It's Friday again, so we have more new products to talk about. It's been a little slow with new products lately, but we do have some pretty cool ones worth talking about. But first, let's take a look at the video.
I have to admit, it's a little intimidating being surrounded by that many red SparkFun boxes. But at the same time, it's feels a little cozy. Here are the products for this week.
For all the robot builders out there, we have some new batteries to go with our new charger! We have 7.4v batteries in 2200mAh, 1000maH, and 500mAh capacities as well as a 11.1v 1300mAh pack as well. Both connect directly to the charger and have more than enough power for most robotic applications.
SMD soldering requires you to handle very small parts. A good pair of tweezers is necessary. Thankfully, we have two new sets of tweezers that should help you out a bit. We have one that's curved (for picking up ICs) and one that's straight. Both are ESD safe and SparkFun red.
The GainSpan WiFi Breakout is an alternative to the WiFly modules and breakouts we've been selling. They support a few new features and are a bit cheaper as well. If you're looking at adding WiFi to your next project, check out either the new GainSpan or the WiFly products.
Need more PWM pins? You might want to take a look at the TLC5940Breakout. It uses the TLC5940 to give you 16 PWM outputs and can also be daisy-chained to get even more. Use this to control your next large-scale LED display.
If you've grown beyond traditional microcontrollers and need something a bit more powerful, maybe you want to use an FPGA. The Altera Cyclone II is a low-cost FPGA can do almost anything you could dream up.
We also have two new PICs. These are very similar to what's used in the IOIO Development Board for Andriod. These ICs have a lot of features and are pretty powerful. We have both the PIC24FJ128DA206 and the PIC24FJ128DA106.
Well, that's all for this week. Hope there's something here you can use and we'll be back next week with more new products. Thanks for reading.