The brand new SparkFun Twin-Port Logging Defend for Factor Plus is now out there together with the brand new SparkFun LoRaSerial Equipment and SMA Magnetic Mount for our Swarm Mobile Board!
Whats up, everybody! Welcome again to a different Friday Product Put up right here at SparkFun Electronics! This week we’re completely satisfied to carry you an assortment of recent merchandise together with the beta model of our new LoRaSerial Equipment. This RF allow LoRa IoT Equipment might be a robust accent for our RTK Surveyor product line. Simply make certain to control it, as a result of we plan to revise this package quickly and put it in an enclosed case! That being stated, our really headliner right now is the brand new SparkFun Factor Plus Twin-Port Logging Defend! This helpful protect is each Factor+ and Feather-compatible and will certainly help you with most, if not all, of your information logging wants. Additionally releasing this week, we have now an SMA magnetic mount that needs to be excellent for a Swarm Satellite tv for pc antenna! Lastly, we have now a complete reel of WS2812 LEDs (sure, that is 1,000 LEDs!) that be part of our addressable LED providing. With out additional ado, let’s soar in and take a more in-depth take a look at all of this week’s new merchandise!
Gather and skim information your means!
The SparkFun Twin-Port Logging Defend is a Factor Plus/Feather-compatible board which lets you entry your microSD card over each SPI and USB-C. It’s designed to be mounted on or underneath considered one of our Factor Plus boards. You possibly can log information to and skim information out of your microSD card over SPI as common, utilizing your favourite Arduino SD library. However you can even join it to your pc by way of USB-C and skim and write information at as much as 35MBytes/second!
The SparkFun LoRaSerial Equipment is a pair of serial radio modems that merely passes serial backwards and forwards. Do you could have a system that should report information each few seconds? Is it positioned past WiFi or Bluetooth® vary? Do you want 9 mile / 15 kilometer vary? LoRaSerial transmits information over LoRa giving it unimaginable vary in comparison with different strategies. We’ve repeatedly transmitted over 9mi/15km line-of-sight utilizing two LoRaSerial radios, proper out of the field.
This product is at present within the beta part and is discounted accordingly. This model is really helpful for customers who’re prepared and capable of present suggestions and replace the firmware as new options are made out there. The radios work however might not be supreme for all functions but.
When experimenting with GPS or RF, it may be very helpful to have the antenna on the highest of your own home or automotive with a transparent view of the sky when you keep in doorways and heat at your keyboard. This 2m (6.5ft) magnetic mount SMA extension does an ideal job of connecting your receiver or radio to a distant antenna with as little RF loss as attainable. Whilst you’re stationary, this mount needs to be excellent for a Swarm Satellite tv for pc antenna.
The WS2812 could seem like a standard 5050-sized (5x5mm) SMD LED, however there’s really an built-in management circuit embedded inside there too. Generally you do not want 10 and even 50, perhaps you want a complete reel of 1000! In case you are the one that wants that many then that is the right amount for you. In the event you look actually exhausting, you possibly can see the tiny black chip hidden in there, together with minuscule gold wires connecting the chip to the LED. This LED is definitely greater than meets the attention!
That is it for this week. As at all times, we won’t wait to see what you make. Shoot us a tweet @sparkfun, or tell us on Instagram, Fb or LinkedIn. Please be protected on the market, be variety to at least one one other, and we’ll see you subsequent week with much more new merchandise!