The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that lets you get creative with digital technology. Each order contains just the micro:bit board. You can code, customize and control your micro:bit from anywhere! You can use your micro:bit for all sorts of unique creations, from robots to musical instruments and more. At half the size of a credit card, you will be surprised at the amount of hardware each board is equipped with, including 25 red LED lights that can flash messages. There are two programmable buttons that can be used to control games or pause and skip songs on a playlist. The micro:b..
The SparkFun ESP32 Thing Power Control Shield enables the ESP32 Thing to switch up to 5A of a DC load, providing a wide variety of options to control your next project! With a default voltage range of 5–28VDC, power can be connected to this shield in one of two ways. The first is the barrel connector, but with a maximum current rating of 2.5A (designed for light loads). The second option is on the 3-pin screw terminal, which has connections for VCC, ground and a 5V output. The supply voltage is regulated down to 5V to power the ESP32 Thing, as well as a fan to keep the board cool under heavy l..
The SparkFun gamer:bit is a fun-filled “carrier” board for the micro:bit that, when combined with the micro:bit, provides you with a fully functional game system. Designed in a similar form factor to the classic Nintendo NES controller, the gamer:bit is equipped with a four-direction “D-pad” on the left side of the board and two action buttons on the right side of the board. The two push buttons on the micro:bit in the center function as start and select.
The gamer:bit connects to the micro:bit via an edge connector in the center of the board, making setup easy. This creates a handy way to sw..
The SparkFun moto:bit is a fully loaded “carrier” board for the micro:bit that, when combined with the micro:bit, provides you with a fully functional robotics platform. The moto:bit offers a simple, beginner-friendly robotics controller capable of operating a basic robotics chassis. Onboard each moto:bit are multiple I/O pins capable of hooking up servos, sensors and other circuits. At the flip of the switch you can get your micro:bit moving!
The moto:bit connects to the micro:bit via an edge connector at the top of the board, making setup easy. This creates a handy way to swap out micro:bit..
The SparkFun weather:bit is a fully loaded “carrier” board for the micro:bit that, when combined with the micro:bit, provides you with a fully functional weather station. With the weather:bit you will have access to barometric pressure, relative humidity and temperature readings. There are also connections on this carrier board to optional sensors such as wind speed, direction, rain gauge and soil readings! The micro:bit has a lot of features and a lot of potential for weather data collection.
The weather:bit connects to the micro:bit via an edge connector at the top of the board, making setu..
A mysterious device... a rogue AI... a dark secret...
The Prototype is a hardware alternate reality puzzle (HARP) designed to put your puzzle solving and hardware hacking skills to the test. In other words, it's an escape room on a board. To solve the puzzle you'll need a basic set of electronics and cryptography skills – or a couple of nerdy friends. As you make your way through you'll uncover the story of a failed project and the truth about what's really going on at SparkX.
Not sure if this game is for you? Checkout the review by Room Escape Artist.
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The 1Wire-to-Qwiic Bridge allows you to communicate via I2C over very long distances. It does so by utilizing the 1Wire communication protocol, which can communicate at distances of up to about 100 meters, depending on the application. The I2C information is packetized as a 1Wire packet, sent over the 1Wire bus to the DS28E17 Bridge, and translated to I2C for any slave device connected to the Bridge. Communication happens bi-directionally. Please note that the DS28E17 is a 1Wire IN/ I2C OUT device, meaning the master device needs to be connected to a 1Wire bus to communcate with the bridge.
The BME680 from Bosch is a powerful sensor capable of sensing humidity, barometric pressure, temperature and indoor air quality. The BME680 can communicate over SPI or I2C (default). The SparkX carrier board provides jumpers to select between communication protocols (SPI or I2C) as well as the ability to change the I2C address and remove the I2C pull up resistors. The carrier board also incorporates two Qwiic connectors so you can start talking to the board immediately - no soldering required!
While the BME680 is a very small IC, getting actual indoor air quality (IAQ) out of the BME680 is di..
Pong on a coffee mug! Why not? This is a small flexible, grayscale OLED display. That’s right, we said flexible. We’ve been hearing about flexible displays for years, it’s finally here! You can’t fold it like paper but this OLED from Wisechip can be bent to a 40mm radius without damage. The display is than 0.5mm thick, less than 0.5 grams, and can display some impressive graphics with great contrast.
The OLED display is 1.81" long with 160x32 4-bit grayscale pixels. The interface is 3-wire SPI and each pixel requires 4 bits. This means you will need a processor capable of storing a local arra..
This accelerometer board will allow your .NET Gadgeteer project to measure the force of acceleration. That’s actually a pretty neat trick, since it can be used to detect static forces, like the constant force of gravity, or dynamic forces caused by moving or vibrating the device.
Microsoft .NET Gadgeteer is an open-source toolkit for building small electronic devices using the .NET Micro Framework and Visual Studio/Visual C# Express. This module is designed to quickly and easily integrate into any .NET Gadgeteer project.
Dimensions: 17mm x 32mm
Did you lose some of your Gadgeteer cables? Or maybe you just built your own super awesome Gadgeteer module or breakout and need a cable to hook it up. Never fear, we sell them by the 10-pack! That’s right, 10 of these wonderful 10cm long .NET Gadgeteer compatible cables so you’ll always have enough on hand...
The GeoFence is designed to make it easy for you to add geofencing capabilities to your next project! If you’re not familiar with the idea of a geofence, no worries, it’s exactly what it sounds like:
…a virtual geographic boundary, defined by GPS or RFID technology, that enables software to trigger a response when a mobile device enters or leaves a particular area…
These are perfect for applications like fleet or asset management as well as puzzle games like Mikal Hart’s Reverse Geocache™ or our own Robert Cowan’s NCWP Scavenger Box.
Using the GeoFence app, simply click and drag zones on a ..
The GridEYE from Panasonic is a 8 by 8 thermopile array. This means you have an array of 64 pixels each capable of detecting temperature remotely. It’s like having thermal camera (or Predator’s vision) just in really low resolution. The SparkX Grid-EYE Qwiic carrier board utilizes the high performance, high gain 3.3V AMG88 sensor. Do not hook 5V to this beast! Better yet, use the Qwiic system - it makes it much easier and quicker to get started.
The SparkX carrier board incorporates all the needed passive components as well as a jumper to change the I2C address and a jumper to remove the pull..
Have you ever used one of those noncontact temp guns? This is the newest and smallest version that sensor. Point the MLX90632 at an object and remotely get its temperature within 1 degree C. This is a fun little sensor to play with!
The MLX90632 is basically MLX90614 that we currently sell but in the smaller and easier to use SMD package. The MLX90632 has a shocking resolution of 0.02C from -20 to 85C, a very low supply current of 1mA, and a field of view of 50 degrees. Default read rate is 0.5s per measurement.
The SparkX carrier board has a jumper to control the I2C address, remove the pul..
This analog joystick has a feel that’s reminiscent of the PlayStation 2 controller and for that reason it’s become a favorite of ours. The only thing that could make it better is a “smart” version, so we made one! This thumbstick will report its position over I2C and is designed to be compatible with the Qwiic system so you can add it to your project solder-free!
The Joystiic’s I2C address is software selectable so you can add a bunch of them to the same bus with no collision.
We do not plan to regularly produce SparkX products so get them while they’re hot!
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The RedBoard Edge is a remix of the SparkFun RedBoard designed to be panel mounted in your custom project enclosure. It has all of the features that the standard RedBoard has – plus a few extras – but the layout’s been shifted around so that everything is accessible from the edge of the board. Along one side is everything “user facing” – the power and reset buttons, status LEDs, barrel jack, and USB connector. Along the other side is everything “project facing” – the GPIO headers, Qwiic connectors and power headers.
The GPIO is organized into three groups by capability – PWM, SPI, and ADC – a..
The TF02 a ToF (Time of Flight) LiDAR sensor capable of measuring the distance to an object as far as 22 meters away! Its light weight and small size, combined with an IP65 enclosure rating, make this an excellent sensor for obstacle avoidance even in outdoor ambient light conditions. The TF02 can communicate using either 3.3V UART at 115200 baud or the CAN protocol. Not to mention the dust tight, water resistant enclosure looks very tactical and futuristic.
Point of Order: This product does not use laser light for ranging. Instead it contains an LED and optics. Many such systems are being ma..
The TFMini is a ToF (Time of Flight) LiDAR sensor capable of measuring the distance to an object as close as 30 centimeters and as far as 12 meters! As with all LiDAR sensors, your effective detection distance will vary depending on lighting conditions and the reflectivity of your target object, but what makes this sensor special is its size. Measuring only 42x15x16mm, the TFMini allows you to integrate LiDAR into applications traditionally reserved for smaller sensors such as the SHARP GP-series infrared rangefinders. The TFMini is easy to power at only 5V and easy to talk to using a 3.3V UAR..
First, let us apologize for the product name; it’s hard to describe everything this sensor can do. The VR IMU uses the impressive BNO080 IMU. This IC has a combination triple axis accelerometer/gyro/magnetometer packaged with an ARM Cortex M0+ running powerful algorithms. The BNO080 Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) produces accurate rotation vector headings, excellently suited for VR and other heading applications with a static rotation error of 2 degrees or less. It’s what we’ve been waiting for: all the sensor data is combined and drift corrected into meaningful, accurate IMU information.
These headers are made to work with the SparkFun ESP32 Thing and ESP32 Power Control Shield boards. Each set of headers makes your ESP32 Thing easily stackable with the Power Control Shield or other applications. This set includes two 1x20 headers, enough to connect your ESP32 to anything you want!
2x 20-pin Stackable Header