The SparkFun DataLogger IoT has a new, more economical version and we also have the new Tiny Code Reader from Useful Sensors!
Hello, hello and welcome back to another Friday Product Post here at SparkFun Electronics! This week, we are happy to announce a more economical version of the SparkFun DataLogger IoT! This version is nearly identical to our previous version (which isn't going anywhere!) but without an on-board IMU. This is perfect for users who want to use a different IMU or simply don't need one while being able to save an extra $20 on the board. Following that, Pete Warden's Useful Sensors is back with a new way to read QR codes with the Tiny Code Reader. Let's jump in and take a closer look at each of this week's new products!
The SparkFun DataLogger IoT is a data logger that comes preprogrammed to automatically log GPS and various pressure, humidity, and distance sensors all without writing a single line of code! The DataLogger automatically detects, configures, and logs data from Qwiic sensors. It was specifically designed for users who just need to capture a lot of data to a CSV or JSON file and get back to their more extensive project. Save the data to a microSD card or send it wirelessly to your preferred Internet of Things (IoT) service!
This DataLogger IoT omits a built-in IMU. This version still supports auto-detection and logging of over a dozen sensors and GNSS receivers. Power up the DataLogger IoT, configure the board to record readings from supported devices, and begin logging! Data can be time-stamped when the time is synced to NTP, GNSS, or RTC.
The Tiny Code Reader from Useful Sensors is smaller than a quarter, very low cost, and connects through Qwiic. This makes it the perfect add-on for all kinds of projects that could benefit from text input, but don’t have a keyboard or touch screen. Since QR codes are also easy to share over email, text, or even paper, they can also be used as passwords for access control on security-minded products.
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!