New Products!!!

10.08.2013 22:05

Here is a next batch of recently added products. Enjoy!

This is a simple breakout board for the built in WS2812 RGB LED. The WS2812 is actually a RGB LED with a WS2811 built right into the LED! Several of these breakouts can be chained together to form a display or an addressable string.

WS2812 RGB LED Breakout

Have you ever needed to activate something from across the room for really good money? Infrared remotes are still the cheapest way to wirelessly control a device. SparkFun have designed the remote to be small, very simple, and low-cost. For the majority of the projects we don't need 34 buttons, we need one or two. It makes more sense to provide you with a cheap and easy to use remote.

Infrared Remote Control

This simple but reliable tilt switch (AT407) can easily be used to detect orientation. Inside the part are two balls that make contact with the pins when the case is upright. Tilt the case over and the balls don't touch, thus not making a connection. There are numerous uses for these basic sensors like in toys, gadgets or appliances.

Tilt Sensor

We know what you're thinking, "What's the big deal? Looks like an SD card..." Well this is no SD card! The Electric Imp is a WiFi enabled development platform powered by a Cortex-M3 processor core. "Really?" Yup.

In essence, the Imp provides an easy, integrated way to connect almost any hardware device both to other devices and to internet services. It's more than just a WiFi card, or even a WiFi module with processing built in - it's an integrated platform that deals with the drudgery of connectivity, allowing you to concentrate on the application instead of the mechanics.

Electric Imp

The guys from SparkFun have decided to make their own version of Arduino board that combines all favorite features of Arduino boards! The RedBoard combines the simplicity of the UNO's Optiboot bootloader (which is used in the Pro series), the stability of the FTDI (which we all missed after the Duemilanove was discontinued) and the R3 shield compatibility of the latest Arduino UNO R3. 

RedBoard - Programmed with Arduino

Surface transducers give you the awesome power to turn almost any surface into a speaker. They're essentially just a speaker except instead of a cone, the coil is attached to a pad that conducts the vibration into whatever you press it against. Hook it up to an audio source and press it against the nearest table, wall or cardboard box. You can even put it against your head and play music directly into your skull (the ultimate surround sound).

Surface Transducer - Large

These transformers are capable of creating spark gaps up to about half-an-inch. They work really well as an ignition source for things like potato cannons, they also make the official sound of the mad scientist. The sparks that are generated sound a lot like a taser and you should take that sound as a warning to take extreme care when the unit is powered.

 Spark Gap Igniter - 4.8V 

Here is a great linear actuator from Miga Motors. The NM70 is a very small electric actuator Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) with a 4.0mm stroke when exposed to 3.5V and 410mA. The amazing thing is this 1.1g device can move up to 70g!

Miga NanoMuscle


This is a very small infrared receiver breakout based on the TSOP85 receiver from Vishay. This receiver has all the filtering and 38 kHz demodulation built into the unit. Simply point a IR remote at the receiver, hit a button, and you'll see a stream of 1s and 0s out of the data pin.


IR Receiver Breakout


Have a nice second half of holidays! :-)



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