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Another week, another collection of new goodies. Ding and Dents, magnet wire, and a few other new products to help you complete your next project.
Hello everyone and welcome to another round of new products to end the week. Check them out and hopefully there's something here you'll find useful.
Vimeo version found here.
Just to reiterate if you didn't watch the video, I'll be on vacation for the next week or so. Nick will be covering for me so you'll still have a product video and such next week, but I won't be around.
We're finally carrying magnet wire! This magnet wire kit consists of 3 separate gauges of magnet wire (22, 26, and 30) of varying feet. If you're not familiar with magnet wire, it's a conductive wire that has a very thin layer of insulation on the outside. It's used commonly in applications where you need several windings of wire, but don't want it to short out, such as transformers, voice coils, or solenoids.
Now that you've got wireless working on your project, you might want an antenna to increase your signal strength. This 2.4GHz antenna is adhesive, small, and is terminated with a U.FL connector so it mates well to XBees, the WiFly module, and many other boards.
Our ding and dent scrap boards have always been popular. You almost never see them in stock because as soon as we have them, they're snatched up almost instantly. Today, we add a new ding and dent product, the LCD Ding and Dent. This includes everything you see above (the shot is an actual representation of what's in stock right now). LCD backpacks, complete serial LCDs, alphanumeric displays and more are yours to be tinkered with!
A customer pointed out to us that we didn't have a basic blue 5mm LED. We have a super bright blue, but not just a standard one. So, why not, right? Here it is, a basic 5mm blue LED. It has a opaque blue lens, which makes it easier to pick out than the clear ones.
A few weeks back I talked about how there was a running change on the SD card sockets we get. Because of this we needed to revise all the products that used them. First up was the SD Sniffer. It's the same product as before, but uses the new SD socket, which has a slightly different footprint. The SD Sniffer lets you look at the SPI traffic while using an SD card. Put the card into the sniffer, plug the sniffer into a socket, and use a logic analyzer or microcontroller to view the signals that are being passed back and forth. Nifty.
In addition to revising the SD Sniffer above, we needed to revise the breakout board as well. Once again, nothing has changed except for the pads on the PCB since the footprint for the socket changed. So, we've got the situation taken care of and both of these products are back in stock!
That's all we have for this week. Thanks for reading and I'll see you back in a couple of weeks, but be sure to check back next week where Nick will have new products for you!