We got a new shipment of stuff for this week that includes some swag, some new Arduino boards, and a couple of revisions.
Hello loyal readers, and welcome to another Friday New Product Post! It's business as usual this week with new products. We've got a few things and a video, so let's see what we've got.
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Although he might not admit as much in person, Pete has told me on several occasions that he loves seeing his face plastered on buttons. We also encourage DIY effigies. So wear them proud and show your love for SparkFun and Pete.
In addition to the 'According to Pete' button, we also have five others that come in this 6 pack of SparkFun buttons. We have the classic flame, the black RTFM, white SparkFun logo, F5, and 'let your geek shine.' Each is about the size of a quarter and fits nicely on your favorite lab coat or unmentionables.
This week we got the new (to us) Arduino Ethernet boards in. They come in two flavors, one with the PoE Module and one without it. The boards are essentially an Arduino Uno with a built-in Ethernet Shield. If you're looking to buy the two boards together, check out one of the Arduino Ethernet boards instead.
9V batteries are convenient to use because you can easily regulate them down to 5V for use with microcontrollers, but there aren't many good enclosures for them. This panel mount 9V battery holder allows you to have access to your battery from the outside of your case, eliminating the need to disassemble everything just to change the battery.
We have a new revision of the LilyPad LiPower board. It's pretty much the same, but we had to switch out the now-discontinued NCP1400 to the NCP1402. The NCP1402 takes care of converting the voltage from the battery into 5V. It's the same board layout and design as before, but with a few part changes.
Lastly, we have a new revision of 4D Systems' 0.96" Serial OLED Module. To be brutally honest, we have no idea what changed with this screen. The old version was discontinued and this is the new replacement, but on paper they're identical. Sometimes it happens, like with the LilyPad LiPower above, where a part gets discontinued and needs an update, so a new model is released that is functionally identical. In any event, we have stock of this new version.
This officially concludes another Friday New Product Post. Thanks for reading and I'll be back again next week with more new products. See you then!