The new Arduino IoT Weather Station has new Opta boards and Raspberry Pi products!
Hello everyone and welcome back to another Friday Product Post here at SparkFun Electronics. We have a lot of new kits and boards to show off today, so much so that we are going to get right to them! This week, we are happy to announce our newest collaboration with Arduino, the Sparkfun Arduino IoT Weather Station. This kit utilizes our MicroMod ecosystem as well as Arduino's new IoT Cloud! Following that we have three, yes three, new Raspberry Pi products. The SparkFun Raspberry Pi Zero W Basic Kit is back with an upgraded microSD card and the wait is over because the Raspberry Pi Pico WH and the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 16GB (Wireless Version) are both available! We wrap the week with two new Arduino Optas! Enough talk, let's take a closer look at all of this week's new products!
Whether you're an agriculturalist, professional meteorologist, or weather hobbyist; building a weather station can be rewarding. Create your own weather station effortlessly using SparkFun's Arduino IoT Weather Station, seamlessly monitored through Arduino Cloud. SparkFun created this Arduino library specifically for use with our MicroMod Weather Carrier Board and MicroMod ESP32 Processor to allow users to easily record wind speed, wind direction, and rainfall data from our weather meter kit with reliable wireless capabilities.
The Raspberry Pi Zero W can be a bit tricky to set up with its unique power and cable requirements. That's where this kit comes in. The SparkFun Raspberry Pi Zero W Basic Kit provides you with everything you need to get started with this miniaturized Pi, all without breaking the bank.
The Raspberry Pi Pico WH is a low-cost, high-performance microcontroller board with flexible digital interfaces. It features the RP2040, which marks Raspberry Pi's first microcontroller designed in-house. Pico provides minimal (yet flexible) external circuitry to support the RP2040 chip (Flash, crystal, power supplies and decoupling, and USB connector). The majority of the RP2040 microcontroller pins are brought to the user IO pins on the left and right edges of the board. Four RP2040 IO are used for internal functions - driving an LED, on-board Switched Mode Power Supply (SMPS) power control, and sensing the system voltages.
The Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 represents a huge change for the Compute Module line. The biggest change being the move from the DDR2 SODIMM connector form factor to a high density connector on the bottom of the board. But true to the line, the Compute Module 4 packs all the best features of the Raspberry Pi Model B 4 into a more favorable form-factor for embedded or OEM applications.
This model has 4GB of LPDDR4-3200 SDRAM and 16GB on-board Flash storage along with the wireless capability (2.4GHz and 5GHz IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac wireless LAN and Bluetooth 5.0).
Arduino Opta is a secure, easy-to-use micro PLC with Industrial IoT capabilities. Designed in partnership with Finder – leading industrial and building automation device manufacturer – Opta allows professionals to scale up automation projects while leveraging the Arduino ecosystem. Supporting both Arduino sketch and standard PLC languages, including LD (Ladder Logic Diagram) and FBD (Function Block Diagram), it was designed with PLC engineers in mind.
The Opta RS485 features Ethernet onboard and USB-C programming ports and RS485 half duplex connectivity interface.
Meanwhile, the Opta WiFi features Ethernet onboard and USB-C programming ports, RS485 half duplex connectivity interface, and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth® Low Energy connectivity.
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! We'll be back with more new products next week so make sure to check back then. Happy hacking!