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EeonTex Conductive Fabrics from SparkFun

This EeonTex fabric is a conductive, nonwoven microfiber for use in e-textiles as well as electromagnetic and resistive heating applications. Each sheet of the EeonTex Conductive Fabric is pre-cut into 12 inch by 13 inch sheets about 0.8mm thick. This fabric is very versatile and perfect for anyone interested in wearables and e-textiles.   The next fabric up is a conductive, nonwoven microfiber with piezo-resistive functionality for use in dynamic sensors to map and measure pressure, bend, angle stretch and torsion. Pressure Sensing Fabric could add so many new possibilities to your next e-textile project!   The last of the…

Tsunami Super WAV Trigger

The Tsunami Super WAV Trigger is the next evolutionary step beyond the original WAV Trigger.   Based on a new-generation ARM Cortex m7, the Tsunami extends polyphony to 32 mono or 18 stereo simultaneous, uncompressed 44.1kHz, 16-bit tracks. Each track can start, pause, resume, loop and stop independently — and have its own volume setting, allowing you to create the perfect interactive mix of music, dialog and sound effects. The Tsunami also supports true seamless looping over an arbitrary track length.   The big news is that the Tsunami has eight audio output channels, arranged as either eight mono or…

SparkFun Simultaneous RFID Tag Reader

The SparkFun Simultaneous RFID Reader is an Arduino-compatible board to get you started with the M6E Nano RFID Reader. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is becoming popular everywhere for tracking practically everything. Whether you want to get started by adding an RFID reader on your toolbox with tags on all your tools or allowing access to the tree house for your secret society meetings, this board may be for you!   With the Arduino shield footprint, you can connect this directly to an Arduino-compatible board, or a different microcontroller. You can also connect directly to your computer using the FTDI header…

SparkFun Weather Shield

The SparkFun Weather Shield is an easy-to-use Arduino shield that grants you access to barometric pressure, relative humidity, luminosity and temperature. There are also connections on this shield to optional sensors such as wind speed, direction, rain gauge and GPS for location and super accurate timing.   The Weather Shield utilizes the Si7021 humidity/temperature sensor, the MPL3115A2 barometric pressure sensor and the ALS-PT19 light sensor. The shield relies on the Si7021 and MPL3115A2 Arduino libraries.   Each shield comes with two unpopulated RJ11 connector spaces (for optional hookup of rain and wind sensors) and a 6-pin GPS connector (for optional…

SparkFun THAT InGenius + OutSmarts boards

The SparkFun THAT 1206 InGenius Line Receiver Breakout and the SparkFun THAT 1646 OutSmarts Line Driver Breakout allow you to easily add balanced audio inputs and outputs to your circuits. The THAT InGenius and OutSmarts technologies are designed for high grade analog audio transmission and reception. They offer low distortion and high common mode rejection in real-world audio applications. The breakout boards combine the THAT IC, supporting components, and a ¼” TRS socket – allowing you to implement high quality balance input and output amplifiers with minimal external components. The two boards perform mirror-image signal conversion – the SparkFun 1646…

Product Post – Light Blue Bean

The Light Blue Bean+ is an Arduino compatible dev-board that you can program wirelessly using BLE! It has a board-to-board range of up to 400 meters and comes with an onboard temperature sensor, accelerometer, LiPo battery and tri-color LED.  

Product Post – Geiger Counter

The Pocket Geiger is a pocket-sized radiation detector for both Gamma and Beta radiation. It’s so uncommonly small because instead of using the Geiger-Muller tube that most people associate with radiation detectors, the Pocket Geiger uses a solid state device for detecting ionizing radiation.  

Product Showcase – Particle Electron

When we launched the Particle Photon, we were super excited to see what people were going to do with Particle’s tiny IoT platform and we were not disappointed. The Photon made it easy to develop WiFi enabled web devices with easy development tools and an IoT optimized cloud platform. But Particle hasn’t rested on their laurels, no, they’ve kept busy. And now they’ve released the Particle Electron, which does the same thing for 3G that the Photon does for WiFi. Now your connected devices can have even greater range and uninterrupted service.   To get you started quickly with the…

Product Showcase – Arduino Industrial 101

The Industrial 101 from Arduino is basically a stripped down version of the Arduino Yun for integrating into your next IoT project. Just like the Yun, the Industrial 101 integrates an ATmega32U4 with an Atheros system-on-chip to deliver WiFi capability as well as the power and flexibility of the LininoOS embedded linux distribution.   For a link to the Getting Started Guide, as well as all of the Open Source documentation, check out SparkFun’s product page for the Arduino Industrial 101. We have everything you need to get up and running fast with this small but capable IoT platform.  

Product Showcase: Arduino Tian

The Arduino Tian combines a SAMD21 32-bit microcontroller with a Qualcomm Atheros integrated MIPS processor to deliver the power and flexibility of embedded Linux to the Arduino platform. The Atheros chipset gives Arduino Tian the ability to speak Ethernet, WiFi and Bluetooth, making it a great platform for your IoT projects. There are also 4GB of eMMC memory onboard so you don’t have to worry about running out of room for your application.  

Getting Started with micro:bit Part 3: Temperature Gauge

In this episode of Getting Started with micro:bit, we create a simple temperature gauge using the internal temperature sensor and a servo. We show a couple different ways to connect a servo to the micro:bit and how to control it (using buttons as well as responding to changes in temperature).  

Product Showcase – Air Quality Sensor

The CCS811 Air Quality Breakout is an digital gas sensor solution that senses a wide range of Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOCs) including equivalent carbon dioxide (eCO2) and metal oxide (MOX) levels. VOCs are often categorized as pollutants and/or sensory irritants and can come from a variety of sources like construction materials (paint, carpet, etc), machines (copiers, processes, etc), and even people (breathing, cigarettes, etc). This breakout is intended for indoor air quality monitoring in personal devices such as watches in phones, but we’ve put it on a breakout board so you can use it as a regular I2C device….

Product Showcase Spectacle

Spectacle is a product ecosystem centered around a simple idea: creative people shouldn’t have to learn new skills to use electronics in their projects. You’ve spent years developing the skills you use, and SparkFun wants to recognize that and help you expand your creations to include electronics without requiring you to spend years learning about electronics and programming.  

OpenMV M7 Camera

The OpenMV M7 is a small, low power, microcontroller board which allows you to easily implement applications using machine vision. This programmable board operates with high level Python scripts making it easy to deal with the complex outputs of machine vision algorithms. With this, you can easily trigger pictures and video capture, and control the included I/O pins according to your needs. OpenMV has provided an easy to use IDE, lots of example code, and detailed documentation to get you started.  

Product Showcase: JustBoom Pi Hats

JustBoom has created a series of high-end HATs for the Raspberry Pi perfect for any audiophile. Each of these audio HATs can be simply stacked onto your Raspberry Pi A+, B+, 2B or the new 3B, and it will be ready to use immediately. With no soldering required and all the mounting hardware already provided, these HATs are suitable for both beginners and seasoned professionals alike.  

Product Showcase: ESP32 Environment Sensor Shield

The ESP32 is a tiny embedded platform that combines WiFi and Bluetooth on one chip. To expand your SparkFun ESP32 Thing abilities, we’ve created the ESP32 Thing Environment Sensor Shield, which combines a BME280 pressure, humidity, temperature sensor with a CCS811 air quality sensor and an APDS-9301 light sensor. The board also has two RJ11 jacks to connect your wind speed and direction sensor and rainfall sensor. With all this, you’ll be well on your way to creating your own IoT weather station.  

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