15574
$22.50
2
SparkFun Edge Development Board - Apollo3 Blue

SparkFun Edge Development Board - Apollo3 Blue

DEV-15170
$16.50
21
OpenMV Cam PureThermal

OpenMV Cam PureThermal

DEV-18482
$369.95
FLiR Lepton Breakout Board V2

FLiR Lepton Breakout Board V2

BOB-16912
$59.99


2022

Solenoid - 5V (Small)

Solenoid - 5V (Small)

ROB-11015
$5.50
23
SparkFun RTK Facet

SparkFun RTK Facet

GPS-19984
$699.95
14

Similar products:

SparkFun RTK Facet L-Band

SparkFun RTK Facet L-Band

GPS-20000
$1,599.95
9
SparkFun RTK Surveying Kit

SparkFun RTK Surveying Kit

GPS-17370
$574.95
9
Solenoid - 36v

Solenoid - 36v

ROB-10391
$20.50
4
Solenoid - 12V (Latch / Lock)

Solenoid - 12V (Latch / Lock)

ROB-15324
$10.95
1

The All Stars

These products never went out of style, they were favorites year after year.

SparkFun GPS-RTK2 Board - ZED-F9P (Qwiic)

SparkFun GPS-RTK2 Board - ZED-F9P (Qwiic)

GPS-15136
$274.95
21
Teensy 4.1

Teensy 4.1

DEV-16771
$31.50
9
Weather Meter Kit

Weather Meter Kit

SEN-15901
$79.95
11
SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Arduino Uno - v4.1

SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Arduino Uno - v4.1

KIT-15631
$117.95
1
Resistor Kit - 1/4W (500 total)

Resistor Kit - 1/4W (500 total)

COM-10969
$8.95
188
Lithium Ion Battery - 400mAh

Lithium Ion Battery - 400mAh

PRT-13851
$5.50
11
Arduino Uno - R3

Arduino Uno - R3

DEV-11021
$27.60
138
SparkFun Thing Plus - ESP32 WROOM (Micro-B)

SparkFun Thing Plus - ESP32 WROOM (Micro-B)

WRL-15663
$22.50
13
Break Away Headers - Straight

Break Away Headers - Straight

PRT-00116
$1.75
20
LED - RGB Clear Common Cathode

LED - RGB Clear Common Cathode

COM-00105
$2.25
3
Wall Adapter Power Supply - 5.1V DC 2.5A (USB Micro-B)

Wall Adapter Power Supply - 5.1V DC 2.5A (USB Micro-B)

TOL-13831
$8.95
22
Breadboard - Translucent Self-Adhesive (Clear)

Breadboard - Translucent Self-Adhesive (Clear)

PRT-09567
$5.50
15

What projects did you make with the products on this list? We want to know! Shoot us a tweet @sparkfun, or let us know on Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn. Thanks for supporting us all these years and making all these instruments possible!


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