Our shipping dock hasn't seen a lot of action this week, but we've still got a few really cool products. Also, next week we're taking requests.
First, just a reminder that SparkFun will be closed Monday, September 3 for Labor Day. We hope you all have a fun and safe holiday weekend. Also, because of the holiday, According to Pete will be pushed to Tuesday. We promise it'll be worth the wait. And now: announcements and new stuff!
It's Friday and we've got a few new products here at SparkFun Headquarters. Before we get to that I'd like to mention that we have some classes coming up next week that still have a few spaces left. First up, we've got the classic PTH Soldering Class. Need to learn how to solder? Of course you do! Come to this class and solder it up on the 5th. If you're more of a weekend class-attender, we've got a LilyPad E-Textiles class on the 8th, just in time for back to school. Learn how to trick out your clothes for school.
Spaces are limited and they're coming up quick, so sign up now!
Now, let's check out the new products for this week!
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The CMUCam is a great little shield to play around with and although it might have a specific application, it's really interesting to see what it can do. Hopefully the demo gives you a better idea of how to use it.
Lastly, I wanted to say that it's going to be a bit slow next week. We might only have a couple of new products at most. Instead of not doing a new product post or video, I thought it might be a good idea to take suggestions for products that you've always wanted to see, but never made it into a video.
So, if you have a suggestion on a product you'd like to seen torn apart, exploded, explained, or otherwise featured, post a comment below and we'll feature it in next week's video (we'll choose the few best). We might even create a project based around the product. So, what do you want to see?
We've always had individual spools of wire, but what if you wanted to just get a bunch of different colors at once? Our new wire assortments give you six spools, each with 25 feet of wire. The assortments come with either stranded wire or solid core wire. The box even has a convenient cutout in the back so you can feed the wire through.
We finally have a simple and cost-effective solution for your vision system needs! The CMUcam V4 is a collaboration between SparkFun and students at Carnegie Mellon University. It allows you to track colors, detect shapes and other basic vision applications. The whole thing is open source and can work as an Arduino Shield or as a standalone board (if you program the Propellor directly).
4D Systems has a new version of their 1.44" Serial Miniature LCD Module, the uLCD-144-G2. It's largely unchanged from the previous version. There are just some minor firmware updates and such. These ship with the GFX firmware, but it can easily be changed over to the SGC if you need.
Well, that's all I've got for this week. Check out the new products, check out the classes, and we'll be back again next week with another Friday New Product Post. Don't forget to suggest some products for us to showcase next week! Thanks for reading and see you then!