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The Support Forum will be down for the next few days while we move servers. Our apologies for the outtage! We'll get it back up and running normal as soon as possible.

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New Stuff!

Smaller, better, faster, always - right? The new GPS Logger v2.4 comes with the EM406 with embedded antenna and can log up to 1gig worth of GPS coordinates. Let us know where your cat goes. Another kitchen sink board. This is a very power development board for the SAM7X256 processor with color LCD,…

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GPS Module and Nav Switch

Couple new items: New EM408 GPS module. Like the EM406, but now with external antenna connector! Simple breakout board for the Navigation switch. We've also got some example code for the SHT15 humidity sensor. You know what that means... The breakout board is almost here!

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Nike+iPod Breakdown

In the tradition of ‘you buy it, we’ll break it’, we’ve gotten our hands on one of the nifty running accessories for the iPod. You put a small widget in your shoe, plug a piece of plastic into your iPod, and your iPod will tell you how far you’ve run. Sound simple? Well…

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New ICs

The SHT15 Humidity Sensor from Sensirion is the newest sensor to hit SFE! +/-2% Humidity sensing and temperature all in one small package. The tiny QFN package of the DOSonCHIP IC is now in stock. New STR-E912 board from Olimex. Sorry! We ran out of stock before we could even get it on the home…

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Memory Lane

We've decided to post some historical prototypes of old SFE products in an exhaustive prototyping tutorial. We have piles of messed up designs. May you learn something from our mistakes!

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Happy B-Day

Our apologies for the slow emails and packages. We're still trying to dig out the postman. All was not lost! We still managed to have the annual SFE Holiday Party. Spark Fun has reached the ripe old age of 4. We appreciate all of you who've visited us and we thank everyone who's told a friend about…

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Winter Wonderland

It's always bad when FedEx calls to tell you the airport is shut down. Sorry everybody! Ain't nothing moving in Boulder or Denver for a day or two. Orders will be delayed until December 27th.

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We just couldn't not do it. We had to see what was on the Wii EEPROM. There's surprising amount of 8051 instructions actually. How neat! Holiday closures : Dec 20th Closing early at 3pm Dec 25th Closed Dec 26th Closed Jan 1st Closed

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Wii-mote Guts

We decided to crack open a Nintendo Wii Remote and see what technology lies underneath! You'll find a Bluetooth? IC, IR sensor, vibratory motor, speaker, triple axis accelerometer, an I2C EEPROM, and a range of passives. Not bad for $55. Here's hoping we don't kill our server...

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Backorder Goodness

We've implemented a new feature on the SFE site! You will now see the Backorder button on some out of stock items. This will allow you to checkout with items that are being built, reserving future stock for willing customers. We are still working out all the kinks, but we hope to continue adding…

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Closed for Turkey Day

We will be stuffing ourselves with turducken on Thursday, November 23rd. Therefore, we will be incapacitated to fill orders on Friday. Ours offices will be closed from Wednesday 3pm, reopening on Monday the 27th. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Bits Back in Stock

We are slowly but surely catching up on some inventory items. The DOSonCHIP-SD module has changed slightly in shape but we are happy to have the unit again! The GM862 USB eval board has completed its revision. Now with optional external power, better serial connection, full support for Python…

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Bits and Bytes

At last! The SCP1000-D01 breakout board is here. We even have example code and board dimensions! The ARMmite is the latest full-featured ARM development tool from Coridium. This $50 board has everything you need (including a compiler!) to get up and running with a 50MIP processor. A new simple IR…

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Media and Arduino

We are pretty excited about this new microSD media. We're already designing some new, smaller devices based on this tiny format. The Arduino-Stamp is here! This is a much smaller version of the popular Arduino-NG. We even have the Arduino Serial USB Board posted! New MSP-417STK2 board posted. Lots…

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New Stuff

We waited a bit too long with the new products. And now we've lots and lots for you to see! Let's start with our most exciting new sensor! The SCP1000 is a MEMs based altimeter that claims to resolve down to 9cm of precision. Wild! You may have noticed the EM406 dropping in price! Now at $55.95,…

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The site is going through some small enhancements. You can now view current, live inventory counts under each product description You can quickly view the stock levels on the product list page with the 'color bubbles' (green > 20, 20 > yellow > 0, red = 0) We now offer 10% and 20% discounts…

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Happy happy, joy joy!

We love Precisionweb. The server migration went off without so much as a sniffle. Last month SFE hit a record 130gig of data downloads. That's what we get for hosting so many pictures and datasheets! We are now happily housed on our very own BlueQuartz rack server with 2gig RAM, ~300gig of HD, and…

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Site down for maintenance

The Spark Fun Electronics store front will be down for scheduled maintenance tonight from 11PM MST until 2AM MST. We apologize for any problems or delays.

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Oh boy. Oh boy.

Get ready It's SFE Simon! All the lights and annoying sounds of the original! That's the Copernicus GPS receiver from Trimble on top of a quarter. It needs power and an antenna, but that GPS Cat Collar is getting closer! Datalogging with serial commands. This DOSonCHIP SD module takes care of all…

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> I’m not sure what advantage having my platform in a plastic bubble offers. Mostly it reduces its likelihood of getting smashed. That…

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It would have been cool to route the wiring above the paneled ceiling.

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I would love to see a wider array of generic, easy to mod cases - for those of us who just can’t seem to paint inside the lines. Or how…

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