The Raspberry Pi Zero W adds WiFi and Bluetooth to the extremely popular Raspberry Pi Zero, which is a low-power and inexpensive version of the Raspberry Pi. It has a 1 GHz 32-bit processor, 512 MB of RAM, and a mini HDMI port for connecting a monitor. Bring your own keyboard and mouse to get this tiny single board computer running!
The SIK for micro:bit is a great way to get started with the micro:bit. It contains the micro:bit board, a breadboard, a breakout board for the micro:bit, a servo, light sensor, LEDs, buttons, speaker, and resistors, which is everything you need to start exploring the hardware capabilities on the micro:bit. Our online guide also walks you through 14 different circuits that you can build.
The micro:climate Kit is a complete weather station for the budding citizen scientist! It contains all the parts needed to measure wind direction and speed, soil moisture levels, ground temperature, and rain levels. We’ve also included an OpenLog so you can collect your data for later analysis.
Unleash your inner gamer with the micro:arcade kit, which includes the gamer:bit carrier board for the micro:bit along with a joystick and buttons create your own arcade cabinet. Our online tutorials guide you through creating your arcade setup and getting started programming games on the micro:bit.
The micro:bit works perfectly as the brains for your robot, and we can help you build it. The micro:bot kit contains all the parts necessary to construct a room-roving bot, based on SparkFun’s Shadow Chassis. Our online guide will show you how to construct the robot, make it move, and follow lines.
The Pixy CMUcam5 is an integrated camera and vision processing system that can be taught to find objects of various shapes, sizes, and colors at 50 frames per second. Pixy’s free software allows you to see what Pixy sees, teach it objects, and set various parameters. It also contains connectors for UART, SPI, and I2C to talk to microcontrollers and provide object detection information. Finally, because Pixy is open source, you are able to modify and upload custom firmware with your own algorithms.
Safely control your 120VAC appliances with your microcontroller (or any 3-12VDC digital logic). The IoT Power Relay plugs into your wall outlet and offers 2 normally off receptacles, 1 normally on receptacle, and 1 always on receptacle. You can switch up to 15A without having to cut into power cords to wire up your own relay!
The pyboard is a compact and powerful electronics development board that runs MicroPython. It connects to your PC over USB, giving you a USB flash drive to save your Python scripts, and a serial Python prompt (a REPL) for instant programming. With the MicroPython pyboard you gain a low-level Python operating system that you are able to use to control plenty of different electronics projects.
The SparkFun Qwiic connect system is an ecosystem of sensors, actuators, shields, and cables that make prototyping faster and less prone to error. All Qwiic enabled boards use a common 1mm pitch, 4-pin JST connector. This reduces the amount of required PCB space, and polarized connections mean you can’t hook it up wrong.
The combination of a Raspberry Pi Zero W, Pi Servo HAT, pan-tilt bracket, and camera gives you the wonderful ability to control the orientation of a Pi camera remotely across the Internet or script it to take a slow-moving time-lapse video.
The Onion Omega2 is a Linux-based WiFi development board for building IoT hardware devices. It contains an MT7688 SoC running at 580 MHz and comes pre-loaded with OpenWrt. The Omega2 and Omega2+ can be attached to Docks that break out various functions, such GPIO, SPI, I2C, USB, power, Serial, etc. Additionally, Expansion boards can be added to the Docks to expand the Omega’s capabilities, including GPS, OLED, relays, servos, Ethernet, and prototyping.
The SparkFun 5V/1A LiPo Charger/Booster is a no nonsense circuit for generating an amp from a Lithium Polymer battery. This LiPo charger is a very economical choice that is equipped with a simple booster circuit utilizing the PAM2401 IC, and includes protection diodes so you can run multiple cells in series for an extra kick. While the booster circuit is in operation, this board can draw more current the lower the input voltage, making it perfect to deliver a strong charge in a small amount of time.
The LilyPad ProtoSnap Plus is a sewable electronics prototyping board that you can use to learn about circuits and programming, then break apart to make an interactive fabric or wearable project. At the center of the ProtoSnap Plus is the LilyPad USB Plus microcontroller, pre-wired to LilyPad boards including a LilyPad Light Sensor, LilyPad Buzzer, LilyPad Button Board, four pairs of colored LilyPad LEDs, and a LilyPad Slide Switch. Because these components are connected together on the ProtoSnap board, you can test out your project ideas before you sew. The ProtoSnap Plus also includes Expansion Ports that let you…
The Lumenati line of LED boards is designed to give your projects an edge in their lighting capacity. Based on the APA102C addressable LED, these LEDs employ a 2-wire communication protocol consisting of a clock line and a data line. While this requires one more wire than standard WS2812B addressable LEDs, the advantage is that the communication with the LEDs becomes somewhat timing independent, allowing you to run these directly off of a Raspberry Pi or other single-board computer that doesn’t normally allow for a long, precisely-timed data stream without the use of additional hardware.
The Qwiic system is a solderless way to connect all kinds of 3.3V I2C components so you can focus on your idea instead of your solder joints. Combine the simplicity of the Qwiic system with the power of Arduino using the Qwiic Shield for Arduino!
Light Spectroscopy is a relatively simple and inexpensive way to characterize matter. By analyzing the emission and absorption spectra of a given sample, scientists are able to do things like detect toxins in blood and study photosynthetic efficiency. Now you can explore spectroscopy in your lab or workshop with the AS7262 and AS7263 visible light and near infrared spectral sensors!
IOT may be a total buzzword, but it could be your buzzword with the Arduino MKR1000 WiFi development board! With an integrated WiFi radio and WiFi101 library compatibility, the Arduino MKR1000 makes it easier than ever to get your widget on the web.
Get your kids excited about electronics with these two new Odev kits from Tenergy! Odev Geo is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) educational DIY robot kit that teaches young kids about the value of alternative energy sources and the science behind them. The Odev Dynamo Lantern Kit lets kids turn a simple toy motor into a mini generator that converts hand motion into electrical energy to light up a light bulb.