Our friends over at LinkSprite have made this nifty little RS485 Shield V3 for the Raspberry Pi, now you will be able to have a communication port for your field bus directly connected to your RPi! Even though the RS485 is sometimes thought as an “archaic” protocol, it will allow up to 32 devices to communicate through the same data line over a cable length of up to 4,000ft with a maximum data rate of 10Mbit/s. Those aren’t bad numbers!
This shield comes pre-assembled so all you will need to do is just snap it right onto your Raspberry Pi and get programming. The RS485 Shield V3 is compatible..
DC power jack/connector. This is a common barrel-type power jack for DC wall supplies. These are compatible with our DC wall supplies and have a 5.5mm jack, with a 2.1mm center pole diameter.
Do you have an R/C vehicle battery pack that desperately needs a Deans connector? With our new M/F Deans connector pair, you’ll have just what you need to safely and securely connect your battery or anything else that requires a mini T Plug.
Each pack comes with one male and one female Deans connector and each can support a current of, up to, 30A.
This is a class 10 16GB microSD memory card, perfect for housing operating systems for single board computers and a multitude of other information. Since this is a class 10 microSD it is capable of transferring data at speeds up to 45MB/s allowing it to have a noticeable increase in performance while running an on-board OS.
Each microSD card comes with its own SD adapter for better ease of access. Additionally this microSD card is perfect when used with the Raspberry Pi 3, as its boot card.
16GB MicroSD card
Class 10 (up to 45MB/s read-write)
This is an class 10 16GB micro SDHC card that is pre-installed with the NOOBS operating system for the Raspberry Pi. This SD card and adapter is perfect for a Raspberry Pi first timer or beginner while still providing convenience for anyone with more experience with the platform. This little card allows you to start using your Raspberry Pi straight out of the box without worrying about imaging it on your own.
NOOBS is an easy operating system installer which contains Raspbian. It also provides a selection of alternative operating systems which are then downloaded from the internet and install..
Do you need to remove the oxidation and surface contamination from your soldering iron tip? The Solder Tip Polishing Bar allows you to do just that! This bar provides a great way to bring your older or neglected soldering tips back from the dead. Just make sure the tip is cold, give it a good scrubbing with this bar, and you’re all set! It is important to immediately tin the just-polished tip to avoid oxidation.
Note: Only use this polishing bar when the soldering tip is cool. Do NOT use the bar while the tip is hot!..
Tip tinner is a good thing to have in your arsenal of soldering supplies. Composed of a mild acid, it helps remove baked on residue (for when you melt your desk top) and helps prevent oxidation (the nasty black stuff) that accumulates on your soldering tip when not in use. Comes in a sealed 20 gram disk. This tinner is Lead Free.
Solder wick, coffee, and paper towels keep SparkFun running. You can steal someone’s diagonal cutters for a minute, but you’d better ask before touching their solder wick.
Solder wick is a composed of copper threads braided together. Flux is normally added to help the solder flow from where it is not supposed to be (the jumper) to the wick. Hence, solder wick is sometimes called desolder braid.
Yes, you really can solder anything, and solder wick is a large part of the process. TechSpray makes a very good product. This is what we use in SparkFun production. We’ve tried the cheaper wick and ..
The Solder-Mate™ Solder Dispenser provides you with an easy way to, well…dispense solder! This handy tool provides a continuous supply of solder (until the roll runs out, that is), freeing up hand space and minimizing downtime. Each solder dispenser can hold up to a 1lb solder spool. This is a great addition to any workbench!
Note: Solder is NOT included with the Solder-Mate and will need to be purchased separately...
This 12V car adapter jack allows you to plug your project into your car’s cigarette lighter for power on the go. It includes the housing, fuse, spring-loaded center pin, and even a red LED to indicate power status. Wires are connected with solder tabs inside the housing.
This is an 8 gig microSD memory card. It’s perfect for massive datalogging without taking up a lot of space. These microSD cards have a simple to use SPI interface allowing any micro to read and write data. It even comes with an SD card adapter and a USB adapter!
8GB MicroSD card
Class 4 (up to 4MB/s read-write)
This is an awesome little microSD USB reader. Just slide your microSD card into the inside of the USB connector, then stick this into a USB port and the card’s contents will pop up on your computer. Very sneaky - we love it! This little guy is great for pulling data logs off microSD media. This reader also includes an indicator LED which will light up if a microSD card is present. This device is completely plug-and-play, so no drivers needed.
Note: The microSD card is sold separately.
TF/microSD/microSDHC Card High-Speed Reader
The Solder Vacuum, a great (and sometimes under appreciated) little tool for solder rework. It allows you to pull the molten solder out of a connection or via with ease. To use it you simply depress the plunger, heat up your solder, place the nozzle over the solder you want to remove and finally just push the button. The piston pops up and the solder disappears!
This solder vacuum has a black metal body with a hard plastic nozzle and buttons...
Solder wick, coffee, and paper towels keep SparkFun running. You can steal someone’s diagonal cutters for a minute, but you’d better ask before touching their solder wick.[
Solder wick](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solder_wick) is a composed of copper threads braided together. Flux is normally added to help the solder flow from where it is not supposed to be (the jumper) to the wick. Hence, solder wick is sometimes called desolder braid. Yes, you really can solder anything, and solder wick is a large part of the process.
We tried a lot of cheaper solder wick before finding this supplier. T..
These connectors are made from high-temp nylon with gold-plated spring pins or sockets molded in. The shape of this generic XT60 prevents reverse polarity, and when plugged in the connection is super-solid. Perfect for applications up to 65A continuous draw. Sold in pairs of 1 male and 1 female connector.
This is a brass sponge that will help clean your soldering iron tip. Use it to remove residue from your iron tip before soldering. It cleans better than conventional sponges and will not damage your iron tip. Made of low abrasive brass shavings and requires no water. Works well as a replacement brass sponge for the Brass Sponge Base sold below...
This is a black insulated binding post. These binding posts do accept banana plugs, and are a great way to connect single-wire leads. The colored cap screws up and down, and is designed to clamp on the connecting wire.
These binding posts are sold individually. We also carry a similar red binding post...
This is a red insulated binding post. These binding posts do accept banana plugs, and are a great way to connect single-wire leads. The colored cap screws up and down, and is designed to clamp on the connecting wire.
These binding posts are sold individually. We also carry a similar black binding post...
This is a simple soldering iron stand composed of a heavy-duty metal base and a reinforced spring holder. The base and holder are detachable. A circular cleaning sponge, which has a nice home at the bottom of the base, is included.
This holder should fit most soldering irons, and it’s a great way to keep our ‘fire-starter’ handy and off your floor...
This DC power jack/connector is just like the other one that we carry except that it’s terminated with breadboard-friendly pins instead of wide solder terminals. These are also compatible with our DC wall supplies and have a 5.5mm jack, with a 2.1mm center pole diameter.